Henry VIII French Relations

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Henry VIII's relations with France were rocky, mostly because of his desire to be the "warrior king" of old, exerting his dominance over France. However, during the divorce crisis Henry was forced into good relations with France, as well as Henry's financial problems often calling an end to war.


Henry VIII succeeded to the throne


Peace with France renewed


Holy League

Henry united with other European countries against France


Campaign in Spain

English army went to Spain to attack the South of France. Army fell apart through drink and illness and never reached France.


Henry's expedition in France

Capture of Therouanne and Tournai; Battle of the Spurs - English army routed the French


Anglo-French Treaty

Peace between England and France

Mary Tudor to marry Louis XII


Death of Louis XII

Replaced by Francis I

Great rival to Henry -


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