Henry VIII's Foreign Policy Aims and Objectives

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It was clear Henry would rule differently from his father. 
He wasn't concerned in bureaucracy and instead desired glory in war against France, thereby reasserting England's traditional claim to the Crown of France.
Whilst his father's reign had been limited to diplomatic manoeuvres, Henry wanted to be a Renaissance King hitherto associated with the likes of Henry V.
He wanted England to be more than just a third rate [pwer. but insisted that it should be a sovereign nation state (not reliant on other nations).
Henry needed and wanted an active…


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