How far did Wolsey achieve his diplomatic aims in foreign policy in the years 1518-23?

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  • Created on: 26-04-13 08:45

1515-1517 had been a difficult period for England. Henry didn't have the resources to compete with the kings of France and Spain. When the aged monarchs, Louis XII, Ferdinand of Spain and the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian died in 1515, 1516 and 1519 respectively, they were succeeded by Francis I of France and Charles V of Spain and the Holy Roman Emperor. Both were young men and likely to pursue more vigorous foreign policies. It was therefore time for Wolsey to pursure his peacemaker role.

When Louis XII of France died in January 1515, his 20 year old cousin Francis became King. He was similar to Henry; he wanted glory in war...however he had the means to do it. Francis showed off his potential…


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