Was France the main reason for Henry's success?

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  • Created on: 08-02-15 21:31

Plan

intro:

  • Henry Tudor had been in exile in Brittany since 1471 with Jasper.
  • Richard III was on the throne and had never seen Tudor as a threat due to his week claim to the throne.
  • Henry began to gain more support from rebellions against Richard III
  • He gained support from France.

French support:

  • King Charles VIII of France wanted to annex Burgundy.
  • Richard made deal with Duke Francis II to supply duchy with company of english archers to defend from french invasion.
  • Charles angry at interference so backed Henry and Lancastrian exiles.
  • Offered financial and military assistance to supply invasion of England to prevent Richard helping Brittany.
  • This was his opportunity.
  • He set sail on French ships

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