Character of Henry VIII

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How was Henry ruthless?
He disposed of financial agents like Sir Richard Epsom and Edmund Dudley. Tried and executed them.
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How was he a good judge of character?
He appointed the most talented politicians of the period: Sir Thomas More, Cromwell, Wolsey. Seen as a puppeteer: promoted and demoted Wolsey and Cromwell
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How was he weak?
In terms of foreign policy, he was very easily manipulated
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What were Henry's main aims?
To conquer France. He pursued this throughout his reign. 1512-14, 1523-5 and 1534-6.
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What was Henry's Renaissance prince image?
Handome, athletic, revelled in competitions, spent lavishly on court, "best dressed sovereign in the world"
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What were Henry's interests?
Embraced the ideas of the Renaissance, arts, languages and sciences. Well educated, sharp, proficient in Latin and French. Composing and playing music: main passion.
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He appointed the most talented politicians of the period: Sir Thomas More, Cromwell, Wolsey. Seen as a puppeteer: promoted and demoted Wolsey and Cromwell

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