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his aims

-claim to the throne of France

-form an Anglo-Spanish alliance

-gain prestige and become internationally recognised

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successes of war with France

1511-1514

-Battle of Spurs
-capture of Therouanna and Tournai

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failures of war with france

1511-14

-failed to claim French throne
-used by Spain as a destraction
-Therouanna given to HRE
-Tournai given back to france eventually

4

successes of Battle of Flodden

-Peace with Scotland
-Prestige of winning the battle
-James IV and half Scottish nobility killed

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failures of Battle of Flodden

-Catherine won, not Henry

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Wolsey peacemaker successes

1514-18

-treaty of London

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Wolsey peacemaker failures

1514-18

-HRE didn't attack France and took Henry's money
-anti-French league failed- Venice
-England isolated and without allies

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Treaty of London

1518

-collective security and nonaggressive between major powers
-England gained prestige and reputation as a peaceful King
-no longer isolated

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Field of Cloth of Gold successes

1520

-Henry gained prestige
-increased relations with France

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Field of Cloth of Gold failures

1520

-no diplomatic change
-high cost

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Diplomatic revolution successes

1525

- England gained France as an ally (Treaty of More)

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Diplomatic revolution failures

-revoked claim on french throne

-France defeated by HRE so powerless ally

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conclusion

very successful during this period in FP

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Wolsey wanted to

M. Creighton, believes that Wolsey wanted to dominate Europe in
England’s interests.

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wolseys ambition for Pope

A.F. Pollard, believes Wolsey conducted foreign policy in the interests of the Pope. He maintains that Wolsey as Papal Legate had high ambition, indeed he
himself wished to become Pope.

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revisionist historians

P. Gwyn, claims that although Wolsey was a great statesman it was always Henry who was in control. D. Loades, agrees with
this assessment.

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Wolsey and the treaty of London

J.J. Scarisbrick, maintains that Wolsey was not working in favour of the Pope but that his main concern was peace. He maintains that he realised a peaceful
foreign policy would favour the English economy. He asserts that his greatest achievement was the Treaty of London in 1518.

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J Guy

J. Guy, maintains that the driving force behind relations during this
reign was Henry’s desire for the French throne.

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personal aims

were important in his FP- wanted to show his war-like qualities, hence the invasions of 1512,13,23-5 and 40s

Henry wanted to seem equivalent to his hero Henry V, even if it drained England financially as it would make him appear powerful and chivalrous