henry and wolsey's foreign policy

Topics: Foreign policy, Controversy, Controversies Pages: 2 (768 words) Published: April 21, 2014
Do you agree with the suggestion in source C that Henry and Wolsey conducted an effective foreign policy in the years 1515-30? Explain your answer using sources A, B and C and your own knowledge (40 marks) Collectively all three sources (A,B and C)explicitly disagree with the suggestion that in the years 1515-30 Henry and Wolsey conducted an effective foreign. However both sources A and C do have evidence in which shows significant agreement with this suggestion. Source C (by David Grossell) is undoubtedly the most obvious of the three sources for showing agreement with the suggestion that Henry and Wolsey conducted an effective foreign policy in the years 1515-30, however source C also shows a disagreement with this suggestion as it states that “English diplomacy.... Failed to bring great gains to the county” Grossell is clearly talking about the amicable grant and its failure, as the amicable grant consequently lead to England forming an alliance with France whilst leaving the alliance they had with Spain. As a result of this England in 1529 were sidelined from any European affairs going on at that time period which most definitely would have had negative implications for England. Source C’s disagreement with the suggestion that Henry and Wolsey conducted an effective foreign policy in the years 1515-30 is also backed up with source A as source A says “Although there were some obvious large scale failures, especially between 1515-25 and 1529” source A also is partly talking about the failure of the amicable grant which resulted in England being sidelined from European affairs. Source A also states, in agreement to the suggestion that Henry and Wolsey conducted an effective foreign policy in the years 1515-30, that “Wolsey had a good reason to think that they had been very successful” as “Henry knew that he was internationally regarded as a figure of splendid chivalric kingship” which were “increased by events such as those at the field of cloth in 1520” the...
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