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1

What were Henry VII's aims for foreign policy?

Avoid war
Gain recognition for his dynasty
Improve trade
Secure his throne from domestic threats
Improve relations and gain allies

2

What were the successes in his foreign policy in this period?

Treaty of Redon
Treaty of Medina del Campo
Treaty of Etaples

3

When was the treaty of Redon?

February 1489

4

What was the treaty of Redon?

-6000 troops paid for by Anne of Brittany
-Achieved aim of gaining allies as the treaty was a result of his anti-French alliance with Brittany, Spain and Burgundy

5

When was the treaty of Medina del Campo?

March 1489

6

What was the treaty of Medina del Campo?

-Married Arthur to Catherine
-Henry and Spain agreed to go to war against France to recover lost territories
-Achieved his aim of gaining recognition by making links with Spain through the marriage

7

When was the treaty of Etaples?

November 1592

8

What was the treaty of Etaples?

-France agreed to give England financial compensation of 5000 crowns a year, give no aid to rebels and pay most of Henry's expenses with Brittany
-Achieved his aim of securing his throne from domestic threats as France would no longer give aid to pretenders

9

What were the failures in this period?

The treaty of Dordrecht
Limitations for the treaty of Medina del Campo

10

What was the treaty of Dordrecht

Meant that both Henry and Maximilian would send 3000 troops to France but Maximilian did not honour his side as he made peace with Charles VIII (July 1489)
-Was not achieving his aim of improving relations as it shows how England was still treated as inferior

11

What were the limitations for the treaty of Medina del Campo?

Ferdinand withdrew his forces as he was distracted by issues closer to home
-Shows the treaty may have not gained recognition, as even though Arthur and Catherine were agreed to marry Ferdinand would not fully cooperate