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Connect – Ups and downs of England’s foreign policy Create a group living graph to show the highs and lows of foreign policy 1509-1529 Use the timeline.

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1 Connect – Ups and downs of England’s foreign policy Create a group living graph to show the highs and lows of foreign policy Use the timeline from the first lesson to help you as well as your own knowledge

2 Learning Outcomes By the end of this lesson you will be able to: explain the historiographical debate about Wolsey's ambitions to secure the papacy evaluate the different interpretations of Wolsey's foreign policy aims and decide which you agree with most. Create an essay plan to a typical foreign policy question

3 Wolsey’s aims: Pollard – ‘Hitched to Holy See’ – Holy League, Treaty of London, Defender of Faith, League of Cognac, Scarisbrick – Sought peace due to humanist values – treaty of London, More, no fighting 1528, league of Cognac, Field of Cloth of Gold, Treaty of Westminster Later historians revisionist (Gunn) – personal advancement and power – efforts to secure annulment, domestic – personal, war in France – Bishop, tried to be elected as Pope

4 Wolsey’s Foreign Policy Work in groups. Each group investigates one of the three interpretations of Wolsey's foreign policy. They must find evidence that both supports and contradicts this interpretation using the following resources: Anderson and Imperato, pp Randell, p (old) Lotherington, pp new – p60-64 Lee p Report back – each person should have evidence for and against each interpretation.

5 Review – 24 mark question 'How important was Wolsey's desire for peace in the conduct of foreign policy in the years ?' (24 marks) Complete an essay plan for this question

6 How important was Wolsey’s desire for peace in the conduct of foreign policy in the years ? (24 marks) Introduction: Set out your argument. Show awareness of debate amongst historians about Wolsey’s fp aims and say which was the most important. Paragraph 1: Wolsey’s desire for peace. Which historian argued that Wolsey wanted peace? Give examples/evidence to support and/or refute this view. Paragraph 2: Wolsey’s ongoing concern with the papacy. Which historian argued that Wolsey wanted to be aligned with the papacy? Give examples/evidence to support and/or refute this view Paragraph 3: Wolsey’s concern for personal advancement. Which historian argued that Wolsey would do whatever benefited him? Give examples/evidence to support and/or refute this view. Conclusion: provide a supported judgement about how important Wolsey’s desire for peace was in the conduct of fp. Were other factors more or less important?


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