Anglo-French alliance designed by Wolsey is signed (59 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

France and English sign a treaty of alliance at Westminster, which is confirmed in August at Amiens. Cardinal Wolsey is the architect of this alliance, hoping to achieve a lasting peace. Under the terms of the agreement, Francis I is to pay Henry VIII a substantial sum, while Henry's daughter Mary is to marry into the house of Valois.

Citation:
Editors. "Anglo-French alliance designed by Wolsey is signed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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