Henry VII had won the English Crown in battle in what could be considered a glorious victory. There would be no need for his son to fight in such a battle, but that was a problem for young Henry. He wanted to achieve fame through military conquest and be considered a warrior king like many of his rivals. To meet this objective, Henry sought to capture the French throne for himself thereby extending his power and influence into continental Europe. Henry went to France, but was unable to make any significant gains financially or territorially. Instead he depleted his treasury and left England open for invasion on its northern border. English forces w...
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