222 From Hapsburg to Valois

Battle_of_Pavia_1525The diplomacy of the early 1520s culminated at Pavia, with the ruin of French hopes – and also English as Hapsburg for a while reigned supreme. Domestic politics saw Wolsey discredited for the first time, and the Boleyns arrive at court.


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5 thoughts on “222 From Hapsburg to Valois

  1. I just listened to this episode and as an American, can you please continue to say bath and France in American accent as much as possible?

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