How far do you agree that the Valois threat was the greatest problem in Caroline foreign policy?
It appears that Charles' greatest threat and opposition came from the French in the form of Francis Valois. In 1515 when he came to the throne he was only 15 but was determined to be a major power in Europe. Roberts, a historian describes his main aims, when he first came to the throne, as being "to enhance his own and France's reputation through success in battle" and "to reassert the French claim to Milan." He wanted to consolidate his power, but his main aim was to gain Milan. However, after Charles became the most powerful figure in Europe Francis' aims soon changed and he was ready to…
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