On this day in 1518 – the Treaty of London was celebrated with a mass in St Paul’s

I’d be interested to know why Turkey wasn’t included.

Tudor Chronicles

The Treaty of London was the brain child of Cardinal Wolsey in attempt for universal peace. Wolsey invited all European countries to London, with the exception of Turkey, in an attempt to end all warfare between the countries in Europe. The treaty was initiated on 2nd October 1518 by England and France, who were the first two signatories it was followed by other nations and the Pope. The agreement established a defensive league. They would agree to uphold peace across Europe and make war upon any nation that broke the Treaty.

The Treaty allowed Henry greater standing in Europe and England fast became the third most powerful nation behind France and Spain. For the majority of the time the treaty was upheld, there were wars between Denmark and Sweden that lasted just a few years and an alliance of England and Spain against France.

On 3rd October 1518…

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2 thoughts on “On this day in 1518 – the Treaty of London was celebrated with a mass in St Paul’s

  1. I am sure it was because Turkey was a Muslim country that they were not invited. No sign of Russia either, which suggests that it was either not seen as a part of Europe, or that the Orthodox Church was also considered to be unacceptable.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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