During Constantine’s reign, the introduction of state-sponsored Christianity drastically converted many people from Roman polytheism to monotheistic Christianity. Constantine was the first emperor to stop Christian persecutions and to legalize Christianity along with all other religions and cults in the Roman Empire. The conversion to Christianity changed Rome to have Christian architecture, churches within the city walls, and had no pagan temples and also the introduction of state-sponsored Christianity subjugated women. They were expected to care for the children at home and not be able to have a public life. While Constantine had a lot of rules following Christianity, when Rome fell, Christianity was still held as the dominate religion throughout the following time periods.
He wasn’t suited to being a king at all mostly because of his primary interest lying within religion. Some even say that Henry would have suited becoming a priest or a monk and would have been much happier and successful in doing so. His deep love for religion made him a very forgiving man, this trait was commonly known to be a flaw in the personality of a king. Another major personality flaw was Henry’s lack of political skill which he needed to manage the nobles. Henry’s lack of political skill played a huge part in the feud between York and Somerset, which started in 1950 when Rouen and Normandy were lost to the French.
“Yet one cannot call it virtue to kill one's citizens, betray one's friends, to be without faith, without mercy, without religion; these modes can enable one to acquire an empire, but not glory.”(Machiavelli 35) “ God our Father hasmade all things depend on faith so that whoever has faith will have everything, and whoever does not have faith will have nothing.” (Luther 13) This quote truly shows how strongly Luther felt about faith and the connection to God with no middle man. He thought that the fact that the Catholic Church said you had to confess to a priest so they could talk to God for you was wrong and takes away from your faith. Machiavelli sees virtu as the traits necessary for a prince to acquire to be able to succesfully run a state. “ And above all a prince should contrive to give himself the fame of a great man and of an excellent talent in every action of his.” (Machiavelli 89) In Chapter XVIII “ Of Cruelty and Mercy, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved Than Feared, or the Contrary” Machiavelli lists in his writing traits to be a succesfull Prince. He expresses how it is better to be feared rather than loved and to recognize the people around you and in
With the Donatist controversy Constantine eventually appealed to them using force, attempting to persuade them to Catholic Church. He eventually abandoned this method as it appeared to be a persecution of the Christians all over again. Constantine did not just patronize the Christian religion, after the battle at the Milvian Bridge a triumphal arch was erected in remembrance of his victory, which had
It gave a sense of community and fellowship to the people. The Patricians and high officials of Rome disagreed with the new religion Christ and his followers were trying to convert everyone to. They thought this because it was sweeping away almost everything the Romans had previously believed in. This would be a dramatic change. The impact of this conversion to Christianity would finally take its toll on Rome in 312 CE when Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, which made Christianity legal.
And Vortigern, of course, is a towering figure in matters Arthurian, bringing about both the advent of Merlin as a prophet and the wishful idea that Saxons could fight side by side with Britons against Picts and Scots. Arthurian traditions holds that Arthur fought great battles against Saxons, so he might have had Vortigern to blame for this. <br> <br> The Saxons and Romans mingle again at Bath (the Roman Aquae Sulis). The site of ancient hot springs was a thriving Roman town and then a target of Saxon "settlers." Geoffrey of Monmouth, who gave us the fanciful History of the Kings of <br> Britain, says that Arthur fought his greatest battle at Bath.
In England, Charles’s imposition of such means the “placing of altars”, mentioned in Source B, and the prominence of catholics at court also mentioned in B, created underlying discontent. Furthermore, Charles imposition of the beauty of Holiness and the abolishment of the fed fees impropriations in 1633 made puritans extremely fearful of the apparent catholic tendencies of charles. These changes did not create truly vocalised opposition for several years. The case of John Williams and his challenge to the altar policy and the early use of Prynne are evidence, I believe of how vocalised opposition to the religious reforms was of vital importance to the collapse of the Personal rule. The general build in opposition, e.g.
So, Charles had to recall parliament, as only tax voted by parliament got rid of the scots. Charles believed in divine rights that God had chosen him to be king so he and Archbishop Laud started to decorate the church which he said that if the church is decorated, you will be closer to God. He also married a catholic princess from France which was very unpopular.
He was a big believer in the divine right of kings and so thought as God’s representative in earth he was the next best thing and answerable only to God. Unfortunately for him parliament didn’t see it like this and they thought he should have much respect both for them and for the law too. This tactic didn’t always work out well for him though and at the start of his reign during a parliament session this clearly shows. Traditionally at the start of a new reign, parliament meets to decide on some taxes for life called tunnage and poundage but unfortunately for Charles he was refused this tax as the members suspected he was a catholic and were strongly against that. His choice of wife here was particularly helpful as she herself was a catholic and so in the eyes of parliament it would be unlikely that he wouldn’t follow her in terms of faith.
RUNNING HEAD: Luther’s 95 Theses Luther’s 95 Theses HIST 101 Western Civilizations Instructor: Dorothy Slane Leslie Brooks October 2, 2011, Thesis In the 95 Thesis Luther is basically discussing his disappointment with the Catholic Church. He did not approve of the way the pope was granting partial remission of time to be spent in purgatory or any other consequences that may be given to the people because of a sin they have committed. The church was basically practicing in the selling of indulgences when they did not have the right to remit and penance for any sin or guilt. That was the sole job of their God and no one else could produce that right or charge for a right that they do not even possess. Luther was also disappointed in man and felt that they should take the consequences that go with their sins and hope that these lessons could be taught to them before it would become too late.