However, the government blamed the financial problems on the workers and especially the unions as strikes caused workforce to stop and the government went to the IMF, this however does not include Wilsons decision to devalue the pound as this was damaging on the economy because people were getting loess for their money and it disheartened a lot of the population. Source 7 agrees that the Labour Government’s failures outweigh its successes as it’s ‘achievements were not enough to dispel the impression
This campaign did weaken Great Britain but it actually put France in even more debt than there was already. More debt lead to more taxes, but the French monarch could not tax the wealth nobility. As a result, "the financial minister, Jacques Necker, attempted to levy taxes on the nobility. That action brought the wrath of the aristocrats, as a result he was forced to dismiss Necker and abandon the new tax in 1781” (“Louis XVI”). As time went
Wilson’s ‘comfy and complacent’ campaign did play in role in deciding the 1970 election in favour of the Conservatives but it was only a minor one. Much more important was the combination of mistrust by the public over Labour’s ability to control the economy and most importantly; Labour’s complete failure to control the Trade Unions and the fears that this brought with it. Even a Labour minister himself, Richard Crossman admits in Source C that a ‘final warning on the trade figures’ put voters off. Whilst Source A does attack Wilson for his ‘highly personalised campaign’ and his ‘presidential’ style leadership, it goes on to suggest that there is no clear reason for why people changed their minds and voted Tory at the last minute. Despite his ‘too relaxed and assured’ campaign Wilson was not to blame but instead it was a combination of ‘unfavourable trade figures’ and Enoch Powell that swung the vote.
So instead of overthrowing the King of France, Henry made peace with him. If the royal finances could afford to cover the costs of another campaign then Henry VIII’s foreign policy would have been a success, but as a result of a lack of resources, money in this case, Henry was unable to go ahead with a campaign to overthrow the King of France. ”. Source 4 therefore suggests that the failure of Henry VIII’s foreign policy was partly as a result of his allies proving to be unscrupulous, but mainly as a result of a lack of money. Source 6 also agrees that the failure of Henry VIII’s foreign policy is as a result of a lack of resources.
He had closed down parliament and had to think of ways of getting money without asking the parliament's help. He had used old laws like 'Ship Money', which was a special tax to help the navy he used this idea to get money off the people of England. This made him very unpopular. Another reason for why the king was to blame was the way he had handled with religion. As he was the king, he had thought that he had the power to make the Scots use English prayer books.
It was a half-hearted measure that alarmed the Whig-conservative elements and frustrated the hopes of working men, as the interpretation was lost in courts. Many saw it as a pointless decision, and it took Disraeli in 1875 to allow unions
A famous historian, George Dangerfield, thought that the liberal party had been declining in popularity due to how they were not efficient nor equipped enough to handle the agitation of the trade unions, suffragettes and the problems within Ireland. The House of Lords had played a major role in the demise of the Liberal party. The Liberal party had numerous amounts of bills and acts that they had wanted to pass, however due to the house of lords, which predominately consisted of conservative and liberal unionist MP’s, they were able to block them which prevented them being passed. For Example, the lords had blocked Gladstone’s second home rule bill in 1893. The Lords had also blocked a major reform of the Liberals known as the 1909 Budget by 350 votes to 75 for.
In Source B, John Bright argued that “Pre-1870 education was insufficient and bad” this would suggest why Bright was furious due to the fact that the Anglican’s were satisfied towards the grant to help towards the Voluntary schools in other words less fortunate students and this led to the non-conformists being very spiteful towards this. In Source C, The Economist argued that “Beer was once a great liberal power, as surely to be reckoned on the Liberal side as ‘Land’ was on the Conservative side” this would suggest that the Economist was very shocked due to the Licensing Act’s treatment of the working class and brewers. It seemed to have been a difficult decision to consider a compulsory electoral interest which could possibly be the reason why the conservatives had a positive impact, although Gladstone seemed to have blamed himself for becoming second place in the Greenwich election in 1874 on the torrent of gin and beer. However, In Source D, Barry would argue that it can be seen in both ways. Barry argued that “Even more it provided a serious and fatal rivalry to the voluntary schools, as Board Schools were built and maintained at the expense of the whole community” this would suggest that the liberals were able to
He believed that the indulgences were unjust because the indulgences were aimed at wealthy people who had the money to buy them while poor peasants were too poor to afford them. John Calvin believed in pre-destination, a belief that people were chosen to go to heaven or hell when they were born, and nothing can change that. He also brought reformation in the city of Geneva, restricting gambling and dancing. Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483. He is famous for his 95 Theses, where he attacked the Catholic Church for selling indulgences and the corruption in the church.
Charles I wanted to have more money, but the Parliament would not give it to him. Charles I disbanded Parliament because they did not trust him, all he wanted was money but he was to poor. So because of this he ignored Parliament and began to tax people. No one liked this at all because it was unfair that he was taxing everyone for his own benefit, and to help the wars. He needed the money for the wars because Parliament refused to help