The battle of the Spurs (1513) and the Battle of Flodden (1513), although to some considered small skirmishes, did make the countries of Europe start to notice England as a possible threat and certainly now knew about Henry VIII. England didn’t really gain the Honour and Glory that Henry VIII claimed they had gained through these two battles but it certainly did make other countries start to notice England and Henry VIII. One big success that Henry VIII did manage to accomplish in the early years of his reign was that he was able to gain the French pension he felt England deserved. After the capturing of the two towns Tournai and Thérouanne Henry demanded the French compensate the English for the areas that had been previously under English control. We can infer that this demand for the pensions was more
When Henry VIII became king in 1509 he had a number of aims that he wished to achieve during this period of time. He wanted to be seen as a very different king to his father Henry VII. He wanted to get England noticed as a major power in Europe and also enrich his reputation, honour and prestige. But Henry’s first and biggest goal was to get a male heir. Some may say that Henry was largely successful in achieving his aims with his biggest success being the battle of the spurs in 1513.
While this calendar may have seemed very logical, promoting religious and social reform, it actually did much more harm than good. These problems would contribute to the discontinuation of the French calendar by Napoleon in 1806. First of all, the adoption of this new calendar just seemed logical. After the biggest shift in global politics it only seemed appropriate to completely change everything. While the leadership and system of government in France had to change, so did the calendar.
Timeline: Final Assessment Michael Crichton’s view on the medieval period is different than that of our understandings from first glance. Crichton compares today’s modern society to that of the medieval society, and even goes as far as saying it is superior that that of ours. Some of his portrayals are well devised and backed up in his writing of timeline, while his other theories aren’t as well developed and not entirely true. Michael suggests such themes as the greater value of knowledge, decreased amount of violence, and superior technology to that of the twentieth century. They may have made new and greater technology and advanced on such things as the mill, cannon, and quicklime, but I don’t believe that it is greater compared to those advancements made in modern times, just for example, the internet and cell phones.
Despite the undoubtable successes of the Treaty of London and Field of Cloth of Gold as clearly described in Source 4 as the “Greatest Triumph” as well as the Successes at the Battle of Spurs and Flodden, the sheer squandering of Henry XII’s Legacy and the limited wealth of England being wasted completely outweighs the successes in Foreign Policy. Overall the embarrassing and naïve Failures outweigh the Successes in English Foreign Policy in the years
This is an example of how important Kenilworth Castle was at this time and also how far the De Clintons went to maintain their power. This also shows that Kenilworth was not a typical castle because there were other castles shaped from it and the De Clintons had used other designs to create one of their forts. Geoffrey probably built an earth and timber castle to start off the castle buildings. He then built a Stone Keep which was made out of soft local sandstone to replace the timber one that was probably there before. This would have created much better defence from attack than a wooden fort.
The Domination of French in England The Norman Conquest. Toward the close of the Old English period an event occurred which had a greater effect on the English language than any other in the course of its history. This event was the Norman Conquest in 1066. What the language would have been like if William the Conqueror had not succeeded in making good his claim to the English throne can only be a matter of conjecture. It would probably have pursued much the same course as the other Germanic languages, retaining perhaps more of its inflections and preserving a preponderantly Germanic vocabulary..., and incorporating words from other languages much less freely.
When the Harold’s army were up at Stamford Bridge fighting the Vikings, the wind had changed and the Normans could go to invade. William sorted his men carefully and was prepared. This would have made the invasion easier for the Normans because it would have taken at least a week of fast walking for the Saxons to get to where William was invading. William became king was because of Harold’s mistakes. King Harold wasn’t ready for William he didn’t have a proper plan.
Another example is when Charles delayed 6 weeks at Edinburgh to allow George II to regain hardened troops from Holland, if this hadn't happened then Charles would have been able to strike much more fear in the Londoners. Bonnie Prince Charlie's lack of strategy was the most apparent causes of his failure and it would of made the invasion much swifter. If he had organized his strategy better he would have probably if not definately won. Leadership is the ability to lead a group.Leadership could have made the men more efficient in their fighting and a clear understanding of the enemy would have given him an advantage.The immaturity of Charles would have been a key factor to consider eg; At Prestonpans Charles didn't take George Murray's advice, and the arrogance and self-belief of Charles cost the army many opportunitys to invade. Also because of Charles' arrogance he treated the Scottish Clans as total inferiors and took no notice of their customs.
By the same token, they left out many details and presented in some cases obvious bias, resulting in the accuracy and validity of their stories of these natives being weakened, debilitating the accurate knowledge of our history today. Christopher Columbus was considered the first successful explorer to have explored the New World. Under the rule and funding of the King of Spain, this expedition was for his majesty King Ferdinand, “ Because my undertakings have attained success, I know that it will be pleasing to you: these I have determined to relate, so that you may be made acquainted with everything done and discovered in this our voyage.” Automatically we are shown his writings about his discoveries and encounters are filtered to comfort the King who is funding the project. Columbus’s hidden goal was to most probably attain more land for sea trade and domain in general for his European homeland, but also to convert the populace of the New World to Christianity, “ and I gave to them many beautiful and pleasing things that I had brought with me, no value being taken in exchange, in order that I might the more easily make them friendly to me, that they might be made worshipers of Christ”. The culture, well-being and reactions of the natives seemed to be trivial facts, as