The second on the other hand, which was altered just before his death, had removed Elizabeth entirely. This left Elizabeth in a weak position, as she was opposed by so many powerful people, particularly Hastings and Gloucester. Gloucester had huge power in the north, and Hastings was a close friend of the now deceased King. The Woodville's had a close relationship with Prince Edward, and tried to use this to prevent Gloucester from assuming the role of protector. The Woodville's had hoped for an early coronation on the 4th of May, as Elizabeth knew this would mean that Gloucester would be undermined as the two princes Protectors.
They claimed the ‘precedent of Richard II’s minority to support their actions.’ Though the council did rule fairly on the whole, it created a big problem. Henry VI became king at the age of 11 months after Henry V died in August 31, 1422. However before Henry V died, he had made many plans for his sons minority on his death bed. John, Duke of Bedford, was appointed senior regent of the realm and was in charge of the ongoing war in France. During Bedford’s absence, the government of England was headed by Henry V’s other brother, Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, who was appointed Protector and Defender of the Realm.
History How far did the growth of internal opposition threaten the Tsarist regime in the years 1881-1904? Alexander III took over as the Tsar of Russia shortly after his father’s assassination (Alexander II) with the intention to rule Russia with brute force to assert the autocratic power back into control of the people. This was done with the use of secret police and the tightening of censorship. Nicholas II shortly took over after his father died from medical reasons. He was generally described as a smart man with great manners however lacked those qualities of a practical man.
In 1066, William Duke of Normandy, now known as “William The Conqueror” became king of England for several reasons, after the previous king Edward the Confessor. In the elections in 1066, Harold Godwinson was chosen by the witan to be king. William became king after he had defeated Harold in “The Battle of Hastings”. William won from both, William’s skill and Harold mistakes. William also had the opportunity to become king during the elections, because the other candidates had weaknesses: Edgar Aetheling was only 6 years old and he was too young to become king; Harald Hardrada was a Viking and a foreigner, this was to risky; Harold Godwinson wasn’t related to Edward and wasn’t fully English.
The chance of Henry being heir to the throne was in the smallest percentile. this was an huge barrier to overcome in order for Henry to rise to power although this barrier soon cease to exist as Arthur dies at the early age of 15 the cause of his death was unknown. the death of Arthur meant the destruction of the foreign treaty made by marriage between Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon and HENRY VII and this was the only foreign alliance his father had and this treaty kept out the threat of an invasion by France which was a formidable enemy. For the fact that this was the only foreign treaty/alliance made by his dad was also implied as a threat as the source said “His grip on the English throne had long been considered both illegitimate and untenable by most European powers“ this implies that England as an international power was weak, ineffective and the finance of England wasn’t the greatest compared to the rich and powerful France and this was a continuous threat that HENRY VIII as the king of England faced after a betrayal from Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon of Spain and also a failed invasion of France and now this caused an even more problematic issue as England faced multiple threat without the foreign treaty of Spain by the Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon. Even after the betrayal of Spain England would always be
Because of Napoleon’s selfishness when conquering other countries he is considered a tyrant. Even though Napoleon was a tyrant, he still had many accomplishments to help benefit France. Napoleon ended the French revolution, therefore ending many of the country’s problems. Before Napoleon, there was constant violence, acts for revolution, and economic instability. Napoleon overthrew the Directory in a coup d’etat in 1799 and was the beginning of the Napoleonic Era.
Henry also wanted more power because he wanted Europe to know that England is a powerful country and he wanted a son because he thought that men were more powerful than women. He got more power buy being famous for marrying six wives and spiting from the church. Edward VI Edward born in 1537 was a very smart educated boy and was interested in politics and things like that (I personally don’t know why). So he decides to change the church to his liking. The first thing he did was change the prayers books into English, the he abolished the Catholic Mass and was replaced with the Holy Communion, he turned Church interiors plain and simple, he told priests to wear plain clothing, he said priests couldn’t get married, he said you couldn’t buy your way to heaven and finally traditions were banned such as Christmas.
Some may say that Henry was largely successful in achieving his aims with his biggest success being the battle of the spurs in 1513. Henry VIII want to be seen as a different king to his father who had a bad reputation for being aware of his money and not engaging in many wars which the nobilities did not like. He started by giving away the crowns land and gave many titles to the nobilities to prove that he would be different to his father. Catherine of Aragon, who had married Henry’s brother Arthur was still kept in England after Arthur had died. Henry had immediately married her after all the delays that his father had caused.
There were many political reasons which influenced the increase of state control over society, for example the shell scandal. The nature of this total war left Britain unprepared, as it was nothing like expected, which left them ill-equipped in terms of ammunition supplies. The “shell scandal” of 1915 emerged due to a newspaper article suggesting that British troops had a lack of shells and so were unable to make headway. This called for greater control of labour and industrial war production rather than relying on private enterprise and the market economy to determine production, as this was clearly not working. This scandal also led to Asquith setting up a coalition government with the
King Henry VIII and His Six Wife’s King Henry VIII was a king that used absolute power to rule his subjects. He also had six wifes because back than they didn’t know that it wasn’t the mans fault that they couldn’t have baby boys. This is the reason many of his wifes didn’t work out. Henry would have been the sibiling of six, but only three survived infancy. Henrys father and mother were king and queen so henry got a very good education.