The kingship of both countries was given to Henry V's infant son. But Charles VI's son, who would have been the heir to France, was dissatisfied and led a resistance movement against England. His position looked hopeless until the astonishing happened. Aided by the French maiden Joan of Arc, France gained an amazing victory over the English at Orleans. Joan inspired the French and stirred in them a feeling of nationalism.
Henry had a very aggressive policy on France throughout his rein until he eventually decided on trying to become the peacemaker of Europe. Henry wanted to regain the lost territory in northern France so he could be seen as a Great War lord with visions of honour and glory but also to challenge Henry V’s title of the last great English warrior. The first sign of this aim being put into place is the first French war from 1512-1514. However the first expedition on June 1512 was a disastrous failure as Ferdinand of Aragon didn’t hold up his end of the deal for an allied invasion. This shows Henrys naivety in foreign policy and the other European powers were using him to benefit themselves whilst sending him to his downfall.
The first thing that Louis was not smart about was causing war. Louis was focused on expanding the France to Germany and possibly even farther (Bernard, L.L.). King Louis was very idiotic in doing this because not he taking money from France to try to make France more powerful therefore making himself more power. King Louis did not have the money to do so because he did not tax the high-class citizens. He only taxed the merchants and low-income people of France, which may have brought in money, but without taxing the high-income people of France he just did not have enough.
The most important factor for Edward being able to take the throne was due to Henry’s weakness as if he wasn’t weak Edward would not have been able to usurp the throne. The loss of France was a massive blow to the English nobility. Wars in France gave them a sense of purpose and more land supporting them. The humiliating defeats there reflected badly on Henry VI. In 1450 England lost
Military failure also played a role in the defeat of the Royalist cause. Charles failed to take advantage of the strengths of his position. After the stale mate at Edgehill, Charles had the opportunity to proceed to London but after slow progress he had to turn back to Turnham Green. Progressing to London would have allowed Charles l greater opportunities. It houses many of the greatest ports and had great advantages for whoever had charge of
Why did BPC invasion of England fail? On the 5th July 1745 Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charles) set afoot in the British Isles; ot conquer England and take back his rightfully deserved throne.But his conquest failed, there were three aspects to his failure:Strategy, Leadership and (Quality of) Support. Strategy is long-term planning or short-term tactics. This invasion's chance of success was severly hampered, by the indecicive army the prince however was not the main culprit, rather the disagreement between him and his commanders e.g; The incident when they had captured Derby and could not decide whether to procced or to retreat.Bonnie Prince Charlie let down the invasion by not properly organizing support from;The French(precisely), the Clan Chiefs or the English and Welsh Jacobites. 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.
Henry's underlining aim was to achieve eternal glory. In his first aim, which was to gain land in war with France, he was successful, but not to the extent he wanted. He was victorious in battles such as the Battle of the Spurs, emulating his forefather Henry V who was successful in a battle with France one hundered years earlier. Henry VIII's attempts were also overall victorious as he secured an alliance with Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Pope forming 'The Holy League' against France. This meant that Henry many allies to help him invade France, and gave him a positive start.
How far do you agree that Henry VII’s relations with foreign powers were dertermined by his dynastic insecurity? Henry VII came to the throne in 1485, by doing so he came to the throne with an orthodox, therefore not having a strong dynastic claim. He claimed the throne, by defeated the previous king, Richard III during the battle of Bodsworth. Nevertheless, he had received foreign aid which helped him to achieve this. On the other hand, once he had claimed the throne, he established motifs, marriage alliances and treaties in order to strengthen his dynasty.
I suppose British General Cornwallis was quite engaged with the constant French attacks and for a second in this brawl, he forgot about us. From what I had heard the French had successfully blocked Cornwallis’s supplies and were preparing to attack. Upon hearing this news we immediately celebrated even though we had not even begun the battle. I soon began to feel grief for us American and could comprehend the reason for the French’s behavior. They merely wanted to win the battle to go home but, they felt this would not be possible with an unorganized, uncivilized, and brutal American army fighting alongside them.
Cardinal Richelieu also helped Louis XIV gain control of France by ceasing the rebellion of the Huguenots and stripping them of all of their political and military power. He promised Louis XIV that he would “…ruin the Huguenot party…” and rises up Louis XIV good name. (Cardinal Richelieu, 1624). According to Louis XIV in his “Memoires for the Instruction of the Dauphin, “Important as it is to be ruled only by a single person, it is just as important for the one who performs this function to be placed so far above the others…” (Louis XIV, n.d.). Louis XIV believed in his absolutist views as King and wanted to instill them in his son.