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.
These friends and family were also given a palatinate which meant that if an over-mighty subject were to rise to overthrow Edward, like when the Duke of Warwick did in 1469, they had the power to build an army without royal consent and stop the over-mighty subject. Through these mirrored methods , Edward was able to to increase royal authority of the monarchy by enforcing law trough those who were close to him and could trust Another method Edward used in his first reign to increase royal authority was by destroying Lancastrian resistance. He did this by defeating the last standing Lancastrian supporters at Hedgely Moor and Hexham and by capturing Henry VI and forcing Margaret of Anjou to flee to France in 1465. This increased royal authority because there were no longer any Lancastrain figureheads to
WHY DID CAESAR EMBARK ON CIVILWAR? Caesar found it necessary to cross the Rubicon for many reasons, most of all due to the new regulations set by Pompey in Rome. During Caesar_s campaign in Gaul, Pompey was the most powerful man in the government, and he intended to keep it that way. Lucan states, ” Caesar could no longer endure a superior, nor Pompey an equal.‘ After Crassus died, the triumvirate between these three men broke down and Pompey and Caesar became rivals. In 52 BC, Pompey became sole-consul, and passed legislations which affected Caesar_s position in power.
In July of 1471 Gloucester was granted all of Warwick’s northern lands and to help him conduct the war against the Scots in 1480-82 he was also made Lieutenant General in the north. This patronage gave Richard the power to be able to raise an army in his own right and he could act almost as a king in his area, which was a dangerous move as Richard was then able to march down from the north and claim the throne for his own after his brother’s death. The Woodville family also became overmighty and they increased as Richard spent less time at court. They were in control of Edward’s two sons at Ludlow Castle, enabling them to create a power base in Wales as they could exploit the patronage and resources vested in the King’s children. These overmighty nobles especially demonstrate how one of Edward’s weaknesses could lead to usurpation.
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. However, Hastings, a good friend of both the deceased king and Richard, wrote to Gloucester to tell him to urgently that he was to come to London with armed men to assist him against the Woodville's. Gloucester and Buckingham came to London and arrested Rivers (Elizabeth's father) and his three most trusted friends. The Woodville's heard the news and quickly retreated to their Westminster sanctuary. In their absence, Richard, Duke of Gloucester was announced
Why did the crown and parliament fall out in 1625? In March 1625 Charles father, the King dies leaving only Charles to succeed the throne of the Three Kingdoms. Charles falls out with parliament for three main reasons, finance, foreign policy and favorites, all had previously harassed James, and were now passed on to Charles. Although not yet coronate, only a few months later he assembles Parliament for the first time, meeting against the background of the outbreak of plague in London. His main objective for calling Parliament was to raise money to go to war with Spain, which he believed would indirectly help his sister Elizabeth and brother-in-law to regain the Palatinate.
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.
Eventually, Robbespierre was executed by his own method of execution. Due to all that Napoleon had done for his country by defending it, he was elected ruler of France on the one condition he did not take the title of king. In 1796, Napoleon took charge of the Army of Italy, a position he had waned. The army, had 30,000 soldiers that were strong and ready for battle. He was soon turned around by the young military commander.
He faced war when he knew he had too and gained power from each war he did face. He faced his enemies such as Spain and never backed down. Essentially this is what made France militaristically superior to other countries. The Fronde, of course stagnated the growth of Frances economy but he used his exploration to benefit him economically. He adopted the idea of mercantilism and gain power from it.
Absolutism Cardinal Richelieu was a political advisor to Louis XIII. His powerful leadership as Frances first minister helped the country to become a one of the most powerful in Europe. He made sound political decisions or at least to the opinion of Louis XIV. Cardinal Richelieu believed that for France to have a significant European state, Louis XIV must rule as an absolutist. 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.