Emily Booth How far do the sources agree that Captain Nolan was to blame for the disaster of the Charge of the Light Brigade? Source 3 agrees that Captain Nolan was to blame for the disaster of the Charge of the Light Brigade because it says that Nolan was headstrong and critical of the cavalry and its commanders, implying that due to his characteristics it was likely he would have went against orders given to him. This source is quite reliable because it is an extract from a journal meaning it would be an honest as it is self written only for that person to read. However, Source 2 disagrees with this and says that Nolan wasn’t to blame because he was merely aide-de-camp indicating that he was acting as an assistant only carrying on orders from another officer. If Nolan was acting as a military assistant to a more senior officer, he wouldn’t be critical of its commanders as suggested in Source 3, because it would be in his role to follow orders.
This being the immediate cause of the treaty's failure shows that Wilson truly was to bullheaded to compromise and talk things out. Historian Bailey said that after Wilson decided that he wanted deadlock because he thought it would arouse public opinion, there was a tidal wave of public opinion and was given a second chance. However, his stiff-necked personality caused him to throw that opportunity away. “first by spurning compromise, and then by spurning the Lodge reservations.” Wilson just throws away opportunities to make both sides happy and cares for nothing more than himself. It was not the strength of the opposing forces, both liberal and conservative, but rather the stubbornness of Wilson that led to the defeat in the Treaty of Versailles.
Do you agree that the failure of the 1886 Home Rule Bill was due to ‘tactical mistakes’ made by Gladstone? The failure of the home rule bill in 1886 was due, to a large extent, to the tactical mistakes made by gladstone, such as the failure to unite his party and his underestimation of conservative opposition towards the bill. However, it could also be argued that other factors, such as the sectarian nature of Irish society and subsequent opposition in Ulster also played a major role in the failure of the Home Rule Bill and thus inevitable regardless of Gladstone’s actions. It could be argued that Gladstone’s failure to unite his party, during a time when their ultimate support and confidence in his leadership was crucial, was a significant tactical error that contributed heavily towards the failure of the 1886 Home Rule Bill. The results of the 1885 general election were to have a significant impact on the political landscape of Britain; despite winning the most seats, the Liberals did not have an overall majority.As Parnell and the Irish Parliamentry Party (IPP) held the balance of power between them and the Conservatives after winning a total of 86 seats out of a possible 86, severly diminishing the power of the Liberal party in Ireland, It became clear Gladstone would have to make the issue of Home Rule a priority to win the essential support of the Irish Nationalists.This exacerbated divisions within the Liberals over Irish Home Rule and led to an internal split within the Liberal Party; the Liberal Unionists, lead by Lord Harrington, were to present a serious obstical in Gladsone’s aim for Irish Home Rule.The Liberal Unionist’s views on Gladstone are clearly reflected in source 9, a diary entry written in 1885 from a politician who joined Lord Harrington and the Liberal Unionists:”Harrington does not think that Gladstone has a definite scheme”.
This source is useful because it shows what soldiers have apparently said about Haig. However, knowing that John hated Haig, he most likely only chose to publish the negative things about him, taking what soldiers have said minus the positive things. From the way this source is written a very negative and biased opinion is very noticeable ‘There can never be forgiveness for their sheer incompetence’ proving that what John Laffin has written is biased, This source also shows me what Haig and the other generals were doing during the war and that is why I find it reliable. Another very useful source is source B2, this source was written by P.Smith, a soldier at the Somme, it was written in 1916. This source is useful to me because it is coming from a man’s point of view; that was actually there and saw what went on ‘It was pure bloody murder.
Thomas Cooper clearly believed that any violence would undermine the cause. However from this source we can clearly identify a key weakness of the Chartist movement. This is the fact that Thomas Cooper says that the violence that day was at Longton, Lancashire. This shows a key reason for the chartist downfall, that being its simple lack of National Unity and organisation. The uprising was only located in Longton, no where else in the country much like the Newport Riots before it.
Another way in which tactics were used problematically is through Raglan in the Crimean War as he made several errors at Balaklava for which he received criticism, sending small British units against larger Russian contingents; which occasioned the complete destruction of the British units. This suggests a foolish use of tactics as
Assess the impact of the Emperor Tiberius on the Principate The impact that the Emperor Tiberius had on the principate was contested by both the ancient and modern historians through time. Ancient historians mostly comprised detested Tiberius as it was their obligation to expose the evils of the principate under the Julio-Claudians and portray its degeneration into tyranny. His flaws are highlighted by the end of his reign particularly caused by his enigmatic personality, deteriorating relationship with the senate, influence of Sejanus and the repercussions of the treason trials. Whilst modern sources illustrate him from a more positive perspective pointing out his good intentions, effectively administrating the state, vastly improving
Doodle’s brother and Joe compare because Doodle and Simon both depend on these boys for things. They both help to mentor, push, and help Doodle and Simon to do their best. Simon had an impeccable faith in all and in God. Doodle had faith in his brother and himself towards the end of his life. Both boys have pride in themselves because they both are pushing themselves for the better, and they believe vanity is utterly unimportant.
When Huck makes the decision to help Jim the first time, he realizes that doing a good deed gives you a good feeling inside. He says, “I felt easy, and happy, and light as a feather, right off. All my troubles was gone” (111). Huck proves that deep down, he really does want to help Jim, despite the consequences. He feels better after doing the right thing.