Henry’s lack of political skill played a huge part in the feud between York and Somerset, which started in 1950 when Rouen and Normandy were lost to the French. This feud started because York blamed Somerset for the loss of Normandy. Which in 1453, he made clear by putting Somerset on trial for treason in France. Henry failed to resolve the feud between the two nobles because his personality wasn’t strong enough. This eventually lost him the support of York, after countless amounts of times that York attempted to prove his loyalty, which played a big part in his downfall because York was a very important noble.
How far was the outbreak of civil war in 1455 a direct result of Henry’s inadequacies as king? In order to assess the cause of civil war, we must understand it’s meaning. Civil war is defined as a war between factions or regions of the same country. In this particular by w05anettletoncase, it was a battle between the ‘Yorkists’, who were Loyal to Richard Duke of York, and the ‘Lancastrians’, who were Loyal to the King. There were many factors that aided the outbreak in 1455, however I believe that these factors were all results of Henry’s inadequacies as king, or could have been prevented if Henry was a more suitable ruler.
By 1529 Henrys attitude towards Wolsey had changed; this led to his inevitable fall of power. The main reason for Henrys change of attitude was divorce that Wolsey could not grant for Henry. Other factors also contributed to the inability to meet the wishes of the king, thus changing his attitude towards Wolsey. One of the main reasons Henrys attitudes changed towards Wolsey was his inability to obtain the divorce that Henry desperately wanted. For henry this was a personal desire which meant when Wolsey failed to achieve it, it led Henry to question his capability and power.
In 1213 he collected so much money from taxes that half of all the coins in England were his to spend. By doing this he aggravated the Barons, good Kings consult their Barons when handling big decisions but John didn’t. The facts suggest that the Barons got irritated when John didn’t consult them when important matters were being discussed; this was another long term cause of the rebellion. Another long term cause for the rebellion was the disagreement over the church. In 1205 John was in discrepancy with the Pope over who ought to be the new Archbishop of Canterbury, just like his father had done, John refused to let Stephen Langton, the Pope’s
Do you agree with the view expressed in Source K, that the diplomatic situation was the main reason for Henry’s failure to attain an annulment from Catherine by 1529? It is very clear that there was more than one factor that caused some difficulties for Henry VIII’s failure to gain an annulment from his marriage to Catherine by 1529. However, it is possible that the diplomatic situation has role in his failure, as it didn't help his case of getting an annulment and caused an impediment to his situation. Since the Pope was under the influence of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, it made Henry’s situation more difficult due to the fact that he needed the Pope to grant his annulment, and what made it worse was that Charles V was the nephew of Catherine and had a great input into any of the Pope’s decisions. Source K argues that the Diplomatic situation was a highlight of Henry’s failed attempt to gaining an annulment.
Other situations or events that led to problems between the years 1625 and 1629 were the impeachment and then assassination of Buckingham, the Petition of right and the insulting appointment of Wentworth up in the North. The fore mentioned were all problems which can be blamed on Charles but aren’t wholly his fault. The York house and what was discussed in it, cause a problem for Charles. First of all Charles didn’t head up the meeting, and he didn’t allow the archbishop to do it. Instead he chose Buckingham for the job.
People expected John to be as good as his brother and when he didn’t meet their expectations, they gave him a hard time and called him a bad king. Another reason that John was called a bad king was because he lost a lot of land in France. Some say that this is because he was idle but when the matter is looked into, we discover that it was actually because he didn’t have the baron’s support. Afraid that they would lose their land in France, they betrayed John and promised that they would be loyal to Philip whilst over in France. John was not a typical medieval king; he was very interested in his people.
Given the union's vulnerability at this time, this was a particularly problematic era; however, it also enjoyed some success: the affiliation between the states, formation of a written constitution, and the establishment of a national identity. During the Critical Period, there was an internal power struggle between the state governments and the newly formed central government , with the states resisting the relinquishment of some of their power to the union. The central government couldn't function properly, as a result of lack of cooperation among the member states. Foreign powers became aware of this struggle, and exploited the union's weakness to their advantage. The foreign powers attempted to disunite the confederacy, primarily through boundary disputes and treaty violations.
In particular, Henry was terrified of the very real threat of opposition from abroad. This was what made the opposition of Catherine of Aragon so serious. The recourse of Catherine of Aragon’s to her nephew Emperor Charles V ‘the Most Powerful man in
As a result of these political, social and economic failures, the Post Civil War reconstruction was a failure. From a political standpoint, there was anything but success. The goal was to unify and equalize the nation, and build trust but neither of these was accomplished. For example, ex-confederate leaders were not allowed to hold office. This exacerbated sectional tensions rather than quell them because the country could not unify if there was inequality existing.