Although Henry did eventually get his Heir to crown it didn’t happen till’ Edward VI in 1537. This means that Henry’s biggest and most important aim was technically a failure during the early years of his reign. Another important goal that Henry VIII wanted to achieve in the early years of his Reign was to bring Honour and Glory to England and for him to be known as a true English warrior to the rest of Europe. Henry did somewhat achieve this goal with his wars with France and Scotland. The battle of the Spurs (1513) and the Battle of Flodden (1513), although to some considered small skirmishes, did make the countries of Europe start to notice England as a possible threat and certainly now knew about Henry VIII.
Motte and Bailey Castles were made out of wood, this is what made them cheap and fast to construct. William needed to establish himself fast and by building castles quickly he sets up controlling the country just as fast. In the centre of a Motte and Bailey castle was a keep, this was the safest place in the castle and was built on a defensive mound of earth, the motte. On lower ground, there would have been a large walled area where the soldiers and animals would have lived, this part of the castle was
Both classes had disagreements with the Articles of Confederation. Federalists say that the articles were weak and ineffective because the state governments was too weak to apply laws and ordered for a national government instead. We Anti-federalists however believed that the Articles of Confederation was a good plan and that there should not be a government more powerful than the state governments. Believing that state governments should have more power compared to the national government was one of the big reasons why the anti-federalists supported the Articles of Confederation. How about the U.S constitution, what factors were held to point out?
Explain how far Kenilworth Castle fits in the overall development of castles 1066 was the time when motte and bailey castles first started to appear in England which provided good defence bases for the Normans. The Normans built motte and bailey castles because they were foreign invaders and so needed protection from the Anglo Saxons as quickly as possible and motte and bailey castles were very easy and quick to build. Once William had firmly established his rule in England, he built huge stone keeps which were stronger and more durable than motte and bailey. By the time of Edward I, concentric castles were being built because it was the time of peace in England so they had more time to build larger castles. Over the centuries the purpose of castles changed therefore different features were added to castles to suit their purpose.
How successful was Edward VI in restoring royal authority in the period to 1470? Edward IV enjoyed successes and also failures in restoring royal authority in the period to 1470. Edward had some successes in dealing with over mighty subjects, for example, his marriage to Elisabeth Woodville shows that he was not controlled by an over powering Warwick. This was important as it showed both Warwick and the rest of the country that he was not controlled by Warwick and could make his own decisions. Another way that Edward IV proved that he was not a ‘puppet king’ as Henry VI was seen as was by removing Warwick’s brother, George Neville, as chancellor.
Richard III in many ways could be described as either a good or a bad king, as well as hi actions before and during his short reign as King. Before Richard III became King, the people of England wanted him to be the protector of Edward V eldest son of Edward IV, thus giving him power until Edward V could make his own decisions. This proves that Richard III was thought of by the people of Britain as trustworthy of ruling their great nation. During his reign in October of 1483 Richard crushed an attempt at rebellion against him, this is one of his strengths as it proves that he was capable of retaining his power whilst under threat. He also had the Duke of Buckingham who plotted against him captured, tried and put to death, this shows that
These Chinese explorations were really helpful, but also really expensive because of the large timber ships that they built. The government put a policy shift against voyages, and put a greater focus on domestic matters. The Members of the Ming Court advocated a greater focus on domestic and continental matters, emphasizing agricultural production, internal stability, a military buildup and colonization at the edges of the Central Asian steppe, and refurbishment of the Great Wall, designed to repel invaders (DOC 3, 4). Even though China had earlier technological innovations than Europe did (DOC 2) Europe still succeeded because China was governed by ignorant
How serious were the underlying problems Britain faced at the point when Charles 1 succeeded the throne in 1625? The first point to consider, when dealing with the underlying problems of Britain in 1625, would be royal power at the time that Charles came to the thrown. One problem was that there was no police force or army under royal control causing the first line of defense to be an untrained militia. This at the moment that Charles came to power was not such a problem as James 1 left the country in a good position to take over. As England was probably the least violent country at the time in Europe and treason trials and execution were very rare.
Sparta put a military attitude in its society and made it the first priority to have a powerful army. The Athenians type of government, might have given the society More freedom, but in my opinion I think this was not the best form of government at this time. The democratic system in Athens cannot really be called a true democracy since it had several flaws in the government and the way it worked. For the way the voting worked
Even with no governing experience, Sir Walter Raleigh appointed John White as governor of Roanoke. Being an artist for the first existing military colony, he would know the land and natives well, but there is no known record of him having any experience being a political leader. So why was he appointed governor? Was it part of a conspiracy or did they think that he would bring new unique leading techniques that would help the colony? Was he a good leader or did he crack under pressure?