Therefore I believe Lord Curzon was indeed a successful viceroy. Of the Sources, source two is intended to convey Lord Curzon’s tenure as Viceroy in the most positive manner .It lists his positive qualities that made him “India’s best ruler under the raj” . However given the nature of the British Empire in countries such as India the main priority is not always the well fair of the country. For instance many believe Britain was draining India of its wealth rather than helping develop the country, Dadabhai Naoroji's created this “drain theory”. Britain had used combination of force as well as divides and conquers to control India Up until this point.
He also wanted to increase the British electorate by 30%. At this time, Pitt also had the undivided support of King George III and used this to his advantage, with the King dissolving parliament at just the right time in March 1784 so that Pitt would have the optimum chance of coming to power. “No one who had not been an eye-witness could conceive the ascendancy which Mr. Pitt then possessed over the House of Commons.” “Pitt does not make friends” these quotes, both by William Wilberforce illustrate the ruthlessness which Pitt often showed in the face of adversity and the mature attitude with which he approached important matters, these characteristics were to serve him well during his time as Prime Minister. With regards to trading, in 1784 Britain realised that there was great potential for a business opportunity but we needed to work with the East India company who held a monopoly on trade in the area at the time. However in 1784 the India Act was passed which took all the political power away from the East India company but they were still allowed to operate.
How effective a king was Henry 7th? Henry 7th is very well know as the conqueror of Richard 3rd and father of Henry 8th, but how effective a king was he? He had to secure the Tudor dynasty, secure the nobility, keep financially stable and strengthen his foreign position without appearing weak. He dealt with these problems on the whole, extremely well, suggesting that he was an effective king, but he made some mistakes to. Henry 7th was ruthless in securing the Tudor dynasty.
When Louis XVI succeeded to the throne in 1774, he was not yet 20 years old. He had an enormous responsibility, as the government was deeply in debt, and resentment towards 'despotic' monarchy was on the rise. Louis also felt woefully unqualified for the job. King, his brothers and Marie Antoinette became fellows of the masonic lodge Trois Frères à l'Orient de Versailles.  He aimed to earn the love of his people by reinstating the parlements.
Why was the Unreformed House of Commons able to Reform itself in 1832? The splintering of the Tory party into several different factions played a part the Reform bill being able to be passed through the House of Commons. It split between the Huskissonites, The Ultras and the Small group of Support Wellington and Peel had managed to maintain. In 1832 Wellington tried to make a new Cabinet at the behest of this king but this crumbled when Peel refused to become involved in a Government that would pass Reform. The strong leadership of Grey over the Whigs was also a vital part of the road to reform as Grey was determined to get a Reform bill passed through Parliament (Reform that you can preserve) because of growing pressure from the middle class businessmen in Large cities that had no representation such as Birmingham and Manchester.
While Great Britain emerged a victor of the Seven Years war, it was nearly bankrupt at its completion in 1763. This led the British government to raise revenues throughout its empire in order to reset its forces. Ironically, while Great Britain was attempting to prepare for the next war against its European neighbors, it was creating the conditions for an unforeseen conflict with the
This can be seen when looking at the two most powerful Prime Ministers in the post war era; Thatcher and Blair were in differing ways removed from their parties. Both Prime Ministers won three general elections and aspired to stay in office longer than they were able to. Thatcher faced a leadership challenge from within her party and while Heseltine got less votes than her, her cabinet made it clear to her that she had lost authority and that she should resign. She went on to describe this as ‘treachery with a smile upon its face’. Slightly less dramatically, Tony Blair faced a large rebellion in September 2006 led by ministers such as Tom Watson that forced him to promise to step down after a year had passed.
There were many factors that created a base for the reformist groups to flourish at that time in Russia which in turn created a Revolution. Alexander III was determined to upkeep Russia’s image as a major European power, unlike his father; however he was a conservative, believing that his father’s reforms were a mistake and took to reverse them as much as he could. The counter-reforms initially may have looked like a success due to the period of stability during Alexander III’s reign; however with the Revolution a few years later it seems to be that the counter-reforms were not as successful as they may have seemed. The political oppression resultant of these counter-reforms meant Russia politically was behind its major European counterparts, whilst England and France by now had a form of democracy, Russia was still being ruled by total autocracy, and this increased the resentment against the government and added to the growth of reformist groups. Because of the political structure in place in Russia at the time, without a revolution the only way change was possible was from the Tsar being willing to change things, the Tsar was not willing and he clearly demonstrated this through the counter-reforms, leaving an angry population
In May 1450, the Kings council realised he could not afford to go on like this, so created an ‘Act of resumption’ – created to try to regain some of the grants. The more the king gave out, the weaker it made the crown and continuously strengthened the nobility. Richard of York was perhaps the next example of the growing powers
The Monarchy has lost total control of the country and rebels have taken control. During the Revolution, King Louis XVI was executed, Robespierre came into and out of power, and the guillotine beheaded between eighteen and forty thousand people. King Louis XVI became king of France on June 11th, 1775, at Reims. His Queen was Marie Antoinette of Austria, daughter of Francis I, Archduke of Tuscany. He reigned from 1775 until his execution in 1793.