To some extent, I agree with this statement as John had many faults such as, he was a bad fighter and the people of medieval England liked their kings to be great warriors. He lost all of the land in France and some sources written by barons say that it was because he was idle and was not bothering to fight. He was also over taxing the barons which obviously was not sensible as the barons in medieval times had a lot of power. If they inherited land, king John would get a large share of it, or if they didn’t want to fight in a battle, they would have to pay a large amount of money to the king. However I also disagree with this statement for as many reasons as I agree with it, one being that Johns brother was Richard the Lion Heart.
This was a disaster and Buckingham had to retreat his troops without even aiding the Huguenots, which made him become the most despised man in England as he was seen responsible for the military failures. One MP, Sir Edwyn Sandys, said that ‘since England was England it received not so an honourable blow’. This therefore decreased the reputation of the Crown because Charles was the one who appointed Buckingham as ‘Lord Admiral’ in the first place and caused tensions between them and Parliament. It also caused discontent as it meant that Britain was at war with Spain and France too. More importantly, though, this caused great strain on the country and Charles couldn’t find the necessary funding to finance the wars, which lead to him implementing the Forced Loan on December 1627.
Rome sought peace through gold rather than by military might, paying some of the barbarian leaders to remains outside the Empire’s borders. In 444 A.D. Attila became the sole ruler of the Huns. He was the most powerful and the most feared man in the Europe of his time. Stories of his cruelty were so frightening that Christians called him the “scourge of God.” Both the eastern and western branches of the Roman Empire paid him tribute to keep him from attacking. But when the emperor in the West, Valentinian III stopped paying tribute in about 450 A.D., Attila invaded Gaul with an army of 500,000 men.
The fact that Lloyd George’s power rested on his political enemies made it very difficult to employ social and economic reforms as he would require the backing of the Conservatives. This weak political position made it virtually impossible to achieve anything during his four year post war period as Prime Minister and Lloyd George found himself in a vulnerable position where, if he wanted to do something, he would have to run it past the Conservatives, often failing, and if he did nothing the Conservatives would remove him from power. It was only a matter of time before they did. A second major reason which caused Lloyd George’s downfall in 1922 was his
Lastly due to his strong and rough ruling tactics when in control of the empire, he was exiled. In Napoleons eyes, his empire was always incomplete and his constant goal was to take over more land at all costs. This goal lead to one of his costly mistakes of the Continental System. The Continental System was Napoleons attempt to blockade Britain and stop all communication between them and other countries. In turn this would destroy Britain commercially and their industrial economy allowing Napoleon to take over Britain however did not work and left Napoleon worse off then he was before.
Was the League of Nations a failure? The League of Nations is thought to be a failure by many, because of hard irony and limitation on military might. The League accomplished very little in stopping wars and conflicts while having very little power. Often they just shook fists at ruthless, evil dictators such as Germany’s Adolf Hitler and his conquests, without intervening. Another Major flaw was that “the country, whose president, Woodrow Wilson, had dreamt up the idea of the League - America -, refused to join it.” The league’s most powerful militaries Britain and France not only suffered casualties, but also economically as they were greatly in debt to the United States.
During its leadership, the PG had two leaders: Prince Lvov – whose status as a member of the nobility immediately undermined the reforming credential as did its members as they were broadly liberal Octoberists and Kadet, which again, diluted its reforming enthusiasm. The second leader being Alexander Kerensky. Although a popular SR, there was a general unease amongst the peasantry that he had ‘sold out’ by joining the liberals which he argued that he was just biding his time till the Constituent Assembly confirmed the SR’s as the largest party. In a time of widespread crisis, where Russia needed its government most, it was nowhere to be seen, no reforms passed. Nothing.
Even if he publicly refused the crown three times, everybody was convinced that he would eventually accept it (and the cheers of the crowd certainly didn’t help the conspirator’s worried minds). But in a tradition firmly rooted in the Republic, a dictator appeared unacceptable to the senators. So began the struggle for power. Nobody doubted Caesar’s greatness, or his monumental contributions to Rome. But after that was said and done, Cassius and the rest of the conspirators fell prey to fear, and probably envy.
So when he died, Henry V had the best claim to the throne as he was his son. The people of England became unsure whether Henry V was a suitable King for England. This is because when he was younger he used to get drunk and do silly things that made people not like him. When Henry V became the King, he noticed that people were nervous and unsure about him, therefore him wanted to change that, so he thought for a while and he decided to try and take over France. This was very ambitious idea as it was very dangerous, and if he failed, people would definitely view him as a bad King.
He knew his untrained army could not be able to beat the best in the world, but he went and tried anyway. Crassus was a man who did not want people to have power. He wanted to kill Spartacus and the slave army before they tried to end slavery. As a general of the Roman Army, which was the strongest army in history at the time, he led the army to conquer the whole Mediterranean lands. He underestimated the slave army because of what they were.