He had closed down parliament and had to think of ways of getting money without asking the parliament's help. He had used old laws like 'Ship Money', which was a special tax to help the navy he used this idea to get money off the people of England. This made him very unpopular. Another reason for why the king was to blame was the way he had handled with religion. As he was the king, he had thought that he had the power to make the Scots use English prayer books.
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
In the early 16th century the Catholic Church was the most powerful organization in the country. Henry VIII the Tudor King at the time, for political, economic, social and religious reasons wasn’t happy about this and between 1536 and 1541 managed to dissolve the monasteries in England. In this essay I will tell you the reasons why Henry closed down the Monasteries. One of the main reasons why Henry closed the Monasteries was he wanted their wealth. Henry was nearly bankrupt and needed money for his wars, food and expensive lifestyle.
The English and French created an alliance in order to defeat the Dutch in war. The wars exhausted the Dutch resources, so that the provinces became overwhelmed or flooded, which ruined the Dutch commerce (Document 8) Konrad Van Beuringen, the Dutch ambassador wrote this, which reflects the concerns of the Dutch and it exposes point of view. Document 14 shows how the military suffered dramatically due to the combined efforts of the other European nations. One reason for the
As king of Spain Charles has received most criticism from historians for the financial management of his Spanish inheritance. To what extent is this criticism deserved? Finance was Charles greatest problem as the ruler of not just Spain but also the German states, much of Italy and Flanders, including its lucrative cloth market. In theory each state would provide enough money to serve its own interests and each country would not be excessively financing another. Charles, however, used money from any region that was willing to give it to him to finance any of his many wars.
Henry VII had been a skilled diplomat and kept England out of major European conflicts. Therefore, Henry VIII inherited a state that was united behind the monarch, a state that had a decent European reputation, a monarchy that was wealthier than it had been for centuries, nobility that had been tamed and made to work for the Crown and a system of government that was competent and effective. Weaknesses Henry VIII inherited Henry VII was unpopular with his subjects as he took a lot of money away from the people of England. His Tax Collectors, Empson and Dudley were also unpopular due to their tactics of getting more money. All were greedy.
It highlights financial gain in terms of ‘profits’ for the King. Although source I does not directly reject the motives of a belief in corruption as it does not provide a royal viewpoint, it implies that the King and Cromwell were driven by greed and anger. Perhaps Source I also provides a more useful account as Aske would be expressing his perspective under the knowledge that he was soon to lose his life, although he was clearly going to accept this forceful view because of his position as the leader of the Pilgrimage of Grace and representative of the opposition to the dissolution of the monasteries and the
Only 67 of 130 ships returned back to Spain. It was worse for the English the government wouldn’t pay them enough, so Sir Francis Drake (the captain) decided to pay every one out of his own money which would left him bankrupt. It got even worse for the English they had to stay out on there ships and I quote
By exiling the Huguenots he lost a lot of potential revenue, and the lavish building of Versailles was not cheap. Moreover, he did not have the revenue to keep up his enormous army and after the early 1680’s his success in wars went in a never ending downward spiral. Perhaps if Louis XIV had learned to manage his money better and not gone to war so readily, his subjects would have been happier and he would have had an even more successful reign, but without a doubt he still remains one of the most powerful rulers in
In reality, however treasury was empty, Phillip had gone bankrupt because he spent too much on war. * Spain was going downhill but not everyone knew it Spain still played the role of a great power, but real power in Europe had shifted to England and France. Effects: * Queen Elizabeth repealed the laws favoring Catholics. * Francis Drake, an English navigator seized and plundered Spanish ships sailing the Caribbean. Event: The Italian Renaissance begins.