His roles were very important and had to be done very well, his roles were Kings Chief Minister and cardinal with a papal legate, making him very controlling but also giving him lots of responsibilities for the administration of places from finance to control of the church and also legal reforms. Wolsey’s success regarding his domestic policies must be thought though wisely because the policies and reforms he was able to do could also relate to Wolsey own personal aims and goals he wanted to achieve in power and also how successful he was in achieving these while maintaining his position as the king’s faithful subject. The number one of Wolsey domestic policies was the king’s finances/the economy because King Henry was a very athletic person and loved going to war and because of this Wolsey had to raise masses amount of money. In this area Wolsey had some successes especially one called the subsidy in reality this was Wolsey's greatest achievement because, he was the royal almoner he planned out and organized king Henry's war in France very well, he raised lots of money for the war by replacing the fixed tax of fifteenths and tenths which required those who earned very very small money to pay like the rich people did, this new tax was more fair for the rich people, by making a more efficient tax system this enabled Wolsey to raise a lot of money for the king, making over
Scullard claims that Tiberius ‘acted firmly within the sphere of his proconsular imperium’. Raaflab adds that ‘Tiberius has the extra bonus of loyalty with the army due to his long standing role as military commander.’ In doing so he endeavored to gain more popularity in the army, which Scullard describes as ‘the first and indispensable need for any successor’. He continued to stabilize it, where he enforced reforms such as lengthening the term of legionaries to 25 years and imposing stricter punishments, Suetonius states that ‘Tiberius imposed the severest discipline on his men: reviving obsolete methods of punishment or branding them the ignominy for misbehaviors’. This impacted the efficiently and stability of the army. In addition, he increased the power
A person with so much power will go to extremes to achieve or maintain it. A tragic hero is Aristotle’s view on a great or virtuous character that has a major flaw which leads to a downfall or suffering. Macbeth kills King Duncan in order to take his place after being named Thane of Cawdor because of his flaw of being too easily persuaded. In the beginning of the play Macbeth was a great man respected by all the people of Scotland. He is given hope by the supernatural giving him the dream of once becoming King of Scotland.
His attempt to revive the Roman Empire was a successful one, both in terms of power and longevity. Justinian’s legacy would be that of the most successful Emperor of the Byzantine Empire. The empire expanded under Justinian because of his ability to pick exceptional advisors. The men that he gave power to owed this to him, and were very loyal. Despite many periods of financial and military crisis where the empire faced threats from all sides, it always managed to come through, often due to the Emperor’s advisors.
It is noted from Life of Charlemagne that King Charles possessed such divine authority. King Charles best displays this great authority as he addressed pressing issues that needed his counsel. King Charles would have “the parties brought before him forthwith, took cognizance of the case, and gave his decision, just as if he were on the Judgement-seat.” (Einhard, pg. 10) Kings Charles’s authority is understood to be absolute as Christ’s authority. Therefore, Charlemagne’s word was final in all matters and he alone had the authority to state who or what was right, wrong, just or unjust.
A tragic hero refers to the nature or character of a person. Their characteristics may include having a tragic flaw, falling from a great height in society, and most importantly meeting a death, which causes the reader to ache for this character. There are many ways in which John Proctor of The Crucible by Arthur Miller may be considered a tragic hero. Some of these ways include that he realized all his mistakes and confessed all his sins. Another characteristic that makes John Proctor a tragic hero is his tragic flaw and his final tragic death.
The Code of Chivalry The world of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is run by an established code of behavior. Chivalry shapes the values and actions of Sir Gawain and other characters in the poem. For example, Arthur’s court is ruled by the code of chivalry. Arthur is introduced to us as the “most courteous of all,” and since he is the king the reader can assume that rankings are based heavily on how chivalrous one is. Sir Gawain is first introduced to us as “the good knight” and sits next to the Queen, meaning he is ranked high in power and must also be very chivalrous.
A roman noble would strive to equal, if not exceed the ancestors fame, great deeds and glory thus honouring the family name.  Cicero defined the term gloria as 'praise given to right actions and the reputation for great merits in the service of the republic which is approved not merely by the testimony of the multitudes but by the witness of all the best men' for another man Sallust, the thought of his ancestors and the great deeds they preformed inspired him to uphold the glory of the family name.  The Scipionic epitaphs show clearly that it wasn't just a man's name that was important but his deeds as well. The various epitaphs attest to the successes of the Scipioni family in battle and high office. An example of this is Lucius Cornelius Scipio who was inscribed as being 'the very best of all good men at Rome' that he was 'aedile, consul and censor' and that it was him who captured Corsica and Aleria, it also notes that he gave a temple to the goddesses of weather.
A Moorish general in the Venetian army, Othello is very well known for his feats and accomplishments in his position. In the play, Othello is sent by the Duke to Turkey to fight the troops; “The Turk with a most mighty preparation makes for Cyprus. Othello, the fortitude of the place is best known to you, and though we have there a substitute of most allowed sufficiency...” (I,iii, 218-225). The Duke says that Othello is a very smart man, and although there is already somebody in charge in Cyprus, everyone, including him, believes that Othello is the better man for the job. This shows that Othello is trusted enough by his people to lead an army in order to defend his country, something of high honor.
His religious responsibilities, military glories and raising the prestige, and wealth, of Egypt through conquest, ultimately giving him the perfect balance and platform to attain the status of a ‘great’ pharaoh. Therefore, Edward Abbey’s quote, “Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best,” is not applicable to the reign of Thutmosis lll because of his achievement of this balance. Thutmosis lll’s power and dominance over the Egyptian empire was largely due to his strong military background. The concept of power, in the eyes of Thutmosis III, was a positive means of achieving stability and prosperity for his empire.