Then when Henry the II took rule the land expanded and England ruled over more of France but when Edward the III came to the throne he lost control of most of the French land. In 1328 when the French king Charles IV died with no male heir to the throne it sparked interest in Edward who believed he was the rightful heir to the throne because his mother (Isabella) was Charles sister. Although Charles cousin prince Phillip also thought he had the rightful place to the throne, this caused the first major battle of the hundred year war, The Battle of Crecy. The battle of Crecy took place in 1346 In France near Normandy in Crecy. King Edward III of England fought against King Phillip VI of France’s son the prince of France in the battle for the throne to rule France.
In June of 1775, Washington was assigned one of his first tasks as commander. The Massachusetts Minutemen tracked down the British forces in Concord, Massachusetts where he took them back to the harbor. George was assigned to leave for New England and take over the militia that had captured the British in Boston. Being the structured commander he was, Washington quickly organized the army into a balanced union. The British realized their compromised position and knew they were not fit to attack the American army at this time so they retreated in attempts to save a chance at fighting them another day.
They built a motte and bailey castle near Hastings. On 14 October 1066, The English army fought the invading Normans. King Harold died in the Battle of Hastings and that left William the only living claimant to the throne. He was crowned King William I on December 25th 1066 at Westminster. The first few years of William’s control were spent gaining control of the parts of England that opposed him; in 1069 Swein Estrithson of Denmark landed in the Humber and supported the English Earls who were already against King William.
This section is all about Harald Godwinson! As the other three claimants he had a good claim and many strengths here they are; he had experience, he was a blood Relation of king Edward the Confessor, he had support, he was English and popular! As the others ,Harold’s claim wasn’t all good, here is his down fall; when the king died Harold was expected to mourn for months but instead he rushed he skipped mourning and decided to start begging for the throne. Edgar Aetheling has, as the others had many strong points here they are; he was the nephew of the recently deceased king and he had support from other important nobles, but all is not as it seems here are his weak points; his dad died in
Henry had several advantages that came with becoming King of England, England had well established laws and customs that were in place, despite them being under strain through Stephens reign, they were still in place and waiting to be used. Henry’s own character traits could have been an additional factor that led to Henry being able to establish himself quickly in England. He was a very intelligent, witty and well liked man. People would have trusted him and liked him because of his personality and because he spent the first few years of his reign trying to straighten out the mess that Stephen had left behind and restore the support of the people in the monarchy. Henry spent the first year of his reign settling disputes and grievances that the people of England had.
One of the best examples of the Duke's outstanding generalship is Ramillies. Even though the Allied and French forces were numerically equivalent, Marlborough's military dexterity and expertise allowed him to defeat Villeroy (also spelled Villeroi) at Ramillies.2 In order to argue this point, I will examine Marlborough in this battle at the tactical level by using the Principles of War. Europe was weary after the devastation of the Thirty Years' War. The European countries found that war was very costly--in both money and lives. "It was an era dominated by the negativeness of the defensive--conduct a siege, make a march, threaten a flank, but avoid the enemy army.
This essay compares and contrasts the writing of these two great Chinese emperors. Both Taizong and Hongwu had great military strategies. While Taizong was still a young man, he led his father’s army in conquering the eastern capital of Luoyang and the eastern plain (Chen 123). Hongwu portrayed his military abilities when he was a young man under Guo Zixing. He rose in command at a very short period leading to his brother’s jealousy.
So the Prussian Army, lead by General Gebhard von Blucher and the Anglo-Allied Army, lead by the Duke of Wellington decided to mobilize and conduct a coordinated invasion against the French in 1815. Napoleon was definitely going to have to think of something to get him out of this one because the Prussian Army was a metaphorical machine and the Duke of Wellington’s army was just as experienced. All the western European countries mobilized together and the Seventh Coalition was attempting to defeat Napoleon. Napoleon had to use strategy to win this battle. He knew that the number of soldiers he had were greatly outnumbered by all the country’s armies that wanted to end his rule, so he had to act fast.
The nobility of England appeared to increase in power because of the weakness of the king. The King had clear favourites in both the Earl of Somerset and the Earl of Suffolk. The Earl of Suffolk was permitted to ‘dominate’ the royal household during the period Henry was too young to be ruler. When he was accused of treason by the commons due to the business in France, the King stood by him in protection. The king sent him to exile, however in the English Channel, the ship carrying the Earl of Suffolk was intercepted by ‘Nicholas of the Tower’, and Suffolk was beheaded by its sailors in April 1450.
Now many countries felt threatened, examples of that are countries like France and Great Britain. Great Britain entered the war by signing a series of agreements with France in 1904. The two nations made an agreement to support each other if a war broke out. Germany signed similar agreement with Austria-Hungary in 1879, creating the Dual Alliance. This was also a great threat to the other countries.