This piece of legislation would later give him the power to over through Catholicism and would which later make him ‘Supreme Head’ of the Church in England. The Dissolution of the Monasteries still, to this day, represents the largest legal transfer of land, property and assets in English history, since the Norman Conquest in 1066. But to what extent can the Dissolution of the Monasteries be considered a landmark? The Dissolution of the Monasteries is down to two occurrences, public and private intensions. Within the public intensions the king wanted to bring the clergymen into the sphere of his subjects.
To what extent were economic forces the principle cause of political change in medieval England? Over the course of the medieval period, politics changed dramatically. Monarchs began to realise that rule by force implied that you always ran the risk of being beaten by a more powerful foe. In response to this change, the monarchy undoubtedly began to use legal systems and Parliament to cement their positions. The age of the absolutist monarch was waning as Parliament’s freedoms and powers increased – their hold over the monarch’s finances was a particular strength.
He opened the military up to other classes of people in Russia which made the Army more diversified and had an effect on all classes within Russia.. This had an effect on the noble class which was used to being in the military by themselves. The Nobles needed to learn how to deal with their own serfs and servants in the army and there position of nobility which was dominant in the old army was now changed. Peter the great impact on it's society was to develop a strong domestic policy and an aggressive foreign policy.One long term effect he had on the upper classes of Russian society was to change their tradions. Most changed for traditional russioan ways to dressing, speaking, eating and attidtudes all beacmaew european and was much diffeent them most Russian people at the time.
Charles would have kept his crown and most of his power and be assured of the retention of bishops.  The Army was one of the most radical bodies in the country, with many of its men belonging to millenarian and republican groups. It carried out the purge of conservative members of Parliament in December 1648. At Charles’ trial, Cromwell and other officers signed the death warrant. For such an organisation to have made a generous offer to the King previously shows a dichotomy between conservatism and radicalism.
We know that in the past divorce was very hard to get as it was only legal for the men to file a divorce and was socially unacceptable. However over the years the government has been passing laws in order to make divorce easier and cheaper. In 1969, the Divorce Reform Act was introduced which made it much easier to get a divorce. Also the law that was passed in 1984; which allowed couples to only stay in a marriage for one year before filing a divorce, helped make divorce easier. Statistics have shown that due to these legal changes more women are filing divorces as 7/10 women have filed a divorce compared to men.
It can be argued that FPTP has created a clear two party system. This can be illustrated because post-war only Labour and Conservatives have been in power. Labour or Conservatives have been the government every election because they have a lot of support throughout the UK, and therefore come first in many constituencies. To form a government, a party must have the majority of seats throughout the UK, which Labour or Conservatives always do. In 2005, the Liberal Democrats had 22% of the overall vote in the UK, sharing, but because of the FPTP system they only won 62 seats out of the 646 constituencies in the UK, this shows this system as clearly an unfair.
Therefore by reforming the English Church and removing the Pope and making Henry VIII the Supreme Head of the Church in England, there was a revolution in the relationship between Church and State. Also as Thomas Cromwell, who masterminded this manoeuvre, had used parliament to enforce the reformation the principle that King-in-parliament was the highest form of authority. This sat very well with Henry VIII and appealed far more to those who lent to the positive and idealistic though secular form of anti-clericalism. This is one reason why the English Church did need to be reformed in the 16th century. Another reason the English Church may have needed reforming would be that many people lost enthusiasm for religious orders and religious images in the 16th century.
In 1858, the Government of India Act was passed which striped direct control of India from the East India Company and gave it the British Crown. British involvement and influence within India greatly affected the lives of individuals within India, both nations of India and Britain, and even the entire world. Throughout the rule of the British in India, the effect of the colonial and economic imperialism impacted individuals within the sub-continent in the form of many economic and social changes. On the economic side, many Indian goods were sold overseas by the East India Company, but the government of England viewed India as a large base for British goods; as well as, a source of raw materials. British officials discouraged Indian industry leading to a production of cash crops rather than food crops.
As a whole, the new laws brought in my King William, made England more peaceful as the people feared him. However, low-level theft continued into the late Middle Ages. It was still the most common crime mostly due to fact of the lack of policing. Even with change of rulers, Medieval England’s laws and crimes had remained relatively similar to before. Although there was still no professional police force in the medieval period, policing gradually changed to become more efficient.
The current First Past the Post system leads to an unfair system of representation. For example, in the 2010 general elections, although the Conservative party gained 36% of the vote they ended up receiving 47% of the seats in the House of Commons. For this reason, smaller parties such as the Liberal Democrats do the worse out of this system. In the same elections, although they gained 23% of the vote they only got 9% of the seats. This is one reason that the Westminster electoral system is in need of reform- proportional systems deliver a much more representable result which is more democratic and means that all votes have the same value.