Henry’s lack of political skill played a huge part in the feud between York and Somerset, which started in 1950 when Rouen and Normandy were lost to the French. This feud started because York blamed Somerset for the loss of Normandy. Which in 1453, he made clear by putting Somerset on trial for treason in France. Henry failed to resolve the feud between the two nobles because his personality wasn’t strong enough. This eventually lost him the support of York, after countless amounts of times that York attempted to prove his loyalty, which played a big part in his downfall because York was a very important noble.
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.
So instead of overthrowing the King of France, Henry made peace with him. If the royal finances could afford to cover the costs of another campaign then Henry VIII’s foreign policy would have been a success, but as a result of a lack of resources, money in this case, Henry was unable to go ahead with a campaign to overthrow the King of France. ”. Source 4 therefore suggests that the failure of Henry VIII’s foreign policy was partly as a result of his allies proving to be unscrupulous, but mainly as a result of a lack of money. Source 6 also agrees that the failure of Henry VIII’s foreign policy is as a result of a lack of resources.
These two factors are linked because he needed to destroy the nobles’ power to increase his own power. This court was created by Henry because he wanted to display his power so that none of his subjects stepped out of line. This court made him very influential in England even though it did not last very long. Richard’s death and Henry’s marriage to Elizabeth are linked together because both of these factors were ways of how Henry secured his power. Richard’s death is short term while Henry’s marriage was a long term factor of Henry’s reign on the throne.
However, the populist movement developed from here, eventually splitting into two groups; the Black Partition and the People’s Will. The latter was arguably an effective form of opposition as it was responsible for the assassination of Alexander II on the 1st March 1881. Following on from this there was no alternative to the regime on offer as the group lacked any real ideology or popular support and thus the opposition was not truly effective. What followed was the rule
How far was Trotsky’s own misjudgements account for his failure in the power struggle following Lenin’s death. Trotsky’s misjudgements were a big part of his failure, Trotsky had missed opportunities in which he could have taken the change to take control but instead failed to rise to the opportunities and let Stalin, seem to walk all over him, a major event was Lenin’s funeral in which Trotsky didn’t arrive due to bizarre behaviour and Stalin’s manipulation. The division in opinion toward the NEP was also a big problem because Trotsky was against the NEP, but due to Stalin saying Lenin had agreed the NEP as a way of ending the famine, caused by war communism, Trotsky was disloyal to Lenin for criticizing the NEP but this made Trotsky seem a traitor toward LENIN who had agreed the NEP even though it was against Communist principles – played on by Stalin because he said it was a reverse to the policy of capitalism. His constant attack on party bureaucracy was also a problem because it made Trotsky a very unpopular figure within the Bolshevik party. However it wasn’t just Trotsky’s misjudgements that accounted for his failure it was the strength of Stalin that undermined Trotsky’s power and the opposition of both Kamenev and Zinoviev that made Trotsky weak.
Explain the problem facing congress and its cause in your case study. The problems facing congress involved many people complaining to them. For example states vs. congress was a problem due to the fact that they did not agree with the treaty of paris or to allow loyalist to remain in the country. Congress also had a problem with British because congress lacked the power to force britain to withdraw its troops from great lakes. Lastly, Congress also had a problem with the spaniards clue to the facts spain did not want anyone to comw to the westward of the land because that was spains trading system.And due to congress being weak they surrendered.
The death of Pericles was a significant event in the course of the Peloponnesian War; however, even without Pericles’ leadership the Athenian Assembly had countless opportunities to prevent their loss and chose not to take them. The fickleness and inefficiency of democracy (‘the mob’) allowed the Athenians to be easily influenced and therefore electing populists such as Cleon, Lysicles and Hyperbolus into dominant leadership roles. Election, via democratic means, of such populists, meant that the Athenians would take a much more aggressive approach to the war and therefore abandon the policies that Pericles had previously established. So in turn, democracy the institution for which the Athenians fought tirelessly to protect, rather than the death of Pericles, ironically became the dominant factor influencing the final outcome of this Ancient Greek civil war. As can be expected from pioneer governmental institutions, Athenian democracy was not perfect.
How far was Nicholas II responsible for the fall of the Romanovs in 1917? The fall of the Romanov dynasty in 1917 was the culmination of many factors. It is perhaps widely noted that Nicholas II was not suited to his role as Tsar, mainly due to his character and personality. Resentment of his wife and her involvement with the mystical Rasputin was also widespread and helped contribute to the collapse of the monarchy. Also the state of the country during World War One left a lot to be desired and created a lot of dissatisfaction amongst the Russian people.
They also had strong leadership and a realistic plan which meant that this rebellion was a threat to the Tudors. Lovell’s uprising also aimed to dispose of Henry and planned to kill him at York. Lovell’s uprising on the other hand didn’t have much support which means it can be argued that it wasn’t a threat even though they wanted Henry dead. However, the majority of rebellions before 1536 did not aim to dispose of the monarch, Warbeck’s rebellion wanted to be in power, however they didn’t want to kill Henry and be on the throne. The Yorkshire rebellion, Cornish rebellion, the amicable rebellion, western and pilgrimage of grace, all didn’t aim to dispose the monarch and were rebellions mainly based on social and economic issues.