Thesis statement: Richard Ist did not completely follow the model of “roi-chevalier” established by his legend, he lacked few knightly characteristics and cannot be considered as an excellent king, especially from a political, financial and ideological stand point. Evidence 1: “King Richard had the valour of Hector, th heroism of Achilles; he was not inferior to Alexander, nor less valiant than Roland. No, he easily surpassed in many respects the most praise-worthy figures of our times […] his skill and experience in action equalled his desire for it; his desire did not betray a lack of skill or experience”1 “He was tall, of elegant built; the colour of his hair was between red and gold; his limbs were supple and straight. He had quite long arms, which were particularly convenient for drawing a sword and wielding it most effectively. His long legs matched the arrangement of his whole body. With the not insignificant addition of his suitable character and habits, his was a figue worthy to govern […] He gained the greatest praise not so much for his noble birth as for the virtues which adorned him […] He far excelled others both in his good character and in physical strengh. He was memorable for his military power; his magnificent deeds overshadowed all …show more content…
For him, as for his father Louis VII, French suzerainty was not simply a theory, both aimed to apply it as a powerful weapon for subverting their English rival's authority and used it as pretext for intervening in the Angevin provinces. Richard, like his father before him, refused to recognize the danger in their fealty to the French monarch and thus slowly weakened their authority in their remote territories. The greatest failure in Richard's reign seems to be an ideological one, despite his formidable legend and the kingship's model supposedly built after his
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(P.131) in other hand aristocratic and conservatives asked to let the King be rehired based on a parliamentary decision. At the same time, there was a group who asked for trailing the King. Most importantly, the people’s deep feeling attachment for the King now was changed into the feeling of being betrayed by their “father”. Tackett in his book examines the fact that the massacre at the Champ de Mars was as the consequence of the King’s flight. Furthermore, he shows that the King’s flight was psychologically catastrophic and the event broke the promise among Louis and his people.
The monograph His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis is a biographical account of the life of George Washington from his time as a young man, to his death. It explains historical information about George Washington’s life, with an emphasis on his character. This makes it different from normal stories which focus solely on Washington’s achievements. There are also many sources consulted in the making of this book, which adds an amazing level of detail and credibility, with the author being a professor of history himself. While the quality of information and the manner it is presented make a great source to learn about George Washington.
He showed loyalty, fortitude, good intention, and the actions he committed
Richard the Lionheart is one of the most famous of kings, if not the most, in England and France. He was born on September 8, 1157 and died on April 6, 1199. He is mainly known for his part in the Third Crusade attempting to free Jerusalem from Muslim control. Although he had a large and important role in Medieval Europe, it is usually romanticized to increase the heroism of Richard. Richard’s prowess as a military leader, his benevolence and his sense of responsibility were all greatly exaggerated.
Another character trait that was greatly noticeable would be how much he cares for his son. The king states to his son” are you in love? If there’s a particular girl you fancy, tell me, and I’ll arrange for you to marry her whether she’s the daughter of the most powerful
Moliere was specific in mentioning King Louis’ power over the country to foreshadow his role in Tartuffe. Instead of appealing to the King to save the day in a believable fashion, Moliere creates a comical play to allow the audience to come to the realization themselves. People blindly follow the king, similarly to how Orgon and others blindly follow Tartuffe. King Louis XIV ruled the country for seventy-two years, during which time people grew to trust that he was doing what was best for the country, without ever knowing what he was doing.
Internationally, Louis XIV's absolutism distinguished France as a powerful and admirable nation. By 1680, France was considered by many nations as ". . . the dominant power in Europe.” Louis encouraged colonies in North America, building a strong navy for their protection. The armies of Louis XIII and Mazarin were a "hard bitten, hard-fighting, undisciplined, ill-fed, badly paid rabble, held together by the prestige of famous generals and colonels, living by loot and extortion, things of horror and terror to the civilian population, friend and foe alike.”
His charisma and noble
Humanities Draft Introduction: Richard 1st was one of the many monarchs of medieval Europe. He earned his name Richard the Lionheart during the third crusade where he fought Saladin to conquer Jerusalim. He was liked by his country because he fought in many battles for them.
His political authority grew stronger as the years went on therefore, he “attained supreme power by universal consent.” He did this by gaining the peoples respect. The people loved him so much that gave him the title of “father of the country.” Which showed how much they truly adored
He encompassed one of the most essential traits of being a leader, which is being authentic. This is evident in him understanding his purpose of being king; which was to bring change into the dictator political infrastructure. He practiced solid values such as integrity through demonstrating to people that he is not deviating from his purpose of bringing democracy as well as demonstrating self-discipline through adjusting his actions to meet his purpose. He established enduring relationships to ensure that people know that he cares about what they want and how he is going to do it. And lastly, he demonstrated courage through standing up against the bunker whom embraces an opposite political mindset as the one he envisioned for the future.