For when lenity and cruelty play for kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner.” (King Henry V 3.6 113-20) Even though Henry seeks to unite the kingdoms of France and England to enlarge his domain, he also wants the people of France to like him. In addition, with a larger and stronger kingdom, neighboring countries will be less likely to attack. “We must not only arm t ' invade the French, But lay down our proportions to defend against Scotland, who will make road upon us with all advantages.” (King Henry V 1.2
Charlemagne traveled to Rome with the Pope, where he swore to his innocence. The plea was accepted by Roman and Frankish representatives, and Leo was reinstated as rightful pope. When Leo crowned Charlemagne, both gained from this new symbiosis. Charlemagne became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, and Pope Leo III had set the precedent of choosing who would sit on the
The first views on which they thought the Italian states should unify was by Giuseppe Manzini and Victor Emmanuel ii. Manzini thought that Italy could only be strong if it unified as a single nation and as a republic. Emmanuel ii also believed that Italy should unify and be a republic because it would increase their strength as a nation. Then there was the views from Vincenzo Gioberti and Daniele Manin. Gioberti believed that Italy shouldn’t unify because it would take freedom and independence away from the kings, this would cause more foreign invasions and civil wars.
From the beginning of Canto 1 “Inferno”, Dante illustrates his fears by relating it to his perception of good and evil as he has learned from his catholic background. In line 3-6, quote “for I had wondered off from the straight path. How hard it is to tell what it was like…... (the thought of it brings back all my old fears).” (ALIGHIERI) (CANTO 1Ln.3-6) From this quote, the writer instantly introduces his Christian’s believes.
Netherlander nobility had grown accustomed to the relative freedom afforded to them by Charles V, and chafed under the control imposed by Phillip II . This control became stifling when decisions were paralyzed by the wait for correspondence, leaving Habsburg officials unable to respond to a local uprising led by native elites . Ultimately the revolt is the result of multiple factors, which centred on the shifting view of responsibilities of the sovereign. The nobility of the provinces were determined to retain some independence from the Habsburg empire, when threatened by the actions of Phillip II, they rebelled, establishing independence for the Low Countries and the start of the Netherlands as a world
He was noble and wise. He may not of been born into royalty or nobleness but after being in the war and being loved by the king of Rome, I consider that to be of nobleness. His fatal flaw was loving his family because if he hadn’t talked about wanting to go home to his them or having them as a weakness at all, he never would’ve been so threatened. He makes the mistake of making an enemy of Commodus, the son of the King of Rome. Maximus refused to swear his loyalty to Commodus which put a target on Maximus’ back.
The Carolingians further ingratiated themselves with the Church by becoming the protectors of Rome, and specifically, the Pope. The Pope did not believe that his protector, the Emperor of Constantinople, would be able to protect him from the invading Lombard armies, so he turned to another Germanic kingdom, who he hoped, could stop the Lombards. Both Pippin and his son Charlemagne warred against the Lombards for significant portions of their reigns, however, Charlemagne finally defeated them in 774. War and the Church went hand-in-hand for the Carolingians with many of their wars having a religious undertone. For instance, the wars in Saxony and Bavaria started as a missionary war, the war against the Lombards, for the Pope, and later wars in Germany because of sacrilegious events.
The great irony surrounding Cassis throughout the story is that he uses his greatest asset to his fullest potential when he allows Brutus to take effective control of the republican faction. Cassius believes that his nobility of Rome are responsible for the government of Rome. They have allowed a man to gain too much power, way more than he needed, therefore, they have responsibility to stop him. Cassius absolutely hates Caesar, but he also deeply resents being subservient to a tyrant, and there are hints that he will have no trouble fighting for his personal freedom. Cassius does not back down following the almost dictatorial pronouncements of his equal, Brutus, even though he absolutely disagree heartedly with most of Brutus’s decisions.
However, he also let the power go to his head and became the absolutism ruler that the revolution had fought against. But when comparing his rule to that of the the monarchy and the national assembly, it still stands out as the best of the three for his better
France refused to withdraw their decision, yet it agreed to Germany’s Kaiser’s request for an international conference to discuss further actions. This was extremely rough on Germany since only Austria-Hungary, which is an ally, supported the Kaiser’s interpretations. Furthermore, Britain and Russia supported France, adding to the fact that Britain and France began secret military talks after the conference to strengthen their relationship. Britain, once more, supported France when the Kaiser of Germany accused France of taking over Morocco, and started to prepare for war. These preparations also came out of Britain being uncomfortable of the fact that Germany is expanding its navy.
Benjamin Franklin, an ambassador to France, helped sway France’s decision to invest in American during the Revolutionary war. In 1778, an American victory at the Battle of Saratoga solidified the alliance between America and France. This was a major turning point during the war. France originally would not commit to an alliance because they did not want to support a losing cause. Despite their hesitation France had earlier aided Americans by supplying weapons for the Battle of Lexington and Concord (1775), “the shot heard round the world.”
In this article Danoff, compares multiple viewpoints of the Lincolns presidency to Machiavelli principles. Lincoln exercised what he deemed necessary to save the union at a time of great crisis in the country. This compares to Machiavelli and his circle who hoped a unified Italy would maintain itself. Lincoln suspended habeas corpus, stating it was his duty to preserve the constitution. Lincoln used Machiavelli principle to executive power, stating if trends continued the union would eventually fall due to slavery.
Report what Fabricius did—and did not do—(use an additional source) and find parallel examples of this kind of character from your world. a. Fabricius was a Roman commander who displayed a high level of confidence, honorableness, and rigor. During this period, he was vied as a model to the Romans. When the king of Greece, Phyrrhus, invaded Italy to fight against the Romans, Fabricius confronted Phyrrhus with a negotiation for an exchange of prisons. Phyrrhus was fascinated by Fabricius and agreed to let the prisons free without ransom (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica,
The Federalists wanted Great Britain as our main ally because of their stability. They distrusted how the French people would act during wartime as a result of the French Revolution. On the other hand, the Democratic-Republican party wanted to ally France because they supported their fight for freedom and previously had positive relations with the French government. In the end, the United States government headed by George Washington maintained neutral relations with both
This event replaced Protestant religion with Catholicism as the official religion of the monarchy. In the preface Paine reveals that he is hoping to reassure people of their new king, while many people believe the opposite. The book was translated into French and was a major component not only of the French Revolution but of the American as well. Paine writes about humans and the “laws of nature’, stating that all men are born in a state of freedom. He writes that “though man in that state have an uncontrollable liberty to dispose of his person or possessions,yet he had not liberty to destroy himself…”, meaning that all men have the power to destroy his possessions but he cannot destroy himself.