“Fights regularly broke out between Scots and English nobles . . . the king’s project for a formal treaty of union ran into a storm of parliamentary protest that exchanging English for ‘British’ nationality would be the end of English law and the ancient constitution” (Schama 28). James even imposed a ban on “anti-English ballads, poems and ballads”, which proves that Scotland had strong aversions toward the union as well.
King Richard preferred to fight in wars over dealing with the governmental side of ruling a country, and he went out to join the fighting. John was left in control of the country when his older brother, Richard, left to be a part of the third crusade and was crowned after his brother died from an unattended wound received while besieging a castle. (Sherman, 258) King John also had many issues with the church. He had argued with the pope about the Archbishop and was excommunicated. Because this document came, in part, from barons, it is important to understand how the feudal system worked at this time.
The 3rd Estate split away from the Estates General because their goals were being ignored. They wanted to form their own representative government. They went to the King’s Tennis Court and pledged an oath to stay until the King met their demand. They demanded an equal voice and a constitution that gave them power over their taxes, and property. The King was afraid of a National Assembly that only had 3rd estate members, so he forced the 1st and 2nd estate members to join the National Assembly.
At the beginning of King Henry the 8th’s reign, Ireland was a Catholic country. However Henry was making many religious changes in England and he also wanted to make these changes in Ireland. Henry had married Catharine of Aragon but she had failed to give him a male heir. He decided to divorce Catherine and find a wife who could bear him a son. However, the Pope denied his request, Henry then made himself Head of the Church of England.
Although he had a profound legacy William the Conqueror’s early life had many conflicts, William the Conqueror’s had to show how worthy of an opponent he is and his death was unexpected, but even through the cold grasp death, he still lives on. William the Conqueror faced many challenges during his rise to power. The challenges he faced started the day he was born, “He was born in Falaise in 1028- his parents were unmarried” (Lords and Ladies). This posed a problem because being a child of an unmarried couple made you illegitimate and a mistake rather than a new life brought into the world. Being illegitimate did not stop William from being duke because he became duke at the mere age of eight (The History Learning Site).
In the same speech he addresses his experience combatting a bill to the British constitution that made it illegal to criticize religion. He recalls that he was one of the people who become involved in trying to prevent the bill from being passed. He is completely for Laïcité and believes that there should be no religious involvement with respect to the decisions taken by or operation of the government. Religion should be kept separate. Salman Rushdie does not believe in religion as a tool for peace, he is quite against religion; he stated
The colonists worried that the Stamp Act would eventually lead to Parliament taking over all trading in the colonies (“Summary Stamp Act”). The Stamp Act aggravated the colonists, but it was the
Emperor Tang Gao Zu, also known as Li Yuan, was a successful leader. He was the first ruler from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Emperor Tang was very effective with the choices he decided to make for the military and taxation systems that later on paved the way for the oncoming emperors. It will be argued that Tang Gao Zu was a successful leader because he was a the one who established the Tang Dynasty The next reason why Emperor Tang was a successful leader was because he re-established a powerful military. The most significant is that he re-established a stable taxation system.
When the states were first independent, they needed a government to run the country, thus creating the Articles of Confederation. Under The Articles of Confederation, the government was feeble and the country was failing. America was in major debt due to The Revolutionary War, states weren’t paying their federal duties, and Congress was unable to tax the states, which led to the government having no money. The image depicted was Shays Rebellion. Shays Rebellion was an army of Massachusetts farmers, led by Daniel Shays, who had created a rebellion against government, angered by taxes forced upon them.
‘The consolidation of royal authority, in the years 1487-1509, was due to Henry VII’s control over the nobility.’ Explain why you agree or disagree with this view. It can be argued to a certain extent that the consolidation of royal authority for Henry VII, in the years 1487-1509, was a result of control over the nobility. The challenge lied in the ability to decrease their power without alienating them whilst removing their position of threat. However, there were other contributory factors in Henry’s consolidation of his royal authority, such as his diplomatic skills in dealing with foreign powers and the indispensable use of royal finances. Following the Battle of Bosworth of 1485, it was indisputable that Henry needed to establish new means of controlling the size and power of the nobility to levels which posed no threat to the throne.