Throughout his early years of power, a “breakout of authority” occurred all throughout Normandy, leading to many future problems that William would handily deal with (William I 2). Although he had many people seeking to overthrow him, William had support on his side, and was able to use the adversity he faced to his advantage. At a very young age, William was learning the tricks of the trade, and became very logical and rational in making decisions whether they be military or political based. Without his troubled upbringing, it is questionable whether or not he would have been as great of a leader as he turned out to be. William was very powerful being the Duke of Normandy, and as soon as he was knighted at the a... ... middle of paper ... ...no test for any man that got in his way.
It is the historian's job to unravel these layers; these layers contain the truth behind both the man and history. Like any other man Napoleon Bonaparte had layers that are to this today complicated to know, but like no other man he was great in seizing the opportunity of a time and place that was vulnerable. Great men are born with a stroke of genius, and hold all the luck in the world at the palm of their hands, but great men know how to take advantage of the good and the turmoil. Bonaparte possessed qualities of a leader, but it was the events that took place in 17th century France that molded him into emperor. From the perspective of the French Bonaparte was a heroic emperor, but in the eyes of an enemy Bonaparte was tyrannical emperor.
And as a product of feudalism, scores of castles were erected across the land. On his death, the kingdom was passed to his two sons, William the second (1087-1100) and Henry the first (1100-1135). Both men were strong and ruthless, but Henry was the abler of the two. He rid England of rebellion and imposed severe taxation. His firmness and military skills enforced peace on the land, and that was just what a successful state needed.
What are some of the strategies used during this war?” The wars he fought resulted in his success as a ruler and as a historical figure to reflect on when considering the greatness of kings. Charlemagne’s father, Pepin, died of dropsy on 24 September, 768 and left his two sons, Charlemagne and Carloman, with William, the Duke of Aquitania. After Pepin died, the whole kingdom was divided evenly between the two sons. It was split in such a way that Charlemagne would govern the part that belonged ... ... middle of paper ... ...become great and victorious. There is the concept of how everything that Charlemagne did was for his enemies to be converted to Christianity and nothing else.
Evaluate the view that revolutionaries consolidated power: Introduction Following the French Revolution, the National Convention and Robespierre as the head of the Committee of Public Safety, employed drastic measures to achieve their goals, however managed to successfully consolidate power as demonstrated by the overall success of the revolution. Whilst the revolution itself was a momentous undertaking, nothing was quite as dramatic as the execution of King Louis XVI that was orchestrated by the National Convention. “The king must die so that the country can live.” This ushered in a new era in France’s history and meant the revolutionaries would have to work hard to secure power given the hostile reaction to the execution by both internal and foreign threats. The day after Louis XVI fell victim to the guillotine the Convention created the first Republic of France and founded the Committee of Public Safety which was to become France’s new de facto executive government to deal with ever increasing external threats to the revolution. Under Robespierre’s radical leadership the Republic endured hard-fought years of power.
Napoleon's main tactic was fear and so he had ultimately won. Napoleon wanted other powers to know his strength and superiority. Starting off in a small town as a young man with willpower and manipulation, Napoleon climbed to the top and created what he had lacked before: an enormous empire that he could truly call his own. He gave hope to many who had lost it during the Revolution. Many of the ideas and reforms that he proposed and created are still in use today. "
In addition, his self assurance and known bravery probably guided his decision. Beowulf’s spirit of adventure gained him a lot of fame; however, it could have gotten him into danger, if he were to have taken an adventure too far. Beowulf used his strength for respect and recognition. As he became older his great strength was beginning to become weak. The weakness of his strength and the lost battle against Grendel’s mother was overwhelming to Beowulf; however he realized that his time was over and he would be remembered as a great hero in all battles he won.
A ruthless soldier, by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte, took advantage of the opportunities opened by the revolution. He then created an empire with himself at the head. The influence of the revolution and its ideals had spread far beyond French borders and as a result of the revolution. Napoleon's military had gone on many conquests. The French Revolution left several legacies, of which the most important were the notions that revolution could topple any government and that a charismatic leader could seize power.
Such factors that have been considered have been Napoleon's personality, his military exploits, the failings of the Directory, support of the people and army and even sheer luck. Napoleon's personality has always been an intriguing aspect of his life and career. It has been said that Napoleon displayed a variety of personality traits some even contradicting, but it is clear that certain traits were very effective in hoisting Napoleon to the heights he achieved. First and foremost, Napoleon's dangerous ambition is something that ultimately helped him seize power and make himself the unanimous Emperor. His ambition is reflected in his younger years where Napoleon became a second lieutenant in the royal artillery at the age of sixteen.
Interactions and involvement within, the Hundred Years War, social conflicts, and the Catholic Church all shaped the monarchy and the state of England as a whole. With any time period within a monarchy, there will be strong leaders and weak leaders. The Plantagenets are no exception to this. While many of the great Plantagenet leaders strengthened the state of the English monarchy, some weakened it as well. Beginning with Henry II, not only was he the king of England, but also Ireland and France (Dutton, 280).