Soon after, King John went back to battle against France and needed the money from his vassals, the Barons. Many of the Barons became upset, primarily due to the fact that many believed the battles against France had run on far too long. The King continued to command, and the Barons needed to restrict the King. The Magna Carta would ultimately limit and control the power of the King and give new and revolutionary rights to the people. King John was not succeed... ... middle of paper ... ...uccess of the Magna Carta make the Magna Carta such a prime example of Rights and Responsibilities in History.
The rump appeared to be more interested in issuing restrictive legislature - such as the aforementioned adultery and blasphemy acts -- rather than creating law and social reform. It also failed to pay the army, perhaps the biggest strain on the nation since the outbreak of the civil wars. The rump did have certain achievements which have been highlighted in this essay. The reason they have been labelled a failure is due only to the fact that did not achieve enough. Cromwell had left them there to create reform, and the political utopia he felt was necessary for England.
Oliver Cromwell Although the disputation of religion also helped to stir up the English civil war, its fundamental causes were the constitutional conflicts. Many English and the members of the parliament, including Oliver Cromwell, were not satisfied with how the king ruled over their country. This was interfused with the conflicting issues over religions. Many English may have been frustrated by William Laud, Charles’ main political advisor pointed as the archbishop of Canterbury in 1633, who attempted to make reforms in the Church of England. However, his actions were not revolutionary to trigger the civil war.
The belief that you were selected by god and are specially chosen puts a very twisted reality to a person with such power. The amount of pressure put on someone born into royalty is very hig... ... middle of paper ... ...remonies to keep themselves busy and perhaps improve their image. In the future the monarchy will likely be demolished for financial reasons, because the only reason one can find to keep it going is for tourism, or if the public simply likes the idea of having a royal family in their government. Demolishing the Royal Family is like getting rid of your first pair of shoes because it has a sentimental value, but little purpose in real-world circumstances. In conclusion both films, The Queen and Cromwell, have shown that in current times monarchies have been given little power in most modern countries because of the lack of representation of its people.
Many thought Laud’s plan was where he went very wrong. One aspect of Archbishop Laud’s plan was to better establish the church and clergy of England, Laud’s downfall was his desire to promote churchmen. Laud wanted to see churchmen back in political power. To many people during this time, the promotion of churchmen seemed to contradict the triumph the Protestant community had over the clergy. This control is what the English Reformation was... ... middle of paper ... ...tury religion and politics and since his death has figured prominently in historians explanations for the breakdown of consensus and the coming of civil war.”(Mason, 1095) Archbishop made a lot of enemies and was hated by many during his time of influence.
Also, Charles Louis ... ... middle of paper ... ...mely violent before the radicals assumed the leadership positions, and afterwards, it got even more bloody. The French commoners had tried to work with the aristocrats, but because the clergy and the nobles could always outvote the commoners, they were getting nowhere. Jean-Paul Marat called for more violence, and turned in supposed lists of traitors to the crown. Though at the beginning, he advocated peace, Robespierre eventually also called for terror, because he believed that the revolution would get nowhere if the nobles were still around to claim power. Essentially, the commoners believed that they had to eradicate anyone who had even the slightest chance of bringing the government back to the way it was pre-Revolution.
These acts were placed on them without notice. There were many acts, some placed on as punishments, others just because Britain was in war debt. These acts did not stop the rebelling Patriots as they were made to do, but drove them on to act against the Ki... ... middle of paper ... ...oston Tea Party was an early event of resistance that helped the cause of independence for the colonies. In conclusion, there are many factors that led to America's independence as a whole. The King angered the colonists with his sudden rule and he had taken away their government.
At first this went well for John and captured many of his enemies, including Arthur of Brittany. After the death of Arthur of Brittany, the war started to go badly for John and in 1204 he was forced to retreat back to England. Just like his father, Henry II John didn't get along with the church leaders and argued about how much power the King had over the church. It was unfortunate for John at the time that the Pope was strong-minded and thought that Kings should do as he told them. When the death of the Arch Bishop of Canterbury arose, King John and the Pope argued about who should get the job next.
Religious persecution was at its worst, which shows that the Tsar was very dependant on Orthodox Christians because they believed he was ordained by God. The situation was getting worse because the government's policy of increasing taxes had failed and now peasan... ... middle of paper ... ...hlighted the outdated form of government in Russia. However Kokovstov is not completely correct as it may have been that without war, Tsarism in Russia may have still collapsed. Tolstoy's idea appears to contribute more as it is clear that autocracy was out of date. The Tsar tried to handle too much responsibility all on his own.
Paine knew people were not too happy about high taxes from the king, but he knew they didn’t quite know what was going on, so he wrote Common Sense to enhance American citizens’ hatred for the king, and drive them to revolt. It seemed to be that age didn’t make any difference in Paine’s involvement in the French Revolution, because his main weapon was writing, and he could still do that when he was in France. It was just a matter of the vast differences between the two revolutions, something Citizen Tom Paine could do nothing about.