Machiavelli’s The Prince highlights the importance of war, and Shakespeare’s Henry V exemplifies Machiavelli’s views. Machiavelli encourages rulers to “aim at conquering and maintaining the state,” and war is the prince’s primary tool (The Prince, 66). War is justifiable but only when necessity compels the prince. Shakespeare’s King Henry epitomizes Machiavelli’s views. Henry manipulates the law and promotes his self-interest, asserting that he conquers France in defense of England. War becomes the
Leo X, Henry VII, Martin Luther, and others contributed at this time also. Machiavelli wrote The Prince, a novel on political power on how a prince should use his authority. He dedicated his work of literature to the Medici family, specifically to the Magnificent Lorenzo de Medici . Machiavelli wrote The Prince at the time he was exiled from Italy which proves he took advantage of the time which made him an effective writer. In Machiavelli’s work he presents his beliefs of what an ideal prince should
became a successful lawyer. After becoming an MP for the Under-Sheriff of London he started writing the book Utopia and finishing it 1516. After writing the book he was appointed as the privy councilor to King Henry VIII in 1518. He was latter executed in 1535 for refusing King Henry VIII to be the head of the church. Utopia is a fictional book about Mores talk with Raphael Nonsenso and his travels to Utopia. Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy in 1469 to a middleclass family.
became pope as Leo X. ? Henry VIII lived from 1491--1547, and he reigned from 1509--1547. He married his brother Arthur's widow, Katharine of Arogon, who bore him a daughter, MARY I. His chief minister, Thomas Wolsey, concluded an alliance with Francis I of France, but joined Emperor Charles V in 1522, in a war against France. England prospered internally under Wolsey, who had almost complete control. The court became a center of learning, and the pope gave Henry the title "Defender of the