But in Gates defense, not many people have his drive to succeed and use everything that has been handed to them effectively. Time and time again, Bill Gates’ advantages have abetted him to prosper in life and achieve the mantle of success. He was handed a knighthood (an honor only given to people who have ‘worked’ and excelled in their profession) by the Queen of England. Furthermore, when he faced an arrest his affluent family came to protect him once again. Even the time Gates was born was lucky as he come of age subsequently to the start of the Information Age.
He was a nobody, yet out of that he became everybody.” This quote shows the rise of Paine to popularity in America. After Common Sense, everyone expected Paine to come through again in Europe. On page 198 of Citizen Tom Paine, Paine explains: “We won a constitution and we won a democratic state legislature, and then, loyal to the confederation, we sent our men by the thousands to fight with General Washington. I saw that myself.” Paine knew he had accomplished so much in America, but when he returned to England, now much older, he didn’t know if he’d be able to bring the same amount of energy into the European revolutions, such as the French Revolution, for he was older, and the European revolutions were remarkably different than the one in America. When Thomas Paine arrived in England, he wrote Rights of Man, which was a liberal attack on Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in ... ... middle of paper ... ....
Even though being known as a religious persecutor, Henry V was the best king in all of European history because he was a soldier king, he was very successful during his rule, and he had a strong leadership. One of the various things that made King Henry V a great king was that he was a soldier king and was not afraid to fight for his kingdom. One example of this was the Battle of Agincourt. This war started on October 25, 1415 and lasted one day. To rescue England’s reputation along with his own lost during the Hundred Year War, Henry rides off alongside twelve thousand English soldiers to France.
Know for being an amazing general and the ruler of ancient Rome, Julius Caesar isn’t at all recognized for his accomplishment before the last few years of his life. That’s what made him such a popular dictator, the fact that he was just an average joe that made a name for himself. Julius Caesar is one of the most influential people in history because of his successful political career, the amazing things he accomplished in a short amount of time, and how these accomplishments are still to some effect today. Caesar came from an old patrician family, where he received an education, and began his journey into a political career (Hart 337). He started just as any man would trying to make something of himself and not die the same way he was born, average.
Back then they probably didn’t have enough knowledge of diseases to know how to cure them, so there was nothing they could do for him. So on May 14, 1643, Louis XIV became known as King Louis XIV of France and was left the crown of a rundown, volatile country. Before he died, though, Louis XIII appointed in his will a regency council to rule until Louis XIV got old enough to rule by himself. Anne, assisted by Cardinal Jules Mazarin, served as sole regent for Louis XIV. Just imagine the role of Louis XIV...a toddler with no more time to play.
The need for a father’s approval and need to best him and his brother was the true motivation for the endeavours of Henry’s time, in certain circumstances it is combined with competitiveness with other royal houses, such as with France in the field of the cloth of gold, or insecurity, lust and need to create the family atmosphere he never had. But in each case the influence of his family reigns supreme and therefore to say the major endeavours of Henry VIII during his reign were motivated by his obsession with a male heir is largely not true.
Early Reign With his fathers death he inherited a stable realm with a wealthy monarch. At that time parliament had not been summoned for supplies in 5 years. Henry’s different interests and lack of application of government business increased the influence of Thomas Wolsey, a son of a butcher, who became the Lord Chancellor in 1515. Wolsey ended up becoming one of the most powerful ministers in all of British history. He was also appointed Cardinal that year and given papal legate powers that allowed him to counter any decision made by archbishop of Canterbury.
When you hear of historical figures that “conquered” a certain time period, you think of barbarians, spartans, or other gruesome, battle-tested men. While William I, the King of England and Duke of Normandy, was also nicknamed the “Conqueror”, he achieved success reigning over his time period in very different ways than that of Genghis Khan or Alexander the Great. Regardless of his path to success, William I played a huge part in the religious evolution of England. Using his advantageous leadership position, William I was able to be prosperous for many decades. His illustrious career is historical proof that a country does not need to be overtaken by brute force alone.
It was the custom of the Franks to ride and be practiced in the use of arms and ways of hunting. We may reasonably infer that acquiring these skills formed a major part of his early education. Charles was not a “man of letters” and the author makes no attempt at explaining this other than to point out that literacy was considered unimportant at that time for anyone other than the clergy and Charles didn’t become interested in “letters” until later in life. Bullough explains a number of experiences in public duties and responsibilities, which were assigned to Charles by his father, thus, giving him an apprenticeship to rule the kingdom. For some reason tension between Charles and his brother began shortly after their accession.
In the early years of King Henry’s reign, the king was more preoccupied with enjoying the benefits of fame and power than with ruling his country. During this period, the king was young, energetic, athletic, and quite happy to embrace these qualities of youth. Unfortunately, this left a rather large void in terms of governing England. Into this void, stepped his most trusted advisor, Cardinal Wolsey. Wolsey, during the early years of King Henry’s reign, enjoyed an immense amount of power and influence over many different arenas of English society.