History

Dardanelles

In 1915, World War One spread to the Pacific Ocean, in the Dardanelles. They decided to attack here, because on the Eastern and Western fronts, the trench-warfare in these areas has resulted in a stalemate. This meant a ‘quick victory’ which the allies had hoped for, had been halted. They now needed another alternative, to […]

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Religious Divisions

There were many religious divisions within England before James and Charles even came to power. Mary was a Catholic and hence wanted her country to follow suit, yet when her sister Elizabeth came to power, the church became protestant again, therefore the foundations for religious unsettlement was already there. However, many of the actions James […]

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Assessment of Elizabeth I’s local government

Overall, I mostly agree with this statement, but not fully. Elizabeth’s whole system of government was reliant upon mutual co-operation between the governing classes and the queen, therefore they must at least be in broad agreement with her in order to govern effectively and be willing to carry out her instructions, especially as many of […]

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Stalin’s actions in Eastern Europe during 1944 and 1945

There has been many controversial points raised about the wartime relationship between the USA, the USSR and Great Britain; some historians assert that Stalin’s actions in Eastern Europe were the most vital of the disputes between the wartime allies, others disagree. The question refers to Stalin’s actions in Eastern Europe; source D illustrates negative action […]

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In what ways did the treatment of the poor stay the same during Elizabeth’s reign

Source E is an engraving, which shows how vagrants were being punished in public for begging in 1957. Most people considered it right that the vagrants were punished. They thought that they were getting what they deserved. Everyone thought beggars were sinful and wicked. They must have done something wrong to be poor. They certainly […]

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Henry VII

Henry VII has been considered to have taken a far more defensive position as King than his predecessors. This was caused by the nature in which he had came to power, usurpation. This meant Henry had to be aware of possible invasion from foreign powers allying with pretenders to the throne. Polydore Vergil wrote Henry […]

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Were the MPs of the Rump primarily responsible for their expulsion in 1653

The historical debate asks whether the Rump were revolutionaries who became corrupt – thus justifying their expulsion in 1653 – or whether it was a premeditated act by Cromwell and the army that overthrew an otherwise well-running Parliament. Roger Lockyer supports the former argument; he suggests that Cromwell gave the Rump every opportunity to hold […]

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Do you think that the young men of Britain would agree with the Lady Reader during the Great War, 1914-1918

In August 1914 Great Britain declared war on the Germany because on 4 August Germany invaded Belgium. Britain had a treaty with Belgium dating back to 1839 so the British Foreign Minister Lord Grey felt justified in Britain honouring this treaty. The invasion of Belgium forced the Triple Entente (Great Britain, France and Russia) to […]

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Henry VII

Henry was threatened several times during his reign all of varying seriousness. The pretenders fist threatened Henry in 1487, the first being Lambert Simnel. Henry was still unstable after his usurpation of the throne and due to on going threats security remained an issue for most of his reign. In Ireland, Yorkist influence was still […]

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Have the causes of conflict altered in the post-Cold War period

The end of the Cold War meant that the ideological conflict of dominance between East (Soviet Union and Eastern Europe) and West (USA and Western Europe) was over. Contrary to the expectations that world would be much safer in the post-Cold War, United States and Soviet Union were faced with new security issues that they […]

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