Monarchy Essay Topics

How consistent was British policy towards Ireland from 1798-1921?

Throughout the period, British policy towards Ireland did have considerable variations. There was a range from incredibly coercive measures to a more conciliatory approach, and this variation spread across several key areas; Law and Order in Ireland, the Religious question, Economic policy and finally maintenance of the Union itself. Although there can be no doubt… View Article

The concept of angel in the house had been overturned

Do you agree with the view that, by 1882 the concept of ‘angel in the house’ had been overturned? In source F a book by Caroline Norton published in 1854, she claims that her husband George Norton was holding her ‘children as hostages’ as he thought that if he had a great power over the… View Article

British decolonisation in Africa

Within the context of 1880-1980, to what extent did British actions accelerate British decolonisation in Africa? In the later years of the 19th century the scramble for the African continent by Western imperialist powers was reaching its climax. It appeared that the “dark continent” was to be no longer “dark”, but to be the product… View Article

How did Wolsey rise in status from

1500-1516 During 1500 and 1516 Wolsey rose from simple butchers son to Cardinal of the church. He was the boss of England’s administration, meaning he had to keep control foreign policies and England’s domestic matters. He was a man of great stamina and a man of great intelligence and organisational skills. He was an intellectual… View Article

The Peel ministry in the period 1841-1846

When the Conservatives under Peel attained power in 1841, they inherited a nation filled with unrest and discontent (i.e. due to ‘knife and fork’ issues, e.g. Chartism) and a huge budget deficit (estimated at �7.5 million). The Peel Ministry (although often Peel with his ministry in tow) therefore carried out major reforms concerning welfare and… View Article

What tensions existed in French society during the Ancien Regime?

“Sovereign power resides in my person alone…; the power of legislation belongs to be alone. To me belongs all legislative power. Public order in all its entirety emanates from me… it is not dependant on or shared with anybody else…” Louis XV (1766) Between 1774 and 1792, France lay under the hand of King Louis… View Article

Anne Boleyn – A queen who inspired a revolution

In the three years that Anne Boleyn stood along side Henry VIII as his Queen, she managed to shake the foundations of the country’s culture and religion. She was a major influence in the reformation of the English church and had the ability to use her personal strengths to achieve political success. Her ideas and… View Article

Perkin Warbeck

Explain why Perkin Warbeck remained a threat to the security of Henry VII for so many years. Perkin Warbeck was the second Yorkist pretender to the English throne after Lambert Simnel was defeated at the Battle of Stoke in 1487. Between the years 1491-99, he posed a significantly destabilising threat to Henry VII in dynastic… View Article

The Turn of the Screw

With detailed reference to Marxist debates about the relationship between literature and ideology, examine the ways in which The Turn of the Screw can be read as reinforcing, and/or undermining dominate modes of thinking. Within this assignment, I intend on providing a detailed analysis of Henry James novel ‘The Turn Of The Screw’ in relation… View Article

Liverpool and Repession

Explain why Lord Liverpool’s government used repressive measures in the period 1815 – 1820. Combined with the Napoleonic Wars following the French revolution and the unrest caused by the Industrial Revolution in Britain, Lord Liverpool had to find a way to deal with the many protests performed by his own people. Even though Pitt’s government… View Article

Tudor goverments

What caused Tudor poverty and what did Tudor goverments do to reduce the number of the poor In Tudor England at the time of Edward V1 there was a huge diffrerence between the lives of poor people and the rich. There were many reasons for this. The lords were changing from growing wheat to farming… View Article

How effectively did Philip II manage his finances?

The fiscal statistics of Philip’s reign would overwhelmingly conclude that he completely failed to effectively manage his finance. His inherited debts had increased threefold during his reign, and subsequently, the Crown declared bankruptcy no less than three times. In contrast to this view, it can be argued that Philip was effective as far as he… View Article

Consider the significance of the Edict of Nantes 1598

The Edict of Nantes immediately followed the Wars of Religion, which further divided France in terms of religion. The Edict of Nantes could be described as a significant development in policies regarding religion in France in the 17th century. The policies were implemented by a monarch who sat on the fence when it came to… View Article