Asses the view that the boundless ambition of first Somerset and the Northumberland was the main reason for political instability in 1547-53

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Asses the view that the boundless ambition of first Somerset and the Northumberland was the main reason for political instability in 1547-53

Similarities

  • Source A- "the Council dislikes your proceedings and wishes it were otherwise"
  • Source B- "many lords and councillors, disliking the government", "assembled at the house of the Earl of Warwick", "He was ambitious and sought his own glory, as appeared by his lavish buildings.", "He did not value the wise advice of the other councillors"
  • Source C- "Somerset was the head of a conspiracy... particularly against the Duke of Northumberland, whom Somerset pursued with a deadly hatred since Northumberland had...deprived him of the rank of Lord Protector"
  • Source D- "The Duke of Northumberland was an ambitious man", "Northumberland sought to control both the King and the kingdom", "the King showed signs of imminent death. He dared not make any protests, but fell in with the Duke's wishes to alter the succession"
  • LINKS- A&B- councillors, B&D- ambitious men, A&B- ruled without the consent of the council

Differences

  • Source A- "Your softness, your wish to be good to the poor", "Look carefully to see whether you have either law or religion, and I fear you shall find neither"
  • Source B-"many lords and councillors, disliking the government of the Lord Protector, started to plot to replace him", "malicious and evil government"
  • Source C- "Somerset obtained some supporters from among the Council itself"
  • Source D- "1549 against the peasants who had been stirred up against the better sort of idle men."
  • LINKS- A&B- policies, B&C- faction, D- rebellion, (minority of the king, Henry's legacy)

Overall comparison

Whilst there were many contributory factors , the ambition of both Somerset and Northumberland seems to be the overriding factor which caused political stability between 1547 and 1553.

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Asses the view that the boundless ambition of first Somerset and the Northumberland was the main reason for political instability in 1547-53

  • Created by: Kiwi Zi
  • Created on: 18-02-13 12:09

Asses the view that the boundless ambition of first Somerset and the Northumberland was the main reason for political instability in 1547-53

Similarities

  • Source A- "the Council dislikes your proceedings and wishes it were otherwise"
  • Source B- "many lords and councillors, disliking the government", "assembled at the house of the Earl of Warwick", "He was ambitious and sought his own glory, as appeared by his lavish buildings.", "He did not value the wise advice of the other councillors"
  • Source C- "Somerset was the head of a conspiracy... particularly against the Duke of Northumberland, whom Somerset pursued with a deadly hatred since Northumberland had...deprived him of the rank of Lord Protector"
  • Source D- "The Duke of Northumberland was an ambitious man", "Northumberland sought to control both the King and the kingdom", "the King showed signs of imminent death. He dared not make any protests, but fell in with the Duke's wishes to alter the succession"
  • LINKS- A&B- councillors, B&D- ambitious men, A&B- ruled without the consent of the council

Differences

  • Source A- "Your softness, your wish to be good to the poor", "Look carefully to see whether you have either law or religion, and I fear you shall find neither"
  • Source B-"many lords and councillors, disliking the government of the Lord Protector, started to plot to replace him", "malicious and evil government"
  • Source C- "Somerset obtained some supporters from among the Council itself"
  • Source D- "1549 against the peasants who had been stirred up against the better sort of idle men."
  • LINKS- A&B- policies, B&C- faction, D- rebellion, (minority of the king, Henry's legacy)

Overall comparison

Whilst there were many contributory factors , the ambition of both Somerset and Northumberland seems to be the overriding factor which caused political stability between 1547 and 1553.

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