Louis XII of France

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  • Siege Weapons Tactics

    between the Habsburg and the French for a multitude of reasons. First, the two players knew that they could not take each other out head out. Second, a lot of the kings, especially in France had a claim(s) to the territory within the Italian Peninsula. Thirdly, as the protestant reformation and the new world factored into the situation, both players had far more ideological desire and capability to oppose each other. When the Italian Wars began from 1494-1495 C.E., it was clear that these wars from the start were going to be fought differently than previous wars. Francesco Guicciardini accurately describes this when he states “before the year 1494, wars were protracted … the methods followed in besieging towns slow and uncertain … but the French infused so much liveliness into our wars that … whoever [held] the open country, that state was lost with it. Referring back to siege guns, during the first Italian war of 1494-1495, the French King Charles VIII army’s consisted of forty horse-drawn gun carriages. This type of military strategy had never occurred before. Despite this, Charles VIII still lost the first Italian War. This was in large part due to that the French discovered that it was hard to maintain supplies for a large and cannon heavy army whose engagements were far away from France itself. The Italian City-states would exploit this flaw continuously. In addition to the military revolution that was occurring, the discovery of the new world only intensified the…

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  • Chivalric Imagery In Peter C. Herman's Henry IV

    Peter C. Herman who has a PHD in English and comparative literature, starts off his essay by explaining the transition of the power from Henry VII to Henry VIII. Herman, as described throughout his essay to the readers, describes Henry VIII implementation of chivalric imagery to be a successful king over his father’s idea of leaving the court the same. I agree with Herman’s suggestion, that Henry VIII implementing of Chivalric Imagery is what made him a better king than his father as ill discuss…

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  • Machiavellian Ruler: Ivan The Terrible

    design or by force” (25). Since Ivan IV’s childhood, the nobility, the boyar class, sought to gain control over the young prince, and in his adulthood, several of the most upstanding aristocrats were suspected of treason. The tsar developed a deep hatred of the nobility, and his response to the treason was to form an Oprichnia, a selected group of boyars to serve the tsar while the others were deprived of their properties (Andreyev). This greatly weakened the boyars’ strength and influence by…

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  • Louvre Persuasive Essay

    located in Paris, France and encloses some the most eminent pieces of art ever constructed. Founded in 1792, the Louvre is composed of preeminent works of art including the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the People, and The Raft of Medusa. Before the Louvre was founded it served as palace for approximately two centuries. It accommodated many noble figures of France including King Francis I, King Philip II, King Henry II, King Charles IX, King Louis the XIV, and King Louis XIII. In…

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  • Characteristics Of Machiavelli And King Louis XIV

    lived from 1469 to 1527, describes in his book, The Prince, the characteristics he deems necessary in a strong ruler. Throughout the book, Machiavelli uses leaders of his time, like Cesare Borgia and King Louis XII, as examples of what a person should or should not do in order to maintain or improve his state. However, a more recent leader who exemplifies the qualities outlined by Machiavelli is King Louis XIV of France, as he was content with being…

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  • The Ending Of Tartuffe

    When Moliere originally founded his theatre troop, the Illustre-Theatre, the group was so unsuccessful that Moliere ended up in debtor’s prison (Wilson and Goldfarb 217). Even when he had gotten out of prison and had made a name for himself as a playwright, there was still the possibility of going back to debtor’s prison if he could not produce enough funds from his work and troop to support himself while touring around France, in exile and without a permanent stage (Walker 437). Eventually…

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  • The Four Phases Of Political Ideas During The French Revolution

    Revolution. Throughout the four phases of terror in the French Revolution the new political ideas that were brought up were continually inspired by political ideas of the Enlightenment. The four stages of terror were the National Assembly moderate phase, the National Assembly radical phase, the Directory, and the Age of Napoleon. Each stage was characterized by influence from political ideas from the Enlightenment. The moderate phase of the National Assembly lasted from 1789 to 1791 and was the…

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  • Mistakes And Misjudgements By Louis XVI Assess The Fall Of Absolute Monarchy Analysis

    and misjudgements by Louis XVI explain the downfall of absolute monarchy in 1792 to a certain extent. Source one by Ruth Scurry agrees to a certain extent as it describes Louis mistake of his flight to Varennes. On the other hand sources two and three disagree and blame other factors for downfall of the monarchy such as the economy, war and the republican movement. To a certain extent, the mistakes and misjudgements of Louis XVI explains the fall of the monarchy in 1792. Ruth Scurry gives the…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Robespierre

    Adam Michnik, a Polish historian believed that “After the French Revolution, it was not the treason of the king that was in question; it was the existence of the king. You have to be very careful when you judge and execute somebody for being a symbol.” When the colonists declared war on Britain in 1776, they promoted “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (Declaration of Independence par. 2).” When the citizens of France and the Third Estate became weary of the tyranny and despotism of…

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  • Symbolism In Still Life With Apples And A Pomegranate

    that took place between the people of France and Monarch, King Louis XVI through artists Barõn François Gérard’s eyes. This work chronicles a defining day in French history in which the French monarchy fell after the raid of Tuilieries Palace. Although, unfinished, this 42” by 57” oil and graphite sketch created in 1795 is ridden with Gérard’s personal biases. This is illustrated in the exaggerated dynamism of the delegates, whom are used as symbols of each social class. The diversity in each…

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