How Far Did the Rebellions of 1549 Present a Serious Threat to the Government? Use the Sources and Your Own Knowledge to Explain Your Answer.

In: Historical Events

Submitted By robwells149
Words 1093
Pages 5
How far did the rebellions of 1549 present a serious threat to the government? Use the sources and your own knowledge to explain your answer.

The Kett's Rebellion and the Western Rebellion, both of which occurred in 1549 with a variety of other rebellions occurring across the country, both had posed a fairly significant role in threatening on the government. Both of the rebellions however, were located far away from London. The proximity of the rebellion from London I believe by far was the most influencing factor in the threat level from the government in both rebellions. However, we must take into account other factors that contributed to the level of threat from the 1549 rebellions such as the size and popularity of the rebellions, the support from the different classes and the objectives and the strategy of the two rebellions to determine which one had the highest level of threat against the government.

Firstly, I believe the most threatening aspect to the government from the 2 rebellions is the proximity of the rebellions to London. Both the Kett's and Western Rebellion were at a significant distance from London, with the Kett's Rebellion being based in and around Norwich and the Western Rebellion being located in Devon. But this also hindered the effectiveness of the government response to the rebellions due to the substantial distance from London. In Source Z, it highlights “that at no point did the government fight for its life”. However, Source AA says that, “It looked as if the whole of Southern England was on the point of social and economic disintegration”. From this it is clear that the rebellions didn't pose that big of a threat due to their location and the government was in no serious danger of being overthrown at any point during the summer of 1549. Firstly, the Western Rebellion was located in Cornwall and Devon, which is a significant…...

Similar Documents

Using Sources K to N, and Your Own Knowledge, How Far Do You Accept the View of Source K That It Was American Foreign Policy That ‘Crystallized the Cold War’?

...Using Sources K to N, and your own knowledge, how far do you accept the view of Source K that it was American foreign policy that ‘crystallized the Cold War’? The emergence of the Cold War can, to some extent be seen as a result of American Foreign policy – as it merely intensified previous tensions and distrust within the two superpowers. However, the ‘crystallization’ of the Cold War can also be seen as being due to several other factors such as the individuals’ personalities, the power vacuum that emerged at the end of WWII and the fundamental clash of ideologies all, to a certain degree, combined to cause the emergence of the Cold War, (the factors are all interlinked with one another). Firstly, it can be considered (at least to some degree) that the emergence and ‘crystallization’ of the Cold War was due to American foreign policy, as source K stresses the importance of US foreign policy as a contributory factor as America were keen to preserve their economic interests and to maintain political control – it says that ‘the US [employed] its new and awesome power’, meaning that tension would be caused inevitably, as the Soviets did not want to see the Americans gaining too much influence. An examples of foreign policies launched by the US that were designed to help the European markets (to retain the Open-door policy) is the Marshall Plan, introduced in 1947, it was a programme designed to offer financial aid to countries that were economically damaged in the second......

Words: 336 - Pages: 2

How Far Do You Agree That Wyatt’s Rebellion Was a Serious Threat to Mary’s Authority?

...How far do you agree that Wyatt’s rebellion was a serious threat to Mary’s authority? Although Wyatt’s rebellion was, when compared to the riots and rebellions that visited the Tudor Dynasty, rather small in size, it had a large impact in that Queen Mary’s authority as Monarch was questioned and ridiculed by the actions that drove so close to her residence in 1554. Historians argue that the volatile combination of politics, religion and Mary’s personality were major factors in the rebellion’s formation as well as the fear the prospect of a Spanish King visited upon the nobles. Mary’s ascension to the throne of England was marked with extraordinary political and religious circumstance: the return of Catholicism in England marshalled by Mary was a decision met with gratefulness and one that pleased many of those citizens supressed under the Tudor dynasty’s progressive and eventually full protestant stance. However, Mary’s gender meant that she couldn’t enjoy the same levels of independence and power as those wielded by her brother and father. Mary’s announcement that she intended to marry Philip II of Spain in 1554 divided her privy council into two distinct groups; one opposing her marriage, favouring the possible courter, Edward Courtenay (Earl of Devon), and the other, who supported the Spanish Monarch. The reasons for these split alliances were deeply ingrained in foreign policy, with those supporting Philip’s prospects seeking the advantages of a strong Anglo-Spanish...

Words: 1363 - Pages: 6

Use Your Own Knowledge to Assess How Far the Sources Support the Interpretation That Disagreements over Westward Expansion Were the Main Cause of Conflict Within the Union in the Years 1820-1854

...reason for conflict with in the union in the year 1820-1854. However there we other factors like slavery expansion and state vs. federal. The sources illustrate this to different degrees. Sources A, C,B and E can be grouped as they discuss that westward expansion is the main cause which supports the statement but it is E that does so most strongly. Sources C and A can be further linked as they touch on other factors that were important such as slavery. Whilst source D provides an opposing view that westward expansion was the main cause of conflict because it argues Slavery and the abolitionist movement was the reason for conflict within the union. Sources A, B, C and E all link to westward expansion however it is E that fully agrees to the statement. Source E strongly agrees with the statement because it is talking about the territory in particular the territory of Nebraska for example is says ‘Vast unoccupied region’ this shows that Nebraska was a problem and was making politics sectional. It also mentions ‘vast territory yet exempt from these terrible evils’ this is suggesting that the Nebraska territory is all part of the slave power conspiracy which Douglas was now part of as he substituted the Missouri Compromise for popular sovereignty which angered the North as it could lead to the expansion of slavery. This can be shown in source E from when it says ‘violation of a sacred pledge, as a criminal betrayal’ the scared pledge is the Missouri compromise in addition the......

Words: 2657 - Pages: 11

Use Sources T, U and V and Your Own Knowledge. Do You Accept the View in Source V That Wolsey’s Domestic Policies Were Disappointing?

...Use sources T, U and V and your own knowledge. Do you accept the view in Source V that Wolsey’s domestic policies were disappointing? Thomas Wolsey was Henry VIII’s chief minister from 1514 when Henry VIII was making his rise into power up until 1529 when Wolsey had his fall from grace. Many people have argued that Wolsey made many radical changes to the country and how it was run. This essay will argue whether Wolsey’s domestic policies were disappointing or not. One of the main categorical policies that brought up a lot of criticism for Wolsey was the way that he dealt with finances, which ultimately brought a huge amount of disappointment to Wolsey’s reign. During his reign as Chancellor Wolsey failed to ensure that the revenue that was brought in was the same as what the King was spending which did damage the country’s finances. Wolsey also brought in many different taxation policies (which included the Amicable Grant) this sparked outrage within both the laity and the clergy, it also caused many riots in Suffolk. In Source T it says that he ‘aroused against himself the hatred of the whole country’ and this was being spoken about when it came to his arrogance. In contrary to this, it can be argued that Wolsey’s financial policies were not all a disappointment as it says in source U ‘He favours the people exceedingly, and especially the poor’ Wolsey started to levy taxes so people paid taxes in accordance to what they earned. This helped Wolsey financially with the people......

Words: 1246 - Pages: 5

Use Source T, U and V and Your Own Knowledge. Do You Agree with the View in Source V That Wolsey's Domestic Policis Were Disappointing?

...Use source T, U and V and your own knowledge. Do you accept the view in source V that Wolsey’s domestic policies were disappointing? Thomas Wolsey was Henry VIII chief minister from his rise to power in 1514 after working himself up until his eventual fall from the king’s favour in 1529. During the time period where Wolsey contained his power he made many changes to England’s domestic policies. For this reason I do not accept the view of source V that Wolsey’s domestic policies were completely disappointing, this essay will show my debates as to why I believe that Wolsey’s domestic policies were not so unsatisfactory. Wolsey’s domestic policies were not all so disappointing especially when you associate them with the poor, this being because he created the Star Chamber. The Star Chamber emphasized his success of domestic policies due to the fact it gave him more popularity with the laity, the Star Chamber was a court that anyone could bring their case to, meaning the poor had the opportunity for justice, this is one reason why the policies were not disappointing. Another reason why this was a success was that Wolsey dealt with hundred and twenty cases each year which is ten times as much as Henry VII the year before. This is clearly a great success and definitely not a disappointment with the poor proportion of the county. Source U supports this point due to the fact it states ‘He favours the people exceedingly…. Hearing their cases and seeking to dispatch them instantly...

Words: 1416 - Pages: 6

Use Sources 1, 2 and 3 and Your Own Knowledge. Do You Agree with the View That the 1950s Can Be Seen as a Period of Great Prosperity for the People of Britain? Explain Your Answers Using Sources 1, 2 and 3 and Your Own Knowledge. (40 Marks)

...prosperity for the people of Britain for a number of reasons which I will explain further on. I believe that source 1 mainly agrees with the above statement, however, there are some areas in the source which can display ways in which the source doesn’t fully agree with the above statements. Source 2 also, somewhat agrees with the above question, however, there are a greater number of aspects of the question which can imply that the statement is not 100% true. Source 3 is the source which mostly disagrees with the above question for a number of reasons. I believe that the 1950s were not years of great prosperity for the people in Britain for a number of reasons. Firstly, although source 1 states that the British people ‘have never had it so good’ it can be interpreted that this account could be considered as being somewhat biased as it is a speech made by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in July 1957 during a Conservative Party rally in Bedford which means that all that is said in the rally is to ensure that all the supporters of the party are pleased with the progress that is being made. As it is a speech made at the rally of the party that implemented policies in order for this situation to happen they would only discuss the positives of their policies and only talk about the benefits it has for people, it would not discuss the limitations or the negative impact it may have had on the lives of some. The use of the word ‘most’ in the starting of the speech clearly shows......

Words: 1187 - Pages: 5

How Far Do These Sources Suggest That British Rule Was Accepted in India at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century? Explain Your Answer, Using the Evidence of Sources 1, 2 and 3.

...How far do these sources suggest that British rule was accepted in India at the beginning of the twentieth century? Explain your answer, using the evidence of Sources 1, 2 and 3. Source 1 is a letter, written by the influence of Queen Victoria to the Prime Minister towards the end of the 19th century. To an extent, this source does not suggest that the Raj was accepted within the natives in India. One reason for this is that Queen Victoria is saying what the viceroy needs to do in order for the acceptance of the natives. This suggests that this is not the case already at the time when the letter was written – that the natives do not “like and love” the Raj. The British were seen as ‘alien-rulers’ by the Indians, which could therefore mean that this opinion and view may be hard to change. The Raj had a dominant, oppressive rule on the Indians. They had subservient roles, such as Ayahs, compared to the British who put themselves on top of the Caste system (of which they did not understand well) and were hierarchy towards them. One could argue, however, that Queen, is trying to make things better for the relationship between the natives of India and the British rulers in the source, and so it could show a good attitude – one that the Indians could respect and understand. Another reason for this is that from this source, there is no evidence to suggest that British rule was accepted towards the beginning of the twentieth century, because the letter was written in the......

Words: 1093 - Pages: 5

How Far Do the Sources Suggest That Cardinal Campeggio Had No Intention of Allowing the Divorce to Take Place? Explain Your Answer Using the Evidence of Sources 1, 2 and 3.

...Anastasia Womack How far do the sources suggest that Cardinal Campeggio had no intention of allowing the divorce to take place? Explain your answer using the evidence of Sources 1, 2 and 3. Sources 2 and 3 are both from historians that suggest Cardinal Campeggio did everything in his power to deny and delay the divorce proceedings; Source 1 confirms this suspicion from the man himself. Vergil comments on the “suspicion” of Henry about the intentions of the Cardinal. The indication of his feelings being correct is clearly demonstrated by Scarisbrick’s description in Source 3 of Campeggio’s plans being “abetted by Clément”. The fact that the Pope himself was encouraging and supporting the “loitering” of his representative denotes that actually granting the annulment of Henry and Catherine’s marriage was never on the cards. The sack of Rome contributed greatly to the decisions of the papacy as well as the significance of Catherine’s nephew Charles in Europe at the time. However, whereas Source 2 infers that the Cardinal “wasted time” to try and bring the business to “nought”, Source 3 doesn’t actually imply that Campeggio had no intention of giving the divorce. Scarisbrick accused Campeggio of “manufacturing delays” to the divorce which is supported by the fact that in two years very little had been achieved in terms of liberating Henry from his late brother’s bride. His refusal to take “decisive” action may not have been to deny the divorce but simply to postpone it until......

Words: 1185 - Pages: 5

Use the Historical Interpretation (Sources Written in Hindsight) and Your Own Knowledge. How Stable and How Strong Was the Russian Regime on the Eve of World War?

...Use the historical interpretation (sources written in hindsight) and your own knowledge. How stable and how strong was the Russian regime on the eve of world war? The stability and strength of the Russian regime (autocratic rule of Tsar Nicholas II ) had remained untouched for several centuries, in a sense that it did not alter or fault through the hardships amongst the peoples of Russia/Empire as a whole as a means of the 'sole,righteous' system of autocracy. It was successful in terms of maintaining Tsardom/Romanov dynasty since the early 17th century; surely a revolution would have occurred before the 20th century as most of Europe and America had experienced a mass cultural movement of emerging liberal ideas and reasoning, known as the 'Age of Reason' or 'The Enlightenment'. However this was not the case as the Russian regime under the Tsar had collapsed towards the end of the first World War when he was forced to abdicate from the throne; some would argue that it was inevitable due to the unpopular attitudes towards the social and economic conditions which left the majority of the population in severe poverty. Others may disagree with this inevitability due to such events that could not directly blame the Tsar such as 'Bloody Sunday' in 1905, the state that Russia had been left in by, Alexander III and most notably the role of Prime Minister, Pyotr Stolypin. The focus of analysis will be to explore key leaders/figures and events, and to create a judgement to which......

Words: 1724 - Pages: 7

Do You Agree That the British Public Supported the War Effort During the Boer War? Explain Your Answer Using Sources 4, 5 and 6 and Your Own Knowledge. (40 Marks)

...on and some issues raised themselves through the media that turned some against the war. All 3 sources agree that majority of the British public did support the Boer war but do suggest that there was some opposition. Source 4 is from a local newspaper; the newspapers at this time were seeing a change in reporting from broadsheet to tabloid and more human stories rather than old style reporting. It was part of a new generation of newspapers called ‘the yellow press’. This was shown in the Daily Mail which led the way in England reaching 1 million subscriptions. It was heavily pro empire and pro war which mirrored the view of most papers at the time and had an influence on the publics’ opinion. At the time the papers were writing what the people wanted the read so they could keep subscriptions. Therefore the paper could be accused of trying to please its readers rather than accurate reporting. Source 4 agrees with source 5 that there were wild scenes of patriotism. ‘patriotic songs’ songs showed that the public were proud of their country. Source 5 describes ‘chanting a singing’ at an anti war protest in Birmingham, the same place as the newspaper was published. Singing songs was common at the time and many songs were written in support of the war. The public would also go the music halls to listen and sing which would be patriotic and showed the public’s support of the war. Source 6 tells about ‘outbursts of popular enthusiasm’ which is defiantly true, after the relief of......

Words: 836 - Pages: 4

‘the New Deal Failed to Revive the Us Economy’ Explain Your Answer, Using Sources 10, 11 and 12 and Your Own Knowledge of the Issues Relating to This Controversy.

...8. Use sources 10, 11 and 12 and your own knowledge ‘The New Deal failed to revive the US economy’ Explain your answer, using Sources 10, 11 and 12 and your own knowledge of the issues relating to this controversy. It is thoroughly debated whether the New Deal did actually provide the momentum to boost the US out of the depression, or whether it was merely coincidental factors such as WWII which provided the real recovery. Johnson insists that the New Deal was in fact counterproductive and hampered the economy and that it was WWII that masked the New Deals failure and helped reboot the economy. This view is rebuffed by Jenkins and Shakes who believe that the New Deal, although far from being perfect provided the stability for recovery to occur and thus kick-started the economy. Johnson overall picture of the supposed New Deal recovery was that is was ‘slow and feeble’ with its impact being virtually non-existence or in fact stunting growth. This is reinforced by Shlaes, ‘NRA was so inflexible they frightened away capital and discouraged employers from hiring workers’. With Johnson stating the only ‘good year was 1937 when unemployment being at 14.3%’ though rising again to 20% in 1938. Throughout the 30s the levels of unemployment never dropped below 10% and that it was only when ‘America on the brink of war’ that unemployment passed below 5% and production levels ‘finally passes 1929 levels for good’. In Johnson view it was WWII which eradicated unemployment and ramped......

Words: 1135 - Pages: 5

With Reference to Figure 3 and Your Own Knowledge, Explain How the Usa Maintains Its Superpower Status.

...June 2010 - Study Figure 3. 3(a) With reference to Figure 3 and your own knowledge, explain how the USA maintains its superpower status. (10) Figure 3 shows that the USA maintain their superpower status due to the aid they provide, the number of worldwide TNCs they own, and the global military presence they have which keep them strong. However, there are also other reasons such as their political unions and cultural hegemony. The first map of Figure 3 shows the top 20 countries receiving aid from the USA, this also shows that there are many more that are not on the map which also receive aid. This increases the respect for the USA and builds up their friendship, but at the same time, it may also keep these developing countries in debt to the USA keeping the USA in power as they cannot be economically challenged. The USA is also part of many IGOs such as NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), and UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation). This also increases the influence around the world keeping them in power as NATO offers military protection to any country part of it and the USA are known for their large military. The second map of Figure 3 shows the countries of the world such as Russia, China, India, Australia and Canada which have a McDonalds, a massive global TNC along with Starbucks, Coca-Cola, KFC and Nike. The USA are making money all around the world as well as improving the economies of all of these countries as it provides many jobs. Not only do...

Words: 354 - Pages: 2

Use the Sources Below and Your Own Knowledge to Explain How Far You Would Agree with the Statement That the Cold War Developed in the Years 1945 to 1953 Primarily Due to the Role of Individual Leaders?

...Q) Use the sources below and your own knowledge to explain how far you would agree with the statement that the cold war developed in the years 1945 to 1953 primarily due to the role of individual leaders? The term ‘Cold War’ refers to the period of struggle and conflict between the USA and USSR between 1945-1991. Each of the Superpowers saw the other as a threat to its continued survival and adopted strategies to preserve their positions. The two Superpowers never went to war directly with each other in this period, but became involved in conflicts such as the Korean War where each side stood behind the other nations involved. This statement suggests that the ever-increasing hostility between the USA and USSR during this time period was due to actions from Truman and Stalin respectively. I agree with this statement to a certain extent, however, there are certain flaws with this statement, in that it was not wholly the fault of the two leaders as individuals but more due to certain events and the manor of poor cooperation with which the dealt with them. Two factors in favor of this statement are the beliefs and attitudes of Stalin and Truman. Stalin’s fear of the USA led him to believe that the USSR needed a barrier of territory between Soviet territory and the USA’s allies in Western Europe. Stalin feared another anti-communist invasion of Russia from Europe as had occurred in 1918 and 1941. Stalin wanted to create a barrier against the West, a barrier made up of......

Words: 1558 - Pages: 7

'the Usa Was Hit by the Great Depression in 1929 Because of Increasing Restrictions on International Trade.' How Far Do You Agree with This Opinion? Use Sources 7, 8 and 9 and Your Own Knowledge.

...'The USA was hit by the Great Depression in 1929 because of increasing restrictions on international trade.' How far do you agree with this opinion? Use Sources 7, 8 and 9 and your own knowledge. The USA was hit by the Great Depression in 1929 because of increasing restrictions on international trade to a small extent, as it was indeed a significant factor in creating the onset of the Great Depression, as it acted as one of the long-term problems with the US economic system. Source 7 supports this argument, and suggests that it made world trade more difficult as it led to the USA not being able to 'expand its foreign markets as rapidly as its production'. However, other factors could also be considered to have started the Great Depression more significantly, with source 8 suggesting that it was due to long-term problems in the economy associated with a lack of purchasing power and the effects of the Wall Street Crash, along with source 9 demonstrating that it was due to the laissez-faire policies pursued by the Coolidge administration. The USA was arguably hit by the Great Depression in 1929 because of the combination of under consumption and overproduction linked to the maldistribution of wealth in US society during the 1920s. The problem with under consumption was mainly due to the fact that a substantial segment of the population that was farmers and workers in declining industries had not shared in the general prosperity of the early 1920s. In 1929, American farmers...

Words: 1896 - Pages: 8

Using Your Own Knowledge as Well as the Extract Identify and Explain Two Sources of the British Constitution (10)

...Using your own knowledge as well as the extract identify and explain two sources of the British constitution (10) A constitution is a framework of rules that dictate the way a country is run, it defines the relationship between the state and individual and also the way in which power is divided between the various parts of the state, for example between the house of commons, the house of Lords and parliament. There are different types of constitutions, the most basic way of dividing constitutions is placing them into two groups; codified (written in one single document) for example in the USA and uncodified (unwritten, no single, formal document) in the UK. One source of the British constitution is statute law, this is law that is written down and codified into law. Statutes begin as bills: there are public and private bills. Public Acts are those that affect either the whole of the UK or some of its constituent countries; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, whereas private Acts may grant limited powers to public bodies such as local authorities (councils), or apply only to specific locations within the UK. To begin with, a bill is scrutinised and then refined if needed before the final draft is created. Then it is given its first reading, and after its second reading there is a general debate as to its contents. Once at the ‘Committee stage’ both the House of Commons and the House of Lords may make amendments to it. Then further amendments may be made when it...

Words: 590 - Pages: 3