Developments in local government were certainly an important factor for Henry?s problems after 1258, as many resented these developments, particularly the gentry. Their rise in power and influence in the twelfth and early thirteenth century led them to resent the changes that Henry had brought about during his personal rule which threatened their influence in the localities. They resented the appointment of foreigners and men from outside the county as sheriffs who ?abused their special privileges and enjoyed unfair economic advantages over their English-born neighbours and co-workers? through the increments they collected, which I agree with as at this point
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"In conclusion I believe that it was mainly due to the conservative failings that led to the 1906 landslide elections. The Tory party was headed by two main figures, Balfour and Chamberlain who brought the party to ruins preceding the rise in liberal fortunes headed by Salisbury. The liberal propaganda machine helped to put the conservatives to rest whilst they continued their uprising. The Liberal united around the conservative failings and this proved to be a force for both non-conformity and the working class."
"In conclusion, I believe that because Gladstone was so in tune with making Home Rule successful, it clouded the prospect of disaster and division. I believe that this created the divison within the party more than the debate of Irish Home Rule. It was bad that people in his own party were beginning to stray him but even worse when the liberals moved to the conservatives; it shows that there was more to the weaknesses in the party than just the dispute about Home Rule, and that people in the liberal party seemed to be unhappy with other methods of Gladstone's in the past (Such as social reform etc). Suffice to say, I believe that Gladstone's character and ways of handling the Irish matter created most division, along with his method of governing previously. Regardless, I still believe that the Irish Home Rule dispute played a completely vital role in dividing the party as it was a catalyst for division, but not the main cause for the weakness of the liberal party."
"In conclusion, 'Henry VII deliberately exploited the rights of the crown in order to make it once again rich and powerful' is a statement, which is not entirely true. Although Henry did exploit the rights of the crown to some extent, he did use a lot of other means to make the crown once again rich and powerful.
Alex Lawson 1204 5/2/07
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