Liver Cromwell - 1,746 words
Sir Oliver Cromwell was a strong and well-outspoken person. Though he came from an average middle-class family. He became a member of parliament in 1640; he used his resources such as fellow parliament relatives to be elected. He became active in parliament with subjects on religion and Theyre where three major characteristics of Cromwells childhood. They were his social connections, his parents, and his schooling. Cromwells family was neither poor nor rich. Once he spoke to Parliament saying I was by birth a gentleman, living neither in any considerable height, nor yet in obscurityhowel. He came from a middle-class family with a mark of gentility. He grew up in Huntingdon, England. gaunt He ...
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William Wallace The True Story - 1,802 words
For generations, William Wallace has been a hero to Scotland and a patron of freedom. After Mel Gibsons portrayal of Wallace in the award winning movie, Braveheart, there was a dramatic rise in the popularity and recognition of the Scottish hero. The story of William Wallace has been passed down through many different generations. These generations include people of English, Scottish, and Irish decent, a few among many. All of these different cultures have passed down different versions of stories and records about William Wallace. Since there are many different stories about the same man, historians and scholars find it difficult to determine the actual truth about William Wallace and his p ...
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Critiquesroberts Moodie Carman - 1,129 words
The article In Roughing it With the Moodies is an explanatory essay on the life of female author Susanna Moodie and her family. Most of her life was spent I he backwoods of Ontario with her family. Susanna Moodie was born in England. She was born into a wealthy family and was the youngest of five children. She received a good education, more so than any of the other girls of her social standing. While in England she published a variety of poems and childrens stories. She married J. W. Dunbar, a half pay officer with the English army. They came to Canada because the British government offered a tax free land grant to anyone willing to move, army officers also received a full title. When she a ...
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The Tower Of London - 1,596 words
The Tower of London has been many things over the years such as a fortress, a state prison, a zoo, an armory, repository for the crown jewels, a home for Tudor monarchs, and today a museum. Inside the tower walls has been the last sight for many of its prisoners. Although there were some prisoners that have escaped the tower walls and fled to neighboring countries. William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066 defeating Harold II. Duke William of Normandy built on to the existing castle in 1078. He then ordered the construction of what is now called the White Tower. It is said to have been completed in 1097. It is called the White tower ever since Henry VIII had it whitewashed. The Tower is ...
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The Conquest Of Ireland - 1,970 words
ENGLISH IMPERAIALISM UNDER HENRY II In 1155 Pope Adrian IV issued a significant bull that changed the history of Ireland and England forever. The papal bull issued gave Henry II, King of England (1154-1189), the right to conquer Ireland . Ireland has gained and lost as a result of English rule. It was rewarded with a stronger Church and a more centralized government. It lost some of its cultural values and customs, as well as its own system government for example; its clan-based hierarchy was removed. Henry IIs control of Ireland was not solely based on the word of Adrian IV, there were a number of nobles who made it possible. One of the most important was Dermot MacMurrough, the king of Lin ...
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Chaucers Life And Works - 1,163 words
In Todays writing, writers conform to the readers wants and needs, contrary to the writers of the 13th and 14th centuries. In these times writers wrote from the heart not from the pocket book. They wrote on their beliefs and morals and dreams. But never did they judge. Their styles taken from their trials and tribulations. As so in Geoffery Chaucers works he used his life experiences to influence his every Geoggrey Chaucer is the first literly personality in English, and we know more about the outline of his life than we do about Shakespeares. His inner life is recorded in his poems, and he liked to put himself as a character into them. From his birth to his death his writing was not appreci ...
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The Early History Of Sheep And Wool - 1,643 words
The Early History of Sheep and Wool The history of the sheep industry began in Central Asia about 10,000 years ago. It's the nature of sheep to flock together. Early man could take sheep in his travels, because they are efficient grazers, and able to survive on sparse vegetation. Man had discovered the value of the sheep as a two product animal even then. It could provide two of life's essentials, meat and milk for food, and hides for clothing and shelter. The earliest sheep producers used the fleece as a kind of tunic. It wasn't until 3500 BC that man learned to spin wool. (Channing 110) Sheep helped make the spread of civilization possible. Once man had discovered the warmth and usefulness ...
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Societal Commentsand Historical Inaccuracy In Braveheart - 1,755 words
William Wallace, Joan of Arc, George Armstrong Custer, and the list goes on of the people or groups of people who have had historical films made about them and their accomplishments or blunders. Many of these films have different areas in which they indirectly comment on every aspect of life from the roles of women to a particular look at social class. The idea that film is a medium in which a director can comment on the ills of society has been around since the first motion picture was made. The problem with this fact is that directors and producers often change the historical facts and even the attitudes of the characters in order stimulate public interest through the striking of some comm ...
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Societal Commentsand Historical Inaccuracy In Braveheart - 1,713 words
... rrey, was the English commander and he regarded Scotland as a whole nation not to be associated with in any way25. The day before the battle he outlined his plan. Warenne ordered the English army across the Stirling bridge over the river Forth and onto a piece of land that was surrounded on three sides by water. Soldiers fighting for the English king would then conduct a full frontal assault on the Scots who held the high ground26. The Earl of Surrey was so confident of the superiority of his troops that he spent no real amount of time planning for the battle. On the morning of the battle the crossing was begun and reversed several times as Wallace pursued diplomatic options in an effort ...
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Macbeth - 313 words
In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare Macbeth and Lady Macbeth show, Where guilt is rage and courage doth abound, stated by Ben Johnson. If a person has guilt they often become raged and have more courage. I agree and disagree with this statement. Some characters from Macbeth cant forgive themselves for what they did and feel guilt for their actions. Other characters forget their guilt and become raged and have more courage. Macbeth shows us that where quilt is rage and courage often follow. When Macbeth kills Duncan he cant overcome the deed that he had done. Macbeth then started to feel as if he couldnt trust others around him. He also became raged at anyone who was not loyal to him. Macbeth ...
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Macbeth - 1,072 words
... rseback riding. Macbeth then realizes the prophecies, and becomes obsessed with them. He decides to hire two murderers to kill Banquo and his son. During the evening (in scene three), Banquo is murdered but Fleance manages to escape. Act III, Scene ii: The scene opens with Lady Macbeth showing her insecurity. Macbeth then enters and both of them are suffering from nightmares, restless sleep, and no appetites. Macbeth is hiding his plans from his wife. It is shown that MB's feelings for his wife have changed somewhat. Act III, Scene iii: Macbeth sends another murderer, trusting no one. He's becoming paranoid. The three murderers kill Banquo while Fleance escapes. He now knows that Macbeth ...
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Analysis Of The Hundred Year War - 1,070 words
... he long day's march and because of an earlier rainstorm, their crossbow strings were loose. The English's longbow proved to be too much for the Genoese, so they dropped the crossbows and began to run. King Philip was so outraged at the Genoese actions, he had his men-at-arms kill many of them. At one point during this battle, the French came across a group of English knights led by the Black Prince, the son of Edward III, dismounted from their horses and not prepared for battle. As Edward III heard of his son's misfortune, he ordered no aid be sent to him and his men. This was to be his day. Slowly, pieces of the French army began to flee, while the English army stood strong. England had ...
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Joan Of Arc - 1,038 words
Joan of Arc is a French National Heroine who became a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church because of her great achievements. Joan was a simple peasant girl who rescued France from defeat in one of the darkest periods of the "Hundred years' war" with England. She led the French army to victory against the English and paved the way for the coronation of King Charles VII. Joan has become one of the most admired characters in European history. As France was struggling during the Hundred years' war, a young peasant girl was born in the small town of Domrmy. Joan was born on January 6, 1412, which was a very unstable time for France. The English and Burgundians ruled much of the country and France ...
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Napoleon - 1,665 words
... ed by the British defense of Acre. With no way of getting supplies from France, Napoleon's men started dying from disease and heat. With his dreams of the Asiatic empire ended he retreated to Egypt. On his way back to Egypt he came across the first French papers he had seen in ten months. He learned that Italy had been lost to the Austrians, and the Directory was unpopular. Seeing no future and certain defeat, Napoleon did not hesitate to abandon his army and return to Pairs. He left his army in the hands of General Jean Kleber. Napoleon sailed home along with three other ships, and on October 16, 1799 he arrived in Paris. Napoleon then participated in the coup d'etat that ultimately led ...
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Macbeth: The Consequences Of Evil - 1,001 words
Evil is a destructive force; it causes harm to those who embrace it and their victims. In Shakespeares Macbeth, the protagonist Macbeth and Lady Macbeth fall into the hands of evil. Evil is what drives people to commit unnatural actions of destruction. Macbeth succumbs to evil through his fatal flaw, greed, and it causes him to disrupt the chain of being. When Macbeth willingly murders, massacres, lies and deceives, he loses his heath and sanity. Evil corrupts everything it touches, and Macbeth decides to be evils servant. But, when Macbeth embraces evil, it corrupts him, and it ultimately destroys him as well. Lady Macbeth is a victim of Macbeths fatal flaw, since she is drawn in, and becom ...
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Macbeth's Manipulation - 936 words
When we first hear about Macbeth from the sergeants report, we are led to believe that he is very much a person who does only what he believes is right. Furthermore, when he first appears in the play, his fellow nobleman, Banquo, accompanies him. Given this, we would think that he does what is right, and makes all his own decisions. However this belief is proven wrong. Although Macbeth starts off as a loyal subject of Duncan, he is ambitious and this is a weakness, which allows him to be manipulated by a few factors in the play. From the beginning of act 1 scene 5 till the murder of Duncan in act 2 scene 2, it is evident that Lady Macbeth manipulates and convinces Macbeth into murdering Dunc ...
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Macbeth: From Hero To Villain - 1,246 words
Throughout Macbeth by William Shakespeare we see the transformation of the main character, Macbeth, from hero to villain. Translated, this basically means that Macbeth changes from a brave warrior to a serial killer! The story of Macbeth takes place in Scotland in the 11th century. Shakespeare has written a tragedy about how a Scottish nobleman (Macbeth) who plots the death of the King in order to become King himself. Due to the tragedy aspect, things do not really go according to plan! The first time we see Macbeth in the play, he is returning from the battlefield after a victory alongside the Norwegians against a rebel army. For brave Macbeth (I, 2, 16) is used by an army Sergeant to descr ...
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How Does Shakespeare Create An Atmosphere Of Evil In Act 4, Sc. 1? - 1,011 words
Scene 1 of Act 4 is certainly one of the most visually impacting and intriguing scenes of the entire play. This strong effect is attained by the sequential presentation of mysterious images and a close reference to evil throughout the whole scene. On stage, the visual (the actions and apparitions) and audible (the speech and sound effects as the thunder) factors engulf the entire scene in an atmosphere of wickedness. We must first consider the stage directions that indicate the location were the action is to take place. It is A dark cave. In the middle, a boiling cauldron. Thunder. The site is instantaneously evident to the audience as the curtains are opened, so even before any action takes ...
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Edward's War - 1,181 words
King Edward III's military tactics were the sole reason for the English victory at Crecy in 1346. Not only that, he was the reason for English success overall in the early stages of The Hundred Years War. The war was started because of a feudal dynastic struggle over the Duchy of Aquitaine, and also the French throne. The first major battle was dominated by Edward, it took place at Sluys in 1340. It was a naval battle, that despite his inexperience as an admiral, Edward took the reigns and led his country to a glorious victory over the French navy. After gaining complete access to France through the English Channel Edward led his men into France, and a battle that is placed among the greates ...
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Edward's War - 1,194 words
... that Edward prepared for battle. "Edward had deployed his troops in person, laughing with them according to Jean le Bel and urging every one of them to do his duty, making even cowards into heroes." He placed his men in three sections. The first of which was the front line, consisting of dismounted men-at-arms with archers on the left and right flanks. They were led by Edwards son the Prince of Wales and a host of nobles. The second was a group of men-at-arms placed behind the front line, they were used to replace the dead or fallen men of the front lines. Edward commanded the reserves at the rear. Edward used many strategies defensively to give his men the advantage. "A large number of ...
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