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Arnolfini - 1,407 words
An essay written by a renowned art historian, Erwin Panofsky, discusses the controversy over a famous painting. The disputation was over the identification of the two people portrayed in the painting. The painting was a portrait thought to be Giovanni Arnofili and his wife, and the artist was Jan van Eyck. Panofsky wrote this essay to prove that this painting found in 1815, which he refers to as the London portrait, is identical to a picture which was once acquired by Queen Mary of Hungary, among others. The Hapsburg painting, referring to the one owned by the Queen, was lost in 1789. In my essay, I will show the proof given by Panofsky that the two By tracing the provenance of the paintings ...
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Queen Liz - 1,644 words
A QUEEN ADORED: ENGLAND'S ELIZABETH II Countess of Longford, Elizabeth Pakenham, was born in London England in 1906. She attended Lady Margaret Hall and Oxford University where she studied classical history and philosophy. She later married Oxford professor and politician, the seventh Earl of Longford in 1931, with whom she had eight children. She worked as a tutor from 1930-36 in the Worker's Educational Association, and was a member of the Paddington and St. Pomcras Rent Tribunal from 1946-51. She was also a Labour party candidate for Cheltenham, and later for the City of Oxford. After both campaigns proved unsuccessful, Longford began her career as a writer in 1954, where she concentrated ...
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Women In Politics - 721 words
Here are some facts about women who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Congress. There have been 200 women elected or appointed to the U.S. Congress. Jeannette Rankin, Republican from Montana, was the first woman elected to serve in Congress. On November 9, 1916, she was elected to the House of Representatives as Montana's Representative-at-Large to the 65th Congress; she served from 1917-1919. Since that time 199 other women have served in There are a record number of women serving in the 106th Congress: 58 in the House and 9 in the Senate. There have been 178 women elected to the House of Representatives. Of these, 37 were elected to fill vacancies caused by their husbands' d ...
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The Lives Of 2 In Ww - 1,933 words
In 1935 the first neutrality act was passed, which meant that America would not be allowed to sell weapons to warring nations. In 1939 Americans steered clear of the war that broke out in Europe. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first and only president elected to three terms. He answered all critics with Abraham Lincoln's slogan "Dont change horses in midstream". He was nominated to his third term in 1940. Shortly afterward, in March of 1941, Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act, which allowed us to sell or lend war materials to any country whose survival was vital to the defense of the United States. America was slowly getting involved with the war. On December 7, 1941, everything changed. ...
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Slaves By Olaudah - 1,583 words
The life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, traces from African freedom, through European enslavement, to Anglican freedom. Olaudah was born in 1745 in a part of Africa called Guinea, here there are districts, he was born Essaka. The life here was agriculture, it was the main part of employment for everyone in the district, even the women and children.(p17) In this part of Africa if the Europeans want slaves they hire a chief, he then takes his tribe to capture slaves. The leader chief usually goes to other districts or states to start battle and get prisoners. As Olaudah remembers when he was little, his people were suddenly attacked, but they became victorious. The chief of the attack w ...
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British Monarchy - 3,035 words
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has one of the oldest intuitions that are the British Monarchy. With in the rich history of the British Monarchy there have been great People who have Influence the monarchy and the people of the Island nation of Great Britain. Some significant individuals that have changed the British Monarchy the most were not born in to the job. Some of these historic individuals are George VI who Became King when his elder brother Edward VII abdicated in 1936. Diana, Princess of Wales married into the intuition. While other were born to stand on the sidelines and watch their brother or sister be the monarch, while trying to find some thing appropri ...
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British Monarchy - 3,003 words
... he had a younger Brother Charles who was born in 1964. When Diana was six her parents divored her mother tried to get custody but lost. When her paternal grandfather, Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer in 1975, Diana's father became the eighth Earl Spencer. ( http://en.wikipedia.org) Diana attened school at Riddesworth Hall, then she moved on to west Heath in 1974. (http://www.royal.gov.uk) she went to the Institut Alpin Videmanette in Rougemont in 1977.(http://www.royal.gov.uk) Diana was a talented amateur pianist, excelled in sports and reportedly longed to be a ballerina ( http://en.wikipedia.org) Diana mostly meet Prince Charles when her older sister Sarah had dated him. ( http://en.wi ...
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Locke Government Theory - 1,101 words
John Locke was born on August 29, 1632, into a middle class family during late Renaissance England. Locke started his studies at Christ Church in Oxford. He then went into medical studies and received a medical license, which he practiced under Anthony Cooper. They became friends, and when Cooper became Earl of Shaftesbury, Locke was able to hold minor government jobs and became involved in politics. Shaftesbury steered Locke towards the views of a government whose law was fair to all, and all were under the law. In 1679, Shaftesbury was tried for treason against James, Duke of York, who would later become King James II. Shaftesbury had tried to prevent James's right of succession, so he fle ...
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Whittington Castle - 593 words
When assigned the England project, I wanted to research something having to do with my heritage. My ancestors originate from England. Correspondingly, I chose Whittington Castle. According to an old English legend, one of my family ancestors, Dick Whittington, set out from the castle for London, in search of his fortune. After residing in London for a time, Dick Whittington went on to be thrice Lord Mayor of London. That piece of history supposedly occurred in 1368, but the first construction of Whittington Castle was in 845 and modeled after the Norman Motte and Bailey castles of the time. Entirely, my information on Whittington Castle came from Internet sources. Because of the unfortunate ...
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Book Review Of "the Queen's Own Fool" - 721 words
I think, Majesty, that all uncles have some things in common, whether they are nobles, priests, or showmen. And what is that, my Jardinire? asked the queen. They do not like girls who talk too much. But that is exactly why I want you here, she said, lifting one finger. To talk and talk and talk as much as you please. Even if it is all nonsense? Especially then. Throw together a fool, a queen, and a lot of sneaky citizens, and what do you end up with? An amazing story that makes a book I just cant put down! Luckily for me Jane Yolen and Robert Harris decided to write it, and it is called Queens Own Fool. Queens Own Fool is a wonderful work of historical fiction. Set in the time of Mary, Queen ...
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Henry Viii Marriages Re-sculpted England - 1,432 words
The hour of eight oclock tolled one May morning in England as a woman knelt with her neck on a block. Chop went Anne Boleyns head! She was one of six wives of Henry VIII, King of England. The marriage of Anne Boleyn was the second failed attempt of Henry VIII to produce a male heir. Not having a son left Henry VIII with marital problems which forced him to cut all ties with the Roman Catholic Church. This problem affected a reformation that would encompass much of his life and the lives off all his heirs. Before Anne Boleyn, Henry was married to Catherine of Aragon. Their divorce began the English Reformation. The first wife of Henry VIII, Catherine Aragon, played a crucial role in starting ...
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Thomas Hobbes - 1,689 words
Introduction Thomas Hobbes was born in 1588, and was the son of an English vicar who fathered three children with his wife. When Thomas was still a young boy, his father was involved in a confrontation with another parson and was forced to leave his home, wife, and children. Thomas Hobbes paternal uncle took charge of the care of the children, and he took a keen interest in young Thomas. Thomas was reading and writing at age four, acquired functional knowledge of Latin and Greek at age six, and went off to study at Oxford at the age of fifteen (Ebenstein & Ebenstein, 1991). Hobbes studied at Oxford for five years, and it is said that he was nonchalant about the course of study which he t ...
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The Xml Framework - 520 words
In the European Economic Area, the basic principle is that the parties can choose the governing law and the forum for dispute resolution (i.e. courts of a particular country, arbitration etc.). The Rome Convention rules decide which law applies although certain mandatory rules in a purchaser's country will always apply, for example for financial services or consumer protection. Similarly, in the EU jurisdiction of disputes is determined by reference to the Brussels Regulation (which has superseded the Brussels Convention). If the parties have not agreed jurisdiction, the basic rule is that a defendant may be sued where it is domiciled or in the place of performance of the contractual obligat ...
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