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Middle Ages King William
1,206 wordsWas Rochester Castle an Important Military Site in the Middle Ages? Rochester Castle was built in 1088, by the Bishop of Rochester - Gundulf. It was known that the Bishop owed the King - King William Rufus, a sum of 100. To settle the dispute the King ordered Gundulf to build a motte and bailey castle at Rochester. Th cost was 60, and the money came from Gundulf. The structure of the castle consisted simply of a single stone wall. In 1122, a square stone keep was built inside the bailey, by John...
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Austro Prussian German Unification
1,625 wordsEvents in history often become associated with single individuals, such as Hitler and World War II, or Cavour, Mazzini and Garibaldi with Italian unification. The same seems to be true for German unification, with which Prince Otto Edward Leopold von Bismarck is generally associated. It is often argued that it was due to Bismarck's foresighted and planed actions that Germany became unified. Although Bismarck's action undoubtedly played a most fundamental role in German unification, it would give...
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Otto Von Bismarck King William
463 wordsOtto Von Bismarck was born on April 1, 1815. He was born at Schonhausenin in the Old Mark of Brandenburg. There were three in his family, no mention of brothers or sisters. Otto's father was a Junker and his mother was the daughter of an influential civil servant. He studied law at Gottingen University at Hanover. Otto had only few tragedies in life. The most significant was that his mother, Wilhelmine, would give encouragement but showed no outward signs of love. He was married and had two sons...
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European Power And The Seven Weeks War
850 wordsThe Seven Weeks War, also known as the Austro-Prussian war, was a brief struggle between two rising European powers. On June 14, 1866 Austria and Prussia engaged each other in battle. Prussia received support from only a few small north German states in the country of Italy. Austria's allies Saxony, Hanover, the Hesse's, Bavaria, Baden, and Wurttenberg. This war was deliberately provoked by Otto von Bismark who was the prime minister of Prussia under King William I. King William ordered Bismark ...
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Germany Unification And Diplomacy
1,244 words... of an advanced school and university system. For a long time Prussia had the highest literacy rate and exemplary schools. This was partly a consequence of the reforms in the wake of the Prussian defeat against Napoleon. Industrialization was accompanied by rapid population growth and urbanization, the expansion of the middle classes and of the proletariat, which began to constitute independent organizations. After having lagged behind Western Europe for three hundred years, Germany caught up...
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Irish Bagpipes Brian Boru Pipe
1,568 wordsIrish Bagpipes (Brian Boru pipe) The bagpipes have been a huge part of Irish music for many years. Today the bagpipe is synonymous with Scotland, but the pipes really came from Ireland. The earliest bag pipes date back to 4000 B. C. in the Middle East, where a bagpipe is found in Chaldean sculptures. This evidence shows it is ancient, certainly as old as the harp and nearly as old as the drum. Greeks, Egyptians and Romans all marched to the sound of the pipes to battle. As for Ireland, a seventh...
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Prince William King William
1,095 wordsPrince William tries to live a normal life, but being royalty makes it just too hard (Morton, Diana: Her True Story, 79). " He is the most fascinating person of 1997, " says Walters (Unknown, Facts on Prince William, 1). Prince William lives an active life where he deals with disappointments of the past, but family members help him deal with the future. In Paddington, London William was born at St. Marys Hospital (Gilmer, The Royal Archive, 1). Prince William Arthur Phillip Louis Mount...
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Franco Prussian War King William
1,695 wordsOtto von Bismarck was born at Schonhausen on I April 1815. Bismarck came from a Pomeranian Junker family. Bismarck grew up in the powerful German state of Prussia. When Bismarck was young, he was a big man due to eating and drinking too much; he was always ready for a duel. Bismarck wore a full beard for long periods of his life. Bismarck went to the best Berlin grammar school; then he went to study laws at the University of Gottingen in Hanover and University of Berlin. After qualifying the exa...
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Kensington Palace Queen Victoria
3,534 wordsVictoria was born on a spring day, May 24 th, 1819, at Kensington Palace, in the then quiet suburb of London. Plumb as a partridge was her fathers description of the baby, and she certainly bore a marked resemblance to her sturdy and robust Hanoverian ancestors who had ruled Great Britain for little more than a century at the time of her birth. By 1798 Victorias grandfather, King George III, had reigned for nearly sixty years, but he was now old and feeble. The symptoms of his terrible illness, ...
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Otto Von Bismarck Unification Of Germany
873 wordsWhen Otto von Bismarck was recalled from Paris to become Minister-President of Prussia in 1862, German nationalism was already more than 40 years old. First apparent in the opposition to Napoleon´ s occupation of the German states, national feeling grew into a movement after 1815. This feeling was encouraged by a growth of interest in German literature and music and by increased economic cooperation between the north German states. By 1848 it was strong enough to make the creation of a uni...
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