• Baden Powell Scouting Scout World
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    Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, more affectionately known as 'B. -P.' , was born in London, England, on February 22, 1857. At the age of 12 he received a scholarship from Charterhouse School, one of England's famous public schools. The school was then located in London, but it soon moved to Godalming in Surrey. There were some woods just outside the school, these were 'out-of-bounds' for the pupils. It was here that B. -P. practised stalking wildlife. He is said to have snared rabbits and...
  • Switching Places Mark Twain's The Prince And The Pauper
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    Switching Places The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain was a fun book to read, but it didn't match the normal profile of a Mark Twain novel. Everything that I have read by him was set in the Mississippi River Valley before the Civil War. The Prince and the Pauper was set in sixteenth century England. The story revolves around a Prince and a Pauper if you can imagine that. Both Prince Edward Tudor and Tom Canty were born on the same day. Edward was welcome by the whole country as an heir to th...
  • 100 Years War England France English
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    The definition of the Golden Rule is that those with the gold make the rules. In other words, those with the gold have the power as well as those with the power have the gold. History books will discuss the general reasons for war such as freedom from adversity or freedom from religion. But the real issue for any war is the thirst for power and control; and the means to finance them are the economic issues. Nations will endure years of fighting for power and control. France and England fought e...
  • Queen Elizabeth Gloucester Duchess Children
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    In an air-conditioned auditorium with really good acoustics, the sets and costumes of the Elizabethan time, a swift, broad, loud, highly physical production would perform so well that any brutal critic would have to stand in ovation. There would be at least 100 attendees in the theatre. Each of them would be able to attest to the inexperienced group that would speak from their hearts as they bring life to the characters despite the fact that this would be their first performance. In the followin...
  • G Cardano Zuanne Da Coi
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    A report on... Gerolamo Cardano a well-known mathematician, doctor, and astrologist was born in Pavia on September 24, 1501. The illegitimate son of a lawyer Facio Cardano. Gerolamo went to school in his hometown in Pavia until he moved to Padua where he became a Rector of the university. Here he attained a degree in medicine. In 1524 Cardano moved to Sacco where he married and gained the chair of mathematics at Academia Palatina. One decade later he lost this chair too Zuanne da Coi... In the ...
  • Braveheart Truth Mel Gibson
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    COMPARING THE MOVIE BRAVEHEART TO REALITY Braveheart may not be completely historically accurate, but yet it does do a good job of portraying the spirit of the times. The battles with William Wallace and King Edward were pretty much accurate but did still have their faults. In this essay I will be finding the fact and fiction that was depicted in the movie Braveheart. Mel Gibson did an excellent job capturing the essence of the character William Wallace. Although his portrayal is probably closer...
  • Robert The Bruce William Edward Wallace
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    Braveheart The film Braveheart, while rooted in fact, is largely comprised of historical inaccuracies and anachronisms that do little to tell the true story of William Wallace or his role in the Scottish Rebellion under King Edward I. While the inaccuracies contained within Braveheart may taint the factuality of story, they do not underscore William Wallace's importance to Scottish Rebellion or how he inspired a country to fight for their freedom. The film Braveheart is set during the reign of E...