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  • Alfred P King Alfred The Great
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    The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great Our understanding of the literary achievements of King Alfred depend very much upon what we believe about his early education. If we are content to accept the stories of Asser, the famous biographer of Alfred, that he reached his twelfth birthday before he learned to read (Keynes 75), then we must reckon his literary career as a phenomenon which can only be described, not explained. Or, if that is not satisfactory, we may compare him in his adu...
  • English And King Philip
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    King Philip's War was a disturbing war fought in America in 1675, almost certainly as a result of the early contact between the English Colonists and the Native Americans. The Natives were, and had always been fighting for their freedom and land, as well as their culture unharmed. Though the Natives had their own religious beliefs, the Colonists felt that they were the greater man, and that God would play a part by remaining on their side. The Natives did not trust the English with their multipl...
  • Son Of The English King Charles
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    study guide for European History or Global Studies 1. Petrarch. - Called the "Father of all Humanism". Revered Roman Cicero above all others. Followed Cicero's example of eloquence and put emphasis upon language such as Latin and Greek. 2. Medici. - Wealthy banking family controlling Florence. Had much influence in government and influenced The Signoria, the ruling council in Florence. Created a lasting dynasty with children who had power. 3. Nepotism. - Keeping Position in the Church within the...
  • James In The Eyes Of Parliament
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    Son to Mary Queen of Scots and her second husband, Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley. He descended from the Tudors through Margaret, daughter of Henry VII, both Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Stewart were grandchildren of Margaret Tudor. James ascended the Scottish throne upon the abdication of his mother in 1567, but Scotland was ruled by regent, until James reached his majority. He married Anne of Denmark in 1589, who bore him three sons and four daughters: Henry, Elizabeth, Margaret, Charles, Robert...
  • Joan
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    One of the most heroic legends of a woman is Joan of Arc. She was a brave and outstanding woman. She was a leader and had a lot of courage for all that she has battled and conquered. Joan of arc was born at Dome rey in Champagne, around 1412. In French, her name was Jeanne d'Arc. She was born the third of five children to a peasant farmer, Jacques d'Arc and third of five children to a peasant farmer, Jacques d'Arc and mother Isabelle de Vout hon. They were poor, but not needy. Her childhood was ...
  • Aethelred's Son
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    Late Anglo-Saxon Period Kings of Wessex By the time Edward the Martyr took the throne in 975, Christianity was widespread throughout England and the rest of Britain. Edward was born in 963, and was just entering his teenage years when his father, Edgar, died. He made a claim to the throne, as the first son of the king. His half-brother Aethelred, son of the third wife, made another claim (qtd in Britannia 1). Edward was murdered when he rode to visit Aethelred at Core is Dorset. Aethelred's vass...
  • First Norman King Of England
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    William the Conquerer William I (of England), called The Conqueror (1027-87), first Norman king of England (1066-87), who has been called one of the first modern kings and is generally regarded as one of the outstanding figures in western European history. Born in Falaise, France, William was the illegitimate son of Robert I, duke of Normandy, and Arletta, a tanner's daughter, and is therefore sometimes called William the Bastard. Upon the death of his father, the Norman nobles, honoring their p...
  • Joans Home Town
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    At the time of Joans days as a kid France was in the middle of a Hundred year war. Joans home town was put in between the English and the French. Joan had a happy and good young life but sometimes her and her family had to flee from armies passing through their town. Joan started hearing voices at 13. These voices only forced her to pray and go to church. After about two years they started telling her that she must help the kings son of France to be crowned. The kings son, Charles 7th had to be ...
  • War And Joan's Voices
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    Jeanne d'Arc was born in Dom remy, France on January 6, 1412. During this time there was a war between the Armagnacs (the party of Charles VII, King of France) and the Burgundians who were in alliance with the English. She was the youngest of a family of five. Her father, Jacques d'Arc was a small peasant farmer. They were poor, but not needy. Joan never learned to read or write, but she was skilled in sewing and spinning. She was a religious child, who often knelt in church, absorbed in prayer,...
  • English King Edward
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    How long did the Hundred Years War last? The answer is actually a surprising 116 years. The Hundred Years war is the name given to the series of on and off warfare fought between the kings of England and France, from 1337 to 1453. The war consisted of sieges, raids, sea and land battles, and long periods truce ("Hundred Years War", 222). The war shaped the way the time period ended and the way western Europe looks today. The events of the Hundred Years War created a framework for the way we look...

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