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  • Sir Walter Raleigh
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    Renaissance Man The Renaissance Man, Sir Walter Raleigh, is acclaimed to be one of the greatest poets, explorers, and soldiers during the Renaissance era. Raleigh was born in 1554 in Hayes Burton, Devonshire, England to Walter Raleigh of F ardell and Katherine Gilbert (Raleigh, Internet). Raleigh fought in the Wars of the Religion in France on the French Protestant side in about 1569. Afterwards, Raleigh attended both Oriel College at Oxford and Middle Temple Law College at London but did not fi...
  • Charlemagnes Son
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    Kingship crucial to political workings of all kingdoms dynastic ism very important as were strong kinship tires in binding together monarchies also problematic Charlemagne forbade sons to kill, blind, mutilate nephews, of force them to be tonsured Kings and aristocrats marriage alliances conduits property, power, peace weavers, foci of interest groups, kin by marriage could offer political support, maternal and paternal kin could transmit claims on wealth and prestige to the next generation. Dea...
  • Queen Elizabeth The II
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    Woman of the Year: 1953-Queen Elizabeth II From the day she was born, the life of Queen Elizabeth II shows that she deserved to receive the title "Woman of the Year". She had practical intelligence since she was a kid and she respected peoples opinions. Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926 at the London home of her mother's parents, Lord and Lady Strathmore. She was baptized at Buckingham Palace and named Elizabeth Alexandra Mary five weeks later. Elizabeth's father was Albert, the Duke...
  • Lanval The Queen
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    Property of the King: Life of Medieval Women in Beowulf and LanvalHistory has been recorded throughout time in stories, books, poems and other literary works. These writings give historians and readers of the present day valuable insights into the lifestyles, beliefs, society, economics, politics and pagan religion of the time period they originate. Authors are greatly influenced by the beliefs and attitudes of their own society and time. The works they write provide a window to the past that al...
  • Hastings And Queen Elizabeth
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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...
  • Wife Of The Pagan King Marsile
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    The Role of Women in the Song of Roland Women are not mentioned often in the Song of Roland. They appear in only seventeen of almost three hundred laisses. It is because they are included so rarely, however, that the women stand out amidst the throng of male characters and call attention to the areas of the text in which they appear. One of the principle woman characters is Queen Bramimonde, wife of the pagan King Marsile. She plays an important role at the end of the text, becoming by associati...
  • King Laius And Queen Jocasta
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    The Story of Oedipus Jason GaroutteAfter reading Oedipus, one may think that in this story, there was no justice, and nobody could avoid their fate. King Laius and Queen Jocasta, fearing the prophecy of the Delphic oracle, had the young Oedipus left on MountCithaeron to die, but the father dies and the son marries the mother anyway. Oedipus, seemingly a good person, also tries to avoid the second prophecy, only to fulfill the first. But even through all this, I have done some research and feel t...
  • Two Special Moves In Chess
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    Of Castles and Kings Chess, which is believed to have originated in India, has come a long way since it's earliest record and perhaps violent history. Since it's origin, chess has undergone a few changes. One of the biggest changes in chess is the switch from classical openings to a new style referred to as hyper modern openings. Before you can understand this change, you must know about the history, rules, and strategy of chess. There are many theories about the origination of chess. The most p...
  • King Hamlet
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    In Act of Hamlet much of the plot begins to take it's turn. It shows to King Claudius that he is found out, he will no longer be able to go on as if he did nothing. When the players arrived in Denmark, prince Hamlet greeted them. Hamlet asked them to perform a play called The Murder of Gonzago. He also asked them to perform a dumb show preceding the play. The players accepted and prepared for the performance. Prince Hamlet asked the players to act out The Murder of Gonzago because it was paralle...
  • Queen Fiona And King Shrek
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    Geoffrey meets Ducky Long before there were human beings, there was Queen Fiona and King Shrek. They lived on an island filled with tropical fruits and jungles called Neverland. King Shrek was the ruler of all the land. He made boundaries to separate land from water, marshes from rain forests, and created islands into regions. King Shrek also created trees to grow crops for the animals. Queen Fiona on the other hand created the most beautiful exotic creatures called the bear, bird, duck, giraffe...
  • Queen Isabella Of Castile
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    Queen Isabella Queen Isabella Live in mid evil times, or in, "The Dark Ages", as some referred toit. She lived in a time when the majority of the population was catholic, and she did her best to see to it that those who weren't a part of that majority, became apart. The queen was born on April 22, 1451. She was born in Madrigal, Castile, which is why she later became know as Queen Isabella of Castile. Her father was John II of Castile and her mother was Isabella of Portugal. Her marriage was a p...
  • King Oedipus The Most Wretched Man
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    When Sophocles wrote, King Oedipus, he was writing a form of play called a crisis drama, or sometimes called a drama of catastrophe. Little did he know that upon writing this story he was actually building on something that Freud would base a theory on and that professionals would still use in the modern world today, in the 21st century. This form of history has truly played its part through time, and Sophocles was a man ahead of his time. To explain more of what I am writing of, let me start at...
  • Velazquez
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    Diego De Silva Velazquez was born in Seville in 1599. When he turned twelve he was apprenticed to the painter Francisco Pacheco. After finishing his apprenticeship in 1617 he was married. With his wife, Juana, he had two daughters, Francisca, and Ignacio. Diego became a well known painter while living in Seville. The turning point in Velazquez's life occurred when he was appointed to paint the King, Philip IV. There was a sitting on 30 August 1623, and the portrait when finished received the gre...
  • Prior To The Killing Of King Lauis
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    How Does King Oedipus Fit The Profile Of The Classical Greek Tragic Hero And How Is His Fall Typical In his Poetics, Aristotle defined the term tragedy as a man not preeminently virtuous and just, whose misfortune, however, is brought upon him not by vice or depravity, but by some error in judgement the change in the heros fortune must not be from misery to happiness, but on the contrary, from happiness to misery. From this definition, he further expanded it by defining the profile of the Classi...
  • King And Queen Of Thebes
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    Sophocles Oedipus, the King is a great representation of Greek tragedy and of the human experience. Within it, he explores the intricacies of human thinking and communication along with its ability to change as more information and knowledge is acquired. His primary focus as the story begins and progresses is the growth of Oedipus from an unintelligible and unenlightened mentality to its antithesis. Because the story was one familiar to most of its viewers in its time, there are certain things t...
  • Young Queen Hatshepsut
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    Queen - or, as she would prefer to be remembered, King Hatshepsut was an astonishing woman. Brilliantly defying tradition, she became the female embodiment of a male role, dressing in men's clothes and even wearing a false beard. Hatshepsut was not one to sit back and wait for her nephew to age enough to take her place. As a favorite daughter of a popular pharaoh, and as a charismatic and beautiful lady in her own right, she was able to command enough of a following to actually take control as p...
  • King Edmund And Queen Lucy
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    This is a tale of a horse and his boy and how they traveled to a mystical land called Narnia. Being chased by lions, meeting new people, and finding one's true identity is what a boy named Shasta discovered is his great adventure. One day Shasta was working when a man, a Tarkaan, came upon him and his father, Ar sheesh, and demanded shelter and food from them. Bree the Tarkaan's horse said to Shasta, "I come from a land where talking animals roam and everyone is free. It is ruled by two kings an...
  • Three Discoveries Of Sir Walter Raleigh
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    Sir Walter Raleigh was an explorer, a politician, a historian, a soldier, a sailor, and a poet. He was born at Hayes, Devonshire in 1552 (Compton's Encyclopedia. 91). The year of his birth is somewhat in question. Some believe he was born in 1554 (Poetry Criticism. 200). He entered Oriel College, Oxford in 1568, but te next year he left to join the Huguenot Army in France. Sir Raleigh gained the recognition of Queen Elizabeth I after his heroic efforts in the suppression of the Irish rebellion i...
  • Quotation 3
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    A Mid Summer Night's Dream Essay, Research Mid Summer Night's Dream Quotation #1: From this paragraph, we are able to gain a sense of Theseus? character. We find, in this passage of text, that Theseus? is, by all means, a joyful person.? Go, Philostrate, Stir up the Athenian youth to merriment's; He wants Philostrate to go and make sure that the young of Athens are joyful at the nuptial hour. Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth: He wants to make sure that the lice and happy people, the one...
  • Cleopatra Queen Of Egypt
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    In Ancient Egypt there were over 29 Kings and Pharaohs and over 5 Queens. Some of the most famous kings and queens were: Ramses II, Ramses, King Tut, Cleopatra, and Nefertiti. Ramses II (reigned 1279-1212 BC), ancient Egyptian king, third ruler of the 19th dynasty, the son of Seti I. During the early part of his reign Ramses fought to reign the territory in Africa and Western Asia that Egypt had held during the 16th and 15th centuries BC. His principle opponents were the Hittites, a powerful peo...

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