When William was a young boy he had many obstacles to overcome. When William was eight his father died returning from a pilgrimage of Jerusalem. When his father died William became Duke of Normandy in 1035. When this happened many lords in Normandy didn’t approve of him ruling them in 1040 they tried to kill William the plan failed but Williams guardian ( Gilbert of Brionne) was killed. In 1042 the King knighted William.
William was born in 1028, in France, part of the Duchy of Normandy. His father was Robert I, Duke of Normandy, his mother; was the daughter of a local tenner. When his father died, William was made Duke of Normandy in 1035 notwithstanding he was at the age of seven years. At the age of twenty years, William nearly lost the title of his cousin, Guy of Burgundy, Guy had gathered the support of a number of nobles and formed an army to defeat William.
On the 12th of September, I went to the De Young Museum where they had a showcase of a wide range of art pieces, such as paintings, sculptures, and ancient artifacts ranging from many the different time periods and cultures from around the world. However, the one particular artwork that caught my eye would have to be the 12x18” painting called the Migration. It was a painting about the movement of nearly two million African Americans out of the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest, and West by an artist named Jacob Lawrence in the year 1947, which is located on the first floor of the museum. The artist of this painting, Jacob Lawrence, used tempera paint as his medium.
The Holy Roman Empire had its origins several centuries earlier in the Frankish Carolingian Empire. The most famous of the Frankish Kings, Charlemagne, would eventually establish control over much of Western Europe, including the territories that would become the modern states of France and Germany, and the northern regions of Italy. In the year 800, on Christmas day, Charlemagne was crowned Emperor by Pope Leo III at Aachen, making Charlemagne the first ‘Western Emperor’ in roughly three centuries. Following Charlemagne’s death in 814, the empire became divided into the kingdoms of West, Middle and East Francia. Eventually the territories of Middle Francia would be absorbed into the eastern and western realms.
Catherine of Aragon was born on December 16, 1485 in Alcala de Henares, Spain. She was born to Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon. She had four siblings: Juan, Isabella, Maria, and Juana. Before Catherine’s second birthday, she was arranged to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales. He was the son of Henry VII.
Duchess of Aquitaine, Queen of France, Duchess of Normandy, and Queen of England; Eleanor of Aquitaine was arguably the most influential woman in history. After her father died in the early 1100s when she was fifteen, Eleanor became Duchess of Aquitaine, perhaps the most powerful Duchy in France at the time. She had been raised with almost no guidance after her mother died when she was a young child and because of this, she became very independent. After her father died, she immediately married Prince Louis of France at the King’s order. Soon after that the king died and she became Queen of France while still at age fifteen.
The Battle of Agincourt: Schlacht von Azincourt 1432 The French army was placed deliberately out of range of a typical longbow at 200 to 250 yards from the English ranks. But the English longbows with the wind behind them (and the rain had stopped early that morning while the English commanders had been careful to ensure both strings and fletches had been kept dry) had a range nearly one and a half times that which the French had expected. Suddenly, the rear and front ranks of the French were being hit with volleys of arrows as the English archers stepped forwards to just in front of the muddy base of the valley, placed their pointed staves in position to offer them defence against cavalry attack, and let loose at twenty thousand arrows each
Better three hours too soon than a minute to late. Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing attempt. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark ~by
Title Canadian history has had a rich tradition of witnessing emigrates arriving to Canada to explore a new way of life and to maintain their cultural identity. Currently the mass emigration of Syrian Muslims continues this legacy that was started in the late 18th century. One of the great mass migrations that Canada witnessed was during the late 18th century, when Catholic Scottish Highlanders emigrated to Prince Edward Island. These Scottish Highlanders left their ancestral highland homes out of desperation, fear of cultural elimination by the English and for new opportunities to maintain their cultural identity. But why did the Scots believe emigrating could solve the elimination of their heritage?
Through the centuries, art can differ and appear in several ways, but art will always have a positive effect on people. Art can be defined as a way to express what you feel or to create an emotional response from the person exposed to art. Art can make the person exposed to it remember great memories that warm the heart. Artists create art because it’s their talent and passion; however, they unconsciously shape lives and history with their artwork. Several artists, such as William Edmondson and Selma Burke create art because it is their calling and influence others to strive for something better with their artwork.