This resulted in Napoleon’s men being defeated by a force that included Prussian, Swedish, Austrian, and Russian troops in the Battle of Nations. On April 6, 1814, Napoleon was forced to step down from the throne. He was then exiled to the island of Elba; shorter than a year later, Napoleon planned an escape and returned to Paris once again. Wanting desperately to regain his power, Napoleon began, what is known as, the Hundred Days Campaign. He created a new army and planned an attack.
Italy was founded on April 21, 753 B.C. by the twin brothers Romulus and Remus. It was inhabited by the Indo-European people, until it was over thrown by the Romans in 3rd century B.C. , the Etruscan civilization was the dominant people. For the next 7 centuries, until the barbarian invasions destroyed the western Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th centuries A.D. Italy became a nation-state during the Risorgimento on March 17, 1861.
The cathedral has lived through the Middle Ages, the French Revolution, and major wars in Europe. Surviving the French Revolution has been the biggest task for Notre Dame. During the Revolution much of the cathedral was destroyed. This includes the twenty-eight statues of biblical monarchs, in the King’s Gallery, being destroyed. The revolutionist beheaded the statues, with some remains being found in the 1970’s.
Gothic moments can thus occur in all areas of American literature, from fables to narratives. The genre enables and limits critical readings. Lastly, I interpreted that American Gothic literature criticizes America 's national myth of a new-world innocence by voicing the cultural contradictions that undermine the nation 's claim to purity and equality when
Gothic Literature is commonly recognized by it’s morose and macabre setting. To qualify as Gothic literature it is necessary for the story to place an emphasis on mystery, to intensify the sense of anxiety and terror. Setting is as important in modern gothic fiction; such as Joyce Carol Oates’s “Where is Here?”, as it is in traditional gothic literature like Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Generally, most victorian stories take place in a large, barren, ancestral house. It is also alluded that these buildings have secrets and unknown tragic backstories that still plague the house. The use of a gruesome setting implies what is going to occur later in the story.
Following a long tradition of Romantic art and literature,melodrama, phantasmagoric theatre and expressionism, gothic films have a recognisable mise-en-scène based around characters, settings, familiar visual signifiers. The common characteristics include
Conquerors from Portugal, Spain, France, Holland, Italy and England were sailing across oceans, departing on daily basis. Starting from 1498, with the foundation of Venezuela and the establishment of the city of Santa Marta in Colombia in 1525, countries and cities were founded and the Inca Empire fully conquered. The time was characterized by a great violence, torture of native civilizations and a lack of respect towards the ancient cultures, due to their different believes, lifestyles and physical
When the Roman Empire began to fall, it was the result of a very extensive battle in the era (Greenspan). According to History, Ancient Rome started as a small town near central Italy’s Tiber River from there it started to grow and become an Empire that ruled most of continental Europe. According to Ancient History Encyclopedia, between 376-382 C.E., the Romans fought a series of battles against the Goths. These battles were known as the Gothic battles and proved to be very costly to the Roman Empire’s defenses. On 378 C.E the Roman Emperor Valen was defeated (Mark).
For centuries, the world has been involved with battles between different countries. Many battles or wars, deal with nations trying to take over one another. This concept is defined as imperialism. For example, in World War Two Adolf Hitler tried to take over every country in the world to become a great and all mighty ruler. This lead to several deaths, according to the article World War II , written by an Associate Editor, John Graham Royde-Smith, it proclaims, “The 40,000,000–50,000,000 deaths...bloodiest conflict, as well as the largest war, in history.” Thankfully, the allied countries were able to stop the evil man from ruling the entire world.
With a lot of mediaeval history of the Templars, East Indian mysticism, pre-Christian gods such as Odin and Thor, Free Masonry and Hitler, these are some fantastic mysteries in a contemporary setup. The Lodge of the Lynx the second novel in the series is the sequel to Adept the debut novel of the series. Taking place no more than a few weeks after the end of the first novel, it is more of a second part of one novel. “The Adept” have for centuries been fighting off the Evil Powers that have been attempting to take over the world. They have so far been successful but now the Darkness is fighting back, having taken the form of an unholy cult believed to have gone extinct for
Attila instead took the message as a proposal of marriage and demanded that Honoria be turned over and given half the Western Empire (Frassetto). Attila continued on his warpath for his last few years before his death. Attila entered Gaul with a large army. After capturing Gaul, between 450 and 451 CE, he went on a campaign raiding important cities of Cologne, Metz, Reims, Strasbourg, and Tier. In 452, Attila planned his greatest invasion since his time with the Eastern Roman Empire.
This is known as the Seven Years War or also as the French and Indian War. This war fought in the years 1754-1763 and most of the conflict was fought in seven of those nine years. Nearly 5,000 people were killed during those nine years of war. In the year 1763, the Treaty of Paris was signed by England, Spain, and France and it ramified in England gaining Florida. But in 1783, the Florida Territory was returned to Spain.
Later the rebellion was driven by Xiang Yu and Liu Bang. In 207 BC, Xiang Yu 's armed force vanquished the Army of Qin and Liu Bang cleared into the capital which at long last finished the Qin Dynasty. Toward the end of the Qin Dynasty in 207 BC, war broke out between Liu blast and Xiang Yu. It was known as the Chu-Han war, and it went on for a long time, finishing with the triumph of Liu Bang, who later settled the Western Han
In 793 a monastery in northern England called Lindisfarne Island was attacked, looted and destroyed by marauders from Norway. This incident was the first recorded reference to Vikings in historical documents. After this first, Viking raids continued consistently on Britain, mainland Europe and Russia over the next 50 years and before long they dominated the seas of northern Europe. By this time the Vikings had control over northern England, Ireland and parts of Russia. After 150 years of raids and looting across Europe, Viking expeditions traveled west to discover Iceland, Greenland and establish colonies on Newfoundland 600 years before any other European groups.
D’Day is one of the largest, most deadly invasions of all time. It was the surprise attack on France, It was the attack to change the tide of the war. Before D’Day Germany had complete control of France and most of Europe, D’Day was the Allies’ attempt regain Europe and trigger the fall of the Axis Powers. On June 6th,1944 one hundred and fifty six thousand (156,000) American, British and Canadian Soldiers stormed the five beaches, being gunned down before they even took a step. Ten thousand, two hundred and forty nine (10,249) casualties have been recorded as this number continues to climb by the day.