Patrick Henry spent most of his childhood educating himself in his free time. Henry failed in businesses which soon led to his marriage with Sarah Shelton in 1754. His house later burned down and He attempted to start another business which failed again. This is where his career in law started. Patrick Henry was the first and the sixth governor of Virginia.
The story of the Magna Carta began about one hundred fifty years before it was written. In 1066 Edward the Confessor king of England died without children, and William, Duke of Normandy, believed he had a right to the English throne. There were other claimants, so he had to conquer England to make his claim good. When William the Conqueror died, he left Normandy to his eldest son, Robert Curthose. “Curthose” indicates that he was a short man.
Sometime in the year of 1485 Thomas Cromwell is born in Putney, London, where his family ran a fortunate brewery. “Thomas’s father was a [factotum], he works as a fuller, a blacksmith, a brewer and a tavern owner”. However Cromwell and his father did not have a perfect relationship. At the age of 15, Crowell sick of his dads temper runs away from home to seek his new fortune. Years later Cromwell was first spotted at the battle of Garigliano, near Naples, where the French army suffered a massive triumph at the hands of the Spanish.
Anne Boleyn, his second wife, wanted to marry Henry Percy. But his father forced him to marry someone else so that Anne would have to marry King Henry. Anne of Cleves was betrothed to a man; it fell through, so she was free to marry another man. Catharine Parr had also been betrothed to a different man; it also fell through. Catharine had previously married other men; the first when she was fourteen, but they all died, leaving her a widow.
William the Conqueror died in an unexpected and an embarrassing way, “He died in September 1087 after suffering from major internal injuries when his horse, scared by embers in a burning Norman village…” (History Learning Site). As you can see this death was very unexpected because you wouldn’t think a horse would throw the rider off and make them obtain fatal abdominal injuries. Even though William did die he still lived on, “He had four sons and five daughters, and every monarch of England since has been his direct descendant” (William the Conqueror Biography). His family would represent his even through his death because those monarchs that rose after him were directly connected to his family. He also left his mark in the English language.
Moreover, the Constable of London could demand entrance at any time. That was Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, who raised a Lancastrian rebellion against Richard III later in the year (Harrington, “Why Richard III May Not Have Killed the Princes in the Tower”). Richard would do anything to get rid of the princes so he could become heir to the throne since, he was the next closet to inheriting the throne. Richard also had a lot to lose if people found out he was the one to murder the princes. Would Richard risk that?
William the Conqueror was ultimately the King of England in 1066 through 1087. His birthplace was Falaise, Normandy and he was born into the royal family of Robert I, who was the Duke of Normandy at the time. His mom however was not of the royal power, nor were William’s parents married, so lack of better terms was quite frequently referred to “William the Bastard”. Since his parents were not married when he was born, he was referred to as illegitimate which caused troubles as he was growing up. His childhood was spent following in the footsteps of his father so one day he could become the Duke.
He quickly learned about his bright future as the Thane of Cawdor and eventually receiving the title of king. His hunger for power forced him to follow through with regretful things throughout the play and switch to a murderous individual. Macbeth no longer showed loyalty to the King. He started his murder streak with the killing of Duncan. At first, he second guessed the bloody murder of his king.
In anger he kills them not realizing that one of the men was his father, the king. As he travels to the kingdom and gains entry misfortune strikes the kingdome. Oedipus being the heroic type goes to the queen, his mother, and states, “I will bring this light again. King Phoebus/ fittingly took care about the dead,/ and you too fittingly./ And justly you will see min me and ally,/ a champion of my country and the God./ For when I drive pollution from the land/ I will not serve a distant friends advantage,/ but act as in my own interest. Whoever/ he was killed the king may readily/ wish to dispatch me with his murderous hand;/ so helping the dead
Antigone is the subject of a story in which she attempts to secure a respectable burial for her brother Polynices. Oedipus 's sons, Eteocles and Polynices, had shared the rule jointly until they quarrelled, and Eteocles expelled his brother. In Sophocles ' account, the two brothers agreed to alternate rule each year, but Eteocles decided not to share power with his brother after his tenure expired. Polynices left the kingdom, gathered an army and attacked the city of Thebes in a conflict called the Seven Against Thebes. Both brothers were killed in the
William 's strength defeated Harold, who was killed in the battle. Within no time Harold faced two attacks, “one came from the king of Norway, Harald Hardrada, who was supported by Harold Godwinson 's brother Tostig, and the other from William, Duke of Normandy.” Harold debated the Norwegian attack at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in September 1066. On October 14, 1066 Harold was defeated and killed soon after at the Battle of Hastings. Due to Williams death plot of his lands were distributed between his eldest son, Robert who took control of Normandy, and his second son, William Rufus, becoming king of England. William Rufus succeeded in quelling the uprising and the treats of his elder brother and retained his title as
John Adams was elected as the 2nd president of the United States in 1796 over Thomas Jefferson. This was the first time there had been a close race for the presidency, Washington had unanimously won the previous two before him. This turned out to be a bad decision by the American voters. John Adams didn’t succeed because he increased the amount of years it took to become a US citizen because he thought the nation 's civil unrest was caused by French immigrants, he put the United States in danger with the XYZ affair and the escalation of the Quasi-War, and he was opposed by the Vice President and many people in his own party. The US people saw these failings of their president and elected Thomas Jefferson in the 1800 election instead of reelecting
On December 26, 1776, Washington had made a plan to attack, knowing it was Christmas. He knew the British would be celebrating by drinking loads of alcohol, which triggered them to get drunk. While intoxicated, the British couldn’t defend themselves which led to another victory for the colonists in this battle. The Battle of Saratoga was when France had officially established an alliance with the American colonists. Starting on September 19, 1777, British General John Burgoyne attacked the Americans at the location of Bemis Heights.