But by 1700, a strong military, and a new more democratic government with checks and balances between the executive (king) and legislative (Parliament) branches had appeared in England, leading the way for modern democracies. Attributed as a catalyst of these changes, one of the key figures of English history: Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell permanently changed the British governmental system, as seen through the social reconstruction, the economic alteration and the political reform. Oliver Cromwell was born into a wealthy family and was educated at Huntingdon Grammar School. He made his living as a farmer and collected rents, in Huntingdon, St Ives, and Ely.
One of the greatest tapestries in the High Middle Ages. Created by the Norman Conquest of England running 230 feet long by 20 inches high. The Bayeux Tapestry weaves an understanding of the events towards the Battle of Hastings, what occurred, and what happened subsequently after. Showing the events of both the Duke of Normandy, William. And Harold Godwinson, The Confessor of England, Edward's Brother-in-Law that eventually lead to the Battle of Hastings.
EUROPE ENCOUNTERS AFRICA AND THE AMERICAS, 1450 – 1550: 1. European - peasants, agricultural society, church was very important in their belief system, pagan-monotheistic hierarchy, patriarchal society, and urbanized. West African - trade slaves, spoke many languages, family clan system, worshiped spirits and Allah. Native American – nomadic, pantheistic, feudal system All – had belief systems and had agriculture 2. Portugal and Spain had encomienda, forced Native Americans to work the lands so that they could send out their crops to Europe, brought diseases with them which altered environment, came up with the Columbian Exchange.
Do you know who Pieter Bruegel was? He was a famous artist during the Renaissance. He was best known for his peasant life snapshot paintings. One of his paintings that captured an everyday peasant life is called The Peasant Wedding. This painting was made during the 1567, he was also a printmaker.
BURBERRY BUSSINESS… Inside it---- ==Dipped in history== “Burberry” an extravagance British style house that owes it’s being to Thomas Burberry (1856). Known for it unmistakable Checks; it stands out to the world’s number one counterfeits. From clothing to perfumes to accessories; they have it all. The first ever Burberry store was opened in Basingtoke (1856) and by 1870 it started to focus more on it’s outdoor attire. Fundamentally known for the making of trench coats for the First World War, it attained popularity.
In the twilight of the 19th century and at the dawn of the twentieth, British expatriate businesses enjoyed great success. India fulfilled its role in the imperial economy primarily as a main customer of British products. British trading companies, located primarily in the Calcutta area, dominated the external trading sector. As B.R. Tomlinson explains, India's export trade was composed of mainly agrarian produces like raw cotton, raw jute, rice, tea, oilseeds, and wheat, which were sold to North America, Europe, and Britain.
This also applied to natural resources and agriculture; for instance, imperialism allowed Britain to replace their rainforests with tea plantations. The biggest social effect of modern imperialism was huge labor migrations. Specifically, Europeans migrated to temperate lands where they cultivated crops or worked in industry. On the other hand, Asian, African, and Pacific Islander migrants went to subtropical and tropical areas to become indentured laborers or overworked miners. The reason for this geographical split is imperialism.
The English language first started as dialects spoken by the Angles and Saxons in the 5th and 6th centuries, and later on mixed together until there was an Angelo-Saxon, which also is known as Old English. Old English actually consists of a pinch of Scandinavian from Viking settlers. In 1066 when the French-speaking Normans became the ruling class in the country after beating the English at the battle of Hastings, French words were gradually added to the vocabulary which mainly had to do with law, dress, art, food, and politics. As mentioned, the English language were only spoken by about 6 million people in 1558, and by time, went from being a common language to be a global language spoken by about 1,8 billion people in the world. So, how is it possible that a language spoken by a few millions, suddenly becomes the most important language in the world?
As compared to the rest of Scandinavia, Denmark was considered the most pivotal Viking country with its extensive power and influence. For example, the Danish king, Sweyn Forkbeard increased raids on England, and in 1013 became the first Viking king to conquer all of England. He created the North Sea Empire with England, Norway and Denmark under his rule. This also highlights the power Denmark had over the rest of Europe making the country unique.
Moreover, this discussion floats also in a literature historical volume. Finally, To understand the information on these novels, we have to focus on the historical context and the setting in the stories. 1.2 Historical Context The historical context of these novels are both personal to the authors and forms the stories. First, Withering Heights which was published in 1847 during the reign under Queen Victoria in England between the year of 1837 and 1901 was a phase of expansion. The predominantly agricultural economy transformed to a factory economy and to find new jobs millions would flock to London, but Bronte grew up in the last days of agricultural England.