Vladimir and Kublai Khan both had many achievements dealing with aspects of their empire and reputations and legacy, but also possessed differences in religion and declining end. Rising to power wasn’t easy for Vladimir or Kublai Khan. They both had a family tree that restricted instant heritage of the throne. Vladimir was banned by his older brother who took the position of ruler after their father’s death. He had to return after gathering support and military power to overthrow and claim the title of emperor.
And Harold Godwinson, The Confessor of England, Edward's Brother-in-Law that eventually lead to the Battle of Hastings. A fight between the Normans and Anglo-Saxons that would change Britain around 1066 AD. Without this piece of artwork, we wouldn’t have a great sense of how the High middle ages were during such time, or even how the Battle of Hastings occurred. The book by R. Howard Block names “A Needle in
Chapter 10 AFTER RUNNYMEDE When the Magna Carta was sealed, that was not the end of the story. England was still in a civil war because the barons and John were still at odds. This war was not hot and furious, the Charter had provided a framework for peace, but one could not say there was peace in the realm. Also, the French were on the march, and they were in the process of invading England. William Marshal was at John’s side, prepared to stand in defense of the king and the realm against the French.
Although he had a profound legacy William the Conqueror’s early life had many conflicts, William the Conqueror’s had to show how worthy of an opponent he is and his death was unexpected, but even through the cold grasp death, he still lives on. William the Conqueror faced many challenges during his rise to power. The challenges he faced started the day he was born, “He was born in Falaise in 1028- his parents were unmarried” (Lords and Ladies). This posed a problem because being a child of an unmarried couple made you illegitimate and a mistake rather than a new life brought into the world. Being illegitimate did not stop William from being duke because he became duke at the mere age of eight (The History Learning Site).
The English Renaissance known as the rebirth of civilization spanned from 1485 to 1625. The Renaissance period began concurrently with the Tudor dynasty. After Henry VII died in 1509, Henry VIII succeeded the throne when he was only 17. He was married to Catherine of Aragon and they had one daughter together named Mary. “Henry’s VIII’s relationship with the pope soon disintegrated when he tried to have his marriage with Catherine of Aragon annulled” (Kinsella 225).
´For Inigo Jones, this project was a crucial opportunity to demonstrate ‘his concept, totally new in England, of a monumental and ordered architecture based on antiquity and the Italian Renaissance, in the most sensitive context, and harness them to the expression of the grandeur of his monarch.´1 ´John Summerson has observed, for example, that the Banqueting House interior owes much to Palladio’s interpretation of a Vitruvian basilica, which had classical associations with the administration of justice (one of the functions of the king) as well as obvious later associations with Christianity; whilst the exterior is partly based on a Palladio study for a town
Eventually, this essay will be finished with a conclusion gathering a brief summary of the information. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND It was the year 1066 when King Edward´ life came to an end. As he had not children, there was no direct heir so many contenders laid claim to the throne of England. Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex, was the immediate successor of Edward because of his richness and influence among the English aristocrats but another two contenders appeared: On the one hand, William of Normandy ensured that he was promised the crown by Edward before his death and Harold agreed although changed his mind later on. On the other hand, Harald III of Norway (Harald Hardrada) also joined the dispute.
He influenced Spain by making Madrid, Spain’s capital, starting the Spanish Golden Age, and defeating the French army at St. Quentin. Philip II of Spain was born in Valladolid, Spain, on May 21, 1527. His parents were Isabella of Portugal and Roman emperor Charles V. Philip’s father sent messages to him telling him not to trust his advisors too much and that God had called him. “From 1534 Charles conferred on his son the regency of Spain whenever he himself was abroad. From 1548 until 1551, Philip traveled in Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands, but his great reserve and his inability to speak fluently any language except Castilian made him unpopular with German and Flemish nobility ( Britannica.com 1).” Philip II married four different women.
Changes In The Name of History: An Exploration Into The Historical Characters of Shakespeare’s Macbeth William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, turned what people knew as Scottish history into a powerful act of betrayal; a madman murdering a good king out of greed. Shakespeare wrote Macbeth for reigning king of England, King James I of England (James VI of Scotland) who had a strong belief in all things dark and supernatural, like witches. Macbeth includes multiple historical characters, all previous kings of Scotland; but why? Shakespeare uses the characters King Duncan, King Macbeth, and King Malcolm to explore the royalty of Scotland throughout time and to appease the king with a dark story about history. Macbeth begins with King Duncan on the throne.
Sadly, Arthur died, but King Henry VII, not wanting to make Catherine’s father angry arranged a marriage between Catherine and his next son Henry VIII. When Henry VIII came to the throne he wanted to be a powerful king throughout Europe. For the first two years of his reign, he took a non military approach like his father, but after this he began to take a more confrontational approach. One of his main aims was to win back land in France conquered by Henry V and to lay a claim to the French throne. Sadly, he did not achieve this and did not have enough resources to defeat the French while they had a wide range of resources at their disposal.