(Sommerville) Mary was the prime Catholic candidate for the throne of England while losing popularity in her own country because she was a Catholic monarch in a country that was slowly slipping into Protestantism. (Sommerville) But from birth, they were threats to each other. “Elizabeth’s secretary, William Cecil, realised that as long as Mary lived, this quarrel now begun, is undoubtedly like to be a perpetual encumbrance of this kingdom: When the French king died in July 1559, 15-year-old Francois became King of France- with Mary, aged 16, as his queen consort. The threat to Elizabeth grew even greater.” Though in reality, Mary was a threat to Mary even if she was just alive because in the Catholics eyes she had a more legitimate claim. (Whitelock) But they weren’t just threats with their positions, but with their actions.
This wive was the most important to Henry due to the fact that she produced Prince Edward, so that the tudor dynasty could continue after Henry's death. Unfortunately during the birth of Edward she caught an infection and died only 12 days after the birth. The next wive was Anne of Cleves and due to the fact that she barely spoke English and had a lack of romance with Henry, Henry began looking for his next wife almost immediately. Henry’s fifth wife has a very
Her mother was a devout Catholic, so Mary also became one. When Elizabeth I was born to Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, Mary’s title of princess was taken away and she was forbidden to see both of her parents. She ascended the throne after her younger brother, Edward, had been King for six years. I believe that Mary I’s reign was mostly bad; she created fear throughout
The prominent Putnam family supported the girls' accusations, putting considerable impetus behind the prosecutions. In January 1697, the Massachusetts General Court declared a day of fasting for the tragedy of the Salem witch trials; the court later deemed the trials unlawful, and the leading justice Samuel Sewall publicly apologized for his role in the process. The damage to the community lingered, however, even after Massachusetts Colony passed legislation restoring the good names of the condemned and providing financial restitution to their heirs in 1711. Indeed, the vivid and painful legacy of the Salem witch trials endured well into the 20th century, when Arthur Miller dramatized the events of 1692 in his play “The Crucible” (1953), using them as an allegory for the antiCommunist “witch hunts” led by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the
Soon after that the king died and she became Queen of France while still at age fifteen. Later she divorced Louis because she did not love him and married Henry, Duke of Normandy, who soon became King Henry II of England, making her a queen again. After she helped her five sons rebel against their father because he tried to change their land holdings, he imprisoned her for 15
She tricked them by taking it apart every night so she would never finish and would get some time for Odysseus to arrive. Homer says, “So every day she wove on the great loom / but every night by torchlight she unwove it; / and so for three years she deceived Akhaians.” (II, 112-114). In this quote, it shows in detail what and how long Penelope tricked the suitors into waiting for her. Much like Penelope, Juliet had an offer for someone to marry her after Romeo left. Paris offers to marry Juliet and her dad finally chooses himself that she will and sets a date.
Julius Caesar married his third and last wife Calpurnia in 59 BC when she was only sixteen years old. She was unable to have children and that did cause a lot of tension between Caesar and Calpurnia. While Caesar was away at war for two years he cheated on Calpurnia with Cleopatra and she got pregnant. Caesar did it because he wanted to make her the Queen of Egypt also because it would expand
Before they left Hermia told her best-friend Helena, about the elopement who later on told Demetrius. “Her father has chosen Demetrius as her husband. But she refuses to marry him, the only other options I have for her is to become a nun or die,”
Elizabeth defeated the greatest power/country in the 16th century. Spain was ruled by King Philip II and had a good relationship with England that quickly worsened over time because Elizabeth refused to marry Phillip, the countries had different religions and England encouraged pirates who plundered Spanish ships. In 1588 Philip sent a massive fleet towards small England. The Spanish Armada had 130 ships and 30,000 soldiers. The plan was to sail from Spain through the English panel, the Spanish would meet with the ships of Duke Parma, Phillips nephew.
Speaking about one of the oddest figures in literature, Miss Havisham, there is a lot to say; from the day she was unluckily left at the altar by the man she loved, she never took her wedding dress off, kept only one shoe on and stopped all the clocks at twenty minutes to nine. Since then her life revolved around the pursue for revenge on the entire male gender. Miss Havisham was so obsessed by this thought that she adopted a girl, Estella, and used her to break men’s hearts and get the vengeance she wanted. For Pip, her character is an unconstructive example of a self-destructive pursue for revenge: not only she suffers because of her hunt, but also she is incapable to understand that she’s hurting others too, especially Pip and Estella. For this reason, Estella Havisham grew up to be a rigid manipulative unemotional woman who is not able to love because she was never taught how to do it.