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    “Henry did not face a genuine threat to his position as King from 1485-99.” Explain why you agree or disagree with this view. [25 marks] I find I partly disagree with the statement. Although it’s true that Henry VII was able to overcome all of the major threats to his reign during this period of time, and some of these threats were not as major as others - that does not necessarily mean any of the events were not dangerous enough to jeopardise Henry’s position as King. Notably, Perkin Warbeck’s

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    Discuss the imaginative response to the figure of Elizabeth I in The Faerie Queene Book III. What was possibly the most challenging disruption to the patriarchal society in sixteen century England was the presence of a dominant and influential queen on the throne, Elizabeth I who remained there for 45 years. Stephen Greenblatt tells us that Spenser glorified power, especially imperialistic power, and the poet 's life and career in Ireland and his myriad of attempts to achieve status and fame

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    Prince Henry was VERY influential towards the exploration and expansion of Portugal (Portuguese). Portugal is a southern European country that borders Spain. He was born on the March 4th, 1394 in Porto, Portugal. Porto is a coastal city that is located in northwest Portugal. It is mainly known for its stately bridges and port wine production. His full name is Henry, Prince of Portugal, Duke of Viseu Lord of Covilhã. Henry was the 3rd son of King John I and Phillipa of Lancaster. From 1385 to 1433

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    Hedda’s ‘hysteria’ is because of the fact she is unsuited to the female roles of society. Her decision of marriage and her unwanted pregnancy has aided a lot in her mental hysteric situation. In A Doll’s House, the protagonist of the play Nora Helmer’s hysteria has released in the Tarantella dance. Similarly, playing of piano by Hedda helps in the release of her hysteria. Being a daughter of General and having military background, hedda is following strict codes of conducts and narrow traditions

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    Discursive Weaknesses in Anzaldua’s Borderland/La Frontera In Anzaldua’s Borderland/La Frontera, she emphasizes on the need to recreate identity and a sense of radicalism in Chicanas (Mexican American) women. This sociopolitical movement was sparked due to the injustices that Chicanas among (others especially) people of different race, gender and class, who have been oppressed by the forces of racism, imperialism and sexism. However, Anzaldua’s feeble attempts to involve male participation in this

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    How humanism affected the Renaissance and Reformation The Renaissance was a big change in European society. It reintroduced classical culture and brought back their style of art and architecture. In addition, classical culture also established a new way of thinking; humanism. This unique style changed learning, art, science and politics for the better. Long before the Renaissance, government was based on feudalism, the idea of dividing society based on class. People earned a set wage for their class’

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    early America. Georgian homes can find their roots in both the “Italian Renaissance and the classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome” (Manco). Georgian structure is much simpler in architecture compared to the Federal Colonial style. In both England and the colonies, the Georgian style is characterized by classical architectural symmetry which was not only stately but also very practical. Georgian homes are simple rectangles made by stacking rooms of identical size on top of one another. They

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    Writers in the medieval period judge the personal qualities of King Arthur to determine whether he was chivalrous, whereas authors after the Middle Ages focus on his achievements. Arthur, after he pulls the sword from a stone, becomes the next king of England. Despite coming to power at a young age, he transformed a weak nation into one that would be a worldwide influence for centuries to come. Although he has achieved a lot, medieval authors such as Chrétien De Troyes maintain that Arthur was still not

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    Back in the middle ages castles were popular structural buildings used to hold empires. There were many types of castles designed and built of which some grander and greater than others. But overall they all had the same purpose which was to protect the king, his court and his kingdom. The Windsor castle A Bailey and Motte castle is a castle which is built out of wood or stone keep and is on a raised earth mound which is called a motte. It would then have a bailey or enclosed court yard which was

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    The Lion in Winter opens with Christmas 1183 in King Henry II of England 's castle in Chinon, France. Henry is examining with his special lady, Alais, the forthcoming day 's occasions. Obviously, a great part of the discussion and thought will center around Henry 's successor to the throne. In another room the three sons are as of now scoffing about who will be king, soon joined by their mother, and after that by Henry and Alais. Henry then turns the dialog to the matter at the forefront of everybody

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    thesis Body 1: Life Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491, in Greenwich. Henry presided over the beginnings of the English Renaissance and the English Reformation. Henry VIII was the second son of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Henry’s personality included a lot of intelligence, learning,and curiosity which impressed the ambassadors that were in his court. Henry showed a charismatic athleticism and a very diverse appetite for art, music, and culture. On top of that Henry was very witty and highly

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    Thomas Penn’s, Winter King, tells of the first king from the House of Tudor to rule England. Henry Tudor ruled England from 1485 until his death in 1509 . The house of Tudor ruled the English monarchy for the next century until 1603. During his reign England experienced peace, economic growth and political stability. Despite his tenuous claim to the throne, Henry managed to seize the throne and guide the monarchy through a period of transition. Penn uses the writings of diplomats to tell of Henry’s

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    Henry VII was born in 1457 and died in 1509. His son with Elizabeth of York: Henry VIII was born in 1491 and died in 1547. Both kings are incredibly famous and changed England beyond belief, but who was the better king? Let 's find out… Firstly, in terms of relations with foreign countries, I believe Henry VII was better. He took a non military/ no war approach to dealing with foreign affairs while Henry VIII took a more confrontational approach, for example his invasion of France. Henry VII established

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    looked to Henry I rather than Edward the Confessor as their role model, thus establishing Henry’s reign as a second ‘Golden Age’. The ‘Golden Age’ of Henry I was also seen as a brief period of stability between the Dark Years of Stephen of Blois and the chaos of William Rufus. England was thrown into the first of its many Civil Wars by a dispute over the throne between Stephen, Count of Blois and Eleanor of Aquitane. Stephen had stepped up in 1135 to claim the throne vacated by Henry I, who

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    actually lasted 116 years. She was given the nickname The Maid of Orleans in honor of her victory against the British. At the time of Joan’s birth, France was torn apart by a hostile conflict with England since 1337, known today as the Hundred Years War. ("Joan of Arc Biography")In 1420, King Henry V of England, King Charles VI of France and Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy signed the Treaty of Troyes which was supposed to end the Hundred Years War between France and

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    fox, as well as a tough lion in order to be successful. The rulers of France, England, and Spain implemented clever and shrewd tactics which included obtaining power and influence over the papacy, reconstructing their governments, and enhancing state revenues through new and effective

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    Why Is John Cabot A Hero

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    the coast of the Labrador Peninsula. John Cabot was raised in Bristol, England and was born into a wealthy family. His family would buy spices and sell them, (at the time spices were really expensive and rare to find). In addition, just like Christopher Columbus he was search for Asia (but actually founded North America), and was also in search for the Northwest Passage. Most importantly, he sailed for England and King Henry VII paid for his voyages/expeditions. Giovanni Cabot was married and had 3

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    Elizabethan England 1- Historical Background The Six Wives of King Henry VIII To King Henry VII of England, a second son, Prince Henry, was born at the Greenwich Palace, London, on June 28, 1491. After Arthur, his older brother, died, Henry was left heir to the throne. He went on to become the most formidable and famous king who ever reigned in England. His handsome physical appearance, very tall with broad shoulders, strong athletic limbs, and fair skin, added to his popularity. Throughout his

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    Richard I was born the son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine on the 8th of September 1157 in Beaumont palace in Oxford, England. He was one of 8 children and his legitimate siblings were William, young Henry, Matilda, Geoffrey, Eleanor, Joan and John. Richard was Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, count of Poitiers, count of Anjou, count of Maine, count of Nantes, and Overlord of Brittany and he ruled England from 1189 until his death 10 years

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    and political career was heavily intertwined within the success in the reign of Henry VIII. Wolsey had become known as the second king, as lord chancellor he oversaw many royal documents and as legate was the pope 's representative in England. If an individual wanted something done they would go to York Palace or Hampton court and not the King 's residency.1 However, Wolsey retained his power as long as young King Henry remained lazy and the Cardinal retained his confidence. The Cardinal 's ambition

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