Charles II

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  • Breeches Roles In Restoration Theatre

    Although centuries have passed between the time of the Restoration theatre with King Charles II and present day with Silvio Burlosconi, the Prime Minister or Italy, the treatment of women in the theatre and other performance arts has remained relatively similar. As there began being female actresses on stage during the Restoration theatre, a major part of their appeal to the audience was the use of “breeches roles,” which would highlight the outline of a woman’s body in a very provocative way for the time (Wilson and Goldfarb 244). Even into modern times, people still look towards the stage to have women expose their bodies in erotic ways, such as with belly dancing in clothes that barely cover the more intimate body parts. Both…

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  • William Penn New World Analysis

    Introduction William Penn greatly explored the ‘New World’ of Pennsylvania, encountered the people of his new land, and exchanged peace, hope, equal rights, and brotherly love with the newcomers to his “Holy Experiment.” Before he did this though, he did many things back in the European countries. He had many failures but soon was successful in his own ways. Penn got his huge area of the ‘New World’ because King Charles II was in debt to Penn’s recently deceased father. To repay this debt, King…

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  • Analysis Of The Tyrannicide Brief By Geoffrey Robertson

    Above and Below the Law The Tyrannicide Brief, by Geoffrey Robertson is nothing short of compelling. The audience is guided through the legal process, which lead to Charles I’s execution. Robertson’s assiduity in research is highly visible in The Tyrannicide Brief. Readers are not only presented with facts, but taken on a journey that is more than exceptional. Robertson manages to combine law, politics, and social history in one story. Robertson thoroughly brings to life the story of John Cooke.…

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  • Bourbon Monarchy, France, And Louis XIV And The War Of Spanish Succession

    imperative geopolitical blunder France had succumbed to, as Habsburg encirclement had absolutely entrenched his aspiration for further French advancement. Nonetheless, with the impending demise of the inept Charles II, his objective would become for his grandson, Philip of Anjou (Philip V), to profit from Habsburg loss. Correspondingly, any method of a French venture to the throne of Spain would be presumed as an act of aggression by the Habsburg Monarchy, thus instantaneously prompting a…

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  • We Have Always Lived In The Castle Analysis

    2016 We Have Always Lived in the Castle We have always lived in the castle is the most influential novel, which Shirley Jackson ever wrote; it was published in 1962, three years earlier before her dead. She is known as one of the greatest Southern Gothic writer. In most of her gothic writing, she always shows the protagonist’s mind and darkness side of the story. Charles is the gothic “intruder” or hunter in…

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  • New England Colonies Economy

    Economics is a very important factor in our country and it all began through mass production of tobacco and new ideas. Tobacco growth in New England in the early 1600s is what constructed our economy from the start. It’s rapid growth fulfilled by John Rolfe in 1612 led to mass production. This was refined in Jamestown, which is a New England colony discovered in 1607 by the London Company. The London Company was a joint-stock corporation charged with the settlement of Virginia, which was…

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  • Polarization In Clive Holmes's The Trial And Execution Of Charles I?

    Both, Sean Kelsey’s, “The Death of Charles I,” and “The Trial and Execution of Charles I,” written by Clive Holmes are historical articles that present detailed accounts on the trial and execution of King Charles I. Although these historians compare in their attempts to evaluate the significance of the incident, their works contrast radically in terms of developing these views. Where Kelsey believes that the trial of King Charles was never intended as a pretext to execution, Holmes disagrees.…

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  • The Failure Of Oliver Cromwell During The English Civil War

    The failures of Oliver Cromwell brought a relapse of the Stuart dynasty, of what he had once tried to eliminate. Even though he ended the rule of Charles I of England, in the end his strict governing led to the rebellion of the English people against him. This led to Charles II, Charles I’s son, to rule, in a way, relapsing his father’s rule. Oliver Cromwell’s main purpose of the disposal of the king Charles I was he was ruling England as a absolutist; although, that is what Oliver Cromwell…

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  • Graduation Speech: The Godly Man's Picture

    graduating, I chose to stay in the home of a widow by the name of Lady Mary Vere, whose family held to Puritan practices, until I was offered the position of pastor and lecturer at St. Stephen’s in London. My service there started in 1646 and it lasted nearly 16 years. Not too shabby, if I may say so myself! Shortly after beginning pastoral work at St. Stephen’s, I met Abigail Beadle, who I would later marry in 1647. Over the next thirteen years, we would have seven children, but alas, four…

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  • Absolutism In The 17th Century

    In the later portion of the 1600’s, the monarchical systems of both England and France were changing. England strayed away from an absolute monarch and ran toward a mightier parliament instead. The opposite was occurring in France as Louis XIV strengthened his own office while weakening the general assembly of France, the Estates General. Absolutism, the political situation in which a monarch controls makes all political, social, economic, and cultural decisions in a government without checks or…

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