Christopher Wren

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  • Sir Bloodworth's Role In The Destruction Of The City Of London

    and young, Sir Bloodworth made a mistake that resulted in the destruction of the biggest growing City in the world at the time and taints his image as one of the worst Lord Mayors in the history of London. There is no evidence stating that after an hour of burning, if Sir Bloodworth would have acted the Fire would have been extinguished earlier than the three day period of its burning; however, Sir Bloodworth choosing not to act abused his civic duty and eliminated any opportunity to decrease the growth of the Fire when it could have possibly still made an impact. After the Great Fire came the Great Rebuilding. A series of plans were drawn up by some of the most famous architects of the time, including Robert Hooke, John Evelyn, and Christopher Wren. The qualities of these plans were debated in Parliament. All the plans submitted were abandoned under intense pressure from city interests, who feared that the complication would arise from the imposition on pre-existing property boundaries. Additionally, it was believed that any new general plan would delay the reconstruction of the City and lead to the loss of commerce and trade. Those fears forced the City officials to vote on not completing any of the plans, rather to just rebuild the City with a modern presentation and regulation, but on the old City layout. City officials still looked to establish building regulations to help prevent another fire from happening in the future. All endeavors to start rebuilding homes on a…

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  • Christopher Wren Research Paper

    Grace Bechdol Mrs. Hancock Introduction to Literary Genre Essay #3 September 29, 2015 "These Aren't Your Typical Boys" Christopher Wren was one of England's greatest architects and oversaw the building of more than fifty churches in London following the Great Fire of 1666. Wren's most highly acclaimed design is the famous St. Paul's cathedral, a stately masterpiece that has served as model for many other dome structures around the world, including the U.S. Capitol. Wren is also the architect…

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  • Christopher Columbus And The Columbian Exchange

    The Columbian Exchange, which was initiated by Christopher Columbus in 1492 on his quest to reach the West Indies, was not only a historic meeting between the eastern and western civilizations from across the Atlantic, but also an opportunity for the sharing of two vastly different cultures. The initial encounter between Columbus and the natives of the New World provided a defining moment for humanity as diseases, crops, and religions that had not previously been known to either side now became…

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  • Eternal Law In Antigone And Into The Wild

    Sophocles Concept of Eternal Law and Goods Shown in Antigone and Into the Wild In The Problem of Free Choice, St. Augustine describes two types of laws, temporal and eternal. Augustine believes temporal laws are made by the state and can change overtime. In contrast, eternal laws are laws that came about through reason. They can never be changed. There are also two types of goods, temporal and eternal. Temporal goods are not permanent, but eternal goods are. The concept of eternal law and…

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  • The Negative Impacts Of Christopher Columbus Found America?

    Columbus Found America.. Or did he? As the old saying goes, “Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and found America.” However, this statement might not be as true as we once thought when we learned about Columbus in elementary school. Columbus’ voyages to the new world had many negative impacts because of his harsh leadership and enslavement of the indigenous people which led to many controversies surrounding Columbus into present day. In the 15th century, there was not an…

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  • Colonization In Europe In The Early 16th Century

    a) Briefly explain, with reference to TWO of the factors listed below, how there came together in Europe in the early 16th century both the motivation and the means to explore and colonize land across the seas. Religion conflicts arose between the Protestants and the Catholics. The Catholics of Spain and Portugal, along with the Protestants of England and Holland, acquired a desire to spread their versions of Christianity to other people as a result of religious rivalries. Religion also…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Columbus Day

    The holiday of Columbus Day has kindled an undeniable amount of controversy over the years. Whether or not it should be celebrated is debatable because while Columbus did open up the Americas to commerce with Eurasia, his travels also led to the decimation and abuse of the Native American population. The current Columbus Day is overly simplified. To extract the true meaning of Columbus Day, Columbus himself must be removed from the center of the holiday, and the holiday should recognize both the…

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  • The Importance Of Regulation In The Banking Industry

    Overall, the solution to this problem isn’t a matter of more regulation, instead we need better regulation. Unnecessary red tape actually benefits the “too big to fail banks” because the smaller banks can’t keep up the new rules. With that in mind, we need the proper leadership to enforce the laws that are on the books. For instance, the Justice Department received an abysmal average of 72 referrals a year from bank regulators for potential criminal charges for the period of 2006 through 2010.…

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  • Isolation In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    A once connected community of rich relations among one another and constant interaction with numerous people throughout the day has simply transformed into a consumption of screens, gadgets and isolation. A sharp decrease in social connectedness over the past 20 years has alarmed scientists at Duke University that describe social connectedness as a crucial factor in the way that humans were designed to function. The toll it takes on humans is the drastic increase in vulnerability to mental…

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  • What Was Native American Society Like Before European Contact Case Study

    gold already in Europe at this time mostly came from Africa, but it was assumed that since Asia had so many other fine goods, that gold would be there too. European nobility had developed a lust for Asian luxuries such as spices (namely sugar), silk, drugs, and perfumes. However the Silk Road, a large network of land routes that connected Europe and Asia, was controlled by the Turkish. Alternative sea routes to Asia were needed to access the goods that were in high demand. The Portuguese were…

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