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  • Western Civilization Volume II: Oliver Cromwell

    From the readings in the text book “Western Civilization Volume II: Since 1500” I found out that Oliver Cromwell was a strong leader with also strong religious beliefs. He was also mentioned to have been a Puritan who formed the New model Army and defeated the forces supporting King Charles the first, thus ending the first phase of the Civil war with his capture. Even after all of Cromwell’s victories and the new model army, which was made mostly of serious Patrons known as the Independents, who were fighting and going into battle for only there Lord and savior. You could say that that is their motivation for everything plus it’s also what motivated Cromwell’s political and military actions. My reason for stating that is because in his reports he says that “Sir, this is none other but the hand of God; and to him alone belongs the glory.” Another piece of evidence to support Cromwell’s motivation to his political and military actions is clearly dated that after the execution of Charles the first the House of Lords was abolished England was made a republic by the Parliament. Cromwell’s forces couldn’t work well with them so he made them disbanded by force; shouting at them saying “It’s you that have forced me to do this, for I have sought the Lord night and day that He would slay me rather than put upon me the doing of this work” which to me I think…

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  • The Influence Of Edward VI On The Church Of England

    The era between the death of Henry VIII and the excommunication of Elizabeth by the papacy was one consumed by the debate of what the Church of England should looks like. Edward VI was a Protestant,and he made strides to define the Church of England as a Protestant church, instead of leaving the church as mostly Catholic in practice like his father had. Mary I, on the other hand, tried to revert England back to Catholicism. And finally, Elizabeth I started her reign by being diplomatic, careful…

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  • Literary Analysis And Literary Betrayal In Shakespeare's King Lear

    James Cook said, “Betrayal is prevalent in King Lear, leading to much of the madness and villainy later in the play” (Cook). The first act of betrayal in the play is Regan and Goneril tricking Lear into giving more land and power to the sisters. This betrayal leads to political controversy and later lays the foundation for most of the conflicts later in the play. Another act of betrayal is between brothers, Edmund and Edgar. Edmund tricks his father, Gloucester, into thinking Edgar is conspiring…

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  • The Tudor Period: Religious Change And Reformation

    throne, England was on edge as to what the new religion would be. The foundations that led to such a change in religion began with the reigns of the two Tudor Henrys. Through the Henrys, the religious power began to shift from the pope of the Catholic Church to the English monarch because of the obvious flaws with the Catholic Church. It is possible that change of religion would have been slower if the pope and the Catholic Church had not had, in some circumstances,…

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  • Not Like Father Not Like Daughter: An Analysis Of Shakespeare's King Lear

    about a father who divided his kingdom among his three daughters based on who “loved” him the most. The play also includes the family of Gloucester, including Edmund and Edgar among the chaos of King Lear. The play was written…

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  • Sir Walter Raleigh Influences

    though it is the lesser known side to him, Raleigh had an impact on the way English literature was shaped. He did not write in the style typical of the time period, but instead wrote with a more simpler and direct style (“Raleigh”). Through his simpler and more direct style, Sir Walter Raleigh’s poem “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” mocks the skepticism of the age and the realism of a world in which everything must pass on. Sir Walter Raleigh was born into a distinguished Protestant…

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  • Why The Spanish Armada Failed?

    The Spanish Armada Philip II of Spain was given the keys to success by his father Charles V. Philip was left with vast economic resources coming in by the boatload from Spanish colonies in the new world, the strongest state in Europe at the time and the state on the verge of achieving a Spanish hegemony. Yet Philip II still managed to fail even with all these major advantages over other states. One major defining factor in his failure to achieve a Spanish Hegemony was the defeat of the…

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  • Elizabethan Women: The Role Of The Elizabethan Era

    The Role of Elizabethan Woman Abby Lister Mrs. Kuckelman English 1 17 October 2016 Abby Lister Mrs. Kuckelman English 1 17 October 2016 The Role of Elizabethan Woman The Elizabethan era brought the Renaissance, new thinking to England. Elizabethan women from wealthy and noble families were allowed the privilege of education. Most of the girls of Noble birth were taught by tutors at home and Elizabethan women were taught from the age of five, or even younger. Many languages were taught…

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  • Why Did The Jamestown Colonists Decided To Settle North America Research Paper

    including religious freedom, opportunities, land, exile, and to escape the tyranny of English royalty. Although the settlement in Jamestown wasn 't the first attempt at colonization in the new world for England it was the first successful colony. The settlers in Jamestown were funded by the Virginia Company to create and colonize a civilization. The Virginia Company was an opportunity for people to explore the new world funded by wealthy men, who were hoping to make a profit off the new land.…

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  • The Gunpowder Plot In Shakespeare's Macbeth And The Gunpowder Plot

    Macbeth and the Gunpowder Plot On March 24, 1603 Queen Elizabeth the first of England died and her reign was gathered by King James the sixth of Scotland. With this new leadership, many citizens began to have hope for the future of their country. Prior to King James ' possession of the throne, Britain had decades of controversy between the new Protestant religion, and the tradition Catholic beliefs. Because King James had a Catholic mother, wife, and daughter it seemed as though he would turn…

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