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    At this point, Edward I, the King of England and the wrongful ruler of Scotland, was filled with rage by the Scots’ actions and sent the Earl of Surrey, John de Warrene to command his army along with the hated English treasurer of Scotland, Sir Hugh de Cressingham. As they drew closer to Stirling, the Scots watched them patiently for the right moment to strike. According to Education Scotland, “the English army had between 200 to 300 cavalry and 10,000 foot soldiers…” (Education Scotland: The Battle of Stirling Bridge), outnumbering the scotts by almost 2,300 men. The next morning, John de Warrene called a Council of War. The Scottish knight, Richard Lundie - fighting for the English - was quoted as saying, “My Lords, if we go on to the bridge we are dead men.” (Education Scotland: The Battle of Stirling Bridge), Cressingham urged Warrene to cross the bridge and kill the Scots, then and there. In the coming hours, the English cavalry slowly crossed the bridge accompanied by foot soldiers and bowmen. The Scots saw their moment to strike and took it; the Scottish commanders sent down soldiers to attack the English directly and another group to cut off the back of the bridge. Within the hour, the trapped English soldiers were dead. The English admitting defeat, ran from the Scots,…

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    John Bailliol had been overthrown by Edward I and Wallace was unhappy about a foreign country ruling the land of Scotland. Also, while although Wallace did fight in battles with a group of others that were fed up, people in the movie such as Hamish were never listed as being real and most likely was put there to add a theatrical part to the story in terms of character development. Speaking in terms of fighting, the film holds the accuracy of the gore involved in a battle during that time, but…

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    Did Edward the confessor make William the conqueror his heir before his death England has been characterised by not having principles that were clearly established to guide matters related with royal succession. In the Anglo-Saxon era, lack of these principles often made succession matters ambiguous and often bloody, considering that England was enjoying military might, harboured expansionist ambitions and was under constant threat from neighbouring kingdoms such as Normandy. Heirs played a…

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    Why Is King John Unfair

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    The king of England, King John, is being extremely unfair. He raised the taxes in England and punished his enemies without trial. The king has gained too much power. My fellow nobles and I will have to find a way to lower the king’s power. Tomorrow I shall hold a meeting with my fellow nobles and come up with a strategy that will give everyone the same amount of rights . If luck is with us, we will be able to take away most of the king’s powers and limit the government's powers.…

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    he fought - both diplomatically and militarily - to maintain the independence of the Scottish people. As he himself famously said, “we fight not for glory, nor for wealth, nor honour but only and alone for freedom which no good man surrenders but with his life” (Innes, 2). Over the course of his nearly fifty-five years, he completely altered the course of Scottish history; however, it did not always appear positive for his cause. Three distinct actions by Bruce directly altered Scottish…

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    overlooked, as this was an age where their roles were dictated by biblical texts that pushed them to assume the roles of submissive mothers and wives, not getting involved in politics or government. (Bovey, 2014) However, many women pushed past these restrictions to obtain high power positions, either directly as rulers or indirectly as wives of rulers. The persisting state of conflict and war during the Middle Ages meant that many women were put in positions of political and military…

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    land. Knights would go on military expeditions, discuss politics, and bring order to the land. It took a lot to be a famous knight in the tough times of the middle ages. Edward the Black Prince was the knight that preformed sound on the battlefield and worked tough in politics. William Wallace fought for not only the independence of himself, but also the people around him. Finally, there was William Marshal who was so…

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    As we have discussed in class, theater conventions change over time with the changes in social and political issues. To show this, I will discuss the differences between the plays, “Edward II”, which was played during the Elizabethan period (1594) and “Beggar’s Opera”, which was played during the 17th century (1727). First I will discuss the play, Edward II written by Christopher Marlowe. Christopher Marlowe is known as the first great Renaissance playwright since he was the first who made…

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    approximately two years ago that my husband and I started watching the television series called Game of Thrones. This show got me interested in the history of England and the various battles that took place there. Different countries experienced different effects from the conflicts. Powerfully strengthened by the battles; England became a one of the dominant countries in Europe. This paper explores the Hundred Years’ War which was a series of battles between England and France, and the…

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    continuous, conflict among the political elite in England in the second half of the fifteenth century.” The Wars of the Roses was a series of civil wars in England between King Henry VI, Edward IV, and Ricard III. The first of the civil wars began in 1455 and ended in 1485. These wars were more destructive to England than the 100 Year War, which were fought earlier in the century. The Wars of the Roses marked a power struggle between families that were descended from Edward III and from…

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