Edward the Confessor

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  • How Did King Edward The Confessor

    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 pertinent and pivotal role in ensuring that the royal bloodline of the monarchs was preserved, yet intermarriages and childlessness often complicated the smooth transition of power once a king passed on. However, lack in succession guidelines often fomented rivalry for the throne among the male children in the extended royal family. Usually, a king displayed preference for his preferred successor by allowing eligible male relatives, sons included, to participate in royal charters and gain titles to significant pieces of land in the English kingdom. Notably, King Edward the confessor remained childless throughout his reign despite being married to Edith, a daughter of one of the three earls who remained in England while the kingdom was under Danish rule. As such, by the time of his death in 1066, King Edward has not sired an heir and as such, his vacant throne become contestable and even invited controversy and conflict as well. Indeed, the throne…

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  • William The Conqueror: An Illiterate Influence On English

    unexpectedly and handed him the throne when he was only eight years old. Feudal barons saw his young age as a huge advantage to try and seize the crown. Mini wars waged as they fought for control of Normandy. Young William had no one to turn to, especially after his personal tutor was murdered. Clearly, he had a happy childhood. King Henry I of France took pity on him and gently prodded him along, teaching him how to rule and helped him survive the treacherous time period. In 1042, William…

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  • William The Conqueror

    worst outcome happened. My father died when I was only 8 years old, leaving me fatherless. Now, I was the new duke. Being a leading figure as a young kid was not easy, as I was the ruler of Normandy in France. Thankfully, King Henry I helped me out a bunch. Later when I was 15, I was rewarded by becoming a knight. Knights were very respected and still are today. I wasn’t taunted with my nickname anymore after all this power. Man, did it feel good. As an adult, I married my lovely wife…

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  • Alfred The Great Claim To Be King Essay

    rule (which included Northumbria and Mercia.) Furthermore, this event hold much symbolism and shows the attitudes towards Edgar, and therefore his authority. In the ‘Chronicon ex chronicis’ it accounts that after eight kings swore fealty to Edgar at Chester, including the king of Scotland and the king of Northumbria, they then rowed him along the river Dee as a show of Edgar’s superiority. Most notably, it is mentioned that Edgar simply steered the boat whilst the rest did his bidding and…

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  • Picture Of The Scorpion Analysis

    Edward Abbey's Great American Desert Environmentalist and desert-lover, Edward Abbey in his essay “The Great American Desert” warns readers about the perilous dangers of the American deserts while simultaneously stirring curiosity about these fascinating ecosystems. He both invites and dissuades his readers from visiting the deserts of North America through the use of humor and sarcasm. In this essay, he is rhetorically successful in arguing that the open spaces of the undeveloped deserts…

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  • Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward

    Biography and Background Information Edward Bellamy was born on March 26, 1850, in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts as the son of a Baptist minister. Growing up in the Gilded Age from the end of the Civil War up to the late 19th century, he saw the rapid economic growth and corrupt business practices with the vast railroad expansions and industrialization and the poverty and inequality especially among the worker class and immigrants. He first realized the troubles of the urban poor while spending…

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  • The Smallest Woman In The World Analysis

    The Power of Imperialism, Race and Gender “The smallest Woman in the world” is a short story telling a tale of a French explorer looking for the smallest pygmy in the world. Upon finding what he believes is the smallest woman in the world, the story’s concept of exploration transitions from innocent curiosity to exploitation. Through Clarice Lispector’s short story, “The Smallest Woman in the World”, the reader will be able to identify the story’s allegory of superior and inferior and will see…

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  • The Aciopolitical Model Of Precarity And The Diversity Of Society

    Globalization, collaboration, is necessary for sustaining the life of all species. Tsing says, “Precarity is a state of acknowledgment of our vulnerability to others” (29). Anti-globalization, indigeneity without contact, is impossible because Homo economicus is always scoping for a new frontier. If we don’t collaborate with each other - which is to say if we don’t contaminate our lives by intermingling with those humans and other species which we see as radically different from us – then we are…

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  • Edward Scissorhands Reflection

    1. Not only is Edward the unique product of his scientist creator’s vision and imagination, he also benefits from the love and care lavished on him by this surrogate father. Explain. (How do we know they have a special relationship * Why are Edward’s memories so important? * How does Edward reflect and express the creativity and vision of his father?) Ever since Edward was unable to speak and was cutting away alongside the other machines, Edwards father was proud of himself and Edward for…

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  • Biography Of Jonathan Edwards: A Great Shepherd Of Early Colonial Theology And Revivalism

    Jonathan Edwards: A Great Shepherd of Early Colonial Theology and Revivalism Jonathan Edwards (1703-1759) played a historical part in American Christianity as we know it today. He was a notorious religious figure during a time when Congregationalists were determined to adhere to the religious styles of old. His intellectual and theological reason, along with his fervent zeal fueled by the Holy Spirit, makes him one of the greatest evangelistic preachers and apologists of all time. His life,…

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