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  • Theme Of Inbreeding In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

    As inbreeding occurs through multiple generations, and the genetic deficiencies spread like wildfire, it has been proven by science, birth rates plummet. In fact historians believe inbreeding was cause of the fall of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty in Spain, and the reason that with Charles II’s death, their dynasty ended (Alvarez). [When was this, around before or after Poe wrote this, was this inspiration for this work?] It is interesting to note that Charles II suffered from physically disablement, mental retardation and disfigurement. So if the Usher family line reproduced in the manner that Poe implies, it would be expected However, the effects of inbreeding do not only explain Madeline’s physical problems, or the lack of children, it also explains Roderick’s mental state. It is not clear whether or not Roderick suffers from the same physical disabilities that Madeline does, but it is very clear that he has many psychological ones. It appears that he suffers from dkjaf;lkdjakdjffakj;l/…

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  • How Did Queen Elizabeth I Never Hold Her Tongue

    “There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue” ― Elizabeth I Tudor (goodreads.com). However, Queen Elizabeth I never held her tongue when she could have a say in matters. In many ways, Queen Elizabeth was one of the very first women in the 1500s to dominate her own era. Queen Elizabeth l controlled part of the government and provided suitable leadership for her army when the Spanish Armada tried to challenge England. With her…

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  • Analysis Of All The Light We Cannot See By Anthony Doerr

    The people whom we want to be are often not the people we are. In fact, we are molded by so many things in the society around us that our true nature gets lost early on. As people, events, and objects influence and change us, we often drift far from the actual person we are. In times of conflict when we lose so many of these objects we thought had molded us; that is when we discover who we truly are. In All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr proves that in times of conflict, the true…

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  • Strengths And Weaknesses Of Spain In The 17th Century

    Phillip III and later on King Phillip IV faced many different challenges in this emerging country called Spain. However, Spain did not exist at this time it was ruled under the Habsburg Empire. What I shall be discussing in this assignment is the strengths and weaknesses that the Spanish Monarchy faced. During the start of the 17th Century what was known as the Habsburg Spain which was very much on the brink at the end of the Golden Age and even though it kept its populous empire the country…

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  • Compare The Socio-Economic Balances Of Southern Italy And Philip IV Of Spain

    Charles V married Isabella of Portugal, Portuguese was possessed by the Habsburgs through the political marriages which were traditionally implemented. Since his son, Philip II of Spain, also known as Philip the Prudent, both Spain and Portugal were considered harmonious, the usage of ‘’the Iberian Union’’ was common. However, when Philip IV of Spain began to overtax Portugal, Portuguese felt uncomfortable with the situation. In addition to that, the Portuguese influences were endeavored to…

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  • Philippe II Territorial Expansion Essay

    INDEX 1- Philippe II Introduction 2- Territorial Expansion 3- Foreign Policy 4- Bibliography Introduction. The first and only son of Charles V and Isabella of Portugal, Philippe II was born in Valladolid 1527 (CYL) and died in El Escorial 1598 (MAD). He ruled in Spain from 1556 to 1598. He has the fame of a solitary and hard worker even though he was not able to reduce the Netherlands revolt, also lost the whole Invincible Spanish Armada because of bad planned strategies of war and…

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  • First Dutch Revolt Essay

    The Spanish Netherlands following the beginning of the reformation was a place of widespread literacy, trade and progress. Through the rise of Charles V and the grand tour of his heir apparent Prince Philip of Spain, the empire which ruled over The Netherlands finally had come to grasp with the innovativeness and unique culture that the region supported, “Spanish visitors were also impressed by the political and economic strength of the Low Countries.” However, it was the eventually abdication…

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  • Evangelism In Spain

    Madrid Spain is the capitol city of Spain. The country of Spain has an interesting past, but a great economic future. In that Madrid sat in the middle of all the excitement, with all of its history. It had a rip for several hundreds of years that damage Spain’s culture, but also made the history unique. It has a wide variety of religion. With all the beautiful churches or cathedrals, evangelism is something new to Madrid Spain. The history of Madrid Spain is rich in diversity. According to…

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  • Don Quijote Analysis

    The Spanish “Golden Age” began around 1492 with the rise of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty and the unification of Spain under King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile. Together they forced all non-Christians to convert to Christianity or leave the country. Also during this time, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella gave their support to Christopher Columbus as he set sail in search of new trade routes. Instead of finding new trade routes, Columbus discovered America. This discovery…

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

    Monarchy (France) and the Habsburg Empire (Austria) in The War of Spanish Succession. Moreover, the desire to attain Spain would lead to an global war, where a myriad of nations each beholding their own motives, endeavored to either restore the quasi-peace that Europe had possessed, or plummet into another…

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