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    In the 16th Century, religion divided Europe. However, a hand full of rulers influenced their countries and led them towards success. These rulers were known as politiques. Politiques were rulers or people in places of position that put the success and well being of their states above religious unity. They did not just change how Europe was politically but changed it culturally as well. The rulers accomplished religious stability in their countries, balanced their governments, gained independence, grew culturally, and eventually conquered new areas. Catherine de Medici, Henry IV, Elizabeth I, and William of Orange were all effective politiques that help moved their countries in a new and better direction. (check for vagueness later) Catherine de Medici was a…

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    Religious War Summary

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    and Protestants struggle for control of France, Netherlands and England • FRENCH WARS OF RELIGION (1562-1598) PG 392-397 • French protestants= Huguenots- from Besancon Hugues- leader of Geneva’s political revolt against House of Savoy 1520’s • HRE emperor Charles V captured Fancis I of France at Battle of Pavia ion 1525-…

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    Redemption In Hamlet

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    recognizes that in order to receive true absolution, one must sacrifice; retaining the benefits of one’s sins begets only hollow, self-serving guilt as penance. Similar boundaries to redemption exist in Henry IV, Part 1, as its characters exist in the wake of the deposition and murder of Richard II. In the work, King Henry IV seeks expiation in a planned crusade, but neglects to abdicate the throne granted to him by his denial of divine right. Similarly, Hotspur seeks to atone for his rebellion…

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    King Henry IV

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    the political powers of his time, but his histories always contain relevant reminders to play attendees: history has and always will repeat itself. From the battlefields of England and France, all the way to Ancient Rome, leaders of the state will take any action necessary to protect the state, other than place themselves in harm’s way, as without them, no state exists. King Henry IV fascinated Shakespeare; the author tells the man’s achievements over the course…

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    The Holy Catholic Church

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    between Pope Gregory VII and Emperor Henry IV relating to the inductance of Church officials, especially bishops, and who was to have true Jurisdiction over it. According to Traditions and Encounters, Higher Church officials along with having significant religious authority, also had a high degree of political influence as well (p.395). This is in mind; it connects well to why the Emperor would be interested in having authority over the appointment of such; depending on his choice of elect, it…

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    order to be alone to reflect on the issues that troubled him. While alone, it is believed that Allah shared messages with Muhammad through Angel Gabriel. Muhammad was instructed to share with others as inspirations and spiritual guidance. Eventually the messages were recorded and titled the Qur’an, “The Holy Book of Islam.” By the eleventh century, the leaders of churches changed the way in which church officials were appointed which came to be known as “lay investiture”. Pope Gregory VII did…

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    Henry 4 Protagonist

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    A compelling debate has been ignited as a result of Shakespeare’s play Henry the Fourth, Part One. The play’s protagonist seems to be unclear and thus many critics have drawn their own conclusions. Anne Marie McNamara explains her point of view in her essay Henry IV: The King as Protagonist. While McNamara claims that King Henry IV is the protagonist of the play, Prince Hal is the true protagonist because a major portion of the play focuses on the idea of Prince Hal becoming king. In the first…

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    son of Francois I, King of France, Henri II. The King and the rest of the French public quickly realised that Catherine’s rank was somewhat low to be marrying a prince, and that her dowry should have been larger. However, Francois I…

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    Falstaff has been an audience favorite ever since the release of Henry IV Part I. This hyperbolical character lightens up the solemn undertone of this English History play with his humorous ways. At the final part of the play, his comical nature helps him gain the sympathy of all but Prince Harry, whom he shares a seemingly genuine friendship with. Shakespeare reveals the lack of sincerity in Hal and Falstaff’s friendship through two major literary devices: metaphor and meter, along with other…

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    Play Henry V My paper is going to discuss various genres in Shakespeare's Henry V; majorly it's going to be centered on tragedy, comedy, and history. Besides, it also going to discuss some themes, symbols, and motifs. Be that as it may, in turning into an extraordinary ruler, Henry is compelled to act in a way that, where he as a typical man, may appear to be corrupt and even indefensible. With a specific end goal to reinforce the solidness of his position of authority, Henry sells…

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