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    For The Burghers of Calais, the intended audience was those who commissioned the work — the town council of Calais, France, to commemorate the bravery of local heroes — as well as the citizens of Calais where the sculpture is displayed. During the 11-month siege of Calais in 1347, with dwindling food and water, six of the city’s leaders offered themselves as hostages to English King Edward III in exchange for the freedom of the city. King Edward III accepted the offer, ordering the men to deliver the keys to the city to his camp and then be executed, but his wife, Philippa, persuaded the king to spare the lives of the burghers as she believed their deaths would be a bad omen for the child she carried. Rodin read an account of the siege of Calais and the actions of the six burghers (or city leaders) to inform his work. Rodin decided to show the aspect of the narrative in which the burghers are leaving the city to journey to the English King Edward III’s camp, bearing the keys to the city and wearing ropes around their necks, believing they are to be executed. Rodin’s innovative, realistic, and expressive portrayal of the six men in ragged clothes, demonstrating defeat, sorrow, uncertainty, and resolve, and defiance among the figures (one man’s jaw is firmly set, another has outstretched arms and an open mouth, and another holds his head in his hands). In his depiction of the heroes who are sacrificing their lives for their city and its occupants, Rodin evidenced the ravages of…

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    decisions of the court, and the empire, including that of trade and exchange. Jahangir was more than glad to follow his wife’s call; he is quoted to have sold the empire ‘for a cup of wine and few morsels of food.’ Nur Jehan had an immense influence on the emperor’s personality, and his rule. At home, Jahangir was generally respectful to his family-he was a good son to his mother, and a devoted husband to his wives, especially Nur Jehan. However, he is said to be jealous of his father’s…

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    In the book “Birdsong” by Sebastian Faulks (the author), demonstrates the advantages of being in power, and being rich. During the First World War, Stephan who enlisted to fight the Germans was put into a position of power. He quickly rose to the rank of left-tenant, with this power, he was given the ability to court martial any soldier who did not follow the strict army rules. One night, as Stephan was walking around at night to inspect the sentries, he saw one of the sentries sleeping. He woke…

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    Although Henry did deal with this imposter it did not make his claim to the throne any stronger and he soon had to deal with a second imposter. Perkin Warbeck from France came to England as a merchant on a silk ship but soon found a lot of support from the Irish, rallying behind anyone who would give them a chance to unseat Henry and see a Yorkist King on the throne again. It is believed that Perkin was carefully placed in that position by the King of France and the Duchess of Burgundy who had…

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    Venkatrarma’s painting of the Kurukshetra War serves as an artistic response to war, primarily because it portrays the battle between a group of cousins (Kauravs and Pandavs) for the throne of an Indian Kingdom known as Kuru. The account of the battle is from the epic Indian story, Mahabharata. The painting by the artist depicts the time when chakravyuh was formed as a defensive formation which appears like a blooming lotus by the commander in chief of Kauravs in the battle of Kurukshetra. As…

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    The warrior kingdom was one of chaos and a brave Arthur wanted to restore civilization, to bring back justice and peace, to renew the darkness into a golden age. He shaped the legend as we know it with new echoes. Most of the success of the story is attributed to the themes and psychological motifs that have been there for thousands of years. Civilization, first, came to England by the Romans, who passed their beliefs to tribes. Then they returned as conquerors, bringing systems, and building…

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    Plantagenets was a powerful family that ruled England for more than three centuries, from 1154 to 1485. During the 15th and 16th centuries, periods of violence and upheaval shook England. The death of Edward III caused the descendants of the two main houses of the Plantagenet families—York and Lancaster—to fight for their right to the throne, causing the War of the Roses to erupt (Miller, 2003). This time period, before the war began, England inherited the King Henry VI, whose reign was soft and…

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    Henry VII is remembered in history as having ended the Wars of the Roses and uniting a bitterly divided England. By defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and marrying Elizabeth of York he brought together the Houses of Lancaster and York under his new Tudor banner. However, Henry’s reign was not going to be straightforward and he had many issues which challenged his security on the throne. Henry had to ensure he dealt with rivals to the throne as well as making sure he ruled…

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    Growing up with anti-semitism, Shakespeare experienced the separation of the Jews firsthand. Few Jews lived in England, but still there remained anti-semitism. Statistics show that over 70,000 Jews remained in England (~1.6% of the population) and converted to Christianity. Reasons for the separation of Christians and Jews includes the belief that Jews were heretics, the notion that Jews were associated with the devil, that Jews were a threat to their livelihood, and the stereotypes against the…

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    The war of the roses was a civil war in England that started in 1455 and wanted control of the throne of England with the House of Lancaster, and the House of York. The war was a power struggle due to Henry VI poor leadership and volubility of another noble taking Henry VI place. Major causes of the conflict were that both houses were direct descendents of king Edward III arguing about who should be king, Henry VI mental illness ,and how Henry VI had let the nobles have their own powerful…

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