James IV of Scotland

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  • Chivalric Imagery In Peter C. Herman's Henry IV

    Peter C. Herman who has a PHD in English and comparative literature, starts off his essay by explaining the transition of the power from Henry VII to Henry VIII. Herman, as described throughout his essay to the readers, describes Henry VIII implementation of chivalric imagery to be a successful king over his father’s idea of leaving the court the same. I agree with Herman’s suggestion, that Henry VIII implementing of Chivalric Imagery is what made him a better king than his father as ill discuss in depth. Henry VII, after winning the civil battle against Richard III, main concern was holding on to his political power after the war ended. Henry decided that the court be ran as it had previously before so he could gain popular consent of the court and its people. After gaining the favor of the people and receiving the crown, the rest of his reign as Henry the VII rested upon keeping parliament the same. Henry used history as justification of claiming the throne, thus Herman’s incorporation of the pageant at Worcester in 1486. The verses depict Henry II blood line gaining control once again in the future. “This same is the fulfiller of the profecye”. (The pageant at Worcester, 1486). Thus, the reasoning for Henry VII naming one of his son’s Arthur. Henry chose not to be a spectate in public ceremonies, for that’s not how he wanted to be seen from the public. Henry didn’t think it was right or proper, so he avoided chivalric imagery. Chivalric imagery is displaying knightly…

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  • British Invasion Of Scotland Research Paper

    Scotland was a distinct kingdom ruled by the MacAlpin clan in the early tenth century without defined boarders. Without defined boarders relations with England were very uneasy, although after 1066 Norman kings intervened periodically to help support the claims of the Scottish against them. In 1291 Edward I of England selected John Balliol to take the Scottish throne which had been empty since 1286, in return Balliol paid homage to Edward I as a vassal. In 1295 Scottish nobles signed a treaty…

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  • The Elements Of Supernatural Elements In Shakespeare's Macbeth

    to a ship named the “Tiger” which has sailed to the near east en route to Aleppo, an ancient trading city in Syria’(Feldman: 213). Shakespeare’s main source to write Macbeth was Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland written by Raphael Holinshed and originally published in 1577. Furthermore, Shakespeare’s ‘patrons were Queen Elizabeth and King James I’ (Brown: 1); King James I was especially relevant to the composition of Macbeth as ‘the new monarch it should be remembered was a…

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  • Kilts In Scotland Research Paper

    Kilts in Scotland signify and symbolize multiple aspects of Scottish society. Specifically, men wore the kilts in celebration to denote their loyalty to a clan. It is this common tradition wearing such a “distinctive national apparatus,” that give Scottish man and Scottish culture an iconic presentation (Roper 15). In addition to the kilt, the bagpipe is also a part of this commonly seen and known symbolism. The tradition of wearing such apparatuses is more modern than most people assume. As a…

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  • Golf: The Early Stages Of Golf

    Golf is a game that dates back hundreds of years, originating in Scotland. The main goal is to get a golf ball to a target a few hundred yards away, in the least amount of strokes as possible. In the early stages of golf, the participants had to use curved sticks to hit the pebble down the track and win the game. Today, players use clubs made of metals such as tungsten and steel to hit a golf ball down a set course. Golf has evolved into a game that cultures all around the world participate in.…

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  • Witchcraft In The 17th Century

    were men. Authorities extracted fake confessions out of the accused by using various unscrupulous physical and mental torture methods The most common form was sleep deprivation; which proved to be a very effective way of obtaining confessions, because it resulted in vivid hallucinations. Before 1662 this was rarely even regarded officially as torture at all. It was usually done by local authorities in order to get the evidence that they needed before they went to the Privy Council to obtain a…

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  • To What Extent Was Henry Viii Foreign Policy

    France in 1512. Nonetheless, the Battle of Flodden and the Battle of Spurs led to English victories and the death of James IV and the capture of Théouranne and Tournai in the battles respectively. However, in both instances, the effect of the battles on England’s finances meant that he did not achieve much, Henry had to liquidate assets to lessen the money lost at the Anglo-Scottish conflict and Tournai ended up having to be sold back to the French for less than what the English paid to repair…

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  • Blood And Morality In Macbeth

    Blood: The Loss of Life, Morality, and Sanity The Tragedy of Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s greatest, as well as shortest, works. The play connects with the political, historical, and philosophical influences of Shakespeare’s time. It is believed that when Macbeth was written in 1606, Shakespeare wanted to appease the then-ruling monarch and his most recent theatrical patron, James VI of Scotland. To please James, Shakespeare wrote the play to focus on James’ Scottish lineage and history,…

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  • Importance Of Macbeth's Prophecies In The Works Of William Shakespeare

    thou be none” (Act 1, Scene 3, Lines 51-70). From the beginning of the play, Macbeth and Banquo encounter three weird women that prophesize their destinies. The three weird woman make three predictions: Macbeth will gain the title of Thane of Cawdor, he will become the next king of Scotland, and Banquo will not be king but his sons will be. Although the prophecies were spoken, Macbeth’s fate was not sealed. Prior to encountering the three witches, Macbeth knew nothing of his destiny. However,…

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  • New Labour Characteristics

    New Labour started between the mid-1990s and early 2000s, governed by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. The introduction of New Labour started after the party’s loss under Neil Kinnock in the 1987 election where Labour went through an important development. During Blair’s government, Labour was modernised and reintroduced. He withdrew old ideas and policies and introduced new policies. Blair starts by rewriting the Clause IV. Blair said “Our task today is not to fight old battles but to show that…

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