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    Christian warrior who conquers everyone, and why should he have to pay Jewish moneychangers that no longer had a place in heaven. Also, although the text says that "a betrayal this untainted hero could never make: in all his life he had never gone back on his word", but he did not directly speak with Raguel and Vidas. This allows devise allows El Cid to keep his word and provides little sympathy for Jews in the text. Although Jews are presented in an unfavorable light in The Song of the Cid, in reality they held a number of powerful positions in Spain under Christian ruler ship. For instance, the actual El Cid, Rodrigo de Vivar, selected a Jewish man to govern the city of Valencia. Jews held a number of these positions within the Spanish kingdom, as they were valued for their knowledge of both Latin and Arabic. These individuals acted as royal scribes, and they were rewarded with properties along the fringe. Jews could also act as absentee landlords. Jonathan Ray states that "as they saw to it that their holdings were actively settled and cultivated, they were allowed to collect the profits from these lands just as they did from the mills, vineyards, and urban houses or stores they possessed elsewhere." This array of the different landholdings Jews held in the eleventh century demonstrates the amount of wealth and power Jews were able to possess. These wealthy Jewish courtiers, however, did not always live on the fringe, but stayed in their "seats of power in the north."…

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    El Cid is being denied the right to access anything, and, while this part of the text is missing, historically it was not for a valid reason, nor was it impartially decided. This means that the likelihood of him coming back from his exile is slim to none, and there is practically no chance for him to succeed, yet he does. Now, some may argue that, while he was indeed an underdog in the first canto, once he is accepted back into the kingdom he has lost this status. However, this proves to be…

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    plays presented to them. Although Winkelman demonstrates great skill in analyzing his sources, his inconsistency with his argument with his evidence makes his monograph difficult to understand. One of the main topics discussed in this book is how theatrical productions conform to--and as a consequence, reflects--the political milieu of the time. In order to see how theatre changes over time, Winkelman takes on a chronological approach, emphasizing the marriage issues of Henry VII, Henry VIII,…

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    Mary I Tudor is born into the Catholic household of Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon on February 18th, 1516. She is the only child of this marriage to survive infancy, and thus she is treated with great reverence from a young age. Mary is raised as a devout Catholic by her mother Catherine, and is extensively tutored in a diverse array of subjects. Mary’s diverse tutelage is due in part to her mother 's misfortune in not being able to produce a male heir. Catherine realizes that…

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    “She inherited a bankrupt nation, torn by religious separation, and a weakened bond between of France and Spain.” The people of the time told her that her only hope of success as queen was to marry quickly and then rely on her husband for support. Her father Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon had a daughter named Mary. Then Henry went against the pope and disobeyed the catholic church to get a divorce with Catherine When Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn were…

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    Philip II, who between 1555 and 1556 received the crowns of the Netherlands, Sicily, Castile and Aragon Countries. Austria and the German Empire were given to the younger brother of Charles V, Ferdinand I of Habsburg, being separated the German and Spanish branches of the House of Habsburg. Foreign policy The division of the inheritance of Carlos V facilitated international policy of Philip II: passing the Holy Roman Empire at the hands of Ferdinand I of Habsburg Spain was free of imperial…

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    Henry VII Failures

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    from several of his opposition. He later remarried Catherine of Aragon, a princess of Spain and a widow to his late son and heir Arthur, to his new heir Henry VIII. By doing so he re-established the ties between Britain and Spain, stabilising the relationship between the two countries as much as a royal marriage could. His daughter Margaret was also married to James VII of Scotland, cementing the second marriage made with heirs of strong countries that could pose a military threat. Both his…

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    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…

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    The French Queen 's Letters: Mary Tudor Brandon and the Politics of Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Europe The French Queen 's Letters: Mary Tudor Brandon and the Politics of Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Europe written by Erin A. Sadlack “attempts to broaden the understanding of women’s paths to power in the sixteenth century.” Sadlack’s a credibility stems from her PhD in Medieval and British Literature. She is a professor at the University of Maryland where she teaches courses in Medieval and…

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    The revolt of the Northern Earls was caused by the gentry: Northumberland and Cumberland against William Cecil. In the same way, Pilgrimage of Grace had a subsidiary cause of faction. Henry’s divorce with Catherine of Aragon and disinheritance of Mary alarmed the Aragonist faction. This implied that they would lose power in court without Catherin or Mary on crown. Northumberland and Cumberland demanded the return of political power in the north and wealth as this would ensure a restoration of…

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