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  • Alfred The Great Claim To Be King Essay

    whether they could claim to be kings of all England. The only King I feel comfortable in supporting of that claim is King Edgar, who enjoyed unwavering authority on a greater extent compared to the others. When considering the claim to legitimacy and who issued them, Edgar’s coronation in 973 is a symbolic event as he was the first Saxon king to be crowned as ‘the king of all English’ rather than label themselves that without ceremony. This already makes Edgar’s claim more valid, as it shows this title was recognized by the clergy that crowned him, and the people under his rule (which included Northumbria and Mercia.) Furthermore, this event hold much symbolism and shows the attitudes towards Edgar, and therefore his authority. In the ‘Chronicon ex chronicis’ it accounts that after eight kings swore fealty to Edgar at Chester, including the king of Scotland and the king of Northumbria, they then rowed him along the river Dee as a show of Edgar’s superiority. Most notably, it is mentioned that Edgar simply steered the boat whilst the rest did his bidding and plied the oars which highlights how unique Edgar is compared to other kings, and is a sign of complete submission. It is especially telling that stories of such symbolism do not surround Edward despite his supposed submission of the Scottish, Strathclyde and York kings or Aethelstan despite similar claims to that of Edward at the beginning of his reign. This allegory represents how Edgar may have been perceived in…

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  • Fitzhugh On The Vikings Summary

    One of the fascinating times in European history occurs during the age of the Vikings, which were between the 8th century and the 10th century. There are several different articles that possess different ideas on how the Vikings acted. For example, one article that views the Vikings as harsh and horrific human beings is titled Lindisfarne, which talks about how the Vikings raided a town in current-day England (Lindisfarne). Another example includes a NOVA interview with William Fitzhugh, an…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Macbeth

    One month later, his son, Duncan MacCrinan, was elected king. For six years, Duncan ruled Scotland with a thirst for power countermanded by his lack of prowess on the battlefield. In 1038, Ealdred (the earl of Northumbria) attacked southern Scotland, but the effort was repelled and Duncan's chiefs encouraged him to lead a counterattack. Duncan also wanted to invade the Orkneys Islands to the north. Over the objections of all of his advisers, he chose to do both. His armies were routed after…

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  • Learning Agility

    Introduction In the new academic year of September 2015, Northumbria University will be accepting a group of new national and international students pursuing a top-up degree course. The purpose of this report is to inform them on the importance of learning agility, why they should adopt it and how it can be used to a student’s advantage. Definitions of Learning Agility Oxford dictionary defines ‘learning’ as “Knowledge acquired through study, experience, or being taught” (Oxford University…

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  • Anglo Saxon Research Paper

    many people in Roman Britain were Christian, the Anglo-Saxons were pagans not Christians. They believed in many gods and had many superstitions. The king of the Anglo-Saxon god was Woden. Some other gods include; Thunor, god of thunder, Frige, goddess of love, and Tiw, god of war. Some of the superstitions the Anglo-Saxons believed in included lucky charms. For example, they believed that rhymes, potions, stones and jewels would protect them from evil spirits or sickness. As time went on the…

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  • The Rise Of Cnut's Collapse

    increased dramatically during the Viking Age. The capability of Viking armies to overpower their enemies became increasingly noticeable in the narrative of the Viking Age provided by the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. The “Great Heathen Army,” led by the sons Ragnar Lodbrok, systematically slayed the petty kings of England. were a far cry from the thievery of Scandinavian pirates of the late eighth century as recorded by the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles. The ravaging of Anglo-Saxons kingdoms of Britain by…

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  • Informative Speech On Herbs

    Through the review of Dr. Steven Ehrlich, a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, lemon balm is native in Europe and grown all over the world. 1. The leaves are very deeply wrinkled and smelt like lemons. 2. As a member of the mint family, lemon balm is known like a calming herb. B. This herb has been documented back to the Middle Ages as a treatment for restlessness, anxiety and insomnia. 1. According to England’s Northumbria University, “there are 1,600 mg dose of encapsulated dried leaf lemon balm…

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  • Why Did Vikings Start Raiding

    simply pillaged places of great wealth and left hastily. Even after the death of Charlemagne the Vikings kept on raided for wealth. Conquest of the British Isles After the death of Louis the Pious in 840 CE, Emperor of Frankia, his son Lothar invited the support of a Viking fleet in a power struggle with brothers. The Vikings realized that Frankish rulers were willing to pay them with large sums to prevent them from attacking again, this made Frankia an irresistible target for further…

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  • The Age Of Bede Analysis

    of St. Peter. Jarrow was initiated in 674 and was to be a Christian monastery in England based off of the established ones in Europe. Benedict gave great attention in designing the monastery. In order for it to be seen as a proper monastery, he took the time to acquire the necessary books, and objects required for a typical Roman church ceremony by traveling across Europe and visiting Rome. Biscop ruled the monastery for 16 years. He was very devoted to honoring St. Peter. He revitalized Roman…

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  • Feudalism Research Paper

    the Great led to the revival of Caroline’s Renaissance that was a significant period of Western literature, religion, art, architecture, and the philosophy of law, which was also known as the first awakening of Europe. In fact, all the Holy Roman rulers believed that their kingdoms came into existence from the Charlemagne empire, until the last emperor Franz II, together with the previous French and German monarchs. However, the Orthodox Church viewed Charlemagne as a fascinating figure because…

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