Orthodox monarchs

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  • The Knight's Hall: A Short Story

    The city’s populace celebrated the marriage of Princess Marie to the Duke of Hamilton’s son along with the nobles from the German Confederation. The palace gates thrown open and everyone invited into the square to celebrate the grand occasion. Inside the Knight’s Hall, Karolina did not notice the noble guests were dancing at one end of the great hall and she and her friends relegated to the other end. In fact, she did not care. This was her first royal invitation and she was going to be eighteen years old soon. She fully intended to take advantage of the opportunity granted to her and enjoy the evening. Several of the Grand Duke’s officers of his personal guard spotted Karolina in the corner of the great hall sitting next to her mother. They hurried over to her. Karolina blushed as a handsome soldier strode up to her, bowed and asked her to dance. She looked at her mother and her mother nodded “Yes”. Karolina stood up and put her arm on the offered arm of the soldier and went to the dance floor. The soldier tried as hard as he could, but he began to trip over his feet as he danced. Karolina just laughed and waited patiently for him to regain his balance and then they would continue to dance. Karolina enjoyed dancing with the many men that would come up to her and ask her to dance. The Grand Duke’s soldiers tried to charm her and other government officials tried to impress her with their tales of the Grand Duke’s government. Her girlfriends were also being charmed and danced…

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  • Catherine The Great: Catherine's Rise To Power

    This letter would change the fifteen year old princesses life as being summoned meant that she was to be considered for marriage to the heir to the Russian throne and Sophie’s second cousin, the Grand Duke Peter (Rounding, 13). Sophie’s perspective groom Peter was described as immature, childishly obsessed with soldiers, an alcoholic, and not mentally stable (Lichtman, Corey). Sophie was successful in garnering the Empress’s approval for her marriage. After also gaining consent from her…

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  • The Cruel And Implications Of The English Bill Of Rights

    out of parliament. (Duiker & Spielvogel, 2014) By allowing freedom of speech in parliament, parliament had more control and could say things against the king’s or queen’s doings. The bill of rights law, no taxes being raised without approval from parliament, also gave Parliament power. This law prevented the king or queen from unnecessary taxes and allowed parliament to be able to control taxes for ligament causes. England’s Bill of Rights also allowed frequent free elections of parliament; this…

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  • Nobility In 1760 And 1860: An Analysis

    The statements of the nobility in 1760 and 1860, in supplications, reflect an overall shift in the way that the Russian public regarded the monarch. In 1760, the position of the monarch was regarded with a sense of superiority, where all respect was directed. The monarch’s power was unquestioned and their judgment was seen as most informed, only allocating indirect power to provincial personnel or hand selected advisors. In the 1860s, after the state building of Catherine the Great which further…

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  • What Is The Tale Of Ophelia

    The Tale of Ophelia There was once a Kingdom in Denmark named Venlighed, meaning kindness. The kingdom was ruled by a fair King and Queen. One day, the King and Queen were blessed with a gift of a daughter, and they named her Ophelia. But something wasn’t quite right with Ophelia. She was born with a deathly illness, so the noble King and Queen asked for the most powerful fairy godmother in the Kingdom. “I do not have the power to cure the princess from her illness, but I can give her a gift to…

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  • The Handmaid's Tale Chapter 5 Analysis

    Chapter Four Karolina and Theresia finished dressing and met Princess Marie and her mother in the main entrance of the palace greeting their guests. The Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess of Baden were arriving and stepping out of their carriage. Karolina and her mother stood behind the Princess and the Dowager Duchess as they curtsied and welcomed the royal couple. Theresia instructed the servants to take their baggage to their rooms in the palace. The Grand Duke acknowledged the Dowager Duchess…

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  • How Did Empress Theodora Impact The World

    Empress Theodora and Elizabeth I impacted their respective empire or kingdom by doing the best the could for their homes . During the time they were alive they were very powerful woman . Empress Theodora helped the woman a lot she changed many rules for they could be equal to men . Elizabeth I was very brave she did not care who you were she was not afraid . She was her own person she did not care what others thought of her she did not care that she had no kids or husband she was married to her…

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  • Movie Analysis: Maleficent

    Maleficent is a recently released movie that we viewed in class. It discusses contemporary issues in a contemporary version of the story of sleeping beauty. It relates to our class because it challenges the way we view stories and interpret things, which is very Post Modern. The film is a spin on the famous tale of Sleeping Beauty from the evil witch’s perspective. Maleficent is the star of the movie and is a beautiful teenager of pure heart. Maleficent is a powerful fairy that lives in a…

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  • The Lady And The Tiger Analysis

    The story is about a young prince that gets put in an arena because he is not a royal prince. He is not royal because he wants to marry the kings daughter. The king is very semi-barbaric and whatever he says goes; so he put the prince in the arena to either fight a tiger or marry the lady. One door he can open comes an angry tiger, and the other one comes a lady that he will be forced to marry and it proves he isn’t guilty. The story “The Lady and the Tiger” is written by Frank R Stockton, and…

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  • Absolutism In The 17th Century

    In the later portion of the 1600’s, the monarchical systems of both England and France were changing. England strayed away from an absolute monarch and ran toward a mightier parliament instead. The opposite was occurring in France as Louis XIV strengthened his own office while weakening the general assembly of France, the Estates General. Absolutism, the political situation in which a monarch controls makes all political, social, economic, and cultural decisions in a government without checks or…

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