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  • Cultural Repatriation Of Art: The Stone Of Scone

    According to Historic UK, the stone is a simple oblong block of red sandstone with chisel marks apparent on its flat top. The stone was removed from Scone in 1226 by the English King Edward I and placed inside the Coronation Chair of Westminster Abbey. The stone remained in England until the 1950s when it was kidnapped by Scottish nationalists but returned to Westminster Abbey in April 1951. On November 30, 1996, the British Conservative Government agreed to return the Stone over to Edinburgh Castle, where it is housed when not used in British coronations. It was rightly returned, it should be on permanent display in Scotland because of its location of origin, its symbolism as the independence of Scotland, and its historical importance. The stone was quarried in Scone making its home Scotland. In Edinburg Castle, the Stone is now on display for tourists and locals alike to…

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  • Henry Vii's Achievements

    Many historians wonder what is the most sole significant achievement of Henry VII’s – making the crown of England dynasty or making the country itself better. On 21st April 1509 Henry VII sadly passed away, leaving the crown to his youngest son, Henry VIII. Henry VIII then later married Catherine of Aragon on 11th June and after had their coronation on 24th June 1509 at Westminster Abby. Henry VII’s sole achievement was to pass the throne onto his son, which he did manage to pass the throne…

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  • The Importance Of Sacred Space In London

    around the world consider to be sacred; one of these places is Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey is in London, England and is since…

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  • Garrick's Impact On Restoration And The 18th Century

    Restoration and the 18th century began in 1660 and lasted until 1798. Though this period is short compared to most eras, it has had a huge impact on present day America. However, before the Restoration Period the theatres were closed in 1642. Playwrights such as John Gay began executing the use of satire as well as actor David Garrick changing the way actors performed. Restoration was a giant leap in the right direction for drama; it challenged the traditional views and poured the foundation…

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  • The Canadian Senate: Chamber Of Sober Reflection By David C. Docherty

    David C. Docherty’s (2002) scholarly journal: The Canadian Senate: Chamber of Sober Reflection or Loony Cousin Best Not Talked About, responds to the continual controversy and debate of the usefulness of the Canadian senate. Docherty’s (2002) article analyzes the current Canadian senate and argues that the senate is a failing Canadian institution because of two democratic deficiencies: the undemocratic nature of senator selection and the inability of senators to represent provinces properly.…

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  • Executive Power In Canada Essay

    that may be exercised by the President. In contrast, the Prime Minister of Canada is not a role defined in, nor directly empowered by, the Constitution of Canada. As per Section 9 of the Constitution Act, 1867, executive power is vested in the Queen. The powers of the monarch were permanently delegated to the Governor General by King George VI in 1947. While the Governor General holds executive power in law, he or she does not exercise that authority autonomously. By virtue of constitutional…

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  • The Change Of Words In Jane Austen's Literature

    Rather her heroine in both Northanger Abbey and Persuasion know who they are attracted to and who they want to end up with at very early points in the novel. Anne has never wavered from her love of Wentworth and as soon as Catherine meets Henry she knows he is the one for her. The decision to fall in love, or stay in love, seems to be a completely rational decision on the heroine’s part rather than a rash, love at first sight reaction. This creates a love that is almost quantitive, as the love…

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  • Growth In Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

    ‘How does Catherine mature over the course of the novel?’ The novel Northanger Abbey – written by Jane Austen in 1817 – tells the story of a young woman who travels to Bath with her wealthy neighbours, and how she grows and matures into adulthood over the course of the book by taking responsibility for her many mistakes and actions. Predominantly, this essay is a tale of one girl’s maturity into a young adult. She makes very many mistakes along the path to growing up, however, she does show…

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  • Isabella In Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

    The book Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen is more complicated than what can be seen by the naked eye. Each turn that the story takes and each decision the character makes can be seen as a carefully calculated detail taken in part of the writer to prove a point. Each aspect of the story might have been added to make the reader think of what they believe and put it up against what is shown in the book and one of these circumstances happen to be Isabella Thrope and the depiction of her character.…

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  • Picture Of The Scorpion Analysis

    Edward Abbey's Great American Desert Environmentalist and desert-lover, Edward Abbey in his essay “The Great American Desert” warns readers about the perilous dangers of the American deserts while simultaneously stirring curiosity about these fascinating ecosystems. He both invites and dissuades his readers from visiting the deserts of North America through the use of humor and sarcasm. In this essay, he is rhetorically successful in arguing that the open spaces of the undeveloped deserts…

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