William II of England

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  • The Stockbridge Cup Analysis

    The Stockbridge Cup, 1870 British, London The second piece is dish designed by Henry Hugh Armstead (British, London 1828–1905 London). For firm of Hancock and Co., London, England. The material of this dish is silver and parcel gilt. The diameter is 28 1/4 in. (71.8 cm)This dish is metal work silver. Also, it is gift of Margaret A. Darrin, 1990. This large dish was the prize winner of the Stockbridge race, run every year, with a silver "cup" for the owner of the winning horse. The value of the silver being the monetary value of the prize, in 1870 the value of the prize was 280 pounds—a considerable sum then. The name of the winning horse was Mortimer and the owner was a T. French. The length of the course was seven furlongs (1.75 miles). The scenes around the border and in the center of the plate recall the days of the early Norman kings, William I, William II, and Henry I, whose seat was at Winchester, not far from Stockbridge. Scenes from their eventful lives are pictured in the six ovals on the border of the dish. The central scene shows the near fatal ambush of Henry I in Dives, a town on the Channel coast of Normandy, the harbor from where his father, William, duke of Normandy, had launched his successful invasion of Britain in 1066. The trophy is in the style of Henry Hugh Armstead (1828–1905), who may have…

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  • King James II And The Glorious Revolution

    flaws that James II made during his reign as the king of England. Also, it gives us an in-depth understanding of what actually lead to the downfall of James II and caused the ‘Glorious revolution’. Dutch conquest of England in year 1688 had profound implications not just England but the entire world. William of Orange who conquered England in 1688 brought in a revolution that completely transformed England and presented it as a strong, aggressive, demanding power in Europe. In fact, it was the…

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  • The Influence Of The Glorious Revolution On English Society

    James II of England was short. It began in February 1685 and ended in December 1688 with its forced "abdication", which we know as the glorious revolution. When he took office, James promised "to preserve this government in both the Church and the State, as now stated in the law." He was, however, a zealous Catholic, who wished to rebuild the Roman Catholic Church in England, and in his office he undertook every possible effort to promote the cause of Rome. James was the first publicly known…

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  • Henry I And Henry II: A Comparative Analysis

    great-grandfather and a great-grandson. That is, in context of 11th and 12th Century England and the reigns of William I and Henry II of course. More specifically, the differences in kingdoms governed by the two. On October 16th 1066, William Duke of Normandy set sail for England, and soon enough was crowned King of England. Over a century later, his great-grandson Henry II sat on the throne of England, but the kingdom which Henry II ruled over was vastly different than that ruled by his…

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  • Orangemen's Day Research Paper

    celebrate William of Orange, the Protestant prince of the Netherlands and the King of England, and his victory over James II, the overthrown Catholic…

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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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  • King James I: The Glorious Revolution

    Essay #6 The glorious revolution began with the accession to the throne by James II, after the death of his brother, Charles II, in February 1685. This was possible due to the Tories having power in parliament, who were pro-Great Chain of being which allowed for James to get his ‘inheritance’. Although, once James sat upon the throne rebellion broke out led by Charles II favorite male bastard, Duke of Monmouth. The rebellion was put down fast since James had armed troops and the Duke had…

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  • William Penn New World Analysis

    Introduction William Penn greatly explored the ‘New World’ of Pennsylvania, encountered the people of his new land, and exchanged peace, hope, equal rights, and brotherly love with the newcomers to his “Holy Experiment.” Before he did this though, he did many things back in the European countries. He had many failures but soon was successful in his own ways. Penn got his huge area of the ‘New World’ because King Charles II was in debt to Penn’s recently deceased father. To repay this debt, King…

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  • William Wallace: The Dragon In The Middle Ages

    battlefield and worked tough in politics. William Wallace fought for not only the independence of himself, but also the people around him. Finally, there was William Marshal who was so…

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  • King Henry 1 Research Paper

    Henry II of England, was known through a variety of names. For Example Henry Curtmantle, Henry Fitzempress, Henry Plantagenet. He was known by “Alternative Titles: Henry Curtmantle, Henry Fitzempress, Henry of Anjou, Henry Plantagenet”, as said in Justin D, Lyons article. Also he states Henry II Had a strong belief, to help the voice of the people be heard. “On the death of King Stephen in 1154, Henry came to the English throne at the age of 21 in accordance with the terms of the Treaty of…

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