John Baskerville was born January 1706 on Sion Hill in Worcestershire. He was raised on a farm with an income from an inheritance of about £75 per year. There is much wonder as to from where and why this money came to him. One theory says that it was an inheritance from a prominent line of Baskervilles. What we do know is that at seventeen John Baskerville decided to venture out on his own and leave the money of his inheritance to his parents. He first went to King’s Norton, an old settlement near Birmingham where he acquired employment as a footman in a clergyman’s home. The clergyman there discovered that Baskerville was a young man of talent and skill; he constantly had a pen in his hand creating intricate letterforms. The clergyman had Baskerville begin teaching the poor boys of the parish to write, with the appointment Baskerville had gained the title of writing master for the poor at a young age. It was clear though that Baskerville was meant for better things, he did not stay long at this small village and vent...
In Dr. Osman’s lecture and in Life and Miracles of St. Benedict, monasteries were portrayed as places for people to escape the harsh times and live together worshipping God. In The Dark Ages, the narrator discusses how many nuns and monks would try to escape because they were forced to go there, some even going as far as scaling the walls of their convent or monastery. These holy places offered many people the escape and religious freedom that they craved, but not everyone loved the strict life that monks and nuns lived. (The Dark Ages, “Marriage of Monks and
There is no sufficient information to provide a reliable picture about the life of Blackbeard except three years to his death. His activities at this short time were quick cutting across the world making him be clearly known and probably be recalled always. Apart from being recorded in many books of history, his name is found in the archives of Great Britain. The early accounts of the leadership of then Southern and Northern Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania also documented about Blackbeard. Preceding 1976, not much information is known about him, contrasting his overdramatic death which well known. Probably, it is due to his sea robbery activities which made him to live a more secretive life. 1
Blackbeard was one of the most feared pirates in history, because he was a ferocious and fearless man who took over many ships in his years of being a pirate. He wasn’t a good man but he was good at what he did. There was some information that was unsure of because of the time period, but there are many interesting facts about him.
The speed, extent and tenacity of Cistercian expansion was by all accounts extraordinary, and one that seemed to differ greatly from the other monastic movements of the twelfth century. Their growth from one to seven foundations, to more than three hundred in the space of fifty years was almost entirely unexpected by contemporary standards. However, when one delves into the history of the order and looks at the factors that differentiated it from other similar monastic institutions of the same period one begins to see a number of portentous factors that undoubtedly contributed to such explosive growth.
Today the Dominican order is broken into four branches. It includes the Friars, Sisters, Nuns, and Lay ...
Medieval England was under great influence of the Catholic church, and there were many monasteries called Abbeys where monks could live with one another in
Sitting outside on a park bench on a humid Tuesday afternoon, one can see a majestic view of a white building, a building reminiscent of the times it was built in. A time when buildings and life were large. A building that houses offices, once housed a family. A structure that hears business today, once heard laughter and cries around the holidays. Hofstra Hall sits miniscule amongst the shadow of the Axinn Library today, but once was a sign of strength and security. A sign of the past, sits in the middle of the present. Hofstra Hall stands white and proud, a symbol of the strength and staying power of the University. Once a far-off Long Island part of New York University, now is the center and focal point of Hofstra University.
Mornement, A. (2005) No Longer Notorious: The Revival of Castle Vale, 1993-2005, Castle Vale Housing Action Trust
As I walk down the aisle of the hundred-year-old chapel, I marvel at the architecture. At the front of the sanctuary, three burgundy carpeted stairs lead up to an altar. Directly behind the altar is a large window, allowing the sun to shine through and warm the entire room. There are seats for the choir members against each wall, fitting around forty voices, all with a different range. There is a podium facing the pews where the pastor usually situates himself. The bright, white walls have a carving that lines the entirety of the sanctuary. Old fashioned chimes fill up the majority of the wall space. The ceilings are high, creating the illusion that it extends to Heaven. There is a door on each side leading to an unknown space. The palette of the interior is neutral, consisting only of maroon, brown, and a worn-down shade of white. Weddings, church services, convocations, and many more events happen here. The chapel is known as one of the “must-see” places while visiting Berry’s campus. The detailed architecture of the Mount Berry Chapel creates a warming welcome to all who enter through its simplicity and well-kept design.
I bent over and rested my hand on the sun-baked ground. It was too hot to take off my sandals and feel the hardened grains against my toes, but at least I was there. I stepped onto the hard, man-fashioned nature and raised my eyes to heaven. Everything was still there--the palm trees with their sometimes-dangling leaves. The old buildings, all created with the same sandy brick, surrounding the area. The darkened star in the heart of the ground. But mostly, the church was the same. The gold-plated surface shone, not like it did at night, but in its own daytime way. I always thought it so ironic that the soul of such a liberal university was this cross-topped chapel in memory of Christ and those who would never forget him. I never got to go in there, I thought. I always wanted to, but I never did.
Henry's grandson, Kind Edward II seized control of the congregation and sold it on. The congregation in the long run fell under the control of a school of legal counselors – establishing the cutting edge Inns of Court that are based here: Inner Temple and Middle Temple.