Myths, Legends, and King Arthur Throughout the dawns of time, people have recorded lives and made histories about the past, the people and all of their dramatics. One such story is Le morte d'Arthur, or in English, the Death of Arthur. Despite its French title, the actual text was written in English. It is a twenty-one book series written by Sir Thomas Malory in 1469-1470 describing in detail the problematic lives of the Arthurian legends. Sir Thomas Malory was believed to be born in 1408, but no one really knows for sure.
There is little real historical information left about him other than, texts, chronicles, verses, myths, and fragments of epic poems, inscriptions, symbols and graven images. Although these writings can be interesting literature, they lack the factual evidence and they are obscure in details. It is not even possible to say that a real King Arthur even existed, for the records of his existence go back to the fifth, sixth and seventh centuries AD, when the Welsh and English kingdoms which were to replace Roman government were only beginning (Green 1). Most of the stories involving King Arthur are primarily fiction; however, there remains the possibility that a character called Arthur may have actually existed. It would have been during the time when the islands of Britain were being threatened with invasion by the Saxons, following the collapse of the Roman Empire and the withdrawal of Roman Legions from Britain.
With the return of the Medici’s Machiavelli lost his post in the Florentine government and accused of conspiring to overthrow the government, and consequently he was thrown in prison and tortured. After his imprisonment, and until his death, he wrote prolifically for 14 years. At this time he saw politics as survival of the fittest. In the Prince, his most famous work, Machiavelli believes that rulers should be shrewd, calculating and manipulating, in order to get to a particular goal. The book however, is not true to his real political beliefs, b/c he wrote the book in an attempt to get a job, ironically, it wasn’t published until after his death.
Marquis St. Evremonde was the man who was responsible for Dr. Alexander Manette's imprisonment. Upon hearing this Manette returns to his old habit from prison, and makes shoes for nine days before regaining himself and joining the couple on their honeymoon. When he returns Carton visits him and requests friendship which Darnay agrees too. The year 1789, Madam Defarge and her husband lead an attack on the Bastille, and the French revolution begins. The revolutionaries begin killing the aristocrats and nobles in the streets.
The unknown author also consciously wrote in an old-fashioned style. The author is usually referred to as the Gawain poet or the Pearl poet. Three poems were included with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. “Pearl”, “Patience”, and “Purity” were all with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in the same manuscript. This is the reason the author is named as the Pearl poet, in addition to the Gawain poet.
The work is a collection from French sources, The Vulgate-the Arthurian Prose Cycle (1225-1230), which Malory so delicately "reduced", in addition to Maloryís own writings, additions, and compilations to produce Le morte d'Arthur. Today Maloryís collection has become "the basis of most modern tellings of the Arthurian story. " Because it occurs just past the age of chivalry, the 15th century, Maloryís work has the opportunity to evaluate the "elegance and leisure of the antecedents in chivalric literature." (Tara Knapp) It was written in English and consists of eight intertwining tales of King Arthur and his different knights, and is packed with "compassion for human faults and nostalgia for the bygone days of chivalry." (Encarta) Each tale flows from one to the other which allows better understanding for the reader.
When growing up, Zuma was surrounded by rebellious people, since this was the time when the South Africans cried earnestly for freedom. He was therefore interested in politics at a tender age, and when opportunity came he joined a political study group in 1962 (Mangcu). The group would later be banned and its member arrested on June 1963. Alongside Zuma was detained in solitude in a police cell for ninety days. These events happened in quick succession, and on 12th August 1963 Zuma who was twenty one years old was convicted and sentenced for ten years along with other members, for conspiring to overthrow the government.
1846 saw the publishing of his first book, Poor Folk that was instant success with the critics. However, his second work The Double, written in the same year, was received coldly. During this time, he had joined the circle of young intellectuals, and began attending meetings headed by Petrashevsky. In April of 1849, the members of these groups were arrested by the Tsarist police and taken to the Peter and Paul Fortress, a prison used for important and maximum-security prisoners. For eight months Dostoevsky was questioned and kept in solitary confinement.
Because Jackson received such harsh treatment while being a prisoner, Jackson harbored a bitter resentment towards the British until he died. After the war Jackson taught at a school briefly, but he was not fond of it and decided to practice law instead. In 1784 he went to Salisbury, North Carolina where he studied law for several years. He was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in September 1787 and the following spring began his public career with an appointment as prosecuting officer for the Superior Court in Nashville, Tennessee. In June 1796 Tennessee was separated from North Carolina and admitted to the Union as the sixteenth state.
Penn was ridiculed in the pamphlet, which in turn started verbal attacks. This led to Penn’s incarceration. He was imprisoned in a tower for nine months. Threatened by life in prison, Penn refused to back down. He was released from jail due to his father’s connection to the King.