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The Loss of the Throne by Richard III

- The Loss of the Throne by Richard III There are many views as to whether Richard III lost his throne, or if it was a mainly Tudor advance which secured it. Overall I think that Henry Tudor did not actively gain the throne decisively, in fact Richard III lost it from making key mistakes throughout his reign, and at Bosworth. Richard weakened his grasp on the throne by indulging in a vast plantations policy which gave too much power to Northerners and inevitably made him dependant on these few....   [tags: Papers]

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Lady Macbeth The Real Power Behind the Throne

- Lady Macbeth The Real Power Behind the Throne Power is a theme used by Shakespeare throughout the play Macbeth. The plot involves Macbeth trying to gain more power. Lady Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth to kill Duncan so that he will become king in his place. Macbeth also is persuaded to kill anyone who threatens his chances of being king, including Banquo. Power is used by certain characters in the play to influence others. One such character is Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the play, she is a strong-willed character....   [tags: essays papers]

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Bonnie Prince Charlie's Attempt to Win the British Throne for his Father

- Bonnie Prince Charlie's Attempt to Win the British Throne for his Father Charles Edward Stuart, grandson of James II and son of James the old pretender, was born in Rome in 1720 and created Prince of Wales at birth. His father had always been desperate for the British throne, and had already tried and failed many times to win the throne (he was Catholic and the government would only accept a ruler if he was Protestant). Charles had been brought up with his father always hoping and longing for the throne, so in 1745 he decided to do something about it....   [tags: Papers]

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Richard the Third

- "What qualities of character did Richard III have that enabled him to ascend the throne?" Name and show these characteristics in action in the play Richard III. Also: "Richard III is a consummate villain". Show that his summation of Richard's character is true. To achieve goals, in one's life, one must be determined and must have certain characteristics that reciprocate to one's goals. In the play Richard III, Richard III's goal is to ascend the throne. There are two ways that one can claim the throne, by birthright, or by might....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Queen Elizabeth

- “We wanted a boy, she is not what we wanted”. Imagine hearing these words come from a parents mouth, especially a fathers. Generally fathers are to favorite daughters more than sons, and mothers favorite sons more that daughters. However, on the afternoon of September 7th 1533, those were the words and thoughts that were heard as a princess, and future queen was born to King Henry VII and Anne Boleyn. It appears that even in the 1500's oppression against women was evident. Women throughout the years have never been equal with men....   [tags: Biography]

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Macbeth: A Tragic Hero

- Tragic heroes, who destined for a serious downfall, are the protagonist of a dramatic tragedy. A tragic hero is usually a great hero, who gets the most respect from other people; on the other hand, a tragic hero can also lose everything he gained because of his mistakes. His downfall is the result of a wrong judgment, a flaw which might combined with fated and external forces. The downfall can cause the tragic hero to suffer for the rest of his life. In many literary works, the downfall of the tragic heroes usually happen in their highest point....   [tags: Macbeth Essays]

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The Reasons Why Henry VII Won the 1485 War

- The Reasons Why Henry VII Won the 1485 War Henry had a very weak inheritance claim to the throne, and when he was born in 1457, he was never thought to become King as he was born into a family containing past illegitimate relations. His mother, Margaret Beaufort was only 14 years of age when Henry was born and his father, Edmund Tudor, had died three months earlier. Henry's guardian was appointed to Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke. Henry was only ever thought to live his life as the Earl of Richmond as Henry VI and his son were still alive when he was born and therefore had a much greater claim to the throne than Henry....   [tags: Papers]

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Murder in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Macbeth is a true Shakespearian tragedy, in which mast murders take place, in order for one man and women to take the throne and become king and queen. It starts with Duncan’s murder, which is done because Macbeth did not want to see Duncan’s son next in line for the throne and the only way to prevent that was by eliminating Duncan. The nest murder was that of Banquo. Banquo is a friend of Macbeth and his murder is un-predictable. Macbeth may have feared that if he did not kill Banquo, Banquo would kill him in order to gain a position power seeing that the witch’s just informed both Macbeth and Banquo that Macbeth will be the next King of Scotland and Banquo will never have the chance to ho...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Macbeth - Ambition

- Macbeth’s long journey towards possessing the throne travels through many high hurdles. The first hurdle, which is a sign for further hurdles, is the murder of Duncan the king. The build-up to the killing of Duncan begins with the witches prophesying that Macbeth will be king. Macbeth wants to fulfil this prophecy due to his high ambitions. However, the prophecy is fulfilled only because Lady Macbeth leads her husband through the barriers. It is Macbeth’s wife who causes the death of Duncan. Lady Macbeth acts as Macbeth’s superior while the murder of Duncan occurs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The War of the Roses

- The War of the Roses The War of the Roses was the struggle from 1455 - 1485 for the throne of England between the houses of Lancaster (whose badge was a red rose) and York (whose badge was a white rose). In the mid 15th century, the weak Lancastrian king Henry VI was controlled by William de la Pole, duke of Suffolk, Edward Beaufort, duke of Somerset, and Margaret Of Anjou, Henry's queen. They were opposed by Richard, duke of York, who gained support from the popular unrest caused by the anger over the Hundred Years War and by the corruption in the court....   [tags: Papers]

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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

- The Statue of Zeus at Olympia In the world today, there are many spectacular sculptures and artworks. The statue of Zeus at Olympia and the seated statue of Khafre are just two examples of dominant artworks. The statue of Zeus at Olympia was possibly the most famous statue in the ancient world. The Greek sculptor Phidias made it about 435 BC, and dedicated to Zeus, the king of gods. The seated statue of Khafre from the fourth dynasty of the Old Kingdom (2520- 492 BC) was created by an unknown artist....   [tags: Art, Sculpture, Greek, Informative]

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MacBeth

- A.) Title: Macbeth Author: William Shakespeare Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Inc. Date: 1968 Pages: 156 B.) Macbeth begins with three witches setting the tone of the play. The three witches throughout the play will make predictions and keep the readers continually wondering. The king of Scotland, Duncan, receives a message saying that his army has defeated a Norwegian invader. Macbeth, an army general in his army, received most of the credit for the victory....   [tags: essays research papers]

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War of the Roses

- War of the Roses The War of the roses was a group of civil that were fought in medieval Britain between 1455 and 1487. It was, essentially a battle for the throne that two groups of people felt they were entitled to. They were the House of Lancaster and the House of York. The King at the start of the war was Henry VI, who was a Lancastrian. His rival was the Duke of York, who was of course, a Yorkist. York was very unhappy about the fact that Henry wouldn't allow him on his council, a group of lading noblemen that advised the King....   [tags: Papers]

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Richard in William Shakespeare's Play

- Richard in William Shakespeare's Play In Richard's opening speech, Shakespeare tells us some things that you need to know about Richard, but not all. The opening speech gives a hint as to what is going to happen, as what Richard says in his opening speech is seen later on in the play. However, there are some things we don't find out until later in the play. In Richard's opening speech we learn that he has laid 'plots', and 'inductions dangerous'. We later learn that the 'plots' are to kill Clarence, and to seize the crown....   [tags: Papers]

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Richard III - Did Richard Kill the Children?

- Did Richard III Kill the Children. We really cannot know for certain. If there was a cover-up to protect the actual murderers, it was done exceedingly well and so thoroughly that we will never be able to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt what really happened. In spite of what I see as very persuasive evidence that Richard did not kill the children, there are many very intelligent, highly successful, and unquestionably reputable historical scholars out there who believe that they have evidence that the king did commit the murders and that this evidence is equally as compelling as anything I believe....   [tags: Richard II Richard III Essays]

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Wide Ivory Woman

- Wide Ivory Woman You are a wide woman sculpted out of one large solid block of ivory colored, lightly butterscotch speckled stone; you are distinctly and beautifully human, yet larger than life. I look up at you but do not know precisely what it is that you urge me to question. You are a maiden of Menedi, a statue presumably molded of Greek hands in the mid-fourth century B.C. You are seated at a thickly cushioned throne fashioned of the same ivory marble as that of your body, your head titled downward, your figure slightly crouched....   [tags: Antigone Sophocles Plato Statue Papers]

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Prosecution Of Macbeth (if He Was Tried For The Murder Of Duncan)

- Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, we have heard the defence glorify Macbeth in an effort to cloud the horrible acts of murder that he committed. The question that we are here to answer today stands, ?is Macbeth guilty of the murder of our beloved king, Duncan?. Many questions cloud our judgement today. Did Macbeth have a motive to kill the king. Did Macbeth meticulously premeditate the murder of Duncan. Did Macbeth carryout, then cover up the murder of King Duncan. Ladies and gentlemen it will be difficult, nay impossible for you to deny any of these allegations of murder against Macbeth, because simply put, he did commit these vicious acts of murder....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cleopatra: The Historical Seductress

- The woman, by definition is the nurturer of life. She labors through birth, tends to the needs of her family, and assumes unending responsibilities. And while women have given birth to the ancient and modern day male heroes we've come to glorify to this day, we must remember that some of those same women have also been tremendously influential and invaluable all throughout the depths of history. One such woman is Cleopatra, the temptress whose ambition and seduction both augmented her empire's prestige and brought about her theatrical downfall....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]

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Greed and Malevolence in Macbeth

- The Power of Greed and Malevolence in Macbeth William Shakespeare's Macbeth is not necessarily a play of fate, but rather a tragedy that occurred as a result of uncontrollable greed and malevolence by Macbeth and his wife. The weird sisters only make suggestions about Macbeth's road to kingship; they do not cast spells to make true all their predictions. These interpretations lead Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to kill Duncan and secure the title Thane of Clawdor. While in kingship Macbeth elects to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance, for Macbeth was fearful about losing his throne to Fleance....   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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Women in World History

- Women in World History After reading the works of Hughes and Hughes, Ward, and Pomeroy, it seems as though all the information is congruent in the readings. The facts presented in Hughes and Hughes that also exist in the works by Pomeroy and Ward. The repetition solidifies the facts as stated by all three authors. The reoccurrence between the three pieces shows similarities. The similarities show the reader the strength of the information. Women of ancient Egypt had some of the same rights as men, they could rule as long as they showed some masculine traits to help the people understand why they were in power....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Literary Evolution from Protestantism

- The era in which Shakespeare grew up was one of great turmoil and change. During William Shakespeare's lifetime he witnessed the English Reformation, England's first and second female rulers, the beginnings of the Protestant English Church, the Invasion by the Spanish Armada, and the transfer of the English throne to a Scottish King. All of these changes associated with the Renaissance also brought a change in literature. We notice that the focus of writing has strayed from the classical Homeric Hero who is characterized as brave, god-like, handsome, and born leaders....   [tags: European Literature]

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King Carol II

- King Carol II The country I chose for my internet project is Romania and the subject dealt with is the reign of King Carol II. In all my findings in the different web sites searched they all portrayed him as the most disputed among the four Kings of Romania. Although not a particularly good leader for Romania he played a very important part in Romania's history during a very turbulent time period. His controversial reign ultimately gave rise to a personal, corporatist dictatorship. Much of his life was caught in turmoil and his domestic life was a constant source of scandal....   [tags: Papers]

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Elizabeth I: Improving England's International Standing

- Elizabeth I: Improving England's International Standing Elizabeth Tudor was born in 1533 to King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Her life began in the midst of controversy and continued to be troubled until her death in 1603. Elizabeth, in reality, never should have been the ruler of Great Britain at all since she had several siblings in line for the throne ahead of her. After she was crowned queen at the age of 25, she successfully reigned for 45 years....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Beowulf: A True Pagan Warrior

- In the epic poem Beowulf, the main character Beowulf demonstrates that he is a warrior who places heroism and bravery over his own well-being and life. These actions exemplify the pagan warrior mentality. God has granted him the greatest strength, allowing him to defeat all of his enemies. However, Beowulf also possesses a sense of morality. He will not harm any of his companions, even while intoxicated. His good deeds, and successful battles make him well-liked and respected. As a reward for his bravery and courage, Hygelac gives to Beowulf a mighty sword, adorned in gold, which surpasses any other swords of the Geats....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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The Story of Ann Nzingha

- The Story of Ann Nzingha The story of Ann Nzingha begins about 1582, the year she entered the world. She was born into a family of royalty. Nzingha was the sister of reigning King of Ndongo, Ngoli Bbondi. The country of Ndongo, in later years was named Angola. Nzingha was apart of an ethnic group called the Jegas. In later years, Ann Nzingha became queen because of determination, brave leadership, deceitfulness, and her persistent work ethics. Nzingha showed great determination during her time on the throne....   [tags: Papers]

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Role Reversal in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Role Reversal in William Shakespeare's Hamlet Throughout William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the audience attaches to the young protagonist Hamlet. Throughout the play, his wit, and his underdog situation, compel the audience to root for him, and thus wishing evil upon his foe, Claudius. As the play progresses, Claudius seems weasel-like as he rubs the situation in Hamlet's face, and indulges in decadent rituals while enjoying his scandalous throne. In act three, scene three, however, the humble side of Claudius is visible for the first time....   [tags: Papers]

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tragoed Comparing Tragedy in Hamlet and Oedipus the King (Oedipus Rex)

- Tragedy in Hamlet and Oedipus the King Tragedy comes in many forms, for example earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes are all types of tragedies. On the other hand, when talking about tragedy in literature, it has a whole different meaning. Tragedy in literature is on a smaller scale than things like earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes. In literature tragedy is usually about one person and the horrible things that happen to them during their life in a story or play. Oedipus is the main character in the play Oedipus the King....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Light and Darkness in Macbeth

- Light and Darkness in Macbeth William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is an ominous tale that illustrates the danger in violating the Great Chain of Being, the hierarchy of things in God's ordered universe. The Chain ranked all of creation and human society as well. It ranked kings above nobles and nobles above the poor. When Macbeth murdered King Duncan and assumed the throne, the Chain was violated... chaos resulted. The atmosphere of the play symbolized this resulting turmoil. Specifically, light and shadow were used to exemplify the unnatural chaos and ominous tone of the work....   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a wicked display of one man's weaknesses and the forces that possess him. Macbeth was gullible and single-minded. He was obsessed with the throne, which became his ultimate goal. The witches were misleading with their ambiguous predictions because they wanted to disrupt the order of the hierarchy. The witches and the powers that they represented roused Macbeth to the kingship and eventually to his death. Macbeth, just like anybody else, had some weaknesses. He was a gullible and a very single-minded person....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Dramatic and Poetic Impact of "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" in "King Henry IV"

- The King is troubled by the pressures of ruling a kingdom; `uneasy lies the head that wears a crown'. Many speculate that this is because he doesn't have divine right kingship, at the time Kings believed that their power was installed in them by God. Henry being a usurper does not having this belief because of the manner in which he took the crown. This uncertainty and doubt in which the King speaks would relate to characteristics of a weak leader. `One might read the book of fate' indicating to us that if he knew what may happen then he would do things differently....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Character of Henry V

- The Character of Henry V Henry's character is revelled in more depth in this scene. Shakespeare has given Henry the attributes of a respectable king and a skilful soldier. He has the qualities to win against the Dauphin. Henry is a devoutly religious man, 'save those to God that run before our business.' In addition he seeks approval and support of the Church before waging war. He prays sincerely, entrusting his enterprise to God's will. Henry is said to be ambitious, 'I will rise there with so full a glory that I will dazzle the eyes of France.' Here he says he will win the war against the Dauphin and he is shown to be very confident when he says this....   [tags: Papers]

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King James

- King James I was a devoted Christian who wanted the all common people to have their hands on the holy bible. Since King James was multi-lingual in, Greek, Latin, French, Italian, Spanish and English. He became the king of Scotland in 1556 at only thirteen months old and in 1603 acceded to the throne of England. At that point he combined Scotland and England the first to call it Great Britain. It is said that he also endured racism since he was Scottish but ruling over England but as a child he received his knowledge and education from Scottish tutors which he loved do much....   [tags: Bibliography]

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The Heros - Odysseus, Jason and Aeneas

- A Comparison of the Heroes, Odysseus, Jason and Aeneas   Odysseus is unique among epic heroes in that his strength comes not from inhuman powers or exceptional physical ability, but mainly from his mind.  Odysseus, regularly uses cunning, guile, and superiority of intellect to overcome obstacles.  In this paper I will compare Odysseus to other epic heroes, both in terms of character and in terms of responses to crises, comparing his reactions with those of other heroes placed in similar situations....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Shakespeare's Macbeth - A Tragic Hero

- Macbeth: A Tragic Hero The Macbeth character in Macbeth by William Shakespeare can be played many ways. Macbeth's relationship with other characters in the play and Aristotle's theory of a tragedy are ways in which Macbeth is shown as a tragic hero. At the very beginning of the play, Macbeth and Banquo are returning to Scotland from a fierce battle between the Norwegians and the Scottish. They have just won the war for Duncan. This shows a noble virtue of Macbeth, a requirement of a tragic hero according to Aristotle....   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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foolear The Very Foolish King in William Shakespeare's King Lear

- The Very Foolish King Lear Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, whose decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King, he is a man of great power, but blindly he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely surrender of his throne sets off a chain reaction of events that sends him through a hellish journey....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Comparing Prince Hal and Henry's Models of Statescraft

- Comparing Prince Hal and Henry's Models of Statescraft To compare the difference between King Henry and Prince Hal's style of statecraft, first we have to understand the basic philosophy of each. The King belives that to effectively lead the country one needs to lead by example. According to the King's philosophy the best man is the one who lives a pure life and garners respect and honor from all men. To the King's way of thinking Hotspur is more fit to be a King than Prince Hal, a comparison the King makes several times....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Empress Wu

- Empress Wu Empress Wu is also known as Wu Hou, Wu Chao, Wu Zetian, or Wu Tsê T’ien (“Emulator of Heaven';). She was born in the year of 625 AD. She was born and raised in China during the Tang dynasty. Empress Wu was the daughter of Wu Shih-Huo, a rich and noble merchant at the time. The Tang Dynasty was a time of relative freedom for woman. Since Empress Wu lived during that period of time, she was well educated at home. Like most other rich and noble people of her time, she was taught to play music, write, and read the Chinese classics....   [tags: Biography]

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Newspaper Report On The Conviction Of Macbeth

- Topic: If macbeth was still alive show a newspaper article showing the trial that would take place concerning his conviction of murder (INSERT TOWN HERE) - After a long and arduous trial, MacBeth was found guilty by the Brisbane Court House yesterday. The former King of Scotland pleaded not guilty in the (INSERT TOWN HERE) sittings of District Court to murder and premeditated murder. It was revealed by the defence, that MacBeth was a former battle hardened soldier, who was given the title ?Thane of Cawdor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vlad Dracula

- Yes, there was a real Dracula, and he was a true prince of darkness. He was Prince Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes, meaning "Vlad the Impaler." The Turks called him Kaziglu Bey, or "the Impaler Prince." He was the prince of Walachia, but, as legend suggests, he was born in Transylvania, which at that time was ruled by Hungary. Walachia was founded in 1290 by a Transylvanian named Radu Negru, or Rudolph the Black. It was dominated by Hungary until 1330, when it became independent....   [tags: essays research papers]

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William Wallace

- William Wallace, one of Scotlands greatest national heroes to ever live, had had enough of King Edward I (Longshanks), king of Englands rule over Scotland. The patriotic Scottish outlaw organized a rebellion to stand up to Edwards rule. Wallace became a hero among the Scots but was considered a traitor by the English. Ultimately Scotland did win its freedom, but Wallaces own campaign was a failure. The main reasons for the failure of William Wallaces military campaign are: The lack of leadership on the Scottish side, the lack of cooperation among the Scottish nobles, and the fact that the Scots were greatly outnumbered, poorly trained and poorly armed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Joan of Arc

- Joan of Arc One hundred years before the time of Joan of Arc France was developing a situation, which would thrust it into turmoil. At the time the ruler of France, King Charles IV, was sick and without an heir. Charles decreed that if the child that his wife was pregnant with turned out to be a boy, the boy would become king of France. However, the boy would rule with a regent until he reached an age of enough maturity to rule on his own. Charles’s decree also stated that if the child were to be a girl, then the twelve peers and the great barons of France should convene to decide upon the new rightful ruler of the country....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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King Henry I

- King Henry I The death of King Henry I in 1135 put Henry II on the path to the throne of England. Henry II lavish youth kept him sheltered from society only allowing him to have a couple friends. One of his life long friends soon became a burden because of differences in opinions about religion. Henry's intelligence and persistency from birth led him to be crowned King of England. The appointment of Thomas Becket to Archbishop by Henry II started the trend of conflict between the two over the separation of church and state....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Siege Of Derry

- The Siege Of Derry There where many reasons why the siege begun but it all begun back in 1685 when Charles II died and he had no children so his successor was his brother James, but James was a catholic but the country he was to rule over was protestant. The protestants prepared to accept him as king if he promised to govern according to the laws of England and to accept the advise of the parliament. They were also reassured by the fact that James' heir was his daughter from his first marriage, Mary, who was a protestant and was married to Prince William of Orange....   [tags: Papers]

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Richard III's Usurpation and His Downfall

- Richard III's Usurpation and His Downfall Richards rule was always unstable due to his unlawful usurpation to the throne and his part as far as the public was concerned in the death of the two princes. As a result right from the start he didn't have the trust or support from his country. As soon as he became King people were already plotting against him. After he was crowned he travelled the country trying to raise support by refusing the generous gifts offered to him by various cities....   [tags: Papers]

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Why Henry Tudor was Successful in Usurping the English Throne in 1485

- Why Henry Tudor was Successful in Usurping the English Throne in 1485 Henry Tudor had a very weak claim to the English throne. Yet in 1485, after defeating Richard ΙΙΙ at the Battle of Bosworth, he was pronounced King. Henry's claim came from his mother, Margaret Beaufort's side, as her great grand-father, John of Gaunt, was a son of Edward ΙΙΙ. However, at the time the legitimacy of Gaunt's descendants was dubious as it was accused that Catherine Swynford was in fact his mistress condemning their child and Henry's grandfather as illegitimate....   [tags: Papers]

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The Kingdom Of England Versus Valois Capetians For Control Of The French Throne

- ... In this time, John I invades Portugal and is crowned King John I. The Armagnac – Burgundian Civil War was a civil war between the Armagnac and Burgundian towns from 1407 – 1435. Key Personalities of This Conflict Peter of Castile was the last King of the house of Burgandy and fought in the War of Two Peters. At the end of the War of Two Peters he was dethroned and fled to Portugal. After being brought to his half – brother, because he had not seen him in so long his half – brother thought he was the enemy and stabbed him to death....   [tags: battles, edwardian war, conflict]

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Walking Dead and Game of Thrones

- The two TV shows which I have chosen for this topic are The Walking dead and Game of thrones. The Walking Dead: The main protagonist in the film is the deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes who has been shot and when he wakes up he finds himself in a post apocalyptic world in which zombies are everywhere. He gets out on a search for his wife and son and reunites with them later. He finds out that there are many survivors just like him who must fight each other and the zombies in order to survive. It is a TV series and most of the locations shows in this series are out in the environment and everything looks like a ruin....   [tags: TY shows]

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The Glorious Revolution

- The Glorious Revolution Some say the glorious revolution was one of the greatest landmarks in the history of England. The glorious revolution is a very important event in history for multiple reasons. It wasn’t exactly a peaceful occasion but it was one in which no war of fight occurred. This was a pleasant change for England at the time because they had been experiencing plenty of fights over the throne and for once it was a relatively smooth transaction. After Charles the second died his brother, James the second gained the throne in 1685....   [tags: Great Britain]

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Good Queen Bess

- Good Queen Bess When Anne Boleyn gave birth to King Henry the eighths first born daughter, it changed the world’s history as we know it. His daughter, Elizabeth the 1st would have a huge impact on the culture, life and the way women are thought of in British history. On Sept. 7th 1533, Elizabeth, the daughter of King Henry was born. The King of England wasn’t as thrilled since she wasn’t a boy, who would mean an heir to the throne, but it was still okay. Due to the fact that after 2 more births that resulted in death, Anne Boleyn was beheaded in 1936 when Elizabeth was only 3 years old....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Vlad III Tepes Dracula

- Vlad III Tepes Dracula Overview: Wallachian Society Bram Stoker’s vampire villain inspiring over seven hundred films shares a connection with a historic prince. Stoker’s prototype is believed to be based on Vlad III Dracula a fifteenth century viovode (prince) of Wallachia. An understanding of Vlad may aid in appreciating Stoker’s protagonist. Vlad came from the princely House of Basarab. Wallachia is situated in Eastern Europe, the lands of the vampire legend, and shares a northern border with Transylvania....   [tags: Papers]

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The Character of King Richard II in William Shakespeare's Play

- The Character of King Richard II in William Shakespeare's Play Shakespeare wrote ‘King Richard II’ in the 16th/17th Century, about 200 years after Richard was on the throne. His initial intent was to point out key factors within the Elizabethan monarchy. Queen Elizabeth was compared to King Richard because of her lack of an heir, her inclination towards heavy taxes and the indulgence of her favourites. Elizabethan critics viewed the play as being politically dangerous towards Queen Elizabeth’s monarchy....   [tags: Papers]

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Henry VII

- Henry VII In 1485 Henry Tudor became Henry VII he seized the throne by force at the battle of Bosworth with great help from his mother lady Margaret Beaufort. He was already promised to Elisabeth of York. However, didn't marry her until after he became king because he didn't want the people to think that he was on the throne because of her. He wanted them to think that he was on the throne because of his power and great leader skills. Within a year they had a baby son and an heir to the throne and they went on to have many other children both boys and girls....   [tags: Papers]

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Morality in Richard III by William Shakespeare

- Morality in Richard III by William Shakespeare In Richard III, Shakespeare invites us on moral holiday. The early part of the play draws its readers to identify with Richard and thereby to participate in a fantasy of total control of self and domination of others. We begin to be pulled into the fantasy in the play's opening speech, where Richard presents himself as an enterprising, self made villain and offers an elaborate justification for this self he renovation....   [tags: Papers]

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Oedipus' Pridefull Fall

- Hubris shows up many times in history. Various figures show excessive pride and arrogance at time when it was very inappropriate, sometimes for personal gain and satisfaction. Too much pride may damage one’s reputation In Sophocles’ play, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus displays pride, which causes his ultimate downfall at the end of the story. He kills an old man and his followers on the highway, is very proud when he accepts the throne of Thebes, and continues to search for the murderer of his father. First, Oedipus kills an old man and his followers on the highway....   [tags: Greek Literature]

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Macbeth: Tyrant, Murderer, Victim

- When Macbeth was written and first performed in 1606, James I was on the throne of England. James had in fact become the patron of Shakespeare's acting company, and had bestowed upon the company the title of the `King's Men.' It is likely that Macbeth was not only written, but also first performed especially for King James. James, who traced his ancestry back to Banquo, was a Scot and had been James VI of Scotland before ascending to the English throne in 1603. Therefore, the Scottish setting of the play, and the references to the entitlement of Banquo's descendents to the throne of Scotland, would have hit the right note with James....   [tags: European Literature]

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Religion and the Northern Rebellion of 1568

- Religion and the Northern Rebellion of 1568 At the time of the Northern Rebellion in 1568, the North of England was greatly aggrieved. When Elizabeth had ascended to the throne she appointed loyal men to her throne, usually Protestants like William Cecil at the expense of the Northern Earls. This subtraction of power of course angered the Northern Earls, but was the Northern Rebellion just down to this. Religion played a huge part in the daily lives of most people in the 16th century and with the majority of the North retaining Catholicism whilst Elizabeth slowly introduced Protestantism, surely this would cause further conflict....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating the Effect to Which the Factions Were in Control of Henrican Government Between 1540 and 1547

- Investigating the Effect to Which the Factions Were in Control of Henrican Government Between 1540 and 1547 On the surface it appears that Henry was a temperamental declining monarch by 1540, who was out of touch with the countries politics surrounding him. It seemed that after Cromwell' s execution there was competition for power between the leading factional members. Yet in actual fact Henry was not what he seemed; he was sharp in playing the 'political game' to get what he wanted as much as the factions....   [tags: Papers]

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Medea and Jason and the Golden Fleece

- Medea and Jason and the Golden Fleece “Medea and “Jason and the Golden Fleece” are two well known Greek stories. In both these stories the Olympian gods in the stories play important roles that affect the lives of both Jason and Medea. The behaviors of these two character also have a great contrast between them. In the story of “Jason and the Golden Fleece”, Jason is the son of Aeson who is the legitimate king of Iolcus, in Thessaly. Aeson’s half brother Pelias steals the throne away from Aeson making himself the new king of Iolcus....   [tags: Greek Stories Greece Olympian Gods Essays]

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The Life of Queen Elizabeth I

- The Life of Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth was born in Greenwich Palace on September 7, 1533. She died on March 24, 1603, of natural causes. Her father was Henry VII. His second wife, Anne Boleyn was Elizabeth's mother. King Henry wanted a son, but received a daughter, instead, from his second wife. Before Elizabeth's third birthday, Henry had her mother beheaded on charges of adultery and treason. Elizabeth was brought up in a separate household at Hatfield (not known). King Henry's third wife gave birth to a son....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Battle Of Hastings

- Why did William, Duke of Normandy, Win the Battle of Hastings. In 1066 AD the King of England died without an heir. Three lords of different countries then tried to secure the English throne for themselves. The first to do so was Harold Godwineson. Harold was geographically the closest and therefore first to take the throne. Harald Hardrada king of Norway then invaded England with the intent of claiming the throne, but was repelled by Harold Godwineson's Anglo-Saxon soldiors. Next William, Duke of Normandy invaded England and defeated Harold Godwineson at the Battle of Hastings....   [tags: English History]

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Biography of Elizabeth the First

- Biography of Elizabeth the First Elizabeth Tudor was born on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England. Her parents were Henry the 8 of England and Anne Boleyn. She also had a half-sister who was older named Mary. When born Elizabeth became the next heir to the throne for England. Mary was not considered to be the next heir because Henry the 8 annulled his last wife, Catharine of Aragon, which makes her unable to become heir. She was then baptized on September 10, by an Archbishop named Thomas Cranmer....   [tags: catholic church, prince edward]

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Hamlet and Macbeth and the new King of England

- Hamlet and Macbeth and the new King of England The Kings in both Hamlet and Macbeth represents good and the men that want to destroy the monarchy, are evil. Hamlet’s father, King Hamlet, and Duncan, King of Scotland in Macbeth, are both killed, but avenged for the good of country. King Hamlet was a good, brave ruler, yet Claudius is a shrewd politician and manipulator, only interested in the throne. Just like Hamlet, we are somewhat uncertain as to whether or not Claudius has killed the King. The character Macbeth’s only greedy concern is in the throne as well, and we know for sure that he definitely kills the King for his own covetous interests....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Who Is Responsible For Duncans Death?

- We certainly know that the direct responsible for Duncan’s death is Macbeth. However this does not necessarily mean he is to blame, for his violent death is obviously the consequence of certain influences that forced Macbeth to perform his fatal deed. Furthermore, to unearth the truth about who is really the guilty for Duncan’s murder we must explore the influences the different characters have on Macbeth’s impulses and the overall scenario of the slaying. Firstly, we shall consider Lady Macbeth and Macbeth as they are the two who planned and performed the murder....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Richard III a Tyrant as King

- Richard III a Tyrant as King Throughout history, this very title has been disputed and the outcome has remained debatable to this very day. Richard, Duke of York had remained loyal to his brother, Edward IV throughout his years of reign, and had been well rewarded for his support, he became the Duke of Gloucester. In marrying Anne Neville, daughter of Earl of Warwick, he had inherited mass amounts of Neville land in the north of England after both the Earl and Anne died. He was respected within the northern parts of England and provided land for his friends....   [tags: Papers]

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Bismarck Napoleon III and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War

- Bismarck Napoleon III and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War Bismarck, Napoleon III, and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War The unification of Germany threw all of Europe off its axis. With the formation of this new power there were now five major powers instead of four. This would work to unsettle age-old alliances and confuse the entire European continent for more than twenty years. Not least among the nations swept of their proverbial feet was France. France was a rival with the German alliance long before it merged into one state, but the new stability of a unified Germany made it a much more powerful entity....   [tags: Papers]

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Elizabeth I

- The long, lasting conflict between Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots was the fight over the throne. Elizabeth and Mary we second cousins and Mary thought she deserve the crown. The conflict between Elizabeth and Mary ended up leading to Mary’s death. Elizabeth I, “queen of England and Ireland, was the most famous of English Monarchs and one of the most successful women rulers in history.” (Row, 243). “She was not only concerned with politics, diplomacy, and the religious struggle against the Counter-Reformation, but was also interested in voyages, finances, literature, and the arts.” (Row 243)....   [tags: History, Mary Queen of Scots, Catholicism]

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The Line Of Succession For The English Throne

- Introduction The line of succession for the English Throne has been one to drum up conversation. At the heart of these succession talks would be the end of the Tudor line. With Henry VIII’s many different love affairs and the arguments of whether or not his children after Mary I were legitimate, Henry set up his line of succession in which he named who was to take the throne after his death. He named his youngest child, and only son, Edward to ascend directly after him, then Mary, and then finally Elizabeth....   [tags: Henry VII of England, Henry VIII of England]

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Louis Xiv : The Throne Of A Man

- Louis XIV was an absolute monarch in France from 1643 to 1715. His father died when he was just four years old, making Louis XIV the throne’s successor at a very young age. Because of this, he ruled for seventy-two years, which made him “the longest monarch to rule a major country in European history” (Eggert). But it was when he was twenty-three years old when he decided to rule without a prime minister, believing it was his divine right. Translated by Louis de Rouvroy, Duc de Saint-Simon, the author of the book The Memoirs of Louis XIV: His Court and The Regency, King Louis XIV wrote, “The royal power is absolute....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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Macbeth 's Uncontrollable Desire For The Throne

- Macbeth’s uncontrollable desire for the throne makes him the perfect example of a tragic hero. Macbeth was first recognized as a great general and an asset to the kingdom. He had the respect of the people and even the king, whom he first seems to have much respect and care for. After winning one of the biggest battles Macbeth and his friend Banquo encounter three witches, drastically changing the plot of the story. The prophesy from the three witches awaken Macbeth’s desire for the throne, however he didn’t stand alone....   [tags: Macbeth, William Shakespeare, Macbeth]

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Julius Caesar's Refusal Towards The Throne

- Lucius Tarquinius Priscus reigned from 616 to 578 B.C. and was the fifth king. According to legend, he was born in Etruria and wasn’t royal blood at all. He moved to Rome and became wonderful friends with King Ancus Marcius, who made him the guardian of his children. When the king died, Priscus was elected king and built many monuments and the Temple of Jupiter. His son, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, reigned from 534 – 310 B.C. and the last of the Seven Legendary Kings. Superbus was a tyrant who took away the rights of the lower class men....   [tags: rome, lucius tarquinius priscus]

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Queen Elizabeth I Ascended On The Throne

- When Queen Elizabeth I ascended on the throne in 1588, she was meant challenged by beliefs about gender. She was a female monarch, but in a world dominated by men. During the 1500s, women’s role were constrained because society saw woman as lacking understanding, ethics, and judgement compared to men. The culture of the middle ages prioritized the position of men that most women were denied the chance to learn beyond. Any education was meant to prepare women for marriage and children. And yet, you would think that being a part of the upper class Elizabeth would have access to all the learning possible, but even she was subjected to just tutors....   [tags: Elizabeth I of England, Spanish Armada]

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand And The Throne Of The Austro Hungarian Empire

- Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was assassinated. Austria-Hungary blamed Serbia for the killing and because Europe was connected by a series of diplomatic alliances - Austria-Hungary/Germany/Italy (Central Powers) and Britain/France/Russia (Triple Entente/Allied forces) – the matter escalated into complete scale war. On 4 August, Britain declared war after Germany invaded neutral Belgium (Britain declared war on Austria-Hungary on 12 August). The British government had previously promised to defend Belgium and felt that German troops directly across the Channel were too close for comfort....   [tags: World War I, World War II, United Kingdom]

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Analysis of Nigel Cawthrone´s Daughter of Heaven: The True Story of the Only Woman to Become Emperor of China

- Daughter of Heaven: The True Story of the Only Woman to Become Emperor of China written by Nigel Cawthorne is the true story of the first and only woman ruler of China and her path to the throne. Early in her life it was predicted that she would rule the Empire one day. Wu Chao was born into a successful family, and as a young teenager in the Tang Dynasty she became a concubine in the court of Emperor T’ai-tsung. Traditionally, the Emperor’s concubines were banished to a Buddhist convent after his death, but at a young age Wu Chao was clever and was not about to lose her place in court....   [tags: ruler, throne, concubine, court]

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An Accurate Historical Account of Alexander the Great in Flavius Arrianus Xenophon's The Campaigns of Alexander

- ... Alexander then sets his sights on Egypt. Natives along the route of Alexander the Great’s conquests had little opposition to the fleet of Greeks securing the countries. This allowed for several conquests in a short amount of time. Alexandria is one example of the cities Alexander the Great founded throughout his expansion. As Alexander the Great moved throughout Egypt he was crowned pharaoh, causing him to see himself as a god. This caused a downfall in his general appearance to the Greeks. This is due to the notion of Alexander being a god going against the Greek religion....   [tags: Greek, throne, empire]

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Treaty Between Britain and France in The Life of King Henry V by William Shakespeare

- In Shakespeare’s “The Life of King Henry V,” set in England in the early fifteenth century, with the famous and heroic English King, Henry V, claiming his “rights” to the French throne. This claim caused complications and the declaration of war on both English and French soil. This political war, then turn into a route of complicated negotiations, after King Henry’s terrifying forces had successfully defeated French forces. As the result of the war, a peace treaty was made, and part of that agreement was the marriage between King Henry V and the daughter of the King of France, Katherine of Valois....   [tags: history, marriage, rights, french throne]

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The Struggle between Hercules and Hera

- ... Hercules married Megara, and brought five children into the world. Hera, again, messed with Hercules and put him to the point where he became so insane that he killed his family. He went to Apollo for advice in desperate measures. He was told to serve to his cousin "Eurystheus, the king of Mycenae, Tiryns, and Argos." (Hercules -- Ancient History Encyclopedia.) Hera bossed Eurystheus to set the hero to perform killer tasks know as the "The Famous Twelve Labours of Hercules." (Hercules -- Ancient History Encyclopedia.) To kill the Nemean Lion....   [tags: rule, family, throne, kill, capture]

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Shakespeare 's Macbeth : A Tyrant King Who Gained Control Of The Throne Through Destructive Means

- Shakespeare and Holinshed both wrote similar plays about a tyrant king who gained control of the throne through destructive means. There are several big similarities between the two plays and it is commonly believed that Shakespeare copied Holinshed’s Chronicles and changed a couple factors of the play in order to cater to King James’ interests. Some of the aspects which Shakespeare revised were the witches and the characters: Banquo, Duncan, and Macbeth himself. In the play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth and his trusted friend, Banquo, come upon three witches who tell them their future....   [tags: Macbeth, Macbeth of Scotland, Three Witches]

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Othello And Shakespeare 's Othello

- Othello and Macbeth In the play Othello and the play Macbeth, Shakespeare uses the main characters in both plays as warriors. Both characters in each of their plays, had constant outside voices seeping into their minds which ultimately contributed to the fate of both Othello and Macbeth. The witches in the play Macbeth had more of an effect of Macbeth’s actions then Iago had on Othello’s actions in the play Othello. Each character had a lot of pressure on them throughout the play however the witches influence on Macbeth resulted in more destruction than Iago’s influence on Othello....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Othello, Throne of Blood]

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Tyrion Lannister Speech Analysis : The Show Game Of Thrones

- Tyrion Lannister Speech Analysis In the show Game of Thrones (produced by HBO, originally written by George R Martin) there is a character name Tyrion Lannister, this character is known for abnormal characteristics. Many people describe him as intelligent, a great speaker, sarcastic, witty, and thinking about the next step. Through both of these speeches the exigence (purpose for the speech), rhetor (speaker), and audience (person or group speech is directed) stay pretty much the same. The exigence for the speech that occurred at Blackwater, Tyrion is speaking to convince the people to fight even though their King is not present....   [tags: Rhetoric, Appeal, A Great Way to Care, Trial]

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`` Machiavelli Meets Magic `` : The Popular Game Of Thrones Television And Book Series Created By George R.r

- “Machiavelli meets magic” is an apt description for the popular Game of thrones television and book series created by George R.R. Martin. This historical fiction is an amalgamation of the fantasy medieval setting mixed with the political realism that we find in modern times. The complex web of birthright, social protocol and patronage parallels the modern political arena more than the simplistic good versus evil story arc we tend to read in fantasy novels. In this world where playing politics is as lethal as war, Machiavellianism is the order of the day....   [tags: Florence, Political philosophy]

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