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  • Women and Politics in the 17th Century

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    In the seventeenth century, there was no authorized political place for women in the social hierarchy scale. Women had entered into a modern age and created their own form of politics in the 1660s where they were able to enforce political power, gain popularity, and become independently wealthy by being a part of the royal court. When King Charles II arrived back in England after ten years in exile, he had formed relationships with various women until the end of his life. Royal mistresses were not

  • Land Travel in the 17th Century

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    Land Travel in the 17th Century Barbara Blaugdone traveled a great deal, using her faith and drive to spread her message across England and Ireland. In England, she traveled well over a hundred miles, in Ireland she traveled over two hundred. She also made several voyages by sea. Her travels must have been long and difficult, as she faced not only the everyday dangers of the road but the dangers of persecution and imprisonment as well. Many Quakers traveled in her time, following God’s will

  • 17th century english writers

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    The Pen Is Mightier Than The King The 17th century saw a king’s head roll and an English Caesar sit the throne, in the midst of all of this a new class was rising. England in the 17th century was rife with change, there was much work to be done before the industrial revolution could fully grip the nation. For hundreds of years the monarch had dominated the political landscape, now that was changing radically. Although their remained a Monarch in power for most of this period they had seen their

  • Differences Between the Women of the Early 17th Century to the Women of the Late 17th Century

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    Between the late 16th century and the mid 17th century, Europe had undergone transitional changes. From the beginning of criticisms of the Catholic Church to the rise of the Enlightenment, Europe was rejecting hierarchical systems. Men and women were fed up with the hypocrisy of the church, which was using religion as a tool to control society. Women played an important role in society as their duties were primarily in the household. Men believed that women were unfit for leadership, however women

  • 17th Century Witers: The Age of Reason

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    The 17th century was considered the “Age of Reason”, along with the final years of the artistic and cultural movement, the Renaissance. Writers at this time were influenced by these social revolutions, along with other historical events. Theories about emotion and reason sprung during this time period, which were expressed in literature by poets and authors such as Robert Herrick, William Shakespeare, and Thomas Hobbes. Shakespeare’s play, King Lear is a great representation on the relationship

  • Englishmen 17th century

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    FIRST ESSAY: Thomas Hobbes described the life of most Englishmen in the 17th century as “nasty, brutish and short.” How far does the evidence presented in Past Speaks chpt. 2, suggest that little had changed by the mid 18th century? Chapter two of Past Speaks, covers many different articles that discusses the many social classes that were present in Britain at that time. When Thomas Hobbes described the life of the Englishmen as “nasty, brutish and short.” he was partially correct. On the contrary

  • 17th Century Culture

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    Many important pieces of literature were produced during the 17th century. One of the most prominent literary voices in history was William Shakespeare. He wrote and produced plays many famous tragedies during the early 1600’s such as Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear which many believe it was one of his best. Miguel de Cervantes became a legendary author when he penned the novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha. This lengthy and popular story “is considered a valuable

  • The Rise in Political Power of 17th Century England and France

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    The Rise in Political Power of 17th Century England and France In the seventeenth century, the political power of the Parliament in England, and the Monarchy in France increased greatly. These conditions were inspired by three major changes: the aftermath of the reformation, the need for an increased governmental financing, and the reorganizing of central governments. These three points were each resolved in a different way in both England and in France. The first major point which

  • Swarthmoor Hall and the Lifestyle of a Wealthy Country Gentry Family in the Early 17th Century

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    Swarthmoor Hall and the Lifestyle of a Wealthy Country Gentry Family in the Early 17th Century Swarthmoor Hall was built in the 17th Century but since then a lot has happened to it. I both agree and disagree with the above statement due to the restorations, donations, etc the Hall has received. The great hall was smaller than I expected. The oak panelling on the walls was an expensive thing to have in the 17th century, so it was a way of showing your wealth and status. Although, there may not

  • Conspiracies Against Women in 15th and 17th Century Europe

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    When historians look into the period between the 15th century and 17th century Europe, they analyze who was marginalized and how they were marginalized. The individuals who suffered at the hands of various forces that seemed beyond their control, came from a large group representing at least one-half of humanity known as women. The female gender had been a largely marginalized and went on during the time between the 15th and 17th centuries, as described by historians, “It consists of comparing

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