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    Reigns of Henry II

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    Reigns of Henry II Henry II, one of the Angevin kings, was one of the most effective of all England's monarchs. He came to the throne amid the anarchy of Stephen's reign and promptly collared his errant barons. He refined Norman government and created a capable, self-standing bureaucracy. His energy was equaled only by his ambition and intelligence. Henry survived many wars, rebellions, and controversy to successfully rule one of the Middle Ages' most powerful kingdoms. Henry was crowned

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    The Appease for more Lands and the Effects

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    The battle of Hastings of 1066 intertwined English history with that of Normandy and consequently with France. Once William of Normandy conquered England, the nature of medieval English state transformed drastically. In 1086, all land in England became a fief held by the “crown in return for service.” Norman presence under King William “diminished local particularism” by scattering and distributing land. Furthermore, as Hollister and Stacey indicate, Norman Conquest brought with it, its own form

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    one of the most important historical documents in deciphering the idea of human freedom and equality in England. On June 1215, after his inability to “contain” an insurrection, King John signed the Magna Carta, under the pressure of a group of Norman barons. Unlike his predecessors, John was unsuccessful in war; his military was a failure both at home and abroad. John angered the barons in England by abusing his power of patronage. He induced high taxes on his subjects paradoxical to the feudal system

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    Leadership in William Shakespeare's Henry V At the time when "Henry V" was written in 1599, Englandwas in chaos, facing many dilemmas. The country was coming to the end of the Elizabethan era. Queen Elizabeth was in the final years of her reign and she was getting old, which must be taken into consideration. Therefore, the issue of succession was very topical. Who was to become the next monarch of England? This issue arose because there was no heir to the throne since the Queen had no

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    The Norman Conquest and Dynasty of William the Conqueror The Norman Conquest of Anglo-Saxon England (1066) Duke William of Normandy’s claim on England’s crown was based, in part, on the fact that he was distantly related to Edward the Confessor, the Saxon King of England. However, his more legitimate claim also was based on an event that occurred in 1054 when Harold of Wessex was shipwrecked on the shore of Normandy. Harold was rescued, and then imprisoned by his host, Duke William of Normandy

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    For my Shakespeare essay, I have chosen Act 4 scene 3, from Henry V. It is a historical and political play, and was written by William Shakespeare in 1599. Henry V ruled from 1413-1422, in his nine reigning years he led his country into war and was extremely successful, he proved himself to be worthy of being a King and was soon highly praised by all. Henry is portrayed by Shakespeare as a model king and military leader, who is able to reason, to inspire ferocity and fire his men with enthusiasm

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    Functions of the Chorus in Shakespeare's Henry V In Shakespeare's Henry V, the chorus plays a prominent role. There are few other plays written by Shakespeare that include a chorus, however in no other play does the chorus have such an important role. The principal purpose of the chorus is that of story telling. The chorus acts as a guide for the audience, narrating parts that wouldn't fit into the action of the play. For example in the Act II Chorus, we are told about treason: 'The

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    Shakespeare On Leadership

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    Henry V is Shakespeare on leadership. Shakespeare celebrates this English monarch, displaying what makes him a good leader. Henry expels justice and mercy, he listens, he motivates, and his is gravely aware of his responsibilities as king. Young Henry is presented with a chance to rally great Britain (England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) with a common cause and prove himself: by claiming and conquering France. Without a common cause his noblemen may quickly quarrel with each other and challenge

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    How Shakespeare Portrays the Character of the King in William Shakespeare's Henry V By writing this play, Shakespeare was hoping to inspire the people of England because at that time there was a possible threat of war from Spain or Ireland. He was trying to create the feeling of patriotism so writing about Henry was a good idea because he was the epitome of a brave, courageous king. He was able to inspire his men to great victories such as the Battle of Agincourt, where the English won

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    Henry in Henry V

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    Henry in Henry V The bishops refer to Henry in the first scene as "a sudden scholar" who can "reason in divinity." Canterbury says, "The king is full of grace, and fair regard. Ely quotes "and a true lover of the holy church. The two bishops, pretty much have the same view on Henry, they think highly of him. Henry's past is described by Ely and Canterbury, the two bishops. Canterbury quotes, "Since his addiction was to cause vain, His companies unletter'd, rude, and shallow

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