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    King Richard

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    King Richard My report is on Richard I, byname Richard the Lion-Hearted. He was born September 8, 1157 in Oxford, England. He died on April 6, 1199 in Chalus, England. His knightly manner and his prowess in the Third Crusade(1189-92) made him a popular king in his own time, as well as the hero of countless romantic legends. He has been viewed less kindly by more recent historians and scholars. Richard was the third son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and he was given the duchy of

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    King John Research Paper

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    The pope banned John and put England under a church law that expressed that no initiating or marriage would be lawful until the time the pope said that they would be ( History Learning Site 1) . John prepared an attack against King Philip, in 1214 he led an army Poitou and Anjou. John

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    John I was born on December 24, 1167 as the youngest son of Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. For most of John’s early life, his brothers, Henry, Richard and Geoffrey, and even his mother were all embroiled in some type of rebellion with Henry II. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why according to several historic records, John was the favored child of Henry and as such enjoyed several perks. He was the first son married and to an Italian heiress named Isabella no less. As Henry II’s

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    Many of her problems appeared because of her children. In 1173, her younger son Henry plotted against his father, the King of England, because he wanted the English throne. Eleanor was said to be supporting him in his fight against the King, so she was imprisoned for treason. She spent 16 years in different castles and cells because she was suspected to have been a part of the murder

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    The Reign of King John

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    Upon the death of King Richard I in 1199 A.D., the only remaining heir to the throne was his younger brother John. Regarded as one of the worst kings of England, John’s reign was no doubt unpopular. As hated as John was, there was no denying that he was a hard worker, competent general and able king. It was not John’s failure as a strategist that made his reign crumble, but rather his underlying character flaws, such as his unyielding cruelty, pettiness and lack of sympathy for his people. John

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    The Third Crusade

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    Holy Land back from Muslim hands. King Philip of France, King Richard I of England, and German Emperor Frederick Barbarossa were powerful rulers that joined together to attempt to reclaim Christian supremacy. While they set out to reclaim Jerusalem, an unfortunate tragedy occurred when Frederick of Barbossa died afte... ... middle of paper ... ... again offered an alternative choice, which was to invade Egypt. At the same time, Richard was still trying to negotiate a treaty with Saladin and finally

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    Eleanor of Aquitaine was born in 1122 in Aquitaine to William X and Aenor of Chatellerault. During her time she was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women alive. She was crowned the queen of France on December 25, 1137, just fifteen years old. She was married to King Louis VII. Eleanor was said to have been very energetic and had a passion for hunting and poetry. She participated in the Second Crusade; she and 300 ladies and female servants dressed in armor and carried lances, despite not

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    Magna Carta Ideology

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    group of people or way of life. It details how society should be organised and the methods of which to achieve this society. The Magna Carta can be recognized as an ideological document as it lays out the system if beliefs held by the free men of England in the 13th Century. It also forms a foundation for contemporary understanding of political ideologies, such as neo-Liberalism, however also offers a point of argument for many political ideologies. Count Antoine Destutt de Tracy, a French materialist

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    Irony in Richard Cory

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    Richard Cory was written in 1897 by Edwin Arlington Robinson. This sixteen line poem tells a lot about human irony. Richard Cory, a very wealthy man, admired and envied by those who consider themselves less fortunate than he, unexpectedly commits suicide. The most fascinating part of this poem is the reason why he shot himself when he had everything? Through their own mental prejudices and exaggerations of reality, the people, by putting Cory on a higher level than them, also created a communication

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    Eleanor of Aquitaine

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    Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) ruled some of the wealthiest European areas such as Aquitaine and England. Her spirit and way of ruling caused “ripples in 12th century society.” She enjoyed a privileged girlhood and was born into a wealthy family, but in difficult times. During this time, women held a subordinate role in society, as they were considered to be the weaker gender. Very few women received an education; instead they learned domestic skills at home. Eleanor and her mother were two notable

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