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  • James I of England and Macbeth
    "Some say he's mad; others, that lesser hate him, Do call it valiant fury" (Caithness: Act 5, Scene 2) Consider Macbeth as a gothic protagonist in the light of this comment. Although William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' was written in a time before the introduction of the Gothic genre, it is fair to argue that he fits the role typically prescribed to Gothic protagonists. However, the question of whether he is 'mad' or shows actions of 'valiant fury' is a matter open to interpretation....
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  • Was James I a suitable candidate for King of England
    ‘Was James I a suitable candidate for King of England?’ How far do you agree? James I had many questions asked about his ability and potential to be King of England. He had many critics saying that the only reason he was King, was as he was the only one in line to the throne and his ability as a King was not good enough to deserved the throne. There were many views about him at this point of time and this was one of many. This may have been due to his mix repertoire as King of Scotland. In...
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  • King James I - 822 Words
    Brianna Ruiz Period 2 03-11-07 King James: Political and Personal Who is King James I? Many may know him as the man who translated the bible into the English language. Or the one who not only controlled English monarchy, but also the Scottish. Some may beg to differ, but, King James played an important role in history. According to Paul Van Somer, James was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Danley guaranteed him a spot to one day take the throne. Unfortunately his inheritance...
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  • The Character of James Vi & I
    THE CHARACTER OF JAMES VI & I King James VI of Scotland & I of England was handicapped from birth with weak limbs and therefore injured himself many times. This also caused him to have an unsteady walk. He later suffered crippling arthritis. To compensate for this King James VI & I often leaned on his most trusted councilors and friends which also happened to be members of his personal staff. As a result, he was claimed by some to be homosexual but the rumours have proved unfounded....
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  • Was James I a good King?
     Was James I a good king for England? James I was a very educated man, well read in theology and political theory. Having taken over the Scottish throne at the age of thirteen months, one can think that when he started ruling England he was more than enough prepared for being a king. However, I should say that to me he was neither a good nor a bad king since he took some good and wrong decisions during his reign. On the one hand, James I was brought up as a Presbyterian, and as a...
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  • James I Religion and Foreign Policy
    James I Religion and Foreign policy RT revision notes. -Religious dissension was the basis of an event that confirmed and fueled James' paranoia: the Gunpowder Plot of November 5, 1605. Guy Fawkes and four other Catholic dissenters were caught attempting to blow up the House of Lords on a day in which the king was to open the session. The conspirators were executed, but a fresh wave of anti-Catholic sentiments washed across England. James also disliked the Puritans who became excessive in...
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  • James' Attempt to Obtain a Union between England and Scotland
    From start of this period, right through to the end, James constantly faced difficulties with parliament. These difficulties weren’t simply limited to his determination to seek a union with Scotland, there were far more issues and instances which caused difficulties with parliament such as clashes between royal prerogative and parliamentary privilege, finance and how James raised money. James’ proposition for union with Scotland caused many difficulties with parliament as he was hugely...
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  • Was Religion the Only Problem James I and Charles I Had with Parliament?
    Monday 11th January 2010 Was religion the only problem James I and Charles I had with Parliament? James I was monarch of England from 1603-25. He was also King James VI of Scotland throughout his reign. The previous Queen, Elizabeth I, had no children to rule after she died. So her council wanted to know who would be the next monarch. But she could not tell them due to her critical position as she was ill. They then named her cousin, James VI of Scotland. She then raised her hand to show...
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  • Explain Why James I Had Financial Problems at the Start of His Reign
    Explain why James had financial problems at the start of his reign (12 marks) Some financial problems were inherited from his predecessor Elizabeth I; due to the fact even though Elizabeth had been careful with her money she also liked to live in luxury and had the famous Spanish Armada which cost a large fortune (as most wars do and although Parliamentary subsidies were still coming in to cover this) which meant that things looked relatively stable (financially) in the short term but...
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  • James and Catholics - 451 Words
    James and the Catholics James was the son of Mary Queen of Scots. She was a Catholic. Not a very decent mother. Was not present during James childhood. Tried to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth1 but failed. James witnessed the death of his Mother’s lover by his father. He was also kidnapped by opposition who wanted to take over the Scottish crown. Gave Catholics hope that he would favour them. They forgot that he was raised by Protestants and was a Protestant himself. Married Anne of Denmark....
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  • James Town - 569 Words
    During 1607-1611 of Early Jamestown, Why Were So Many Colonists Dead? King James I sent 110 people over for a new start of life. The Englishmen arrived to Jamestown believing that they would find gold and a new way of freedom with government and religion. Most of the colonist died during the early years of 1607-1611. No skills for the New World later made the colonist have a hostile relationship with the Native Americans and the environment that they weren’t immune for lead to their...
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  • james extravagance - 583 Words
    A- On the face of it the sources seem to disagree on this issue. Sources ten and twelve seem to show that James’ extravagant giving was the cause of his financial problems however source eleven seems to show that it was not James’ extravagant giving that caused his financial problems. In source ten, ‘Matthew Hutton’ states that, “His Majesty’s subjects hear and fear that King James’ heroical and excellent nature is too inclined to giving” this can be a criticism as if it’s just hear and fear...
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  • King james - 298 Words
    James VI of Scotland (June 19, 1566 - March 27, 1625, reigned July 24, 1567 - March 27, 1625) became James I of England and Ireland (reigned March 24, 1603-March 27, 1625) and was the first king of both England and Scotland. He also held the title of King of France, as had all his predecessors in the English throne since October 21, 1422, although by his time the title didn't come with an active claim of this throne. James succeeded Elizabeth I as the closest living relative of the unmarried...
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  • Jamestown vs. New England
    Jamestown and the Massachusetts Bay Colony had many similarities and differences. Many of these differences were due to their physical location and climatic conditions. The success of both colonies can be contributed to strong leadership and the characteristics of the personalities of the settlers that inhabited each settlement. Many of the early problems in both settlements can be contributed to a lack of knowledge on the parts of the settlers along with attacks from neighboring Native...
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  • Absolutism and Parliamentary Rule in England
    During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, England had many rulers who held varying religious beliefs. These competing religious ideologies tore England apart. Issues such as the divine right of kings, the conflict between the English Monarchy, and the Protestant Reformation would all lead England to rule with a parliamentary monarchy. The Protestant Reformation (1517-1618) was a great religious movement that began in Germany and spread through Northern Europe. At this time, the medieval...
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  • Constitutionalism in England in the 17th Century
    Analyze the development of Constitutionalism in England during the 17th century. England’s lengthy history of hereditary monarchs and abusive absolutists has led to the system of constitutionalism in 17th century English government. The encouragement of these absolutism practices triggered the need to search for a new way to govern. The reigns of the Stuart monarchy led to the shift from absolutism to constitutionalism during 17th century England. After witnessing the success of Louis XIV's...
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  • Queen Elizabeth I - 695 Words
     Queen Elizabeth I Characteristics or behaviors are traits that make a person who they are. Depending on those traits, the person can place either a positive or negative impact on others. When being placed in a position that regards a sense of authority, it is very very important to own positive and influential characteristics that will help lead a crowd. Although that is the obvious expectation of a leader or ruler, some people fail to meet this standard and take advantage of the ability...
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  • Elizabeth I: the greatest queen of all
    ALEJANDRO POSE 4TH YEAR Choose one English king / queen and discuss their importance in the history of England. (About 2000 words) In about a thousand years of monarchy, England had many remarkable kings and queens and yet most probably none of them deserved the attention from historians and novelists like Queen Elizabeth I, also known as ‘Gloriana’, ‘Good Queen Bess’ and ‘The Virgin Queen’. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn and is one of the most famous...
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  • Queen Elizabeth I: A Feminine Ruler
    First Last Ewing English IV Honors 29 April 2013 A Feminine Ruler Queen Elizabeth I is argued to be one of the best rulers of England. She was different from many of the rulers before her in many ways. Elizabeth was able to show the world that a woman was more than capable of ruling over a country; she was capable of changing one. Queen Elizabeth was intellectual, witty, and used her feminine beauty to get her way. Using her developed talents, Elizabeth was able to overcome many...
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  • Elizabeth I Versus the Stuart Monarchs
    Elizabeth I versus the Stuart Monarchs Kayla Christie 3rd Block The difference between Elizabeth I and the Stuart monarchs defines the way they ruled and their actions. When comparing Elizabeth I and the Stuart monarchs, one should take in factors such as each individual’s personality, religious views, and views on parliament. Elizabeth I was intelligent, and wanted religious unity in her country. She also believed that parliament was essential during her reign. The Stuart monarchs such...
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  • Ap Euro Dbq Elizabeth I
    Shelby Mazzone 10/24 AP Euro DBQ Elizabeth I was the Queen of England who ruled from 1558-1603. Elizabeth’s reign achieved great success including great achievements in the arts and an increase in literacy. Overall Elizabeth’s rule established political stability, although Elizabeth battled opposing views, during that time, from people who saw a women unfit to rule and superior to men. Even through these negative views Elizabeth responded by applying strong leadership...
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  • King James and the Great Chain of Being in Macbeth
    MaryAlice Peng Mrs. Frindell Honors English, 3rd period December 2, 2010 King James and the Great Chain of Being in Macbeth Upon the death of beloved Queen Elizabeth in England, her cousin James I was announced the new king of England. As a Catholic from the rival nation Scotland, King James I was inherently distrusted by his Anglican subjects, and his guarded, haughty personality only further decreased his popularity (Matthew). King James was also known for his strong belief in...
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  • Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots
    Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots During the sixteenth century there where many conflicts which occurred between Catholics and Protestants. The Kings and Queens of England especially kept on changing between both religions. This made it very difficult for the people of England to choose a religion because laws kept on getting changed in regard to practicing religion. When Elizabeth I became Queen she became the new defender of the faith, thus making Protestantism the official religion....
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  • Was Elizabeth I a good Queen?
    Queen Elizabeth I reigned for over 45 years (1585 - 1603). She accomplished this feat by making some very important decisions that would change England forever. Many of these decisions created great uproar from the general public; others would leave her with many supporters. Elizabeth's predecessor, Mary I, had married Philip II of Spain before she died. Once Elizabeth came into power Philip asked for her hand in marriage. Philip offered to aid England with their war with France (England was...
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  • James I Was Described as "The Wisest Fool in Christendom" and His Son Charles as "An Inept King". to What Extent Can the Early Stuarts 1603 to 1629 Be Held Responsible for the Breakdown in Relations Between Crown and Parliament?
    This question is looking at trying to understand who and what factors led to the 11 years personal rule by Charles I. The relationship breakdown between Crown and Parliament began in 1603 with James I and ended in 1629 when Parliament was dissolved. To fully understand the causes of the breakdown we need to look what inherited problems James had to face. Elizabeth had created a debt of £400,000 which was passed onto James, so already he faced severe financial problems. On top of this was the...
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  • Mary Queen of Scots vs. Elizabeth I
    Document Based Question December 20, 2012 AP Euro A-2 Allyson Maas For my topic of my document based question, I chose to describe the different tensions between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. This is an important topic to discuss during the Elizabethan era. The aggressive tensions between the two rulers were crucial to the lifestyles of the commoners. During the reign of Elizabeth I, 1558-1603, and Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1567, tensions between England and Scotland entered a...
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  • Charles I Was the Reason for His Downfall
    Charles I was the reason for the downfall The reason why war broke out between Charles I Parliament, in 1642 and was due to many reasons which will be discussed. However Charles, belief in the divine right of kings was one of the factors that caused misunderstandings with the Parliament. Religion Many disagree that Charles was to blame, however his actions did add to this. Religion had been a problem for Charles’ father, James I. Perhaps, this would hinder Charles in his reign as this...
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  • “How far did James satisfy the demands of the Puritans in the years 1604 – 1625?”
    As King during the time period of 1604 – 1625; one of James’s key roles was to please his Protestant subjects ; many of his actions however came under scrutiny by the Puritans and this essay is going to try and deduce whether or not James satisfied the demands of the Puritans. To a certain extent, James did satisfy the demands of the Puritans in the years 1604 – 1625. One example of this was due to King James being learned – he enjoyed engaging in theological debates ; as it gave him the...
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  • Absolute Monarchy Triumphs in France & Parliament Gain Power in England
    Absolute Monarchy Triumphs in France * Long Reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715) Cardinal Jules Mazarin- student of Cardinal Richelieu and the chief minister of Anne of Austria; stooped rebellions of peasants and city-dwellers to strengthen the authority of the monarchy. Anne of Austria- mother of Louis XIV, ruled for him because he was 5 years old then. Divine Right- the power of a king came from God and no subject will dare to question it. * It is God who establishes kings…...
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  • What Problems Did Elizabeth I Have When She Came to the Throne?
    When Elizabeth I took the crown in 1558 she was faced with many dilemmas - England was a country in religious turmoil; not only had it just been ruled by three monarchs in under a decade, but it had been ruled by different religions. After the death of Henry VII, who had created the Act of Supremacy declaring the Monarch the sole Head of the Church of England and therefore undermining the power of the Pope, Edward VI took the crown and England was converted into a Protestant country. There were...
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  • How Far Do the Sources Suggest That James I's Extravagance Was the Cause of His Financial Troubles?
    How far do the sources suggest that it was James I’s extravagant giving was the cause of his financial problems? On the face of it the sources seem to disagree on this issue. Sources ten and twelve seem to show that James’ extravagant giving was the cause of his financial problems however source eleven seems to show that it was not James’ extravagant giving that caused his financial problems. In source ten, ‘Matthew Hutton’ states that, “His Majesty’s subjects hear and fear that King James’...
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  • Do You Agree with the View That the Main Cause of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 Was James I's Intolerance of the Catholic Faith?
    Do you agree with the view that the main cause of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was James I’s intolerance of the catholic faith? It was the lack of tolerance in which James showed toward the Catholic faith, but also the large amounts of tolerance to the Protestants in the mean time. James was, almost, too pleasant towards the Protestants and therefore angered the Catholics as he did so, leaving the Catholic’s wanting to display that the intolerance shown towards them was unacceptable. Therefore,...
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  • To what extent were the Scots guilty of naivety in their dealings with Edward I in the period 1286 – 1292?
     To what extent were the Scots guilty of naivety in their dealings with Edward I in the period 1286 – 1292? “The Crown of medieval Scotland is dominated by the crisis of inheritance of 1286 to 1292, events which in turn provoked the bitter Wars of Independence against England.”1 *** The actions of the Scottish kingdom towards Edward I and England within the time period of 1286 – 1292 has provided a basis of great scrutiny and speculation over the years. With the death of Alexander III,...
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  • How far do you agree with the view that before 1621, James’ problems with Parliament were mainly caused by the financial difficulties inherited from Elizabeth?
    Elizabeth’s financial legacy to James was very poor as she had been involved in a multitude of wars, suffered from extreme inflation towards the end of her reign which was compounded by her struggles with monopolies. This in turn partially led to James’ tenuous relationship with parliament over royal expenditure, parliamentary insecurity, corruption and scandal, and his own dealings with finances. Whereas source 12 suggests that Elizabeth’s financial difficulties was indeed the true reason for...
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  • Twe Do You Agree with the View That Charles I Brought About His Own Downfall?
    The English civil war broke out on 22nd August 1642, it caused many deaths and divided some families. There were many reasons for this, including religious arguments, financial arguments, parlimentary arguments, the actions of Charles himself, and maybe the fact that there were problems before Charles was king. All the causes were linked together, (Parliamentarian and Royalist) some of the events of 1642 and the demands made by parliaments for more power and also I am going to explain the long -...
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  • Illustrate and Evaluate the Key Aspects of Angelo’s Character Revealed in Act I, Referring Both to His Own Words and to What Others Say About Him.
    Illustrate and Evaluate the Key Aspects of Angelo’s Character Revealed in Act I, Referring Both to his Own Words and to what others say about Him. Angelo is portrayed as a lifeless, emotionless man of power, who was inappropriately given an important role that many feel he should not have been given. He is depicted as unnecessarily strict but also untrained and unready for the role that he has been given, trying to gain a reputation as a firm leader but making himself hated along the way....
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  • 17th Century Major Events
    1603 Queen Elizabeth I dies and James VI of Scotland becomes king of England This united the crowns of England and Scotland for the first time. They would later be officially united to create Great Britain. 1605 James survived an assassination attempt - The Gunpowder Plot 14th May, 1607 Settlement of Jamestown, Virginia. This was the first permanent English settlement in what is now the US. 1st Jan, 1610 Galileo discovers rings of Saturn. This was an important discovery in the world of...
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  • Comparison between the Great Gatsby and Macbeth
    Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most intense plays and one his most complex psychological studies. It is also a play about which there is a great deal of historical background, which I think you'll find interesting because it reveals Shakespeare's creative process. The play was written in 1605--1606. It's one of the plays where the date is pretty firmly established by internal references to external events, and most scholars have agreed on the date. Shakespeare was at the height of...
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  • Comparing Massachusetts bay and Virginia colonies
    At the start of the 17th century King James 1 became king and he began to look toward the new world as a place were England could make a profitable settlement , as New Spain was for the Spaniards. This was the start of colonization in the new world for England. Following this, many colonies began to develop, and of these colonies, Massachusetts and Virginia were the most well-known. The early settlements of the Massachusetts and Virginia were both established by similar groups of people at the...
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  • Oroonoko the Savior and Dismemberment in Aphra Behn’s
    Name: Tutor: Course: Date: Oroonoko the Savior and Dismemberment in Aphra Behn’s Introduction Oroonoko was written by Aphra Behn during a time when there was a glorious revolution in which catholic King James II was removed from power. The writer being a catholic royalist and a supporter of King James II (KJ II) perceived this as a divine ruler being taken away from his position. From this experience she therefore, wrote a novel whose main character (Oroonoko) has been depicted to...
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  • The Gunpowder Plot - 267 Words
    Brown, Aalia 4B Eng/Lang arts 12 Mrs. Landrum-May February 26, 2013 The Gunpowder Plot was a failed attempt to kill King James I. the plot was to blow up the house of the lords during the State Opening of England's Parliament. The plan also included the king’s 9 year old daughter whom was supposed to be awarded as the Catholic head of state. This may have occurred after the hopes of greater religious tolerance was defeated, which left many English Catholics disappointed. They had few but...
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  • In the Play ‘Macbeth’, Lady Macbeth Is Presented as the Female Who Dominates Her Husband. Discuss This Statement and How Typical Lady Macbeth Is of a Woman of Her Time.
    In the play ‘Macbeth’, Lady Macbeth is presented as the female who dominates her husband. Discuss this statement and how typical Lady Macbeth is of a woman of her time. The play ‘Macbeth’ was written between 1603 and 1607 by the famous playwright William Shakespeare and it is considered to be one of his most famous darkest tragedies. It is about a regicide and its aftermath which would have been a topical issue in the period in which it was written in as it relates to the Gunpowder Plot. Since...
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  • Kingship in Macbeth - 1347 Words
    Discuss the theme of kingship in the play Macbeth The theme of kingship is one which can be see constantly throughout the play. This makes sense as the play is ultimately a tribute to King James I, who was king when Macbeth was written in 1606. King James strongly believed that becoming king was a divine right and that they themselves, as kings, were God’s representatives on earth. All these aspects can be seen from beginning to end of Macbeth and we see how when this order of kings is...
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  • William Shakespeare was born in Stratfo
    William Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon in 1564. His father sold gloves and became an important person in the town. William, one of eight children, was the eldest son and was probably educated at the local grammar school. He married when he was only 18 and his wife, Anne Hathaway, was eight years older than him. They had two girls and a boy (who died aged 11). Nobody knows how Shakespeare began to write or when he entered the theatre, but we know that he became a leading member of...
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  • Production - 1179 Words
    William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He wrote Macbeth in 1606. Macbeth is Shakespeare’s shortest and bloodiest tragedy. The key to the main theme of the play, which is that excessive ambition will have terrible consequences. There are three main reasons that cause Shakespeare write Macbeth. First, as a professional writer who has a gift for writing, he achieved his...
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  • 1OAkanji History - 496 Words
     Macbeth Step Two: History A. A New Boss Explain “the new boss”. The New Boss was used to explain how a new authority can change how an individual's custom is: how they dress or how they behave. Who was Shakespeare’s former boss? Shakespeare’s former boss was Queen Elizabeth. Explain the influence of Puritans on Shakespeare’s plays. The Puritans had an influence on Shakespeare’s plays because they were getting more powerful. Puritans believed that plays meant you were trying to be...
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  • The Life and Times of William Shakespeare
    Shakespeare is widely regarded as the world’s greatest playwright, and there’s no real reason to dispute that. People are still seeing his plays 400 years after he wrote them, not because it’s “trendy” or “hip,” but because they’re so good. His insight into the human spirit has never been equaled. This paper is a brief biography of Shakespeare and a discussion of the times in which he lived. Discussion His life: It’s somewhat difficult to find factual information about Shakespeare, because the...
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  • macbeth porter scene - 651 Words
     This busy scene begins with a moment of light comedy, which serves to heighten the suspense. The porter of Macbeth's castle, drunk from the previous night's revels, complains that his job is worse than that of the porter of hell. In a private game with the audience, he engages in a piece of stand-up comedy in which he imagines himself as that beleaguered servant, opening and closing the gate on the demand. The first two examples he uses (that of a farmer and an equivocator) have specific...
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  • Elizabeth I's unpopularity - 372 Words
     It seems that source 10 and 11 suggest that Elizabeth was largely unpopular in the last years of her reign, on the other hand, source 9 seems to contradict these two sources by suggesting that she was, in fact, popular in the final years of her reign. Source 9 (from an address to Elizabeth on behalf of the Commons by John Croke, in December 1601) suggests greatly that Elizabeth was popular. It does this through lines such as: “We thank you for our preservation from tyranny, dishonour and...
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  • notes on the tempest - 738 Words
    Notes on ​ The Tempest: 1611 Genre:​ ​ Romance ● visionary, exotic, supernatural, unfamiliar, illusion; (mysterious encounters, concealed identities, hazardous journeys, unexpected meetings) = ​ hopeful idealism ● Reconciliation: love and harmony resolves past discord. ● TIME = regenerative o masque = bounty of nature, seasonal cycles. Context: Jacobean Era ● James VI of Scotland (son of Mary, Queen of Scots) becomes James I of England 1603 (Stuart Dynasty) ●...
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  • Progression of America - 394 Words
    Progress is a steady improvement, on advancement toward a better stage, America has made an enormous progression because of the charter issued by King James I of England; John Smith; and even though it was a small contribution, the Tobacco industry which was established by John Rolfe. May 24th was the first day for many settlers and they had no idea as to that day being the first day of the rest of their lives. A couple years passed and a charter came along from the king of England. On May...
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  • Historical Macbeth Compared to Shakespeare's Macbeth
    Although most of Shakespeare's play " MacBeth " is not historically accurate, MacBeth's life is the subject of the tragedy. There are characters and events that are based on true events and real persons but, Shakespeare's "MacBeth " differs significantly from history's MacBeth.

    The first example of a difference between the Shakespeare "MacBeth" and historical MacBeth is the death of Duncan I. In Shakespeare's " MacBeth ", Duncan I was murdered by MacBeth. A prophecy said to MacBeth by...
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  • Guy Fawkes - 362 Words
    Guy Fawkes Original Source/Context: Guido Fawkes, was a member of a group of Roman Catholic revolutionaries from England who planned to carry out the Gunpowder Plot. Fawkes and the other plotters planned to kill the king, James I, and replace him with a Catholic monarch. In Jane Eyre, Jane is compared to Guy Fawkes, by Abbot, with the line "a sort of infantine Guy Fawkes" because she looked like she was constantly inventing wicked plots. Jane finds humor in the fact that Abbot compares her to...
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  • Summary of Jamestown - 305 Words
    The first of the British colonies to take hold in North America was Jamestown. On the basis of a charter which King James I granted to the Virginia (or London) Company, a group of about 100 men set out for the Chesapeake Bay in 1607. Seeking to avoid conflict with the Spanish, they chose a site about 60 kilometers up the James River from the bay. Made up of townsmen and adventurers more interested in finding gold than farming, the group was unequipped by temperament or ability to embark upon...
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  • Macbeth Oringinal Performance Conditio
    1. Which year was Macbeth first performed in? April 1611 2. Which theatre was Macbeth first performed in? Globe Theatre 3. When was Macbeth written? Macbeth is believed to have been written between 1603 and 1607 4. When acting style was used in Elizabethan theatre? Acting style- realistic or melodramatic – stage setting, props and machinery, swordplay, costumes, the speed with which the line were delivered, length of performance, entrance and exists, boys playing the female role. The acting...
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  • How far do sources 1, 2 and 3 suggest that Scotland was, and remained, a threat to Henry VIII’s ambitions in France?
    How far do sources 1, 2 and 3 suggest that Scotland was, and remained, a threat to Henry VIII’s ambitions in France? France’s power in Europe at the beginning of the 16th Century, understandably made the English monarch feel threatened; not only out of envy for what he saw as ‘his throne’, but out of fear that his own empire might be taken away. The added pressure of Scotland’s looming presence as a constant potential threat may have been a distraction to Henry. In using these sources it is...
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  • Primogeniture - 881 Words
    http://www.enotes.com/macbeth-text http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth Primogeniture Act III.i ▪ Preference given to the 1st born son in inheritance of titles and property is called primogeniture ▪ It is important to know that primogeniture was NOT in effect in Scotland in Macbeth’s time, and Duncan’s naming of Malcolm as his successor in Act I was actually illegal on two counts. ▪ Not only did a law exist that restricted the succession to those who had reached adulthood (which...
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  • Sir Walter Raleigh - 1127 Words
    Sir Walter Raleigh Sir Walter Raleigh was a famous British Explorer and poet that rapidly gained power by courting Queen Elizabeth I with sweet words, earning the spot of becoming one of the Queen’s favorites. Sir Walter Raleigh was born sometime between 1552 and 1554 in Devonshire, a country that specialized in sheepherding and farming (Aronson 13 and Jolsinen). Raleigh was very tall considering the time he was born in being over six feet tall and had a very thick Devonshire accent...
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  • Present simple - 468 Words
     Elisabeth I died in 1603. James VI of Scotland succeeded her, he became the first English king of the Stuart Dynasty, and, as he was also the king of Scotland, the crowns of these two countries were united. Although their governments continued to be separate, their linguistic differences were lessened in this century. James was successful in keeping England out of European wars, and encouraging colonial projects in the New World and economic growth at home. In the seventeenth century,...
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  • Jacobean Era: English and Scottish History
    Jacobean Times The Jacobean era refers to the period in English and Scottish history that coincides with the reign of James VI of Scotland (1567–1625), who also inherited the crown of England in 1603 as James I. The word "Jacobean" is derived from Jacobus, the Latin form of the English name James. Qualities of a Good Kingship * In Shakespeare’s time kingship was a complicated concept which varied from country to country in Europe, accounting for traditional monarchy, the divine right of...
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  • The Divine Order - 464 Words
    The divine order During Shakespeare’s time, people believed in the divine order, which was also called great chain of being. This was religions belief that god had allocated everything that existed its own position is a hierarchy. For example, people were more important than animals, and animals more important than plants. Men were considered more important than women and nobles more important than peasants. It was thought that if something or someone tried to change their position in the...
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  • Jamestown Research Paper - 1044 Words
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