They said that he was on his way. The battle ended sooner and he was coming to put down the riots. I order my people to block all the gates and corridors. They cannot give up…not when we are this far. He needs to know. He needs to know the flaws in his kingdom that the Royal Advisor has hidden from him with false reassurances. Ever since he had shown me his kingdom of Vita, the people became not just my subjects, but also my responsibility. I will never stop fighting for them, even if I have to go against him.
The first time I saw the kingdom; I was betrothed to him and set to be the future queen. I remember how people looked at me, expectantly, as if they were yearning for water. But what were they to expect of me? I was sold by my …show more content…
A woman stares back through one of the shards, her eyes verdant with an unknown spark in her eyes. Her long ebony hair now lively and free, what her people will soon be able to become. Her royal robes replaced with a cotton tunic, whose cloudy threads seem to shine brighter than her once gold threads.
“My Queen, the...the Royal advisor and his men have blown the east and west barricades of the Temple…them…” I hear a nervous young warrior stutter behind me and my blood rushes.
Where’s my king? The mention of the royal advisor made my blood boil and my once gentle hands roll up into a fist. The royal advisor is the reason why my children are starving, why my people are dying, why my Vita is full of sorrow. I remember hearing him tell me how much he loved the royal advisor, how he was his second father after his very own died of sickness. I tried to tell him, that the one most closest to his heart was holding a dagger, ready to attack to see his downfall; but what would I know? He told me not to worry myself in politics, not to believe what the people are saying. The Queen is dainty, delicate, and gentle. The Queen does not get into politics, nor does she keep anything from her king…not even a mere saying. When I saw my subjects in misery, I decided I needed to become both Queens. A Queen that is loyal to her king and a Queen that is loyal to her subjects; and in my situation…I never needed to let them intertwine, until
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“The King’s Fifth” is historical adventure novel, that brings us back to the 16th century. This novel shows us the Spanish Conquest over the Aztec Empire, and Spanish exploration of the as current Southwestern part of the United States. The story begins in San Jose De Ulloa (Spanish Fort, in Veracruz) here, Esteba de Sandoval is being held for defrauding the King of his rightful fifth. As he awaits his trial, he writes down all the events that occurred during his journey into the North American Wilds in search for the Golden Cities. Esteban then tells us his story that began two years prior to his arrest, on Captain Alarcon’s Fleet. Esteban was an educated boy that got his degree in cartography from Casa de la Contratación. In the beginning
A common phrase is “History is written by the victors”. Perhaps that is the reason why King George III of England is remembered as being the mad king who lost the American colonies. However, there is more to the king than what the rebel colonists made him out to be. King George’s reign of nearly 60 years was full of hardships and setbacks, yet he was a hard worker who was kind and looked out for the welfare of his empire.
"I protested I was not a warrior. Verily I made all the excuses and pleadings that I could imagine might have effect upon this rude company of beings. I demanded that the interpreter convey my words to Buliwyf, and yet he turned away and left the hall, saying this last speech: Prepare yourself as you think best. You shall leave on the morning light.'"
A successful monarchy relies upon a stable leader who is concerned with the satisfaction of those he rules over. Henry Bolingbroke the IV in Shakespeare's Henry the IV Part I follows a trend set by his predecessor in Richard II of self-indulgence and neglect of his kingdom. These leaders worry about the possibility of losing their kingdom or their soldiers to other nobles who were also concerned more with obtaining a higher position rather than governing. The king must also be wary of his own life, something that was once revered and guarded closely by other nobles. Wars once fought for gaining or protecting land are overshadowed by personal battles fighting for the position of king.
In June 1791, King Louis XVI and his family snuck out of Paris during the night, hoping to escape from the French Revolution and its violence. He planned to escape the country and return with foreign assistance to reclaim control of France, but the people of Varennes stopped and detained him until authorities arrived and sent him back to Paris. Louis’ attempted escape, in addition to the letter he left behind denouncing the Revolution, “profoundly influenced the political and social climate of France” (223). His escape outraged many people and left the administration in shambles, and this caused tensions to break out. To control the situation, the people of France quickly organized
As he finds himself becoming more and more recognized and accepted by the King and his fellow Knights, he fails to notice that he has caught the eye of the Queen as well; who confronts him with her feelings and an insistent attempt to seduce him
“DID I SAY I CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY? No! Damn fool! EXECUTION! EXECUTION!” She screamed it loud as she could, rattling the throne beneath her, but she soon stood up and started to yell and scream. She was nothing but a queen, and the fool’s head would be beneath her, rolling on the grass, blood trailing
i have been fellow to a beggar time and again beneath occasions which avoided both folks finding out whether or not the alternative became worthy. i have still to be brother to a prince, though i once got here near to kinship with what could have been a veritable king and turned into promised the reversion of a nation —navy, regulation-courts, revenue and coverage all whole. but, to-day, i substantially worry that my king is dead, and if i want a crown i should move and hunt it for
If the defeat at the hands of a rag-tag militia damaged the pride of the world’s most powerful military, perhaps they would have taken some solitude in knowing just how chaotic the early days of this country were. Hip-hip hooray!! The King is gone, now what? I imagine many early Americans probably thinking something along those lines in those early days of independence. Like any good revolution, the colonists had achieved their objective, expel the British and establish a new country; done and done. Next came the hard part, establishing a new government and country, something easier said than done. Fresh of the rule despotic rule of King George III, newly minted Americans were faced with a dilemma. They could either create a new system of government completely devoid of anything previously seen in the Colonies (now States) or create something similar in principle but ideologically dissimilar government which consolidated power. Thus begins the rise of the Federalists, supporters of a strong, centralized government to protect and defend the right of all; and then there were the Anti-Federalists, those who believed a weak federal government kept in check by strong state government to be the true intent of our founding.
“And I have not abandoned my duty. If I am to be empress, my devotion is to my people, not some long-made match to cement a family alliance. You call the taar spineless, and yet you bow and scrape before the House of Meade. You have forgotten your duty as father, and your strength as emperor.” She flushed, clenching her hands into fists, her breathing ragged and heavy. Hunt couldn’t tell if she was enraged or simply afraid, but she opposed the Hammer to his face with all the fortitude of a chevalier.
“Rockin’ and a-rollin’, splishin’ and a-splashin’, over the horizon, what can it be?” Those would be the opening lyrics to the Schoolhouse Rock special entitled “No More Kings”. The cartoon walks us through an extremely “G” rated version of the beginning and conclusion of the fight for independence. Family feuds are never pretty, and apparently “royal” family feuds are no different. Different things come into play when a family rebelling, but the question I look to answer today is, what motivated the “children” colonist to rebel against their controllable “mother” Great Britain.
There are many events that happened in history that makes the world how it is today. Many people don’t realize that society has changed dramatically from the 17th century to now. In those days they dealt with a different type of government system, (monarchy) in which the king is in control of the government. Some kings are great in which they run their country well and have the respect of those around them and beneath them in society, and you also have those who don’t have the respect or the authority to the people.
In the cases in which no individual agrees with him, he does what he wants, conflicting authority. The queen desired for the colony to be kept the same why it is now. With balance, order and stratification overemphasized. When the queen was seen, she deals with those who contradict with her in a diplomatic manner. She always presented her set of ideas in a respectful, politic way and in the case, that those who contradict with her do not alter their mind, she would not execute or torture them like the General did or walk away from them like Z. The Queen believes that everyone has a position in society based on contrasting elements that are undisciplined like built body and because of those elements the citizens would not be able to really accomplish themselves.
She feels as though if her husband is incapable of becoming king she will do what is necessary herself in seeing that she is queen.
Today, I wake up to my ladies rushing me to get dressed. I look around and see that they have some of my nicer gowns laid out, as well as my favorite wig and my more exquisite jewelry on display. What’s going on? I wonder if we have guests coming. As I step out of bed, I hear my ladies whispering. “We can never be sure, but why not have her look her best, just in case the rumors are true?” “You hold a valid point, but if the rumors aren 't true, don’t you think Rameses will be suspicious?” Suspicious of what? This is all so confusing. Am I not as beautiful as people tell me? No, people do not lie to royalty. Wise people dare not, at least. “How can they not be true? He looks at her with real favor, and she would be a good queen to Egypt.” Ah. So there have been more rumors that my father wishes to wed me, though I doubt they have any real backing to them. While its not exactly ideal to marry your father, I can’t argue that being a queen wouldn’t have its perks. As for now, I’m not going to concern myself with it. I have some studying to do, and I have