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  • Common Themes In 'Breaker Morant, AndThe Crucible'

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    The common theme shared across both texts, a difficult environment can challenge a person's character or true nature. In 'Breaker Morant’, this is evident through the character of Harry Morant, the protagonist of the story. Following the death of his friend and comrade, Captain Hunt, Morant orders his unit, the Bushveldt Carbineers to ride for multiple days at a time in hopes of tracking the Boer soldiers. As evident by the narration, 'We rode another couple of days... hardly ever stopped'. Who ambushed

  • Queen I : The Challenges Of Queen Elizabeth I

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    treason if faced by her father (or any other male monarch). Elizabeth faced a number of challenges as a female ruler, such as regularly being ignored by trusted advisors such as William Cecil (Lord Burghley), Robert Dudley (Earl of Leicester), Francis Walsingham, and Robert Devereux (Earl of Essex) of whom each was intent on his own agenda, and who believed they could bend Elizabeth to their wills. As a result of these challenges, Elizabeth had to fight for respect from enemies and friends alike. Elizabeth

  • William Pitt 's Influence On British Involvement During The War Of The Polish Succession

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    William Pitt was born in the United Kingdom in 1708 to a distinguished and wealthy family. After returning from school Pitt joined the military, he was stationed in Northampton during a time of peace. During this time Pitt was frustrated due to the lack of British involvement in the War of the Polish Succession. He blamed the current prime minister, Robert Walpole, for Britain’s lack of involvement and this is when Pitt was first starting to develop his harsh ideas on the current British government

  • What Was The Purpose Of The Proclamation

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    Purpose- The Proclamation of 1763 was made after the French and Indian War to make sure that colonists did not move further west. King George had made this proclamation because he wanted to preserve Native American land, so that the Native Americans may want to help him in the future. This was also to make sure that the colonies stayed under British control because if the people moved too much west Britain would not be able to keep a tight control over the people. Act- This proclamation stated that

  • How Did Elizabeth Manage Parliament?

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    How successfully did Elizabeth manage parliament? During the reign of Elizabeth I, the Privy Council and court were the centre of the Elizabethan government. Although parliament was Elizabeth’s necessary method of legislation and raising taxes, it was far from being a regular part of the governmental system (only being called 13 times during her reign). A leading debate arose when the historian Sir John Neale argued that there was a considerable amount of conflict between MPs and the queen. Whereas

  • The Death Of Edward II

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    It was 1307 and Edward I who was sixty eight at the time of his death would now pass the throne to his son Edward II. Edward II who was “Lord of Caernarfon, prince of Wales, duke of Aquitaine, earl of Chester and count of Pontheiu” would now inherit a war with Scotland from his father. Edward II was rather a particular fellow with unusual hobbies that he showed throughout his reign. Evidence points that Edward II may have had a relationship with Piers Gaveston, but also he had been banished from

  • What Role Did England Have Over Ireland During The Time Period Known As The Great Famine?

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    What role did England have over Ireland during the time period known as the Great Famine? During this time period millions of people died in Ireland of starvation and disease. What is still being argued about today is who to blame for the famine; England or Ireland. By looking into the role England played during the famine we get a closer look as to who is responsible, if anyone. What did the British do and/or not do that made an impact on Ireland during the Potato Famine? The British policies that

  • John Locke Biography

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    John Locke is considered one of the most important philosophers and political theorists. He is known as the “Father of Liberalism” and was one of the first British empiricists. His work on the theory of the state, the theory of knowledge, religious toleration, and medicine has secured him a place in the pantheon of revered intellectuals. Locke was born on August 29, 1632 in Wrington, Somerset, England, to John Locke, a country lawyer and clerk, and Agnes Keene. Both of his parents were Puritans

  • William Shakespeare 's Henry The Iv

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    OPENING Heroism in Henry the IV has many different interpretations. The different views that Shakespeare examines defines heroism based by one’s individual idea of what heroism means to them and by their values. Shakespeare also explores the two different origins of heroism one from a modern era and the second from the current to earlier period of time. Shakespeare intertwines honour and heroism into one. Hotspur portrays the idea of a dramatic hero in his time, this heroism is displayed by his

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Queen Elizabeth's Speech At Tilbury

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    During her reign, Queen Elizabeth had many enemies that wanted to see her dead, and take her throne. When King Philip got angry at Elizabeth for rejecting marriage proposals and converting England into Protestant, rejecting Catholicism, he took a fleet of ships called the Spanish Armada and launched an invasion against England. Many soldiers were concerned and disoriented, but when Queen Elizabeth step up and gave her speech, they were motivated enough to win the battle. The speech at Tilbury given