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  • A Summary Of The Gunpowder Plot

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    Remember, remember, the fifth of November; we all know the rhyme but how well do we really know the story? In the essay I will explore how the plotters were punished and why they were punished so severely. Before you can explore the punishments, you first have to know the story. The Gunpowder Plot started on May 20th 1604; however, the reasons behind the plot started many years prior to that. In fact, the entire reason behind the plot dated back to Henry VIII, when religious turmoil broke out. You

  • Loyalty And Loyalty In Macbeth

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    was highly regarded and had great value. The gunpowder plot in 1605, against King James I, shocked everybody . Treason against your own country was regarded as one of the worst crimes a person can commit and this is why Guy Fawkes was hung, drawn and quartered. In the play “Macbeth”, Shakespeare makes the themes of loyalty and family very clear to the audience in the first few scenes in the play. There are many examples of characters that were loyal and trusted, but that turned their back on the people

  • Torture In Medieval Times

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    Torture Crime and punishment was much different in medieval times than it is now. In today’s ages you may get sent to jail or prison, or have to do community services. While back then you may be put on the Catherine Wheel, be Drawn Hanged And Quartered, or even be put in the Scavenger's Daughter device. There were many other ways of brutal, diverse ways to make a point There were many reasons for torture in medieval times. A few reasons would be trying to get information out of a citizen, or trying

  • Rhetorical Analysis of Speeches in to Kill a Mockingbird, Battle of Falkirk, and Brave Heart

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    We should study spoken language as it is truly unique and we can see the effect and beauty of spoken language in works of great orators and writers. Spoken language is truly an art, which involves many techniques to perfect and master it. One of the techniques is rhetoric. Rhetoric is the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing. The ancient Greeks first developed public speaking. Under Roman, influence public speaking developed further. This was heavily under the influence of Cicero and

  • Under the Black Flag

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    Cordingly, David. Under The Black Flag: The Romance And The Reality Of Life Among The Pirates. Harcourt, Inc.: Orlando, FL, 1997. Part 1: Summary The point of this book was to put aside the myths about pirates and replace them with facts. There are many fictional myths about pirates and their lives on the sea. Many books and movies have built pirates up to be romantical heroes instead of the ruthless savages they were, so this book focuses on separating fact from fiction about life as a pirate

  • Crime And Punishment During The Elizabethan Era

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    Crime and Punishment Draft The topic of crime has been booming in modern day news. Stories of “corrupt policemen” and sexual misconduct allegations have flooded social media and everyday conversation, but crime has always been a large aspect of society. However, modern day laws have been overall consistent for a long period of time. During the Elizabethan era, many new crimes and punishments were created by a growing development and knowledge. Accordingly, the evolution of law grew dramatically

  • Punishments In The 17th Century

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    were many crimes that were punishable by death. Some of those crimes included: buggery, treason, stealing hawks, and highway robbery. There were distinct ways a person could have died. The victim could have been burned, hung, or even drawn and quartered. Drawn and quartered was when the criminal would be cut into four pieces and beheaded. This would have happened to a man if he were to commit treason. If a woman were to commit treason, she would have been burned at the stake. Lastly, there was hanging

  • Ordeals In The Middle Ages

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    “Decisions were made by a jury of twelve elected copyholders, sworn. In any contested case, unless an agreement was made outside the court, an inquisition would be held in which the jury would make a decision and then apply a penalty in accordance with the custom of the manor. Juries were made up of local men, who had usually lived their lives in the manor, and so were considered to have the necessary knowledge to judge the matter concerned and to be familiar with manorial custom” (http://www.hrionline

  • Cotton Mather Witchcraft

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    and there con over old Mather’s direful tales, until the gathering dusk of the evening made the printed page a mere mist before his eyes. Then, as he wended his way, by swamp and stream and awful woodland, to the farm-house where he happened to be quartered, every sound of nature, at that witching hour, fluttered his excited imagination: the moan of the whip-poor-will* from the hill-side; the boding

  • Elizabethe Er Crime And Punishment In The Elizabethan Era

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    Punishment.There was a specific punishment for everything from begging to high treason.If a peasant stole anything worth more than five pence which was the currency of the time period they were hanged, anyone who committed a capital offense was quartered, and the queen’s guards were not allowed to wear cloaks.Crime and punishment of the Elizabethan era was brutal and ruthless compared to this day in time. Every common crime in Elizabethan England had a punishment that was specific to the crime.The

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