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Charlemagne
Charlemagne
Charlemagne History 101 - Fast Forward Fall 1996 PREPARED BY: SUBMITTED: September 30, 1996 Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, King of the Franks (742-814), was a strong leader who unified Western Europe through military power and the blessing of the Church. His belief in the need for education among the Frankish people was to bring about religious, political, and educational reforms that would change the history of Europe. Charlemagne was born in 742 at Aachen, the son of Pepin(or Pippin) the
Thomas Cahill opens his story describing Romes fall For as the Roman E
Thomas Cahill opens his story describing Romes fall For as the Roman E
Thomas Cahill opens his story describing Rome’s fall, “For as the Roman Empire fell, as all through Europe matted, unwashed barbarians descended on the Roman cities, looting artifacts and burning books, the Irish who were just learning to read and write, took up the just labor of copying all of western literature - everything they could get their hands on. These scribes then served as conduits through which Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian cultures were transmitted to the tribes of Europe, newly
By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales a
By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales a
By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales and romances about Arthur and his kingdom. The common people heard them sung by bards, while in the court poets wrote different versions. In each retelling the speaker would select certain details for emphasis and introduce new elements, so that the story could be adapted to the particular time and audience. Although most historians believe that there actually did exist an Arthur, they differ on how major his role was on influ
Netherlands
Netherlands
Netherlands The Netherlands The Netherlands, officially Kingdom of the Netherlands, is a constitutional monarchy located in Northwest Europe. The Netherlands Antilles is part of the state and consists of islands in the Caribbean. The Netherlands is often called Holland after a historic region, part of the present day nation. The country is bounded on the North and West by the North Sea, on the East by Germany, and on the South by Belgium. Land is scarce in the Netherlands and is fully exploited.
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England (Latin Anglia), political division of the island of Great Britain, constituting, with Wales, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England occupies all of the island east of Wales and south of Scotland, another division of the United Kingdom. Established as an independent monarchy many centuries ago, England in time achieved political control over the rest of the island, all the British Isles, and vast sections of the world, becoming the nuc
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction Throughout history, there have been many good and bad rulers, from the bravery of Alexander the Great, to the madness of George III. None, however, helped shape European feudalism like Charlemagne, King of the Franks, First of the Holy Roman Emperors. His advancements in government were not his only advancements though. He created an educational system for his people. While far behind the public and private educational systems of today, in the 8th and 9th century, it was a start. H
How and Why Has Language Changed
How and Why Has Language Changed
How and Why Has Language Changed? In this essay I am going to explain in detail how language has changed in time and why. Firstly, I will discuss the language changes occurred by people invading or moving into England. I will also go into new invention names and how slang and dialect can affect the language too. Invaders and migrants changed the English language to suit their needs. When the Normans invaded England in 1066, William the Conqueror was French, and did not speak much English. He too
Hastings Battle Facts
Hastings Battle Facts
Hastings Battle Facts Important Points and facts When - October 14th 1066 Where - Hastings, East Sussex Who - Norman (William) VS. Saxon (Harold G) \ William lands near Pevensey \ Harold G’s tired men arrived at Hastings to meet William on October 13th \ The hill which Harold took position on was called the Senlac Hill \ The battle began with volleys of stone missiles being hurled into William’s army by the Saxon ‘fyrd’ s \ The Norman cavalry rode on special saddles that effectively locked them
HAS STRATTON ALWAYS BEEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN BUDE
HAS STRATTON ALWAYS BEEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN BUDE
HAS STRATTON ALWAYS BEEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN BUDE? It was once said that Stratton was more important than Bude. When I say important, I mean that the place in general needs to have these 7 factors: a social centre, a religion centre, a work centre, a population centre, a local government, a trade and industry centre and of course; a law and justice centre. Stratton had all of these, such as: the public houses, the churches, the shops, the local and regular fairs, the use of the church houses, th
The Importance of Fate
The Importance of Fate
The Importance of Fate English 12 16 September 1996 The theme of Beowulf, the Anglo- Saxon, epic poem is that man should always follow his fate and follow God’s word or he is bound to die in misery and burn in Hell. This theme is often found in poetry of that time, and it exemplifies the mix of the pagan beliefs of the Angles, Saxons and Jutes mixed with the Christian beliefs of the missionaries. The objective of this poem was to not only tell a beautiful tale but also to show the distinct diffe
Brief History of the English Language
Brief History of the English Language
Brief History of the English Language OLD ENGLISH UNTIL 1066. A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE Old English (500-1100 AD) Old English Words The Angles came from an angle-shaped land area in contemporary Germany. Their name Angli from the Latin and commonly-spoken, pre-5th Century German mutated into the Old English Engle . Later, Engle changed to Angel-cyn meaning Angle-race by A.D. 1000, changing to Engla-land . Some Old English words which have survived intact include: feet, geese, teeth, me
Charlemagne
Charlemagne
Charlemagne Charlemagne was born around 742 in Aachen, a city in the Frankish kingdom of Austrasia, located in what is now Germany. His real name was Charles, he wasn't called Charlemagne, which is from the Latin Carolus Magnus, until after his death. His father, Pepin or Pippin III, was elected king of the Frankish Empire when Charlemagne was a child. The king was nicknamed Pepin the Short, while his wife, Charlemagne's mother Bertrada, was nicknamed Bertha of the Big Foot, or Queen Goosefoot.
Lordoftheflies
Lordoftheflies
Lordoftheflies Charlemagne Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, became the undisputed ruler of Western Europe. As Western Europe was deteriorating Charlemagne was crowned the privilege of being joint king of the Franks in 768 A.D. People of Western Europe, excluding the church followers, had all but forgotten the great gifts of education and arts that they had possessed at one time. Charlemagne solidly defeated barbarians and kings in identical fashion during his reign. Using the re-est
The year is 1232 Somewhere in northern Europe a Saxon castle is
The year is 1232 Somewhere in northern Europe a Saxon castle is
The year is 1232. Somewhere in northern Europe, a Saxon castle is under attack. In the fields for miles around, thousands of soldiers viciously fight. Metal strikes metal, arrows strike flesh, rock strikes rock. No matter how good these soldiers are, the battle will ultimately be decided by weapons. These weapons can be divided into three categories. Melee, or hand-to- hand weapons, include clubs, swords, daggers, saxes, hand axes, and some spears. Small-scale missile weapons include other spea
A history of Tremont symbolizes the typical urban American neighborhoo
A history of Tremont symbolizes the typical urban American neighborhoo
A history of Tremont symbolizes the typical urban American neighborhood with its mish-mash of cultures. It offers eclectic sites and adaptive locations for filmmaking. I will look at the history of Tremont as a cultural center of the Midwest before the filming of The Deer Hunter (Figure 3). In addition, I will examine the history of Saint Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the history of Lemko Hall to illustrate the eclecticism and adaptability that director, Michael Cimino, tapped in his
Celts VS Saxons
Celts VS Saxons
Celts VS Saxons Although both groups of Europeans were around during the same time period the Saxons and the Celts have many indifferences. Of the most dominant characteristics in the Celtic tribes include eagerness to fight, and high independence. The Saxons who overtook the Celts in the 5th century were known as drunks and gluttons, and a very high level of chastity. The Celtic tribes of early Europe were very used to the fact that they had to be good fighters to survive. They were a oppresse
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1790 With the Declaration of Independence January 6, 1821 At the age of 77, I begin to make some memoranda and state some recollections of dates & facts concerning myself, for my own more ready reference & for the information of my family. The tradition in my father's family was that their ancestor came to this country from Wales, and from near the mountain of Snowdon, the highest in Gr. Br. I noted once a case from Wales in the law reports where a perso
The Conflict in Sir Walter Scotts Ivanhoe
The Conflict in Sir Walter Scotts Ivanhoe
The Conflict in Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe In 1066, Duke William led his Norman Army to victory at the Battle of Hastings against a powerful Saxon regiment. The two met at Hastings in an epic battle that was to shape the course of British history. William became the Conqueror, by beating Harold and replacing the Saxon way of life with Norman. Hence the bitter antagonism between Norman and Saxon upon which Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott, is based upon. However, Scott implies that the true divisi
Thomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for being president
Thomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for being president
Thomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for being president, but also for his belief in the natural rights of man as and his faith in the people’s ability to govern themselves. He left an impact that few others in American history have. Born on April 13, 1743, Jefferson was the third child in the family and grew up with six sisters and one brother. Though he opposed slavery, his family had owned slaves. From his father and his environment he developed an interest in botany, geology,
The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages In the first half of the 5th century the Anglo Saxons invaded the island of Britain. These Anglo-Saxon invaders were actually made up of three tribes, the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes. These tribes were of Germanic descent, and they were closely allied with one another, and many either tribes that would soon overrun much of the Roman Empire. The way that this culture worked was they had many different kings that co-existed in a common culture. These kings who were in a commo
Anglo-Saxon Literature Mirror of the Times
Anglo-Saxon Literature Mirror of the Times
Anglo-Saxon Literature: Mirror of the Times Nick Spangler Eng. 12p, Mr. Pisenti 9-9-98 During the times of the Celts, there were two groups of “war-smiths” who traveled up and down the coast of the Baltic sea. These two groups were the Angles and the Saxons or the Anglo-Saxons, some belonged to smaller tribes, such as the Jutes. These two groups of people were deep-sea fisherman and farmers. They gradually set up camps up and down the coast of England, possibly seeking richer soil than what was
Anglo-Saxon Belief In Fate And Christianity
Anglo-Saxon Belief In Fate And Christianity
Anglo-Saxon Belief In Fate And Christianity The Unity of the Unknown and the Eternal Security: The Anglo-Saxon Belief in Christianity and Fate Imagine a life in which one is simply a pawn at the hands of a mysterious higher force stumbling and meandering through life's tribulations. Until Pope Gregory the Great was sent to spread Christianity throughout England, the Anglo- Saxons believed solely in this passive, victimizing philosophy. These pagans still clung to much of their heathen culture af