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The history of England can be traced back 230,000 years when the Neanderthals inhabited the island. Numerous wars, uprisings, developments, and changes have happened to England that influenced what it is today.
Answer King's Cross is a district of London, (not generally of high repute), and also a major railway station in that location, originally of the Great Northern Railway. Through the Harry Potter books and films it is now known internationally as the location of the magical platform 9 3/4, with t…
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Hi, I found this on the web regarding your question: rcdb.com ! Kelley
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The US's Status military wise is we have pulled back from the DMZ and let the South Koreans take over guarding it. We are also slowly pulling people out of S.K. and returning them to the states. It was planed that with in the next 5 years most of the US military will be south of Seoul. However with …
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During the period of US involvement, Britain provided some support. They built the American Air bases in Thailand. Special Forces were also involved on active service. The most highly decorated "American" in the Vietnam War was British. Units were sent from Britain to Fort Dix. At Fort Dix they "res…
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Although the United Kingdom was not directly involved in the war in Viet Nam, the people of the country were mostly against it. Demonstrations in London, protesting the war, had hundreds of thousands of people attend them. British political leaders condemned the war.
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The United Kingdom (including England) was not at all involved in the Vietnam war
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There are several movies exist about England's sovereigns available online at source you can have them almost 50 of the movies are there
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The first king to rule all of England as king was Athelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great. His forebears were kings of Wessex, to which they attached Kent; it was Athelstan who united Mercia and Northumbria to Wessex to create the united English kingdom. However, there are a few tricky points of te…
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The English Knight The word knight derives from Old English cniht, meaning page boy, or servant. Possibly evolving partly from the Anglo-Saxon Huscarls. Like the fiersome English Huscarls they were truly a formidable warrior, combining an ethos of loyalty to the country with hardened physical and m…
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The English language is firmly rooted in its Nordic origins or Anglo Saxon. The language evolved through common useage by Angles (Danes), Saxons(Northern Germans) and Jutes (Danes)whose tribes were in close cultural and physical contact prior to their arrival in England in 449 as invaders. The basic…
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Yes but we are now a constitutional monarchy, which means the powers the queen has are less than those of a full monarchy. England, as distinct from Scotland, Ireland and Wales, has been a monarchy since Edward the Confessor became king in 1042 (perhaps earlier but the area classed as England vari…
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%DETAILS% Answer According to "Scotland: A Concise History" by James Halliday, Mary would have succeeded James II, but James had another son in 1688 described as "unexpected and inopportune". So William of Orange (ruler of Holland) was invited by the English to come and bring James into obedien…
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I am not an expert on the history of UK universities but can I say something about my alma mater University Of Wales Aberystwyth. Wales ,unlike Scotland and bits of England did not have an existing universities in the late 19th century. Wales was having a revival of national feeling in the mid 19th…
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Simply, from the Wars of the Roses. The Wars of the Roses were a series of conflicts fought between the House of Lancaster and the House of York (and their supporters). The Forces of Lancaster adopted an emblem that was of a red rose to distinguish themselves from their opponents. Originally the Hou…
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The modern British flag consists of three crosses, one verticle one representing England, and two diagonal ones (St. Andrew's cross) representing Scotland and (St Patrick's cross) representing Ireland. Ireland was not incorporated into the United Kingdom until the Act of Union in 1801, so the Briti…
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%FOLLOWUPS% Michael, your question covers a lengthy period,from the civil war to the present.The change in thinking and public opinion regarding the monarch following the end of the war and the failure of the Commonwealth (of Cromwell)must have been great. Thinking about the era from the Hanover…
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Britain were the first country in the world to become industrialized, they invented and started world trade and the industrial revoloution,and it was done by boat and sea.I would say the Navy and sea power.
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Answer The history of England as related in the English schools curriculum is skewed away from the formative years of our Nordic invader ancestors.It was after all their energy which shaped the very geography, place names and names of our counties as well as giving us our language. Most importantly…
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In general marriages were arranged by parents. They would marry off their daughters to wealthy men, so the family and its connections were strengthened.
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Edward the Confessor was King of England from 1042 to 1066. His reign was somewhat turbulent with various powerful families and groups trying to influence or even control Edward. One of the families, and most powerful, was the Godwins. Depending on the different historians, the Godwins may have exer…
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%FOLLOWUPS% Elena, try to get a book called "Simpkins uniforms of the british army" your local library may be able to help. Simpkins is THE authority on the subject.
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I know that in England 1800's that the rich went to Vaulhk Gardens in E ngland to have masked balls or for other things to other people's homes. In England 1800's people went to VAUXHALL Gardens. There they had fire works and masked balls. It wasn't the most respectable place. During the season ma…
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Allison, You can find that out easily enough in any encyclopedia. And it is probably in your textbook as well. The short answer is that because Henry VIII and Catherine had no sons who lived Henry decided to annul the marriage in the hopes that a new wife would bear him a son. Ordinarily this would …
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AnswerThere were two. One was the Protestant Reformation and the question of whether England would be formally Catholic or Protestant and how much toleration would be permitted for differing faiths. The other was the question of whether the King ruled by divine right and should have absolute power, …
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Some features of the grammar and much of the basic vocabulary in everyday use are derived from West Germanic, the common ancestor of English, Dutch, German and Frisian. Most of the rest of the vocabulary comes from Latin, in many cases by way of French.   My students ask this all the time, as…
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Answer The English monarch has very little power left today, especially when compared to the monarchy's power in the past. However, the English monarch, currently Elizabeth II, is more of a head of state or representative of the country. The monarch does have a lot of influence in world affairs b…
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Hardly at all, despite the efforts of some later commentators to put a Marxist "spin" on it. Many of what would be regarded as the "lower classes" felt a deep antipathy towards opposing their own King, and in contrast (on the Parliamentarian side) the likes of Lord Manchester, Sir Thomas Fairfax, th…
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marxism as a theory didn't exist at the time of the civil war, it wasn't concieved by Karl Marx until the 19th century. However, he would probably have taken the side of the parliamentarians or roundheads as they fought for the people and it was taking power away from a single autocratic ruler. Acco…
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Because as a king of a large country like England he would be far more wealthy, powerful and important than as just a mere duke, even with Normandy for his duchy. William of Normandy wanted to conquer England because William was the rightful heir to the throne because he was the cousin of King Edwa…
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If the title is hereditary and you are the heir then you inherit it upon the death of the previous holder. Otherwise you are "created" a lord, of whatever rank, by the sovereign in return for some great service to the nation. Michael Montagne Supposedly by doing a great service to the nation, bu…
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The Liberal government had a huge elected majority in the house of commons and wanted to pass a bill which had a lot of radical welfare reforms in it such as introducing pensions for old people, medical insurance for industrial workers, and free meals for poor children. The conservative party were i…
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The English language is Germanic and has its early origins in the tribes of North Western Europe, The Jutes from Jutland peninsular in Denmark, The Angles from Southern Denmark and the Saxons of North Germany before they invaded the Romano -Brythonic speaking Isle of Britannia in 449 AD when it beca…
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The English Flag (i.e. the red cross on a white background) is the cross of St. George and probably originates from when England became England sometime after the invasion of Vikings, Danes, Angles etc. It is supposed to be the signal of the patron saint that he carried in battle. This is the same a…
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It was responsible to an extent. New British historians such as Jane Ohlmeyer believe that the English civil war (or revolution) was just one of an interlocking set of conflicts across the Stuart empire. These conflicts originated from the conflict between Catholicism and Puritanism. Thus it can be …
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1: 5 queens have reigned so far in England. 2: I make it 6: Mary I, Elizabeth I, Mary II Stuart (Yes she ruled jointly with William III, but she was Queen as opposed to being the Kings wife, if I can make that distinction.) Anne, Victoria & Elizabeth II. Matilda who fought against King Stephen I…
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Charles I was the last to actually command troops in battle during the Civil War. James II raised and commanded an army to oppose the invasion of William of Orange but so many of his men deserted to William that he could not offer battle. Michael Montagne   George II commanded his army at the…
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Answer If you are refering to the English civil war as the revolution, yes it was a complete revolution which ended with the overthrowing of the monarchy and its replacement with a Republic as the form of government. the major cause was that the monarch (Charles 1st) considered himself to be abov…
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George III reigned from 22 Sept 1761 to 29 Jan 1820, a reign of 58 years 129 days, making him the longest reigning King. He had 15 children. His grand-daughter Queen Victoria reigned 62 years 208 days (current record holder) but only had 9 children.King Henry I supposedly had 20 or more illegitimate…
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Basically, the civil war between Parliament and Charles I was started because of Charles' tendency towards an absolute monarchy, Catholic leanings, and the amount of money he spent. The Civil War instated the dominance of parliament as the head of British politics and law, and with its return the mo…
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That has varied over time. What time period do you mean, now or the middle ages or something in between? Michael MontagneIn the middle ages a duke is a member of the nobility, historically of highest rank below the monarch, and historically controlling a duchy.
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No, the first king of England was not French, however in the years 1066 England was conquered by Frenchmen under William, Duke of Normandy. The English king, Harold, was killed at the battle of Hastings. William became King of England. He was French and for a long time therefter the kings of England…
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%REPLIES% Answer Harold had been waiting on the south English coast for William to make a move from Normandy, then amassing his multi-national army. William waited until Harold's army had almost depleted their food reserves, etc. But a huge Norwegian Viking army of '300 ships' (maybe 12-18,0…
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= Time is too slow for those who wait. by Henry Van Dyke = Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. There is a link to a website giving her brother's (and othe…
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In this poem Wilfred Owen, states how sweet and right it is to die for one's country. Wilfred Owen was an officer in the Manchester Regiment in WW1. The poem describes a gas attack on his men, and the subsequent death of one, as they withdrew from the front line trenches. As you can tell from readi…
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London was very different in 1600 than it is now... London was a very smelly place. There were different things that caused the smell for example the butchers would skin and gut animals and then throw unwanted bits and bobs in the river (which was right by the houses) and people also put all there w…
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There were no less than seven English kings of that name. Which one do you mean? You can find them all in any encyclopedia under "Edward." Answer Eight. The last one abdicated. Answer The question asks "Who was King Edward I" - He was the son of King Henry III and famously fought S…
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He wasn't. Although not all of his wars were successful there seem to have been more successful ones than failures. He seems to have been an excellent strategist. In those cases where he did not attain deciseive success it seems to me to have been due to lack of resources rather than to strategic or…
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Shakespeare wrote his first play theEnglish beat the Spanish Armada sir francis Drake sailed around the world Henry VIIIcaused the English Reformation. Elizabeth I came to the throne. The English started immigrating to America. Mary I became the first woman to officially rule England alone (a…
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This is an interesting question with many possible answers, which are presented below:   England would have gone back to the Roman church.  Another takeNot only would England have reverted to Catholicism, I believe that there would have been a civil war in Britain 30 odd years earlier.…
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%REPLIES% Answer William and Richard were his legitimate sons. Both pre-deceased him. He had two legitimate daughters, Euphemia and Matilda. He also had two illigitimate sons, Robert and Reginald. Answer Actually, Henry I is know to have had at least twenty illigitimate children, in additio…
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The last person to hold the title "King of England" was King William III. He reigned jointly with his wife, Queen Mary II from 13th February 1689 and, following the death of Queen Mary on 28th December 1694, reigned alone until his death on 8 March 1702. He held the titles "King of Scotland"(as Wil…
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Remember of course that this story is legend, not history. The stone had no name of which I am aware. In some versions of the story the sword in the stone is Excalibur. In other versions Arthur receives Excalibur after he breaks the sword from the stone. Michael MontagneIn other versions still, the …
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Answer King, Prince, Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, Baron. Answer In Britain it is this: king/queen; duke, marquess, earl, viscount, baron. Princes/princesses don't actually have standing as peers but hold their rank through courtesy which is why sons of the sovereign are made dukes at some …
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he wanted to get London before Harold
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Your problem is that "Old English" is a generic term which really covers a variety of dialects. Although by,say, the time of the Battle of Hastings, there was probably a single recognisable language which would be fairly universally recognised as "Anglo Saxon" (i.e. Old English), the further one go…
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Bloody lucky, Harold had to deal with two invading armies. He led his men on a 4 day forced march from London to Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire collecting levies as he went. He defeated the invading Vikings (Norwegian) and then marched back south to take William on just 3 weeks after the Battle. Willi…
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The answer is everywhere, the English greatest strength is they are one of the world's great mongrel peoples.After the ice age, settlers began arriving in Britain sporadically for centuries. At first this wasn't a problemm, but towards the end of the Bronze age the country was becoming quite populat…
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Answer I believe you may be talking about Jane, though she was 13, but Henry the 8th's son William willed the throne to Jane, his first cousin, and when Mary, Henry the 8th's daughter, found out, she had Mary executed for "stealing" the throne Answer I believe you meant Edward VI, the only so…
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Have you ever seen pictures of the Pilgrims? They were in that time period and although they weren't destitute most of them were certainly not rich. I think poor people would have been dressing about the same. Michael Montagne
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Answer This varies with the revolution. A timeline at http://www.britannia.com/history/timelines.html (an excellent general resource) gives at least twenty revolutions, revolts and civil wars from Caractacus and Boudicca (fighting Roman occupiers) through to the Jacobite uprisings of 1715 and…
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How many years ago are you talking about? Read the King James Bible or Shakespeare's plays to see what English was like around 1600. Read The Canterbury Tales (in their original form, not a modern translation) to see what it was like in the 1300s. If you can find it, look at a copy of Beowulf in its…
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Well, nothing particularly useful, there is a book out there called the 'Story of English' which is interesting simply as a speaker of English. The transformation from Old English to Modern English is shocking. I personally find it amazing that a language over the course of 1,000 years can change so…
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The Engllish system of land tenure was much simpler than the French style Feudalism imposed by William the Conqueror. If I remember correctly the basic rank of nobility was "thane". Anybody who possessed, again if I remember right, 400 hides of land was, at least technically, a thane. I don't rememb…
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Answer 1:The origins of Monarchy as a concept or institution is really simple. One side formed a larger and/or better equipped army than their neighbour's and used this threat to bully neighbour's into giving up their land or just used their army to slaughter any opponents within the neighbour's ran…
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The suggestions seem to center on Henry VIII, Charles II, and Edward IV.---The most philandering monarch of Britain has to be Henry VIII. Let us first consider his upbringing and possibly the reasons for being such a philanderer. Being the second son to Henry VII and younger brother to Arthur, young…
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In the English system of peerage there is no title of count due to it's unfortunate resemblance to a part of the female anatomy. There is a title of viscount. A viscount ranks one step above a baron. An Earl ranks just above the viscount, and is considered an equal to the title of Count, which term …
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Answer I don't think that is known. Generally in a battle like that arrows were loosed in flights, just trying to put as many missiles as possible into the enemy line. Archers weren't usually aiming at specific individuals. Thus a given archer wouldn't even know whether he had hit somebody much l…
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No king reigned in Victorian times since the term refers to the reign of Queen Victoria. The king immediately before her, if memory serves, was William IV, she was succeeded by her eldest son who reigned as Edward VII but it is only her reign that can properly be described as "Victorian". Michael Mo…
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All I know is that England has a constitutional monarchy.  The United Kingdom now has a constitutional government, elected by the people. The different parts of the United Kingdom have recently devolved and now have their own parliaments in matters of regional interest, for example some laws i…
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The English (who had been camped waiting for the Normans [or french] to invade) raced up to fight the Viking force that had invaded England in the north. The English won, and then had to leg it down the the battle of Hastings as the Normans had invaded whilst the English were fighting up at Stamford…
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Disbanding the Clans The reason for trying to destroy the clan structure was to break up the political basis for Jacobite rebellion against rule of the Hanoverians. Here is more input: By 1746, the United Kingdom was Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland (the Scots having never been conquered by Eng…
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i have looked for actual battle plans but you could try the british museum website or the English heritage website but it is actually called stamford bridge failing that there are dvds available concerning that part of English history Simon schamas history of Britain i would recommend  Previou…
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Harald Hardrada's Death Harald Hadrada, from Norway, was killed on 25th September 1066 at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. It is said that he was shot by an arrow in the neck by Harold Godwinson. For extra information: Tostig Godwinson (Harold, the King of England's brother) tried to invade England al…
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Well, the question leaves many options...The Celts and other nomadic tribes settled the lower British Isles about 4000-5000 years ago, although they wouldn't have called it England.The Romans, under Julius Caesar, invaded around 55 BC, stayed for a while, started a city called Londinium on the Thame…
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The weapons used were arrows, spears, and swords.
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he said put that bloody bow and arrow down u might take some ones eye out
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I live and with God's help we will concur yet!".
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William was a good king because he was generous to his people and he gave them homes if they had nowhere to stay.
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he came to stay ,so he made friends by hiring the welch (who had a grudge against the English) to labor in and around his castles. he built keeps to guard against the locals that he knew were plotting a resistance. he developed a complex tax law like the 1040 so he could seize the land of suspected …
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they are knigted by the king or queen   The business of being a knight today is very much different than in the days of chivalry. In the far distant past it was to elevate a man to the nobility.In the modern era, being made a Sir is usually related to having had a successful career in busines…
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The correspondent needs to qualify their question. If by royal they mean as in the royal family or as lord or duke or, awards such as OBE etc. The latter are generally for notable service to the nation or gallantry by military personnel. Recommendations related to service to the nation are received …
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Tony Robinson did a program on the Plantagenet family.He traced it to Australia where a family where believed to be the heirs to the Plantagenet name, and should be our monach Of course we can spell, we have even received an education and know how to research family trees. My family can trace their …
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First of all, in Elizabethan England, as the term might imply, there was no king; Elizabeth was queen. To answer your question though, both. The queen might actually attend a theater or she might sponsor a performance at her residence. Some noble might also sponsor a performance at his residence and…
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800-1200 Cavarly 500-800 Archers 2000-2500 Foot soliders   William had 2000 foot-soilders and 5000 knights   2000 to 3000
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%REPLIES% Answer The lower case 'd' is the abbreviation for 'Pence' or 'Penny' in the UK. Sounds stupid, but here in the Colonies we use the same abbreviation for nails that are sized by the 'pennyweight' or 1/20 ounce. Answer 8d means eight pennies (after the Roman unit denarius)…
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She was enormously successful in that she raised diplomacy to a high art in her dealings w/ Spain, France, Holland & Scotland/ she united a previously hugely-divided country by her strength of will/ built a strong naval defence/ supported new paths of exloration & trade/encouraged the arts /…
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The word knight derives from Old English (Anglo-Saxon) cniht, meaning page boy or servant, which in turn was likely derived from German Knecht, which also meant boy or servant. The first knights were cavaliers (men who fought on horseback) sworn (by an oath called fealty) to the personal service of …
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Angela, In a library. Start with an encyclopedia, look up England or United Kingdom. Also look up the names of specific kings to find out what happened during their reigns. Then find books on the subject. Use the library's computer catalog. Do a search using England and medieval or middle ages as yo…
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He was 44 when he died. He died on the 14th of October 1066, and was born in 1022 in Wessex, England.
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Answer Type in .... Google.com Then when you bring that up, type in: Information about English society in the 1950's. NEXT SUBJECT: Information on "The Angry Young Men." You should come across a lot of info on both. You could also read the cultural history, the novels, plays films(or see t…
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Harold Godwinson claimed that, whilst on his deathbed, Edward had wished for him to be the next king. However the only witness was Edward's wife. Harold could also claim he deserved the throne as he was the only English candidate, he and his family ruled/owned most of the country anyway.He also is …
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If you are referring to the Battle of Concord on April 19, 1775, there was a substantial store of military supplies (cannon, muskets, gunpowder, food, etc.) there and also John Hancock and Samuel Adams were staying there and the British hoped to arrest them.
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For the same reason that people from almost every other country in the world moved there, for greater opportunity and the hope of a better life.Michael Montagne  if this question refers to the first colonists of America, the English settlers that emmigrated were puritanical fanatisists that we…
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When the Norman caused Harrying of the North, king William ordered his soldiers to do this so they would be scared and afraid to rebel against his army. His soldiers destroyed so many crops that it left 10,000 civilians starving, this went on for 3 years.Punitive raids by the Normans on the North o…
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Hastings Leadership William was the better leader. He was good at persuading his villagers to fight. Whereas on the other hand Harold wasnt as good.
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In 1830-32 when a majority of the Tories tried to block reform Britain seems to have come quite close to civil war. The Tories backed the continuation of **privilege** and weren't particularly bothered about its abuse.The demands for reform were wide-ranging but came to crystallize round the issue o…
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Middle age knights were controlled by the feudal system. All of their life was controlled and the knights Templar was also formed in the Middle Ages. The members of the orders of Religious knights were both monks and knights and they took vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience as well as to protec…
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In 1914 most Irish people wanted Home Rule but a lot of people still wanted complete independance. that's why people supported both de Valera and Collins In the cities especially Dublin people were happy with the status quo. More wanted independence in the south and west then the east simply bec…
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Take over Ireland is an interesting way to put it. more so is why are they not leaving. heres a link that may help YOU determine the whys and why not... most people feel its a matter of opinion, so ill let you decide on your own. patsbookmarks An extremly complex question. First of all, Britis…
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Because they all lost there job du to he explosion in the late 1800s
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