Anglo-Saxon England and the Place of Women

What was the status of women in Anglo-Saxon England? In 1985, in Butler’s Field, Lechlow, a grave of an Anglo-Saxon woman buried over fifteen hundred years ago was discovered. The extraordinary richness of her grave goods, its abundance of amber beads and gilt bronze brooches making it one of the most opulent burial sites in … Read more

Child Labor in Victorian England

The report described the children as Chained, belted, harnessed like dogsblack, saturated with wet, and more than half-naked, crawling upon their hands and knees, and dragging their heavy loads behind them (Yancey 34). This quote from Ivor Brown probably best describes the strenuous work preformed by a child laborer during the Victorian Era. Child laborers … Read more

16th century reformation of the Church of England

What happened that caused such an abrupt move in the Church of England towards a reformation in the 16th century? Why did the church change hands from Catholic to Protestant so many times? Finally, how did the church become a middle of the road church that most were able to accept as the Anglican Church? … Read more

The British Colonies

Most of the New England towns were self sufficient. Early towns were built along a narrow road. Each family had a house with a small garden on the road. A meeting house stood in the center of the town. The meeting house was used for worship. They were also, used for town meetings. During the … Read more

Economics of England

First of all, the working class evolved in England. This happened mostly because England was the first to use machines for mass production. For instance, with new inventions like the Spinning Jenny machines in England, it caused a revolution to take place in England first. These machines reduced the values of the old tools, the … Read more

Lilliputian and English Court Life

There are different views about the nature of English court life during the early eighteenth century. Some embrace the pomp and show of court life with open arms, and others see the court and its customs as an ostentatious, unnecessary display of wealth and arrogance. Swift’s allegory in part 1 of Gulliver’s Travels draws a … Read more

Victorian England Essay

The Victorian era, from the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 until her death in 1901, was an era of several unsettling social developments that forced writers more than ever before to take positions on the immediate issues animating the rest of society. Thus, although romantic forms of expression in poetry and prose continued to … Read more

Hundreds Years War

The definition of the Golden Rule is that those with the gold make the rules. In other words, those with the gold have the power as well as those with the power have the gold. History books will discuss the general reasons for war such as freedom from adversity or freedom from religion. But the … Read more

The History of Cannes

Lord Brougham, a former Lord Chancellor of England is the person that is credited with inventing Cannes when he was detained there while on a trip to Italy in 1834, because an order prevented him from crossing the Var River to Nice. He liked the place so much that he built an Italianate villa on … Read more

King Henry the VIII of England

On June 28, 1491 Henry the VIII of England was born. This young man will form his own church. He will succeed to the throne in 1509. He will also marry six women! Something good will happen when he is king, he will unite England and Wales and will also do some bad things like … Read more