Essays and Research Papers on England (Before 1700)

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The Tariff Of 1828

  • 4 page paper

4 pages in length. America's growing pains were more than apparent in the early eighteen hundreds when the subject of taxing imports became a defining moment in United States history. The Tariff of 1828 sought to keep British wool products from undercutting the New England textile market, a reality that caused American manufacturers ...

This 11 page paper examines the Anglo-Saxon settlement in England -- why they moved there, their subsequent society and culture. Particular emphasis is paid to medieval literature and its reflection of the Anglo-Saxons. Bibliography lists 8+ sources.

English Feudalism

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper discussing English feudalism under two kings: Edward the Confessor, and William the Conqueror. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Frederick II

  • 4 page paper

Brief 4 page biographical overview of Frederick II- the eighteenth century English monarch. Paper outlines his life, times, and political activities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page paper discussing the affects of French and English colonization from the 1500's to present day and the benefits derived from it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

6 pages in length. This paper discusses and compares two of King Henry VIII's six wives and their very different fates at the hand of their husband. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 9 page paper tracing the six marriages of Henry VIII. Discusses points of Henry's wives, what prompted him to marry so many times, and what type of person he was. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 7 page overview of English exploration of the world during the late sixteenth century. Gives a brief description of political unrest in England during this time period. Emphasizes the voyages of Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake. Describes the difficulties early explorers and colonists faced in the 'New World.' ...

25 pages in length. The English Civil War was waged for several reasons, none of which are atypical to the origin of most every war in history. Power, greed and fear are the primary instigators that propel people and countries into the ravages of battle, often never solving the problem that threw them ...

Glorious Revolution

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research paper that examines the bloodless revolt of 1688-89, referred to as the "Glorious Revolution," the competing political factions of the country, the Whigs and the Tories, united to dispose James II and in favor his daughter Mary and her husband, William, Stadtholder of the Netherlands. While this extraordinary chain of events ...

A 5 page comparison and contrast of the lives of peasants and nobles during medieval times in Europe. Without even delving deeply, this is a subject which obviously contains far more contrasts than comparisons, especially in comparing to the differences between the elite and the commoner today. The nobles of medieval times were less involved ...

Both English leaders are compared and contrasted in this 6 page analysis which focuses on biographies of these famous subjects. Queen Elizabeth I by John E. Neale and Oliver Cromwell by Peter Gaunt are discussed in depth. No additional sources are cited.

Francis I

  • 5 page paper

5 page biography and general discussion of England's Francis I (16th century). Good for those studying Western Civilization; Keyword Western Civ. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 3 page paper which illustrates how pirates were real. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Italian Renaissance

  • 7 page paper

When one talks about the Renaissance the most common topic is art and architecture. It is true that the Italian Renaissance was marked by some of the greatest and most prolific masters of painting, sculpture and building. It is also true that the era marked the emergence of a great deal more. ...

This 12 page paper considers the different influences that came together to create the Northern Rebellion that threatened the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in 1569. The writer argues that although this appeared to be predominantly a religious rebellion, seeking to restore the Roman Catholic church, in reality there were many other factors, such as ...

This 5 page paper examines the impact of urbanization on the established system of feudalism in the Middle Ages. The Magna Carta, the growth of cities, the centralization of governmental power all led toward the ultimate collapse of feudalism. Bibliography lists six sources.

A 6 page paper discussing the rise of France and England in power after the end of the Crusades. Analyzes the feudal and aristocratic systems of government in each country and draws comparisons to the present-day US. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 6-page paper attempts to describe the long- and short-term causes of the English Civil War, also known as the English Revolution, which took place in the 17th century. Topics discussed include religion as well as the Scots and Irish Rebellions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 9 page paper that discusses the similarities between these two events in British history. The basic premise for both of these acts of insurrection against the reigning monarchy developed from dissatisfaction in the religious status of the Parliament and the monarchy and dissent between the two. Though the players were different ...

A 6 page biographical overview that considers his childhood, reign, and his legacy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the ideas which emerged as a result of Great Britain’s Glorious Revolution of 1688, and the changes which resulted in the political and legal institutions of colonial America. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Ancient Warfare

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper on ancient warfare. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Lancaster Castle

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which examines the history of Lancaster Castle. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Celts

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page overview of the history of the Celts. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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