Academic Papers on England (Before 1700)

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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.

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 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.

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the history of England as it reflects the neoclassism of the 17th and 18th centuries and correlates this to the development of England's earliest asylum. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Mary I has come down in history with the unpleasant name of "Bloody Mary" because of the religious persecutions of her reign. This 7 page paper reviews W.F.M. Prescott's book entitled "Mary Tudor" -- a text which goes into considerable detail about the Queen's terrifying reign. No other sources are cited.

This 11 page report summarizes the history of the English Civil War during the period of 1642-1651. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Renaissance

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper explores the time period and discusses art, philosophy and history. While Italy is emphasized, other European countries are explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page overview of King John of England. Presents the perspective that the societal wrongs typically associated with King John were really in existence prior to his gaining the throne and that the Magna Carta's original provisions were designed to protect England's rich, not her common citizens. Bibliography lists four sources.

A 12 page paper which traces the history and ideology of the Levellers and their contribution to the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell’s republican regime, and looks at the legacy of Leveller philosophy and ideals in modern democracies. Bibliography lists 7 sources

A 5 page essay which compares the English document with the American Constitution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page essay discussing John Locke's perceptions and philosophy regarding human ideas as the primary and the difference to ideas of the secondary qualities. No additional sources cited.

The Wars of the Roses

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper is a concisely written informative paper that gives the reader an insight to the background and events of this war between the Yorkists and the Lancasterians in the fifteen century . The writer outlines the background to the situation, with the claims to the throne dating back to Edward III, ...

This 6 page paper focuses on various empires and nations that would be prominent in history between 1500 and 1815. This paper argues that travel and the desires of the explorers were important in understanding the outcome. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines how Shakespeare recounted the history of Richard III in his play. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This well written 16 page paper, including 1 page synopsis, considers how historians of Europe can look at criminal justice or inquisitorial records in order to investigate what beliefs in witchcraft and magic existed during in the Middle Ages. The paper examines what these records show what the beliefs were along with how and why ...

The Northern European Renaissance : A 5 page paper in which the writer examines the Northern European Renaissance through the works of Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Pietr Brueghel the Elder. Bibliography lists 4 sources. BBNoEuropRen.doc

This 32 page paper considers the way in which the Christian church has impacted on the development of Europe, socially, economically and political. It has been the direct and indirect influence of the church that created the current countries and the political framework. This same influence also changed and developed the social structures, leading the ...

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