John C. Fredriksen's American Military Leaders: From Colonial Times to the PDF

By John C. Fredriksen

ISBN-10: 1576070018

ISBN-13: 9781576070017

American army Leaders comprises over four hundred A-Z biographies of people equivalent to Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, who ended 1000s of years of culture by way of permitting ladies to serve on military ships; and, Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, whose ideas of clandestine war are nonetheless via the U.S. distinct Forces.Coverage facilities at the striking generals, sergeants, fighter aces, militiamen, theorists, medical professionals, and nurses who make up America's army heritage. This quantity offers their backgrounds, contributions, and value to America's fortunes in struggle. This identify additionally cites works for additional examine, features a checklist of leaders prepared by means of their army titles, and a complete index.

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He also had his ambassador in 28 BACKGROUND TO SHAKESPEARE England, a powerful and inft uential man of the rank of cardinal, called the Pope's Legate. In the Middle Ages this office was held by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The bishops and archbishops belonged to the higher strata of clergymen. They were exceedingly wealthy. For instance, in the early Tudor period the income of the two archbishops (of Canterbury and of York) was about £3000 each, while the richest landowner in the country did not receive more than £6000.

To their miraculous adventures in unknown lands we should relate the setting of The Tempest. In our study of the Elizabethans we must forget the current view of the quiet and reserved Englishman. Instead, we must imagine someone given 44 BACKGROUND TO SHAKESPEARE to violent games and noisy modes of entertainment, like bearbaiting and cock-fighting. Commenting on the English, a foreign visitor to London wrote in 1598, 'They are vastly fond of great noises that fill the ear, such as the firing of cannon, drums and the ringing of bells'.

Since it was an agricultural community its social structure was defined by its system of land tenure, which, like the rest of Europe, was feudal. Reduced to its basic formula English feudalism, which was introduced by William the Conqueror and developed by Henry II, meant that all the land belonged to the king who disposed of it as he pleased. The king divided most of it among his barons, his tenants-in-chief, who, in return, were to pay him certain fees and supply him with knights and men to fight for him in time of war.

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