William Shakespeare is the man people want to meet and would die to be. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare’s birth date has been estimated as April 26, 1564. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright. Many people believe Shakespeare is the greatest writer and the world's pre-eminent dramatist of all-time, yet Shakespeare never attended college. Shakespeare has written plays that capture the complete range of human emotions. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His works consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, two epitaphs on a man named John Combe, one epitaph on Elias James, and several other poems. The main reason why Shakespeare began writing poetry was because there was no demand for his plays. Now, people would do anything just to get a glimpse of one of Shakespeare’s plays. His plays have already been translated into many major living languages. Shakespeare produced most of his known work from 1589 to present day. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories. He than began writing mainly tragedies, including Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth. These writings are considered some of the finest works in the English language. He is now writing tragicomedies, also known as romances, and has collaborated with other playwrights. In his poems and plays, Shakespeare invented thousands of words, often combining Latin, French and native roots. His impressive expansion of the English language includes such words as: arch-villain, birthplace, bloodsucking, courtship, dewdrop, downstairs, fanged, heartsore, hunchbacked, leapfrog, misquote, pageantry, radiance, schoolboy, stillborn, watchdog, and zany. Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets contain very important life lessons and have had a large impact on people all around the world. Many people are reenacting and reciting Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets as if it is their job. William has become a savior to many, not only in England, but all around the world.
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Bang! This was the last sound heard on the battle grounds of war between us and the Spanish. This long war lasted a whole 18 years from 1585- 1603. This war started because there were many conflicts due to the wealth and power that could be obtained in the New World. Also, the Spanish didn’t like that our great nation had become Protestant. This is a ridiculous reason to start a war with us. We have always had a great relationship with Spain. There was no reason for them to fight us. We lost many brave soldiers during that war. Spain thought that we should be Catholics like they were. The war ended this year when the Treaty of London was signed.
To protect us from the Spaniards we have many great weapons and great looking armor. Our military has many useful weapons to help defend our great nation. Our military uses swords, battle axes, maces, daggers, lances, crossbows, and other weapons to protect us from Spain and other threatening countries. Swords are a vital part of our military strategy. Swordsmen are the people in battle that do the up close combat and risk their lives the most. Without the proper training and top of the line swords, they would die without a fight. All of the men in the military are required to do fencing. Fencing is sword fighting with metal sabers. This helps train the swordsmen to become amazing at combat and deal great damage during battle. Our military has the best swords in the world. We have swords ranging from 30 inch broadsword to the 72 inch great sword. These swords helped us defend against Spain. Since our military is so good, we don’t even need good armor. The armor we use is mainly for decoration not protection. This saves our country a lot of money because we don’t have to buy expensive metals.
The main reason that we beat the Spanish was because of our new highly advanced technology. One of these technologies is the musket. No one has ever seen anything like it before. It is a little like a crossbow except that it shoots out little balls. These balls can go more than double the distance that an arrow can. This makes it easier to kill people that are farther away. Also, they are more powerful than a crossbow. This makes killing people a lot easier than before. The musket gave us a great advantage in the war against Spain. Another technology we used is the cannon. Cannon is like a musket, but on a much larger scale. The balls it shoots are bigger than the average persons head. This means that it can kill multiple people at once. Also, it can shoot much farther than a musket and is more powerful. These two weapons, the musket and the cannon, gave us great help with fighting the Spaniards.
Yesterday morning commoner Christopher Norton was charged for treason against England. He managed to sneak into the house of Queen Elizabeth. He was carrying a dagger in his pocket so he could stab the Queen. He claimed that he was there to ask for more land to add to his farm. But after he was searched and the dagger was found, the truth came out. The death of Christopher Norton occurred yesterday in Orange Center, London. He was hung until he was almost dead and barely breathing. Then he was cut down, each arm or leg was attached to a different horse. The horses were each led by their own horsemen and then the horses ran into four different directions. It was definitely one of the most entertaining quartering I've ever seen. Angus Dillon committed a crime that would cost him his life, stealing a red cooking pot from Margaret Redman. This crime was reported to have occurred around 11:00 am while Ms. Redman was visiting her sick mother. Mr. Dillon was thought to have snuck in the front door, looking through the house for anything valuable when he came upon the pot. At that time Ms. Redman was outside was talking to a neighbor, as he escaped out the back door. When Ms. Redman came into the house she saw the mess that was left and went to the place where her mother’s pot should have been but it was not there. At this point in time the pot’s whereabouts are unknown, but if it is found kindly return it to Ms. Redman at 6 Cape Ave. Due to his crime Mr. Dillon will be put to death at a public hanging at the gallows in Johnston, London today. Later that day at Frank's Alehouse two men, Richard Coil and Laurence Rouge both 26, were seen fighting outside the alehouse. Both men were completely drunk and therefore charged with drunkenness and fighting. Coil and Rouge had arrived together at three pm and the conflict began three hours later. Coil accused Rouge of owing him money, but Rouge continually denied it. Coil got frustrated and punched Rouge off his seat. Rouge then ran outside and Coil followed. Both men continued to fight until bystanders and the alehouse keeper tore them apart. Both men will be in the pillories at High Lord Gardens, London from ten am to four pm tomorrow.
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