King James I was the first Scottish monarch to use a unicorn, a symbol of purity, as part of his coat of arms. It is now part of the present-day coat of arms of the monarch. Horn is the code word for kingdom. 1. What does the lion represent Why would the rulers of England include so many of them on the Coat of Arms The 3 lions represent England. 2. What does the fleur-de-lis represent Why is it featured on the Coat of Arms of British rulers The fleur-de-lis represents the country, France. Its featured on the Coat of arms of British rulers because of the alliance that England and France hadthus they had the fleur-de-lis featured on their coat of arms. 3. Why is the Irish harp featured on the Coat of Arms Because King James I was also the ruler of Ireland 4. What does the unicorn represent Why would the rulers of England choose a unicorn to support their shield Because the unicorn represents extreme courage, virtue and strength. 5.Why does the unicorn have a chain around its neck The unicorn has a chain around its neck because it considered to be an untamed beast. 6. The Coat of Arms includes two phrases, Blessed are the peacemakers and Shame to him who evil thinks. Choose one of these phrases and explain why a ruler might want it included in a coat of arms. Shame to him who evil thinks is the motto of The Most Noble Order of the Garter, the highest order of chivalry in England and created in the 1300s. It means, Shame on him who thinks evil things. I personally believe…
The history of England has been written by its many leaders, some good, some bad and some as unsuccessful as James I. The misfortune of James I was set early, “...the events of the first 2 years of James’s reign in England serve to ‘set the stage’ for growing conflicts... James had decisions to make in the areas of foreign policy, domestic religion, finance, and, in the broadest sense...governmental theory.” (James I). James’s largest mistake was treating the assembly in England like…
universe, leading to chaos and destruction.
Jacobean Beliefs on Witches and Witchcraft
It is likely that Shakespeare wrote Macbeth with the views of his King – King James I – in mind. Witchcraft had been a topic of interest for English monarchs for many years. Henry VIII and his daughter, Queen Elizabeth, both passed Acts, defining witchcraft as a felony. King James I, however, took a particular interest in the topic and saw himself as somewhat of an expert. He supported the view that those…
me but I rather not be reading books all day or doing work. The bus drive was awfully long and tiring. I was so happy once we arrived.
The first person that we learned about was James VI of Scotland who later became James I of England. Apparently he became James I of England because Queen Elizabeth I died and it was passed down to him to take a responsibility. James was also the son of Mary. Queen of Scots. James was officially…
received the name Puritan because they sought to purify the National Church of England. In later times they were called Puritans because of the purity of life that they sought. They set out to reform the Church of England. Their desire was to conform the national Church to the Word of God in government, worship and practice.
Queen Elizabeth was head of the national Church and she opposed and blocked reformation. When James I (who reigned from 1603 to 1625) came to the throne there was hope that now…
The opening scene of Macbeth, while having very few actual events that occur when compared to other scenes, and in part because it is short, never-the-less sets the tone for the rest of the entire play. That famous scene involving the three witches, or wyrd sisters, sets an eerie, supernatural tone, that in itself foreshadows the supernatural mood of the play as it develops. But the most often repeated theme is presented by the witches themselves when they recite the chant, "Fair is foul, and foul…
Elizabeth I of England
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The "Darnley Portrait" of Elizabeth I (c. 1575)
Queen of England and Ireland (more...)
17 November 1558 –
24 March 1603
15 January 1559
Mary I and Philip
House of Tudor…
presented in ‘‘Hamlet’’ in Act 3 and throughout the play
Critically acclaimed play ‘‘Hamlet’’- first performed in the Globe theatre in 1602- supports true representations of the Elizabethan Era. Males only had the authority to perform on stage-despite England being ruled by a Queen- reciprocating Shakespeare's link between power structures and gender presentation (thus confirming the patriarchal society and dominance). The only two females in the play are subjected to discriminatory behaviour as well as…
The Puritan Mission in New England
I. Puritan model of colonization
A. Family farms & family labor
B. Covenant w/ God
C. Small, close-knit communities
II. Puritans: Reforming the Reformation
A. Martin Luther’s 95 theses (1517)
B. English Reformation : Henry VIII (1540)
1. Church of England (COE)=“established” religion
C. The Puritan Critique of the Church of England (COE)
1. Congregational authority (v. COE’s church hierarchy)
2. Bible’s authority…
Shakespeare wrote Macbeth in 1606. It is important to understand the political context in which it was written, as that is the key to the main theme of the play, which is that excessive ambition will have terrible consequences. Shakespeare was writing for the theatre during the reigns of two monarchs, Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. The plays he wrote during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, are often seen to embody the generally happy, confident and optimistic…
James I succeeded the last Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I, in 1603. James at the time of Elizabeth’s death was king of Scotland. He was also the nearest blood relative to Elizabeth. James was a Stuart– so Tudor England died on March 24th 1603 while the accession of James ushered in the era of the Stuarts.
In Scotland, James never had full control of the country. Scotland was seen as ungovernable in parts – governed solely by the clans. James was proclaimed king of Scotland in 1567 – aged…