Emperor Claudius II attempted to convert Valentine to begin worshipping the Roman gods, but Valentine refused. Instead, he tried to convert Claudius to Christianity and Valentine sentenced to be executed on February 24, 270. Another version of the history of Valentines Day tells that Valentine fell in love with his jailer’s daughter. Just before his death, he sent her a note and signed it “from your Valentine.” An aura of romance surrounded his demise and those who knew about it spread the tale. Bishop Valentine became Saint Valentine with his fame extending to England and France.
Robert Bolt’s “A Man For All Seasons” A Man For All Seasons is a great movie which mainly focuses on the life of Sir Thomas More from England and the current king at the time King Henry VIII. The time period was during King Henry the VIII's period of reigning. King Henry wanted to marry his brother's widow, and eventually received a special dispensation from the Pope. After learning that his new wife Catherine whom he married was not able to have children, he started to search again for another wife. It was thought that since King Henry VIII had married his brother’s wife that he was cursed in regards to Catherine not being able to have any children.
He was quite satisfied with the treaty. In front of his people, as a member of parliament, he needed the support of the public to succeed in elections and if he came across as being soft on Germany, he would have been voted out. The British people wanted revenge and Lloyd George's public image reflected this mood. "Hang the Kaiser" and "Make Germany Pay" were two very common calls in the era immediately after the end of the war. However, in private Lloyd George thought that the treaty was probably too harsh and he predicted that history would repeat itself, saying ‘‘We shall have to fight another war again in 25 years’ time.’’ the economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied that reparations would ruin the economy of Europe.
Gregory the Great in his days tried with little success to bring all the new churches to Rome. The close relationship of the Carolingians with the papacy since the eighth century resulted in imperial theocracy; and not in papal hierarchy. When the imperial power disintegrated and the church remained the only bond of union between Christian people, Gregory’s old ways were chosen once more and the pope’s sovereignty was quickly established. Even though it law that the pope be also held superior to the emperor. This was the trend development during the middle Ages.
Otto Von Bismarck (Hitler’s hero).in 1871 Otto Von Bismarck established Germany as a country by winning the Franco Prussian war. And doing that created Pan German nationalism. Another pan Germanic idol was Martin Luther, he protested against catholic churches as he thought they were flawed and wrong due to indulgencies (buying your way into heaven), he strongly expressed his anti-Catholic views by hammering his 95 thesis (problems with the Catholic church) to the door of a church. This began the protestant reformation. The Volk were also very fond of Beethoven, a German composer, however Hitler’s favourite composer was Richard Wagner and he used his music in death camps right before they would be killed.
The main reasons I will be looking at for why the revolutions failed are The Pope’s Allocution, they didn’t have a common goal, France, lack of foreign support and also the power of Austria. With the appointment of the new Pope, Pope Pius X1 in 1846, the states of Italy believed they would have a better chance of unification. Pope Pius was the first liberal pope Italy had seen and he gained support by ending censorship, telling Austrians to leave a town in the Papal States and he also released 2000 political prisoners. These actions had Metternich scared. He even quoted ‘we were prepared for anything, except a liberal Pope.
When Darcy's father died he wished for Mr Wickham to go into the church. Instead Mr Wickham wanted some money to study law. Another reason for Mr Darcy hate against Mr Wickham happened last summer. Mr Wickham convinced Miss Georgiana Darcy that she was in love with him and agreed to elope with him. Luckily Mr Darcy found them and managed to get Georgiana back.
It can be seen as anti-war allegory against the policy of George Bush and the USA invasion to Iraq. However, a really beautiful song in this album called "Wake Me Up When September Ends" is a memorial to his father. In this song Billie Joe departs from the main theme of the album, and tells us about his father. When Andrew died, Olie married again. Billie hated his stepfather and dedicated a song to him called "Why do you want him?".
Martin Luther Stance against Indulgences Martin Luther did not set out to alter the world. As a young man, he came up against some techniques that the Church was utilizing that did not agree in his conscious, and he searched for answers that were biblical. Martin Luther was a German Augustinian friar, a pioneer of the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, and also the son of a miner. He lived during a period where the Catholic Church ruled the land, he had a strong desire for the restoration of truth in the Church and a passion for the salvation. Luther saw countless of advanced developments sweep across Western Europe, some changes sparked by his words.
Henry wanted a divorce from Catherine of Aragon because she could not produce a son. Henry wanted a son to become king after him. He wanted a son in particular because boys are said to be better leaders, and better rulers than girls. Therefore Henry was desperate for a boy. Primarily Henry got rid of the monasteries because they were Catholic and the Catholics disapproved of his divorce from Catharine of Aragon.