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was a cruel tyranny who would torture his subjects by playing the fiddle to them.
Arc was burnt to a steak and was cannonized by Bernard Shaw.
Magna Carta provided that no man should be hanged twice for the same offence.
times most people were alliterate. The greatest writer of the Futile Ages was
Chaucer, who wrote many poems and verses and also wrote literature.
story was William Tell, who shot an arrow through an apple while standing on his
Elizabeth was the "Virgin Queen." As a queen she was a success. When
she exposed herself before her troops they all shouted "hurrah."
greatest writer of the Renaissance was William Shakespeare. He was born in the
year 1564, supposedly on his birthday. He never made much money and is famous
only because of his plays. He wrote tragedies, comedies, and hysterectomies, all
in Islamic pentameter. Romeo and Juliet are an example of a heroicouplet.
at the same time as Shakespeare was Miguel Cervantes. He wrote Donkey Hote. The
next great author was John Milton. Milton wrote Paradise Lost. Then his wife died
and he wrote Paradise Regained.
was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented removable type
and the Bible. Another important invention was the circulation of blood. Sir Walter
Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented cigarettes and started smoking.
And Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world with a 100-foot clipper.
the Renaissance America began. Christopher Columbus was a great navigator who
discovered America while cursing about the Atlantic. His ships were called the
Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Fe.