Born in 1533 in the Holy Roman Empire; modern-day Germany, to the house of Nassau. He had four younger brothers and seven younger sisters, making him the oldest of twelve. His siblings' names were John, Hermanna, Louis, Mary, Anna, Elisabeth, Katharine, Juliane, Magdalene, Adolf, and Henry. He was raised Lutheran and when his cousin died in 1544, William inherited … Continue reading William the Silent, Prince of Orange
Socialism in Looking Backwards
Looking Backwards was written as a promotion for socialism, and why socialism was far better than a free market. It is a utopian novel, taking place in the early twenty-first century. The main character is a Boston man from 1887 who wakes up one morning in the future. He meets a doctor who tells him … Continue reading Socialism in Looking Backwards
The Hundred Years’ War
The main cause and start of the Hundred Years' War, was who controlled Gascony. Gascony, also known as Aquitane was a small duchy in France owned by the English. The Duke of Gascony was required to pay homage to the king, due to the land being on French soil. In 1337 Edward III of England … Continue reading The Hundred Years’ War
How Important is University?
Many kids and teens today believe that if you want a high-paying job, you need to go to some form of higher education. That if you don't, you are going to have some minimum wage or labour job, but that is a complete lie. Let me introduce you to a huge section of the workforce … Continue reading How Important is University?
The Reformation was a time in the church when it underwent massive reconstruction and reform. It was a movement that made Christianity what it is today. Many notable names that helped bring about this upheaval are men such as John Calvin, and Martin Luther. But, these men did not start the Reformation. The man I … Continue reading John Wycliffe
Why Governments Censorship on the Internet Will be the Death of it.
In the modern climate, the topic of censorship comes up just about everywhere, from family events to a simple chat with your dentist. It is something that humans hold so fundamental that it is often hard to have a long discussion without covering some aspect of it. And as it becomes ever more popular with … Continue reading Why Governments Censorship on the Internet Will be the Death of it.
Should celebrities face harder punishment when committing a crime?
This is a very important question, as the modern culture is heavenly influenced by celebrities, and their actions do change the way people see certain things, I feel that this question is more relevant now than at any other time. There are now so many instances of famous people's actions drastically changing the future, two … Continue reading Should celebrities face harder punishment when committing a crime?
Is Homeschooling Beneficial Students?
I have been a homeschooler for all 16 years of my life, so my opinion is slightly biased, though my parents were in public school, and after they observed it for their entire education they decided that homeschooling would be better for us. I am going to give some needs on what makes a good … Continue reading Is Homeschooling Beneficial Students?
Should cities provide free wifi?
There are many arguments for either side of this debate, and I will go through my thoughts, on whether cities should provide free public wifi. I think that they shouldn't, and I have several reasons, but first I would like to set the scene on what free public wifi would be like. Firstly, a single … Continue reading Should cities provide free wifi?
The reasons why the place I live is the best in the world.
I already posted the first part of this series on persuasive writing, so if you haven't seen it yet, read this first. I am supposed to now give you the reasons that make any city or place the best in the world, and then explain how the place I live is the best. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- To … Continue reading The reasons why the place I live is the best in the world.