Essays Tagged: "English Channel"

Elizabeth I

nd her memory long keeps what it quickly picks up. She talks French and Italian as well as she does English. When she writes Greek and Latin, nothing is more beautiful than her handwriting. She deligh ... alled the Virgin Queen. By then rich and secure, England was enjoying its greatest literary period. English ships were sailing into all seas, and the island kingdom had begun to establish its position ...

(6 pages) 132 0 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Defeat of the Spanish Armada

gland, King Phillip planned a part attach.He would send his Invincible Armada of 125 ships into the English Channel where it would link up with the Duke of Parma in the Spanish Netherlands at Calais. ... British Isles. It reached the South West coast of England on July 19 and was then challenged by the English fleet commanded by Lord Howard and Francis Drake. The English vessels, avoiding close combat ...

(2 pages) 51 0 4.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

100 Years War, France and England

e of income to the vassal. Wool was England's largest export product and the source of its wealth. English pastures produced fleeces that were the envy of Europe which Flanders depended on for its w ... d fleeces that were the envy of Europe which Flanders depended on for its wool and linen market. 8 English sheep growers sold their long fine wool to weavers in Flanders, across the English Channel. ...

(9 pages) 219 0 4.1 Dec/1995

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

An in depth study of the Normandy Invasion.

nt". The American army was still forming and the landing craft necessary to take an army across the English Channel had not yet been built. On December 11, 1941, Hitler declared war on the United Stat ... mada of 3000 landing craft, 3000 other naval vessels, escorts, and bombardment ships began to leave English ports (Normandy 1944). On the night of the invasion, 822 aircraft carrying paratroopers and ...

(6 pages) 75 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Describe Viking raiding practices. How did the Carolingians respond to Viking invasions into their territory? How did Alfred in England respond?

hough there were earlier attempts to combat the Viking raids, such as Charlemagne's organization of English Channel defense via war ships, and Offa of Mercia requirement of military service from the c ... proven capable of withstanding attack is attributed to the lack of success the Franks and even the English had of penetrating these fortresses.As the intensity of the Viking raids increased, so too, ...

(4 pages) 44 0 4.1 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


ight the war together.In 1942, Britain and the United States discussed a French invasion across the English Channel. Britain's leader Winston Churchill and his military staff believed that in order to ... ness for the attack, were in Calais. Their strategy was that since it was the narrowest part of the English Channel that was where the invasion would occur. However, the Allies were planning to land n ...

(2 pages) 53 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

The d-day.

ntes.German Fortifications were not the only factor that had to be considered for the invasion. The English Channel was often rough, and such things as tides, winds and even the moonlight had to be ta ...

(3 pages) 50 0 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Ethics on the Internet.

nd Yard, someone broke into the weather computer network, interrupting the weather forecast for the English Channel. In this case, this unauthorized entry led directly to the loss of a ship at sea.(Jo ...

(10 pages) 671 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking

Devil take the Hindmost (A history of financial speculation) - by Edward Chancellor. A summary of the book which discusses speculation and how it has shaped the western world.

e world but one doubts if these early speculators had that long a goal in mind.The book crosses the English Channel and offers in a few chapters a similar tale as outlined in the sinews of power in ou ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Conditions on the Western Front during world war one. Why did Haig decide to fight in the Somme?

trench systems built along the Western Front were very complicated. Both sides dug a line from the English Channel to the Swiss border, to protect their armies during the winter. The British front-li ...

(22 pages) 55 0 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

France information

the euro in January 2002.Location:France is located in Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, English Channel, and the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Belgium, Spain, Germany, Italy, and is on the ...

(1 pages) 47 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Have historians in the past tended to exaggerate the negative economic impact of plague in late medieval society?

leas looked for an alternative host, including humans.7 Recent estimates suggest that 40-45% of the English population died in 1349. Given that the pre-plague population of England was in the range of ... change in the fourteenth century. The devastating results of the pestilence affected all aspects of English society. There was a massive and sudden drop in population, which led to a decline in trade, ...

(8 pages) 36 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Amphibious Cars

on land and in excess of 30mph on water. It recently set the record for the fastest crossing of the English Channel by an amphibious vehicle.

(2 pages) 17 1 4.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology


cattered dust and ash as far as New York City and the tsunami waves could be detected as far as the English Channel. However, the most recent activity of Krakatau has included a minor eruption of lava ...

(2 pages) 25 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

France- a summery of the country.

1500 miles of beaches, lining three major bodies of water: the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the English Channel. It is roughly twice the size of Colorado with 547,030 square miles and is the large ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


ion Overload. Which was the planning of the Normandy assault, the movement of the armada across the English Channel, and the battle for the beaches. The fifth term sometimes used when talking ... tic Wall. The Atlantis Wall was the German's first line of defense in the west, which was along the English Channel coast of France. The wall was only partly completed by June of 1944. It had many gun ...

(6 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


ibe in central Gaul.55-54 BC - Caesar leads two brief and largely indecisive expeditions across the English Channel in to southern England.50 BC - The Roman Senate calls for Caesar to surrender comman ...

(1 pages) 320 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Dover Beach

terror. When Matthew Arnold stood at a window with his love, gazing out over the calm waters of the English Channel, the moonlit view offered no solace (Dove). Throughout the poem, the sea is used as ... . Certainly, the allusion, whether conscious or not, adds richness to one of the great poems in the English canon (Schow).Works Cited Arnold, Matthew. LITERATURE and the WRITING PROCESS . 7th ed. Uppe ...

(3 pages) 14 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Canadian Herald - World War II Newspaper

oops had retreated into the French coastal town of Dunkirk. They were pinned between Hitler and the English Channel.Hitler was a man that was proud of his accomplishments. One of these accomplishments ... er's major mistakes. Before the Luftwaffe were able to get up into the air, a fog rolled in off the English Channel and prevented them from attacking. It was now that Prime Minister Winston Chamberlai ...

(6 pages) 503 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Comparative Poltices of Germany and Nigeria

Italy to the east; and Spain and Andorra to the southwest. In the northwest, France bounded by the English Channel. At the Strait of Dover, the narrowest part of the channel, France and England are s ... and natural disasters and one of the fortunate countries not been attacked in recent years.Source: English newspaper ...

(18 pages) 39 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science