Essays Tagged: "Wessex"

"Tess of the D'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy

ls, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, was published in 1891. The novel was set during this 19th century in Wessex, Britain. Tess of the D'Urbervilles reflected the Victorian Age in Britian during the 1800's, ...

(5 pages) 130 2 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An analysis of "The Major of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy

alcohol, butit provides for a very interesting and unique story. It all begins one day in the large Wessexvillage of Weydon-Priors. Michael Henchard, a young hay-trusser looking for work, entersthe vi ...

(4 pages) 68 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

By what means and with what success did the kings of Wessex become kings of England in the tenth century?

By What means, and with what success, did the kings of Wessex become kings of England in the Tenth Century?In 973 Edgar 'the Peaceable' took part in a seco ... of King Edmund and the East Angles to feel the army's wrath . Mercia soon followed in 874, leaving Wessex as the only Anglo-Saxon bulwark in Britain. It too nearly mimicked the fate of its northern c ... Guthrum at Edington. The result of this battle was a period of uneasy peace between the Vikings and Wessex. Alfred made use of this period, and reorganised the fleet creating new ships of 60 oars in l ...

(8 pages) 52 1 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

King Alfred the Great: One of the Greatest Leaders in English History.

d previously consisted of seven kingdoms: Northumbria, Mercia, East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Sussex and Wessex. At the time of Alfred's birth, England was made up of four separate kingdoms, Northumbria, E ... Alfred's birth, England was made up of four separate kingdoms, Northumbria, East Anglia, Mercia and Wessex. Alfred's grandfather, King Egbert, had conquered Kent, Sussex and Wessex, expanding the terr ...

(7 pages) 96 1 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

English Literature- GCSE Coursework Wide Reading- Comparing 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck and 'The Withered Arm' by Thomas hardy

f the community are superstitious and believe in conjurors, wizards and witches as many villages in Wessex did at that period in time. The tale covers several years, meaning the plot structure is line ... uring the years that his tale was set and written. The language is also common to the area (Hardy's Wessex) in which 'The Withered Arm' is set. Many words in the story are not common to the language w ...

(10 pages) 58 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How Effective is Thomas Hardy's Short Story "Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver"

th themes and issues relevant to the society, which people could relate to.Thomas Hardy was born in Wessex and the fondness for his country living is expressed greatly in the majority of his novels. W ...

(5 pages) 26 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Symbolic Significance of Egdon Heath in The Return of the Native

ble reality: an "essential England". But it is not even Dorset that Hardy's work represents: it is "Wessex" ---which Hardy himself in the General Preface to the Wessex Edition of 1912 ambiguously admi ... from the real, that is to say, has something real for its basis, however illusively treated."2 So "Wessex" is an imaginary area, a landscape of the mind, or we may say that Hardy "the poet" creates a ...

(20 pages) 50 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Detailed history of the formation of the English Language.

ian in Northumbria, north of the HumberMercian in the Kingdom of MerciaWest Saxon in the Kingdom of WessexKentish in KentDuring the 7th and 8th Centuries, Northumbria's culture and language dominated ... s of the 9th Century brought this domination to an end (along with the destruction of Mercia). Only Wessex remained as an independent kingdom. By the 10th Century, the West Saxon dialect became the of ...

(4 pages) 67 0 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

British History In A Nutshell

-> Celts were driven into mountainous areas.7 kingdoms ("heptarchy") -> Sussex, Essex, Wessex, Kent, East Anglia, Mercia, North Umbria; most important: Wessex (capital Winchester) -> 8 ...

(5 pages) 21 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

How Beauty is a Burden

ous pastiche of the thirty’s, the forty’s, the fifty’s, the Middle East, Xanadu, and Wessex knows smocks.” However, even though beauty has changed dramatically, one thing remain co ...

(3 pages) 48 1 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Was Alfred the Great a good monarch?

o-Saxon language. By doing this he set an example to his people: that even in these Dark times when Wessex was struggling to keep the Vikings out, he still valued a society that valued learning and ed ... y not remembered as one of the greatest military leaders ever, he made vital reforms at a time when Wessex was under unceasing attack from the Vikings. He divided the army into two groups: making it a ...

(6 pages) 36 1 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History