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Voltaire – European philosopher

By |2018-04-09T23:07:35+00:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|

Voltaire - a French philosopher Voltaire took ideas about religion, science, and human rights that were just getting started in the 1700s AD, and encouraged new ways of thinking about them. His ideas paved the way for the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolution, though he died just before the French Revolution. Voltaire was [...]

William Shakespeare – Plays – England

By |2018-06-22T22:56:13+00:00August 6th, 2017|Literature, Modern Europe|

William Shakespeare Who was William Shakespeare? Little Shakespeare was born in England, in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, in 1564 AD. His family was pretty well off, and he probably went to good schools. Nobody knows if he went to college. Shakespeare got married when he was just 18 years old! England was getting much [...]

Richard III project – Wars of the Roses

By |2018-04-11T09:14:12+00:00August 3rd, 2017|History|

Richard III of England For a project on the Wars of the Roses, you can't do better than Shakespeare. Shakespeare wrote a play about the Wars of the Roses. He called the play "Richard III" after one of the main characters. The play starts at the point in the war where Edward IV is king, [...]