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English 16th/17th Century Letter

October 8th, 1665
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Document of Learning — The Wheels of Revolution

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Comparing Revolutions to the English Civil War, the American Revolution has the most in common. Both the English Civil War and American Revolution ignited into battle because of unfair taxes that was brought upon the people from their rulers. Charles I imposed taxes on towns in order to fund his expensive desires and show off his wealth, while the British Government also taxed the American colonies to pay off their war debts. This infuriated the people on both sides, who felt that they were being forced to pay unnecessary taxes. Eventually, this made the citizens rise up against their rulers, causing riots, battle and chaos. In addition, the French Revolution sparked up because the Government was corrupt and in crisis and Charles l wasn’t doing any better either.

 The end of the English Civil Wars may not seem like justice was served. The Monarchy, Charles I, was punished accordingly by being publicly executed. However, the amount of deaths and property damage which occurred over all three wars was devastating. Many citizens and farmers were left in poverty after their houses were destroyed and by the end, more than 200,000 men and women died including 50,000 royalists and 40,000 parliamentarians. On the other hand, Oliver Cromwell, alongside the parliament, formed a new government that is now known today as a Republic. This had a huge positive impact on England as it started to lead England towards a fairer government, allowing all citizens of all classes to live more equally.

 

 

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In-depth week 7 post #4

Progress:

I can’t believe it’s already week 7! This is insane! Time flies when you’re hard at work i guess. So far, I’ve gotten quite a bit done which includes learning a lot more about my DSLR camera. At the very beginning, I walked into In Depth thinking I was semiprofessional. I can now see that I was clearly over confident. Garry has been a huge help. He’s taught me so much about my camera and how to take photos. He has very nicely convinced me to take more RAW photos of literally anything! I’ve included one at the bottom and it’s only just a bench but I managed to make it look stunning.

 

What has been my most difficult mentoring challenge so far?  Why?

The most difficult mentoring challenge so far would probably be the meetings. An hour sometimes isn’t enough and I believe that Garry feels the same way. It’s also been a struggle because Garry hasn’t filled it the criminal record check until recently so I haven’t been able to go anywhere to take photos other than my house. however, this Wednesday we will be going out to take a lot more photos of a lot different subjects which will be fantastic!

 

What is working well?

Garry is so experienced and it’s amazing how much knowledge he possesses. He’s passed so much on to me that I definitely think I could publish some of my photos. At one point, I was struggling because I had no way to access Adobe Lightroom due to the cost. I have found a couple of alternatives that both Garry and I believe they’re better!

 

What can you work on?

Considering its already week 7, I feel like I should start taking more photos for the final project and think about what my theme is going to be and how to share it. I also think I could work on my time management. I need to be going out and taking as many photos as I can but I never find the time. I need to be on top of things a lot more for this project to succeed.

 

A lot has changed since my proposal and I think it’s for the better!

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