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Entertainment in Ancient Rome.

Gladiator fights

these were slaves who were trained to fight.

• the fights took place in I'm theatres which could be found in an theatres which could be found in most roman towns. The most famous was the Colosseum in Rome which held 50,000 spectators

• Gladiators fought each other using helmets, Shields, swords, nets and tridents, they also fought wild animals for the entertainment of the crowd.

Public baths

Roman's went to the bathhouses for relaxation and social gatherings. Men would meet and talk about business after training in the gymnasium. There were separate bathrooms for men and... (More)

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The Plantations in Ireland

Ireland in 1500

King was Lord of Ireland and had little control. The country was divided into 3 areas:

  1. The Pale (English speaking, common law, cattle raids)
  2. The Anglo-Irish lordships (Norman descendants, common law, some Irish customs)
  3. The Gaelic Irish lordships (Brehon law, clan owned tuath, little had changed since Celts)

Henry VIII and Ireland

Henry wanted greater control in Ireland because:

  1. To reduce the power of the Fitzgerald’s of Kildare.
  2. To prevent the French or Spanish from using Catholic Ireland as a base.
  3. To introduce the changes in religion to Ireland.

Garret Óg put in jail. Silken Thomas... (More)

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The Knights in the Medieval times.

  • Knights were specially trained fighters in the middle ages.
  • They were usually the sons of Lords or Kings.
  • They were the backbone of the medieval army.
  • At seven, they became pages.
  • They learned good manners, music, dancing, horse riding and helped the lady of the castle.
  • At fourteen, they became squires. They helped the Lord dress for jousts and battles.
  • At twenty-one, they were dubbed knights by their Lord.
  • The knight followed the code of Chivalry which was to promise to be truthful, generous and loyal, to be courteous to the poor and to protect women and children.
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The Industrial Revolution

Why the Industrial Revolution began in Britain?

  • Improved agricultural methods provided more and better food supplies
  • Several new machines were invented in Britain at this time, which speeded up the manufacture of industrial goods.
  • Britain ruled over many countries called colonies. The colonies provided Britain with cheap cotton and other raw materials
  • Transport improved greatly in Britain due to the construction of better roads, canals and railways.

Changes in Textile-Making

  • Spinning of Wool
  • Weaving of Thread

Textile making moved into large buildings called factories

Textile making came to be controlled by rich factory-owners

Former craftsmen had to seek work in... (More)