Cosmological era[ edit ] For periods in the history of the universe , the term ” epoch ” is typically preferred, but “era” is used e. Calendar era Calendar eras count the years since a particular date epoch , often one with religious significance. Anno mundi “year of the world” refers to a group of calendar eras based on a calculation of the age of the world , assuming it was created as described in the Book of Genesis. In Jewish religious contexts one of the versions is still used, and many Eastern Orthodox religious calendars used another version until Hebrew year AM began at sunset on 28 September and ended on 16 September The Islamic calendar , which also has variants, counts years from the Hijra or emigration of the Islamic prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina , which occurred in CE. Other calendar eras of the past counted from political events, such as the Seleucid era and the Ancient Roman ab urbe condita “AUC” , counting from the foundation of the city. Regnal year The word era also denotes the units used under a different, more arbitrary system where time is not represented as an endless continuum with a single reference year, but each unit starts counting from one again, as if time starts again.
However, the disparity of the cross and the old and unreliable nature of most of the documenting sources raise many questions. Enlarge Russian bear-dog There is, however, a recent case of an ostensible bear-dog for which photographic evidence has become available see slide show above and enlargeable photo at right. This apparent bear-dog hybrid was brought to an animal shelter in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
Its parentage is unknown, but it has obvious traits in common with a bear.
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Fresh ideals came to the fore; in particular, the ideal of freedom, long cherished in England , was being extended to every range of human endeavour. As that ideal swept through Europe , it became natural to believe that the age of tyrants might soon end. The most notable feature of the poetry of the time is the new role of individual thought and personal feeling. To Particularize is the alone Distinction of Merit.
Poetry was regarded as conveying its own truth; sincerity was the criterion by which it was to be judged. But feeling had begun to receive particular emphasis and is found in most of the Romantic definitions of poetry. Another key quality of Romantic writing was its shift from the mimetic, or imitative, assumptions of the Neoclassical era to a new stress on imagination.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge saw the imagination as the supreme poetic quality, a quasi-divine creative force that made the poet a godlike being. Imagination, the Divine Vision. A further sign of the diminished stress placed on judgment is the Romantic attitude to form:
From timber to plaster: This is to ignore the evidence of experimentation with plaster as a decorative medium in England before this date and leads to over-simplification in the account of subsequent developments. The history of decorative plasterwork in the mid-sixteenth century is one of interwoven strands, which the paucity of evidence makes it difficult to unravel, but the following account will attempt to clarify the issues and suggest some alternative interpretations of the surviving evidence.
No attempt will be made in this chapter to survey the history of decorative plasterwork in the sixteenth century across the whole of the British Isles, either socially or geographically. The regional studies of plasterwork which have so far been undertaken are too few in number to make such an enterprise practicable, and detailed studies of some of the most important centres, such as Bristol, remain to be attempted. It may well be that the great quantity of excellent plasterwork surviving in West Country houses of gentry and yeomen, dating from the middle of the sixteenth century onwards, represents experimentation with the new decorative medium that was to prove influential in the region; but further research is needed in this and many other localities to test this hypothesis further.
Bear-dog hybrids are described in a recent news report as well as in various older reports. For example, the following is from the American Veterinary Review (, vol. 29, p. ).
Wreck of the Grand Design on Long Ledge, Mount Desert Island Introduction Any conventional history of the Davistown Plantation would begin with the first recorded observations of the area and certainly with its first settlers. Cyrus Eaton in his Annals of the Town of Warren comments on a hermit named Davis a the first known European settler in the Davistown area. Though probably using a multiple number of hunting and trapping camps, he appears to have lived in the Davistown area for several decades.
He left no written diary of his life in Davistown, his presence here nearly the boundary line between the written history of Davistown and prehistory of unrecorded visitors and events. The very first observations recorded here of the hills of Davistown appear to have been made by survivors of Peleg Wadsworth’s ill-fated expedition to oust the British at Castine in Forced to abandon their fleet on the shores of upper Penobscot Bay, probably near Belfast or Ducktrap, hundreds of colonists fled westward on the Cushnoc Trail.
It was these colonists who made the first recorded observations of the hills of what was later to be called Montville as they fled west towards the safety of the trading post at Cushnoc Augusta. But the history of Davistown does not begin with the colonists who lost the battle at Castine with the British. As part of the Norumbega bioregion – that part of the Maine coast between the Penobscot and Kennebec rivers, including its tidewaters and upstream backcountry – Davistown is part of a palimpsest.
See Article History Alternative Titles: Title page of the First Folio, the first published edition of the collected works of William Shakespeare; it was originally titled Mr. It may be audacious even to attempt a definition of his greatness, but it is not so difficult to describe the gifts that enabled him to create imaginative visions of pathos and mirth that, whether read or witnessed in the theatre, fill the mind and linger there.
He is a writer of great intellectual rapidity, perceptiveness, and poetic power. Other writers have had these qualities, but with Shakespeare the keenness of mind was applied not to abstruse or remote subjects but to human beings and their complete range of emotions and conflicts. Other writers have applied their keenness of mind in this way, but Shakespeare is astonishingly clever with words and images, so that his mental energy, when applied to intelligible human situations, finds full and memorable expression, convincing and imaginatively stimulating.
The Romantic period The nature of Romanticism. As a term to cover the most distinctive writers who flourished in the last years of the 18th century and the first decades of the 19th, “Romantic” is indispensable but also a little misleading: there was no self-styled “Romantic movement” at the time, and the great writers of the period did not call themselves Romantics.
The Elizabethan view of ideal beauty was a woman with light hair and a snow white complexion complimented with red cheeks and red lips. Queen Elizabeth achieved this picture of ideal beauty by using white make-up. This explains the odd white face make-up seen in many of her portraits. Queen Elizabeth had a natural red color hair.
This red hair look was emulated by many of the nobility of the Elizabethan era, as was the fair hair ideal of an ideal woman. An Upper Class Elizabethan woman followed this fashion further and might even dye her hair yellow with a mixture of saffron, cumin seed, celandine and oil.
An Allegory of the Tudor Succession, c. The Victorian era and the early 20th century idealised the Elizabethan era. In popular culture, the image of those adventurous Elizabethan seafarers was embodied in the films of Errol Flynn.
Elizabethan superstitions also related to special chants, omens and names and numbers. Many traditional English customs are based on the mythical relationship to superstitions dating back to the Dark Ages and even further back to the Romans and their Gods and Goddesses.
With its stunning riverside location it enjoys great views of the Boston Stump, which is the local name for the historic year old St Botolphs Church, which is the largest Parish Church in England. The hotel offers a mix of 26 classic, superior and executive en-suite bedrooms. Enjoy the Riverside Restaurant for evening dining, and the relaxed setting of the Courtyard Bar for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and evening dining. The hotel has lovely sofa areas for you to sit, relax and unwind and enjoy a drink from the wide selection of fine wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks on offer.
Adjacent to the Peak District National Park, the town lies amongst the stunning natural beauty of the Pennine hills with the famous Pennine Way cutting across the adjoining heather-covered moors. Although surrounded by such natural beauty, the Hotel is only a short drive from the major towns and cities of Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford and Wakefield — making it an ideal venue for a relaxing week or weekend break, an important business meeting or conference.
Holmfirth is renowned as the location for the hugely popular television series Last of the Summer Wine and over the years the Hotel has been delighted to entertain famous members of the cast and production team as guests. The hotel was and still is a great coaching inn. Its reputation was enhanced when King Charles I sheltered in the inn following the battle of Marston Moor on 2nd July The hotel is famous for its New Street and inner courtyard facades, which were built with stone from Fotheringhay Castle in The stone mullion windows and timber staircase overlooking the inner courtyard are, reputedly, also from Fotheringhay Castle.
An Allegory of the Tudor Succession, c. The Victorian era and the early 20th century idealised the Elizabethan era. In popular culture, the image of those adventurous Elizabethan seafarers was embodied in the films of Errol Flynn. On balance, it can be said that Elizabeth provided the country with a long period of general if not total peace and generally increased prosperity due in large part to stealing from Spanish treasure ships, raiding settlements with low defenses, and selling African slaves.
The Jacobean era refers to the period in English and Scottish history that coincides with the reign of James VI of Scotland (–), who also inherited the crown of England in as James I. The Jacobean era succeeds the Elizabethan era and precedes the Caroline era, and is often used for the distinctive styles of Jacobean architecture, visual arts, decorative arts, and literature.
USGS Paleontology glossary Acritarch microscopic organic structure from any of a number of organisms; common during the Proterozoic. Adaptive radiation, evolutionary radiation the rapid expansion and diversification of a group of organisms as they fill unoccupied ecological niches , evolving into new species. Age of Mammals term found in popular books on evolutionary systematics for the Cenozoic era, beginning with the Paleocene Epoch when following the K—T end Cretaceous mass extinction , mammals underwent a huge evolutionary radiation and thus replaced reptiles as the dominant life on Earth.
The Age of Mammals has in turn been replaced by the Anthropocene or Age of Man, Holocene when humans dominate every conceivable environment and most other life forms apart from weedy species are suffering a mass extinction Yes, I know humans are also mammals, so technically speaking this is still the Age of Mammals, but I tend to think of the Age of Mammals as a period of flourishing biodiversity. MAK Age of Reptiles term found in popular books on evolutionary systematics for the Permian through to Cretaceous periods but obviously originating with Victorian discoveries of “antediluvian monsters” , when reptiles first mammal-like reptiles , then archosaurs and marine reptiles were the dominant life on Earth.
Paleontologist Edwin Colbert wrote a popular intelligent layperson book with the same title. The Age of Reptiles was followed by the Age of Mammals. The fresco sits in the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, Connecticut, and was completed in after three years of work. The Age of Reptiles was at one time the largest painting in the world, and depicts a span of nearly million years in Earth’s history.
Painted in the Renaissance fresco secco technique, The Age of Reptiles was an important cultural influence during the s—60s, images of which are often found in earlier books on paleontology, and was also the model for dinosaur toys. Despite its somewhat outdated view of dinosaurs presenting them as slow, sluggish creatures , The Age of Reptiles is still notable for its historical and artistic merit and as the largest natural history painting in the world.
This paper is a result of a simple question: I began my research under the impression that I would quickly find an answer–after all, the dress of 16th century is a popular subject among costume historians. English dress in particular has been well-researched, and I expected to find what I needed in such landmark publications as Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion: In addition, the century is recent enough archeologically that a substantial amount of material evidence still exists for first-hand perusal, and the rising popularity of portrait painting during the reign of King Henry the VIII and his successor Queen Elizabeth I provided a wealth of detailed artistic evidence to use in my search.
I soon discovered, however, that my task would be more difficult than I’d imagined.
The Elizabethan era is the epoch in the Tudor period of the history of England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (–). Historians often depict it as the golden age in English history. The symbol of Britannia (a female personification of Great Britain) was first used in , and often thereafter, to mark the Elizabethan age as a renaissance that inspired national pride through.
Another development of crucial significance was the foundation of the first British colonies on the North American continent, at Jamestown, Virginia in , in Newfoundland in , and at Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in , which laid the foundation for future British settlement and the eventual formation of both Canada and the United States of America. In the Parliament of Scotland began the Plantation of Ulster.
A notable event of James’ reign occurred on 5 November However, the Gunpowder Plot was exposed and prevented, and the convicted plotters were hanged, drawn, and quartered. Historians have long debates the curious characteristics of the king’s ruling style. The pragmatism of ‘little by little’ was coming to characterise his style of governance.
Elizabethan Era Index Elizabethan superstitions also related to special chants, omens and names and numbers. Many traditional English customs are based on the mythical relationship to superstitions dating back to the Dark Ages and even further back to the Romans and their Gods and Goddesses. Elizabethan Superstitions The origins of many superstitions are based on trust in magic or chance.
An irrational belief that an object, or action, or circumstance which are not logically related to a course of events can influence its outcome. Ignorance and fear of the unknown combined with a false conception of causation and cessation resulted in many Elizabethan superstitions. Fear of the supernatural and forces of nature or God resulted in the belief of superstitions during the Elizabethan era.
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Eventually, this federation would spread north and south to conquer the Two Lands of the Nile and become the 1st Dynasty. In the south, a cult of Horus the Elder formed around Edfu and Neken and grew into its own state. Just north of Neken, in the bend of the great river, the living god was a goddess, Hathor, the consort of Horus. Since time immemorial, far back into the mists of Egyptian prehistory, the Lady of the House of Heru sailed down the river each year to meet her mate, Horus the Elder, at the ancient mound of Behdet at Edfu and celebrate the sacred marriage.
This ancient closeness between the cult centers of the two early confederations led to a degree of political unity. However, Upper Egypt did not become a truly powerful federation until the addition of the third great independent confederation, that of Thinis down river from Nubt of Hathor. This of course is supposition, as the cult of Osiris later overlaid and distorted most of the original doctrines of Khent-Amenty.
Elizabethan Hair Styles for Women Elizabethan Hair Styles for women were designed to compliment the upper class fashions of the day. Ruffs, or ruffles, were in high fashion and during the Elizabethan era these became more elaborate and were constructed on .