The Battle of Jumonville Glen

In the 18th Century, the French settlers who lived in modern-day Canada shared borders with the English colonists.  This sometimes created friction because the borders were unclear.  The French took this seriously and created forts to state where their borders where. During this time, an English squadron was sent ahead to build a road so that troops, artillery and supplies could get to a British fort.  Lt. Col. George Washington (who was 21 at the time) was their leader!

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VIII (8) Facts about Henry VIII

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This is 👑King Henry VIII of England and I would like to tell you eight, and only eight, facts  about what he was like!

I.  As a kid, King Henry was given a very good education but he was very athletic and enjoyed the outdoors.

II. He was not supposed to be King for a while but his brother, Arthur, died unexpectedly and he became King in 1509.

III. He was 11 years old when he became King.

IV. He wanted to divorce his first wife because she could not bear a son which would become his heir. He wanted to have a son so that his lines would be kept going.

V. Henry became obese and he could not move around without help from machines.

VI. After six marriages Henry had two daughters (Mary and Elizabeth) and one son (Edward, who would become his successor).

VII. Henry did not support the Protestantism movement.

VIII. Henry died in London on January 28, 1547

Quinn Palmer

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The Hundred Word Essay

Today is a post about the Hundred Years War, and I hope you enjoy!

Since 1066 AD (the Battle of Hastings) the French and English were always butting heads about who had the right or claim to who should/could rule France. And in 1337 things really started getting heated up… Edward the III of England would not give homage to a king or throne that, he thought, rightfully belonged to him. Unfortunately, because of an ancient law code, he could not become king, and if meant he had to literally force the current king out of the throne chair, so be it.

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Angles + Saxons = Anglo-Saxons (not triangles!)

The Anglo-Saxons were once separate tribes called the Angles and the Saxons. Coming from areas like Germany, and Scandinavia, they invaded England during the 5th Century and inhabited the east side of England. They were first referred to as the Anglo-Saxons in the late 8th Century. The name England was actually derived from the Angles, and they ruled where Edinburgh, Durham, and Norwich are today. The Saxons lived where Oxford, London, and Bristol are. On the west side of England the Britons were ruling where Wales, Plymouth, and up through Liverpool.

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