By Bill Sherk

ISBN-10: 1459718224

ISBN-13: 9781459718227

500 Years of latest Words takes you on a thrilling trip throughout the English language from the times sooner than Shakespeare to the 1st decade of the twenty first century. all of the major entries are prepared no longer alphabetically through in chronological order in line with the earliest identified yr that every notice used to be revealed or written down.

Beginning with "America" in 1507 and spanning the centuries to "Marsiphobiphiliac" in 2004 (a one who would like to visit Mars yet is fearful of being marooned there), this publication should be opened at any web page and the reader will find a outstanding array of linguistic delights. In different phrases, this e-book is unputdownable (the major access for 1947). If Shakespeare have been alive this present day, he might purchase this booklet.

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By 1503 one son would be dead, but the other would survive to become the most famous and the most feared of all English kings — Henry VIII. By the year 1600, the people of England could look back on a century of turmoil, conflict, adventure and change. To obtain a divorce from his first wife, the strong-willed Henry VIII had broken all ties with the Roman Catholic Church and established a new Church of England with himself as Supreme Head. When Sir Thomas More refused to accept Henry as his spiritual leader, the king had his head chopped off (he also beheaded two of his six wives on a charge, real or fabricated, of adultery).

Everyone held a general belief in God, but individual creeds were tolerated. If More himself had been more tolerant of the religious changes Henry VIII was ramming through Parliament in the 1530s, he might have lived longer. As Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More wielded great influence, but was still expected to kowtow to the king. When Henry VIII asked him to take an oath to the Act of Supremacy, which replaced the pope with the king as head of the Church of England, More, a staunch Roman Catholic, refused.

Not necessarily. ” Generations of school children memorized that couplet in honour of the best known of all the European explorers who crossed the Atlantic and reached the Western Hemisphere five centuries ago. For someone so famous, you might expect the New World to be named after him — but to his dying day in 1506, Christopher Columbus insisted he had not found an unknown continent, but rather had reached an unexplored part of eastern Asia. Instead, the honour fell to Amerigo Vespucci, a Florentine navigator who made four visits to the New World between 1497 and 1503 and who suggested the new lands be called Mundus Novus — New World.

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