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    People In History sample answers Study247

    does anyone have any sample answers to people in history questions they might like to give me?

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      SryanBruen

      Any particular one you would like? If Northern Ireland onwards... I can't give any of them because I haven't done them yet. All the chapters before... I can

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      holly2012

      Christopher Colombus?

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      ACF1

      Give us all your sample answers please! 😂

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      SryanBruen

      'Wolfe Tone'

      Theobald Wolfe Tone was born in Dublin. Even though he was an Anglican, he hated the idea of ‘absolute slavery’ that the Catholics had to endure. Due to this, he wrote a pamphlet called ‘An Argument on Behalf of the Catholics of Ireland’ which ordered the Catholics and Protestants to unite and the Society of United Irishmen was founded in Belfast in October 1791. The aims of the society were to unite Catholics and Protestants in order to bring liberty and equality to Ireland and to campaign peacefully to reduce English power over Ireland. Wolfe Tone married a girl named Matilda Witherington when she was 16. Due to Tone’s requests of ordering French ships to help them win the rebellion, he was recognized and arrested in Provost’s Prison. The judge refused to shoot him, instead he sentenced Tone to be hanged. However, Tone committed suicide to avoid this travesty and was buried in Bodenstown, Co. Kildare. Tone is known as the father of Irish republicanism because he was the first to state that Ireland should be a republic.

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      SryanBruen

      A farmer during the Agricultural Revolution

      I am Seth Brothine and I live on a farm near the Nottingham region. When I was born in 1672, farming was a challenge for my family as we had very few cattle and crops. My father, Patrick taught me how to overcome living on the farm. We first have this open area called a common and it was very stressful to plant crops on this, due to the amount of birds that ate the seeds. It was also very narrow, had no fences and diseases spread rapidly among farm animals. However, from 1700 onwards, the Agricultural Revolution was created and loads of great changes took place in farming. The British Parliament passed laws called Enclosure Acts that allowed the big open fields and commons to be divided into compact farms. Each farm was then fenced off and sub-divided into smaller fields. However, the idea of enclosure was bad for some people because very poor peasants were given tiny farms and had to give up whilst labourers had nowhere to graze their animals. Robert Bakewell improved the breeding of cattle and sheep. Bakewell selected only the biggest and healthiest males and females for breeding purposes. By the time he died, cattle and sheep became very popular. In 1701, Jethro Tull invented a mechanical seed drill which allowed the farmers to plough their seeds straight and deep so the birds couldn’t get to them. Cyrus McCormack invented a mechanical reaper that could harvest cereal crops faster than before. Charles Townshend invented a four-field crop rotation in which no field was left fallow. The clover and turnips were used to feed cattle, so they became bigger and healthier. The Agricultural Revolution increased food supplies and led to population growth, rural unemployment and the Industrial Revolution.

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      SryanBruen

      Leonardo Da Vinci

      Long ago, there was a famous artist named Leonardo Da Vinci. Da means from. He was born in an Italian city called Vinci which was located near Florence. Leonardo was raised by his single father. Leonardo was one of the first Italians to use oil paint. He was left-handed. Leonardo Da Vinci left many paintings unfinished and destroyed most of his work. Two of his works, the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, are the most famous, most reproduced, most parodied portraits and religious paintings of all time. Leonardo was a vegetarian who loved animals and despised war, yet he worked as a military engineer to invent advanced and deadly weapons. Leonardo drew the plans for the first armoured car in 1485. He invented the bicycle 300 years before it appeared on the road. Leonardo Da Vinci created an inflatable tube so people could float in the water. Leonardo Da Vinci had dyslexia and when he made notes on his inventions it was all written in reverse which made it hard for others to dig through his notes and steal his ideas. Leonardo Da Vinci dug into graveyards at night to steal corpses and study human anatomy (and find out where the soul was). He produced aerial maps for Cesare Borgia which are still accurate today. Leonardo is considered by many as the father of modern science. He was one of the most acclaimed artists of the Renaissance. He was the illegitimate child of Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, a Florentine notary, and Caterina, a peasant. Leonardo sketched the first parachute, helicopter, aeroplane, tank, repeating rifle, swinging bridge, paddleboat and motorcar. It took Da Vinci about 10 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips.

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      SryanBruen

      Michelangelo

      Michelangelo Buonarroti was a great Italian sculptor, painter and architect who was born near Florence in 1475. When he was young, he showed the people genius artistic talent and he was apprenticed to a well-known artist named Ghirlandaio. Michelangelo studied and admired the works of Donatello, who was a sculptor. When he finished his apprenticeship, he got a job sculpting statues in the Medici family’s gardens. Lorenzo the Magnificent, a famous patron of the arts, recognized the young man’s talent. Lorenzo the Magnificent, became his patron and treated him as a member of his family. Michelangelo’s mother died when he was only six. He spent four years working on the dome of the Sistine Chapel. He stood and scaffold and painted over his head, unlike the popular belief that he painted while laying down. He died in Rome in 1564. His remains were secretly returned to Florence and interred at the Basilica of Santa Croce, according to his wishes. Michelangelo was hit in the nose as a teenager by Pietro Torrigiano, a fellow art student at an art academy in Florence. The incident left him with a permanently crooked nose. In his old age, Michelangelo nearly lived as a hermit rarely coming into contact with others except when his work brought contact about. He lived in squalor despite being rich. Michelangelo sculpted David and Pieta, designed a dome for St. Peter’s Basilica and painted frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, all before he was 30 years old. He did not marry and had no children but was rumoured to have love affairs with Tommaso dei Cavalieri and the poet Vittoria Colonna.

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      SryanBruen

      A day in the life of a monk

      Hello, I’m Seán, I am a monk at Glendalough near the Sugarloaf Mountain which is currently a dormant volcano. Our monastery is one of the biggest monasteries’ walls are made of wattle, ours is made of stone. We are self-sufficient and every day, we work on making manuscripts about the bible in the scriptorium and every Sunday and holiday, we bow down to God and hold a mass. Only on occasions though, we use the Ardagh Chalice. When we’re not using it, we lock and hide it away in our round tower in which the entrance is high up off the ground. I live in the abbot because I was elected as head of the monastery for 4 years. Whenever, we see someone such as a Viking, We ring the bell and hide. One day while some of us were hiding, one of the stone masons didn’t because he was working on a high cross which is specially known to the present day as the Monasterboice high cross. One of the best manuscripts we ever made was the Book of Kells which is also a copy of the Gospels. Just to keep ourselves self-sufficient, we have our own vegetable and fruit garden.

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      SryanBruen

      Craftsman in the middle ages

      I, Robert am about to tell you a story of a few years ago that I was a craftsman but I retired recently because I got old. On the 3rd of February about 12 years ago, I was a young man who lived in a very small house made out of wattle and daub. I wandered round the streets trying to look for a job to earn wages and I felt like the only peasant without a job but I wasn’t. I accidently bumped into the mayor and he asked “Why the sad face?”. I said “I’m trying to look for a job”. The mayor replied “oh, I remember you, you were our town’s worst petty criminal, but seems though you have given up being a hater, I’ll help you find a job. What about becoming a craftsman?”. I replied “What a great idea!”. I then went into my lord’s castle and asked him “Can I become one of his craftsmen and he said yes but I had to pay the toll every day to enter the castle or else I’d get a disease and if I lied for about a week of saying statements such as “sorry I forgot”, I would get the ultimate disease, the Black Death which was carried by fleas. About 2 years later, I was good enough to become a journeyman and I could travel around the country in search of work/service needed. About 6 months later, I decided to make a masterpiece in order to become a master craftsman and it was a model artistic city using mosaic material and I got paid dozens but about 8 years later, I felt a bit old and decided to retire.

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      SryanBruen

      A knight in the middle ages

      I am Seán and I’m a knight from the Middle Ages in which I always obey my king and keeping him from harm. I was given a horse, plate armour, a metal helmet, a sword, a battleaxe, a mace, a long wooden lance and a shield. As part of being a knight, I do jousting which is a sport where two knights rode straight at each other and we use our lance to try to unseat our opponent. Another sport we do is hawking which is about we use specially trained birds of prey to hunt down other birds. When I was young boy, I fostered and placed in care of another noble family. When I was 7, I became a page of the family. I also learned good manners and at the age of 14 I became a squire. This time I learned how to ride a horse in battle and how to use weapons. When I became 21, I was suitable enough to be a knight and I was given a dubbing ceremony and promised to obey the code of chivalry.

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      SryanBruen

      Christopher Columbus

      People think Columbus discovered the New World, but the Vikings discovered the New World first. Christopher was only 14 when he went out to sea for his first time. Columbus made 4 voyages to the New World. On the first and second voyages, no women were allowed to go aboard the ships. Horses came to the New World on Christopher’s second voyage. In Europe, Columbus introduced tobacco to the people there because the Indians used it in America. On the first journey, all the ships weren’t any longer than the length of a tennis court and the width of about 30 feet. The Santa Maria had 40 men on board, the Pinta had 26 men on board and the Nina had 24 men on board. Columbus had 2 sons. His first son was named Diego, he was born in 1480. In 1488, Columbus’ second son was born. His name was Ferdinand. Christopher’s original name was Cristoforo Colombo. Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy. In 1479, Columbus married Felipa Perestrello Moniz. On Christopher’s first voyage, he left with three ships on August 3, 1492. On September 25, 1493, Columbus left the port of Cadiz, Spain on his second voyage. Columbus set sail on May 30, 1498 along with six ships for the beginning of his third voyage. Columbus journeyed once again with four ships on May 9, 1502. Columbus died on May 20, 1506. He worked in Lisbon as a trader.

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      SryanBruen

      A unionist who opposed home rule

      My name is Daniel Devine and I am a unionist who is opposing against Home Rule. I am fairly prosperous living at Coleraine, Co. Antrim. I work at a shipyard called Sailer’s Booty and my wife, Chloe works at a linen industry. We both get good salary with an average of over £400 a week for supporting the Union. The Union was an act passed in 1800 and it united Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales into one state called the United Kingdom. Us protestants feared that if Ireland had its own parliament, we might be outvoted and discriminated against by the Roman Catholics. I warned my mates that ‘Home Rule will be Rome Rule’. Many of my ancestors were alive during the Ulster Plantation of 1609. After the 1910 general election, the Liberal Party in Britain needed the support of the Irish Home Rule Party to gain power. John Redmond made a deal that he would support the Liberals if they introduced a Home Rule Bill in Parliament. The Liberals agreed and a Home Rule Bill was passed into the House of Commons in 1912. Us unionists were horrified with Ireland getting its own parliament. Edward Carson and James Craig led unionist opposition to the Home Rule Bill as many unionists believed that it would break up the UK and weaken the British Empire. They organised street demonstrations and drew up a document called the Solemn League and Covenant which promised to oppose Home Rule by force if necessary. It was signed on Ulster Day, 28 September 1912. Over 100,000 joined the Ulster Volunteer Force. The UVF was supplied with arms during the Larne gun-running.

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      SryanBruen

      Would Benito Mussolini (a dictator in Europe) be of any use to you?

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      blaze

      can you please write one about fernand megllan

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      mazink0204

      A mine worker during the Industrial Revolution

      I am a miner in a coal mine during the Industrial Revolution. I live in a coal town where all the workers work in a mine. Our job is to mine coal in order to power the steam engines in large factories and trains and in furnaces used for smelting Iron ore.

      I began working as a trapper at the young age of five. It was a very common thing for for very young children to work in these dangerous factories. As a trapper, I sat in cold and damp conditions near traps doors and opened and closed them to let wagons through without letting gas escape. My friend was a hurier. His job was to pull carts or sledges filled with coal over long distances and through very small tunnels. He was hired at the age of 5 also as they needed small children to do this job as the tunnels were very narrow

      I am now old enough to mine at the coalface and use hammers and pickaxes to break the coal. Accidents happen very often. Some miners fell down the shafts, others had been drowned by falling stones or coal.

      A bigger dangerou was the exploding gas. We use ventilation shafts and trapdoors to blow out these gases from the mine. We send canaries down to the mines, and if they die and stop singing that means that there are dangerous gasses. Humphrey Davey invented the Davy lamp which will stop explosions caused by naked flames in lamps.

      We use Newcomen’s and Watt’s steam engines to pump water out of deep mines.

      Diseases were also rampant. My older brother died from black lung which was caused by inhaling cold dust from the mines. We were paid very little for the hard work we did.

      We had terrible living conditions as we lived in tenement buildings in slums. There was no piped water supply or in door toilets. Large families could be cramped into one room. Diseases such as cholera and typhus spread very quickly due to poor sanitation.

      Conditions are getting better however. They have recently passes the Mine act, so boys and girls under ten cannot work underground in mines,

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      mazink0204

      SyranBuren most of your PiHs wouldnt get you full marks

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      SryanBruen

      I'm ordinary level mazink0204

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      mtjh

      love me some sailors booty 😍

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      AnMurray

      Did anyone here do the DEB paper? If so please comment what came up :)

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      SweatyPorridge

      What papers have you done

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      stephen661

      Hi can someone send me a sample answer for an Irish person during World War One and two please

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