King of England 1461–70 and from 1471. He was the son of Richard, Duke
of York, and succeeded Henry VI in the Wars of the Roses, temporarily
losing his throne to Henry when Edward fell out with his adviser Richard
Neville, Earl of Warwick. Edward was a fine warrior and intelligent
strategist, with victories at Mortimer's Cross and Towton in 1461,
Empingham in 1470, and Barnet and Tewkesbury in 1471. He was succeeded
by his son Edward V.
Edward was known as Earl of March until his
accession. After his father's death he occupied London 1461, and was
proclaimed king in place of Henry VI by a council of peers. His position
was secured by the defeat of the Lancastrians at Towton 1461 and by the
capture of Henry. He quarrelled, however, with Warwick, his strongest
supporter, who in 1470–71 temporarily restored Henry, until Edward
recovered the throne by his victories at Barnet and Tewkesbury.
Edward IV Elizabeth Woodville Elizabeth in her coronation robes
The above strong message was given in an Oscar acceptance speech by Graham Moore who won an Oscar last Sunday for best adapted screenplay. He wrote the screenplay for the Imitation Game. It was a heartfelt speech which stayed with me. Not only because it was the one Oscar for a film that needed more recognition in my eyes, but because there are so many people in the world who are struggling with being different, and who are being labled 'weird'.
In schools these days teachers can't cope with all the kids who are different. They need children who can walk in the same pace. Or even better; children who are better at achieving something. The better you are in achieving the better it is in the schools these days. At least here in the Netherlands it is my experience.
My sons always were normal children, until they had to perform in school. Had to is the right word here because teachers weren't looking at what a kid can do, kids were pushed to perform and do the same things…
And the Oscar goes to...
Well for best actor and best film I want The Imitation Game to win with Benedict Cumberbatch as best actor of course but when it comes to best score Alexandre Desplat has two chances of getting the gold man in his hands tonight. Once for the Imitation Game and the other for the Grand Budapest Hotel.
Who are the other contestants and who do you think deserves the Oscar for best score at the Academy Awards tonight?
Judge for yourself:
Henry VI Henry VI was King of England from 1422, son of Henry V. He assumed royal power 1442
and sided with the party opposed to the continuation of the Hundred
Years' War with France. After his marriage 1445, he was dominated by his
wife, Margaret of Anjou. He was deposed 1461 in the Wars of the Roses;
was captured 1465, temporarily restored 1470, but again imprisoned 1471
and then murdered.
Henry was eight months old when he succeeded
to the English throne, and shortly afterwards, by the death in 1422 of
his maternal grandfather, Charles VI, he became titular king of France.
Unlike his father, Henry was disinclined to warfare, and when Joan of
Arc revived French patriotism the English gradually began to lose their
French possessions. By 1453 only Calais remained of his father's
The unpopularity of the government, especially after
the loss of the English conquests in France, encouraged Richard, Duke of
York, to claim the throne, and though York was kill…
Henry was a cold and ruthless soldier, respected by contemporaries
as a chivalric warrior. Determined to revive the war in France, his
invasion of 1415 was impressively organized but his siege of Harfleur
took too long, reducing his intended grand chevauchée (raid through
enemy territory) to a reckless dash to Calais. Although his tiny,
bedraggled army was cut off by a superior French force, it achieved a
surprising victory at Agincourt. When Henry returned it was with serious
intent to reduce Normandy, which he did, including a long, bitter siege
of Rouen. Military pressure on Paris ensured the favourable Treaty of
Troyes in 1420, making him heir to the French throne, but he contracted
dysentery conducting the siege of Meaux. Wooing of Henry V-Engraved by W. Greathbach after a painting by W. F. Yeames. Battle of Agincourt
King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt, 1415, by Sir John Gilbert. Henry V marries Catherine de Vallois Catherine de Vallois Henry V tomb in Westminst…
Accidents will happen or as we say in Dutch ' een ongeluk zit in een klein hoekje'.
Last Sunday I thought I just go upstairs to the attic where we dry the laundry in winter and fetch it but when I went to go down I fell... First the laundry basket fell then I followed it soon after. I yelled (or I must have yelled) and I was down on the ground. My eldest son found me there as I was blocking the bathroom door for my hub who was inside and couldn't get out to help me. I must have been 'out' for a minute or so and my son said 'mum there's blood under your head'.
'Nah' I said 'can't be'
I got up (I know I shouldn't do that) but I was sore all over. I saw the blood, not a little, no quite a lot, and asked my son for a towel as I just had washed my hair, it was still laying on the bed.
Son pressed the towel on my head and helped me get downstairs so hub could get out the bathroom. To make a long story short; the ambulance came, they…