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  King William's War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first of the French and Indian Wars, King William's War (1689–1697), was the North American theater of the War of the Grand Alliance (1688–1697) fought principally in Europe between the armies of France under Louis XIV and those of a coalition of European powers including England.
King William's War started when William III of England joined the League of Augsburg against France.
The war saw attacks by France and its Indian allies on English frontier settlements, most notably the Schenectady Massacre of 1690.
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 History 101: Week 4 (Professor Messer-Kruse)
The earliest wars were spin-offs of European conflicts, (wars fought over the question of balance of power in Europe) the later ones, reflecting the increasing importance of the colonies to the trade of the western world, were begun in the colonies and spread to Europe.
By the French and Indian War, the struggle was one for supremacy of the transapplachian west itself.
War contributed dramatically to the spread and deepening of capitalist society.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Nine Years War, War of the League of Augsburg, War of the Grand Alliance, King Williams' War, ...
The war was the third occasion on which the major European powers confronted the expansionist plans of Louis XIV of France whose desire to extend the influence and integration of Catholic powers under Bourbon rule animated so much of European history in the late seventeenth-century.
This particular war was caused in part by the anticipation of the death of the heirless and partly insane Charles II of Spain.
War, is also known as the first of the four French and Indian wars which in the course of the eighteenth century would see the French ousted from Canada and the eastern coast of North America.
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 Salon.com News | Teddy Ballgame, MVP
Williams missed the 1943-45 seasons, all but six games of 1952 and all but 37 games of 1953, and he finished his career in 1960 with 521 home runs, 193 short of the Babe's 714 and third on the all-time list, behind Ruth and Jimmy Foxx, who hit 534.
Williams used to say that he never regretted his lost baseball years -- they were spent, after all, fighting for his country as a pilot in the Marines -- but that if he hadn't been away, he'd have broken Ruth's record, and several of the tributes I've read have accepted this claim.
Williams led the league in hitting (he hit.388 at the age of 38), on-base percentage and slugging.
www.salon.com /news/sports/col/kaufman/2002/07/06/williams/index.html   (1276 words)

 Dummies::The First Real World Wars
King William's War: After a revolution by Protestants in England, James II (a Catholic) was tossed out.
Protestant William III and his wife Mary were brought in from the Netherlands and put on the throne in 1689.
King George's War: This war started when the Spanish caught a British smuggler in 1739 and in the course of interrogating him, lobbed off one of his ears.
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 Selected Families/Individuals - pafg15 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
William Hunt was born on 14 Mar 1692.
Jane Williams was christened on 19 Mar 1609 in Whetenhurst, Gloucester,, England.
John Williams [Parents] was born in 1485 in of Mortlake, Surrey,, England.
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 Eighty Years' War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William I of Orange was stadtholder of the provinces Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht, and Margrave of Antwerp; and the most influential noble in the States General who had signed the petition.
In response to the union of Arras, William united the northern states of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders and the province of Groningen in the Union of Utrecht on January 23, 1579.
The Dutch revolt against their lawful king, most obviously illustrated in the oath of abjuration (1581), implied that a king could be disposed by the population if there was agreement that he did not fullfill his God given responsibility and thus challenged the concept of a divine right of kings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eighty_Years'_War   (5486 words)

 King William's War (War of the League of Augsburg)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
King William's War (1689-1697) was the first of what came to be known in America as the French and Indian wars.
Hostilities in King William's War begain in 1690, when in the course of a few months Schenectady, N.Y., was burned by the French and Indians, and colonial English forces launched attacks on Port Royal (now Annapolis Royal), Nova Scotia, and on Quebec.
The Treaty of Ryswick, by which were ended the war and its European counterpart, the War of the Grand Alliance restored all colonial possessions to their prewar status.
www.usahistory.com /wars/william.htm   (474 words)

 Guide Introduction: Civil War Unit Histories, Regimental Histories and Personal
It was a "strange sad war" to poet-nurse Walt Whitman, but the majority of eyewitnesses saw the North-South conflict as the most exciting and memorable event in their lives.The very nature of the Civil War lends itself to perpetual fascination.
It was a war in which the same language was spoken on both sides and which, therefore, can be studied by one not trained in languages.
The words of Civil War soldiers recreate their era with an immediacy and revelation that, six score and ten years later, bring a new understanding of the indivisible nation and the war that made it so.
www.lexisnexis.com /academic/guides/am_civil_war/cwuh/cwuh1.htm   (5285 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The United States of America
In England the king as well as his friends conceived for the authors of that conciliatory measure the most bitter dislike, which expressed itself in the driving from power of the supporters of Rockingham, and soon after, under a more compliant ministry, adopting a new form of taxation.
These fought in the armies of the king, and when the war was over, because of the hostility of the patriots, settled in England or in Canada.
During the war the Democratic party formed a very small minority in Congress, but it was strong enough to watch the opposition and to take note of the political scandals.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15156a.htm   (21483 words)

 State System History GOV 207
Feudal kings were limited in power and had to balance each of the power centers within their kingdom.
Kings gain the upper hand over their independent feudal lords, the independent walled towns, and the independent power of bishops, abbots, and the pope within their kingdom.
At the end of the Thirty Years War, the Habsburgs of Austria and Spain are the big losers of the war.
faculty.ucc.edu /egh-damerow/gov207hist_mod_state.htm   (968 words)

 King William's War
King William’s War was the first in a series of colonial conflicts between France and England for supremacy in North America.
“King William” refers to William III of England, the new monarch imported from the Netherlands at the time of the Glorious Revolution in 1688-89.
The new king allied himself with the League of Augsburg (certain German states, Spain and Sweden) to oppose the French expansion.
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 Colonial American Time-Line
King Philip's War resulted in attacks on 52 of the 90 towns existing in Puritan New England and the leveling of 13 of them.
King Williams' War - the first of a series of conflicts betwen the French and British called the French and Indian Wars.
Queen Anne's War, the second conflict between the French and British (another stage of the French and Indian Wars).
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 King Philip's War
At an early age, when relations between the natives and settlers were less stressed, Metacom was given the nickname of King Philip by the English, because of his haughty mannerisms.
In the 55-year span between the arrival of the Mayflower and the outbreak of King Philip's War, the English had prospered, multiplied and expanded their settlements while the natives were in a slow state of decline from diseases introduced by the Europeans and loss of tribal lands to the whites.
After this disaster, the English were in disarray, even concluding the war was the result of God punishing the Puritans for not abiding by strict religious codes.
www.tauntonriver.org /kingphilipwar.htm   (1988 words)

 The Blog | Byron Williams: I Want a Different King | The Huffington Post
Earlier that year, King wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," which was a radical, non conformist response to an open letter by eight white clergy that believed his methods were extreme and precipitated violence.
King's "Letter" is an epistle that many, myself included, believe is worthy of entry into the biblical canon.
I want the King who had the audacity to hold America to a standard higher than it was prepared to hold itself.
www.huffingtonpost.com /byron-williams/i-want-a-different-king_b_13695.html   (1011 words)

 King Williams Town - South Africa
Charming King Williams Town, which is one of the two major towns that make up the modern Buffalo City, was founded in 1826 on the upper reaches of the Buffalo River.
The War Memorial in Alexandra Road, the Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance, the Bisho Massacre Monument, the graves of the late activists Griffiths and Victoria Mxenge, and the historic Fort Murray ruins are memorials to the town’s religious, military and political backgrounds.
Tourist-friendly accommodation in King William’s Town is provided by lodges and bed-and-breakfast facilities, a service that is augmented by the numerous restaurants and catering outlets in town.
www.south-africa-tours.com /king-williams-town.html   (513 words)

 NMAH | Legendary Coins & Currency: Massachusetts, 'twenty shillings', 1690   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Massachusetts Bay Colony charter is revoked by King Charles II.
As part of King Williams War, British and Colonial forces fight French troops and their Indian allies in America.
King William's War ends with no major territorial change in North America.
americanhistory.si.edu /coins/printable/coin1_01F.shtml   (320 words)

 Amazon.com: War of the Worlds: Music: John Williams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Williams picks up on this thematic core and avoids dull bombastic audio assaults in favor of assisting suspense scenes with sometimes almost subliminal sounds as well as the exciting adventure passages so effective in the Spielberg thriller films.
For War of the Worlds, John Williams reached for something not of this earth and composed a score that you feel on your skin, even before you become aware that you are actually hearing it.
John Williams, like his contemporary, the late Jerry Goldsmith, is responsible for some of filmdom's more memorable scores ("Jaws," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Star Wars," "Superman-The Movie," the first three "Harry Potter" films, and so many others).
www.amazon.com /War-Worlds-John-Williams/dp/B0009A3ZZI   (1527 words)

 CNN.com - Stephen King honored at book awards - Nov. 20, 2003
The 56-year-old King, whose many best sellers include "Carrie" and "The Shining," acknowledged that some thought him unworthy of a prize previously won by Philip Roth and Arthur Miller among others.
While King and Hazzard both celebrated the diversity of literature, you couldn't ask for two more different writers.
King was an early champion of the e-book.
cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/books/11/20/nationalbookawards.ap/index.html   (701 words)

 Fransisco Goya
These Study Guides on War and Art were originally prepared for a course entitled "Responses to War: An Intellectual and Cultural History" given in the Department of History at The University of Adelaide between 1989 and 1999.
The war in Spain (in Britain also known as Peninsular War) interesting because the presence of French troops provoked an unusual military response - guerrilla warfare, Spainish for "little war" (correct terminology- "guerrilla" means little war; "guerrillero" means someone who participates in such a war or guerrilla in our language).
A number of etchings suggest that Goya was an eyewitness to the events he depicts, certainly to the consequences on the civilian population of the war.
homepage.mac.com /dmhart/WarArt/StudyGuides/Goya.html   (2407 words)

 Downtown Oberlin Walking Tour of Civil War Monuments
Oberlin’s monument to its war dead dates from 1943, but the longer history of the memorial goes back to the Civil War.
William Hoskins Brown designed a simple terraced wall of old brick to hold tablets, including the originals, honoring the Oberlin casualties of all wars since 1861.
During the Vietnam War a drive to replace the wall with a new design ended in failure.
www.oberlin.edu /external/EOG/CivilWarTour/Stop7.html   (525 words)

 A A World . Reference Room . Articles . George Washington Williams | PBS
The son of a laborer, Williams enlisted at age 14 in the Union Army and fought in the Civil War.
There had been several previous works written on this subject by fl historians, but Williams' work was the first relatively objective account that strove for historical accuracy rather than functioning as a work of fl apologetics or propaganda.
Williams' research for his next work, A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion (1888), involved the gathering of oral histories from fl Civil War veterans and the culling of newspaper accounts, both techniques which subsequently became basic resources in American historiography.
www.pbs.org /wnet/aaworld/reference/articles/george_washington_williams.html   (332 words)

 The King Center
The King Library and Archives in Atlanta is the world’s largest repository of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The King Library and Archives’ mission is to promote the appropriate application of archival principles in the preservation, processing, and description of materials relevant to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The King Library and Archives has played a crucial role in assuring the survival and preservation of many of the documents and artifacts of the civil rights movement through several documentation efforts.
www.thekingcenter.org /prog/research.html   (458 words)

 WorkingForChange-Hope in 2005
Prior to her death in 1906, Anthony stated her belief that "Failure is impossible." By the time she died, four states had granted voting rights to women.
King was troubled about the American involvement in the war in Vietnam and saw the connection between the war and America's failure to improve the lives of the poor domestically.
And King never lived to see that he was indeed right on the war question.
www.workingforchange.com /article.cfm?itemid=18324   (643 words)

 Program 10: The Frontier Wars | MPBN's"HOME: The Story of Maine"
While local grievances still plagued the relations between colonial Anglos and Native Americans in Maine, King William’s War grew largely out of the Glorious Revolution in England and the subsequent conflicts between England and France.
That event and the rebuilding of the fort at Pemaquid (even though it was to be captured again in 1696) seemed to stem the tide of violence.
The bloodiest of all the wars, King William’s War was also the most devastating for the Naives who suffered severe losses and displacement from which they would never wholly recover.
www.mpbc.org /homestom/p10william.html   (503 words)

 King William's Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King William's Town, a town of South Africa, in the Eastern Cape province and on the Buffalo River, 50 kilometers, 42 miles by rail or about 40 minutes' motorway drive W.N.W. of the Indian Ocean port of East London.
"King," as the town is locally called, stands 1275 ft. above the sea at the foot of the Amatola Mountains, and in the midst of a thickly populated agricultural district.
Many of the colonists in the neighboring districts are descendants of members of the German legion disbanded after the Crimean War and provided with homes in Cape Colony; hence such names as Berlin, Potsdam, Braunschweig, Frankfurt and Stutterheim given to settlements in this part of the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/King_Williams_Town   (416 words)

 Nashua History | www.nashuahistory.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
King Philips War began in 1675 between the indigenous people of this continent and the English.
War was declared again in Dunstable in 1691.
Another famous story from this area during King Williams War is the story of Hannah Duston.
www.nashuahistory.com /site/nashuahistory_1675.htm   (624 words)

 King William's War Forum
To ALL seeking Military records of King Williams Army - Battle of the Boyne - Linda Corbett 11/02/02
Re: To ALL seeking Military records of King Williams Army - Battle of the Boyne - Marie Neuert 3/07/04
Re: To ALL seeking Military records of King Williams Army - Battle of the Boyne - Nelda Percival 7/07/06
genforum.genealogy.com /kingwilliamswar   (629 words)

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