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 Jewett Texts
Duke Robert's story is chiefly interesting to us because he was the father of William the Conqueror, and in most of the accounts of that time it is hard to find any thing except various versions of his course toward his more famous son.
Robert was very bold in his defiance of public opinion, and before long the old tanner sheds his blouse like the cocoon of a caterpillar, and blooms out resplendent in the gay trappings of court chamberlain.
Robert piously held back those of his followers who would have beaten the warder in return, and said that it was well for him to show himself a pattern of humility and patience, and such suffering was meant for the good of one's soul.
www.public.coe.edu /~theller/soj/nor/nor06.html   (3183 words)

 William the Bastard
William was the bastard son of Robert the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy, and Arlette the daughter of Fulbert, a master tanner of Falaise.
Robert had sought permission to joining his fellow Normans who were either re-claiming Southern Italy or Sicily for Christendom, or acting as brigands and ravaging the land, depending on whose side you were.
Robert took with him to Normandy two of the hostages that Godwin had been compelled to hand over to king Edward on his exile, his nephew, Hakkon, and his young son, Wulf.
members.tripod.com /~GeoffBoxell/willie.htm   (3651 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for magnificent
Sulayman I or Sulayman the Magnificent, 1494-1566, Ottoman sultan (1520-66), son and successor of Selim I.
The church, forming its nucleus, was begun in the style of the Italian Gothic in 1396 by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, duke of Milan.
It has a magnificent Dominican monastery and church (Santa Maria da Vitória), built by John I of Portugal to commemorate his victory (1385) over John I of Castile at nearby Aljubarrota.
www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=magnificent   (560 words)

 The Childhood of William the Conqueror   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
His father, Duke Robert I of Normandy, was known as "Robert the Devil" and "Robert the Magnificent." William was born of a liaison between the devilish duke and a tanner's daughter named Herleve or Herleva and popularly remembered as Arlette or Arletta.
Robert was riding his horse one day when he saw the lovely Arlette washing her clothes in a river.
After her relationship with Robert ended, Arlette married a viscount with whom she had four children, including a son called Odo of Bayeux who would become one of William's most trusted advisors.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/royal_history/15513   (489 words)

 DVD Review - The Magnificent Seven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
I never thought I’d see the day that "The Magnificent Seven" would arrive on DVD as a full-blown special edition sporting a decent widescreen transfer and both newly remixed 5.1 and original mono soundtracks.
The "Magnificent Seven Theme" is an immediately recognizable piece of music and I can’t think of a Western made since that hasn’t liberally borrowed from its themes.
MGM is advertising "The Magnificent Seven" as a special edition and by golly it is. First up is an audio commentary track featuring producer Walter Mirisch, assistant director Robert Relyea, Eli Wallach, and James Coburn.
www.dvdreview.com /fullreviews/the_magnificent_seven.shtml   (1648 words)

 Ancestors and Family of Estrid Svendsdatter
Marriage (3): Robert I the Magnificent of Normandy in 1031
Estrid next married Robert I the Magnificent of Normandy, son of Richard II the Good of Normandy and Judith (de Rennes) of Brittany, in 1031.
(Robert I the Magnificent of Normandy was born 999 or 1000 in Normandy and died on 22 Jul 1035 in Nicea, Bythynia, Turkey..)
nygaard.howards.net /files/1440.htm   (347 words)

 CrowFamilyGenealogy - pafg01.html - Generated by Personal Ancestral File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Descendants of Duke of Normandy 1028-1035 Robert I The Magnificent
Duke of Normandy 1028-1035 Robert I The Magnificent was born about 1000 in Normandie.
Robert was not married to Harlette (Herleve) de Falaise Officer of the Household.
www.angelfire.com /ca3/crowplace/pafg01.html   (69 words)

The Magnificent Seven does little to redefine the archaic staidness that had beset the Western by 1960, functioning instead as the nattily decorated swan song for a passing fancy.
It suffers from long stretches of inaction and meaningless japes and postures, and for every moment in which Coburn says "I was aiming for the horse!" when--to the admiration of a villager--picking a bandito off a horse, there are two moments devoted to a hackneyed love story or childish comic relief.
A 45-minute documentary, "Guns for Hire: The Making of the Magnificent Seven", is also interesting, although many of the anecdotes related therein are repeated from the commentary (in the case of Wallach's story of his initial involvement, almost word-for-word).
filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/magnificentseven.htm   (1216 words)

 The Magnificent Seven Summary
The Magnificent Seven is a John Sturges western film of 1960, a remake of Shichinin no samurai, better known as The Seven Samurai.
Last to join is Lee (Robert Vaughn), who is on the run after supposedly finding and killing his latest enemies, and figures that the job will keep him in Mexico long enough for things to cool down.
With the death of Charles Bronson on August 30, 2003, Robert Vaughn (Lee) is the only one of the seven main stars who is still alive, as of January 2006.
www.bookrags.com /The_Magnificent_Seven   (3412 words)

 The Magnificent Mile - Feel Magnificent
The end result of this extensive promotional campaign was deemed 'The Magnificent Mile' as the boulevard was transformed into the world-renown center of retail, restaurants and culture it is today.
Branding The Magnificent Mile as one of the great avenues of the world, the campaign's initial roll-out showcases the district's major industries — dining, hotels, retail shopping and tourism — by presenting glamorous, inspirational photography, fashion forward wardrobe styling, and the newest trend in colors.
The objective is to present our product — The Magnificent Mile and its surrounding neighborhoods — as an exciting experience based destination for shoppers and travelers, differentiating North Michigan Avenue from other destinations and shopping centers vying for our consumers' awareness.
www.themagnificentmile.com /History.cfm   (1416 words)

 Ancestors and Family of Robert II Curthose of Normandy
Robert was the eldest son of King William I of England.
England fell to his younger brother William II, with whom Robert was intermittently at war (1090-96) until Robert, in 1096, pawned Normandy to William so he could join the crusades of Pope Urban II.
Robert married Sibylla of Conversano, daughter of Geoffrey of Conversano and Unknown, in 1100 in Apulia, Sicily, Italy.
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 Robert the Devil — FactMonster.com
Robert I, duke of Normandy - Robert I (Robert the Magnificent), d.
Robert the Devil - Robert the Devil Robert, first Duke of Normandy; so called for his daring and cruelty.
Robert Francois Damiens - Robert Francois Damiens who attempted to assassinate Louis XV., is called “Robert the...
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 Robert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert of Winchelsea, theologian and opponent of both Edward I and Edward II of England
Robert the Magnificent, also known as Robert the Devil, father of William the Conqueror
Robert Bell (speaker), Speaker of the British House of Commons 1572-76, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robert   (527 words)

 Ancestors of Duke Of Normandy Robert I the Magnificent or the Devil
Ancestors of Duke Of Normandy Robert I the Magnificent or the Devil
Duke Of Normandy Robert I the Magnificent or the Devil
Robert married Herleva DE FALAISE, daughter of Chamberlain Fulbert DE FALAISE and Duxia of Doda.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~clarke/559.htm   (85 words)

 Robert E. Howard Collection of author Robert Weinberg
Like a number of other Robert E. Howard fans of the time, I felt it was my duty, my obligation, to spread the word about Conan and Kull and Solomon Kane and their creator.
I met Donald Grant who was later to reprint many of Robert E. Howard's work during this time and I also met probably the most important Howard fan of all, a Texan named Glenn Lord.
Before ending this rambling journey of my life with Robert E. Howard, I felt it only fair to share with you the magic in his words, the magic that makes his work immortal.
www.robertweinberg.net /rehoward.htm   (3147 words)

 Robert the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy NORMAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When Richard died a year later, there were great suspicions that Robert had Richard murdered, hence his other nickname, "Robert le diable" (the devil).
He is often mis-identified with the legendary Robert the Devil.
Robert aided King Henry I of France against Henry's rebellious brother and mother, and for his help he was given the territory of the Vexin.
homepage.mac.com /janmobley/ps05/ps05_154.html   (214 words)

 The Magnificent Seven
Starring Yul Brynner, STEVE MCQUEEN, Eli Wallach, Robert Vaughn, Charles Bronson, James "Jimmy" Coburn, Brad Dexter, the immortal Horst Buchholz, some horses, and dozens of Mexicans.
The string of spectacular failures is long, beginning with the film that brought down United Artists entirely, "Heaven's Gate." "The Magnificent Seven" spawned three successful sequels in the 60s and early 70s; but a revival of the story for TV in the 1990s failed.
I truly don't understand this phenomenon -- I think there's something primally attractive about good guys and bad guys fighting it out on horses over dusty plains in the west, and I don't see why the genre just died.
mysite.verizon.net /vzepg1pd/reviews/magnificent7.html   (1312 words)

 Robert Dycus -- Paintings of the American West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Robert Dycus -- Paintings of the American West
Robert Dycus captures the modern wild west—intimate deserts, distant mountains, vast skies—in oils and pastels.
Bob travels to remote corners of the Southwest to paint the magnificent vistas of the deserts and mountains of Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and his home state of California.
www.robertdycus.com   (65 words)

 Kimball - pafg98 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Robert I "The Magnificent" of Normandy [Parents] was born in 999 in Normandy, France.
Arlotta of Normandy Viscountess married Robert I "The Magnificent" of Normandy.
Richard II of Normandy (4th Duke) [Parents] was born in 958.
www.webpak.net /~cdm2/kimball/pafg98.htm   (474 words)

 The Magnificent Seven (1960)
The basis for this escape is two-fold; Sturges shifts location sufficiently to avoid direct echoes and his cast of now-stars has the requisite charisma and easy-going stance.
The Magnificent Seven can't decide how to handle the bad guys, so it takes the middle (and worst route); instead of leaving them as ciphers, an almost elemental force, it gives them faces but no substance.
The Magnificent Seven lacks the brooding, oppressive atmosphere of the original, so much so that we barely mourn for those slain in the climatic battle.
www.film.u-net.com /Movies/Reviews/Magnificent_Seven.html   (723 words)

 Royalty.nu - English Royal History - The Private Life of William the Conqueror
Some people believe Matilda herself was responsible for Brihtric's sad fate; it is said he had rejected her marriage proposal years before, and after becoming queen she took her revenge by having him imprisoned, with or without William's consent.
His most troublesome child was his eldest son, Robert Curthose, presumably so called because he had short legs (taking after the tiny Queen Matilda).
Yet the king and Robert later reconciled, and when William died he left Normandy to Robert.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/England/Norman/WilliamI.html   (2175 words)

 The Magnificent Seven: Collector's Edition (1960)
The Magnificent Seven appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
We hear from Coburn, Mirisch, Relyea, Wallach, actors Yul Brynner, Horst Buchholz, John Alonzo, Brad Dexter, Rosenda Monteros, and Robert Vaughn, actor/writer Chazz Palminteri, writer/director John Carpenter, writer/director Lawrence Kasdan, associate producer Lou Morheim, Brynner’s former wife Doris, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, Steve McQueen’s former wife Niele McQueen Toffel, and composer Elmer Bernstein.
They reflect on the film’s place in Western history, the influence of The Seven Samurai and the decision to remake it, the path it took to the screen, choosing a director and adapting the story, casting and actors, shooting in Mexico and sensitivity about the depiction of the locals.
www.dvdmg.com /magnificentseven.shtml   (2335 words)

 Amazon.com: Return of the Magnificent Seven: DVD: Yul Brynner,Robert Fuller,Julián Mateos,Warren Oates,Claude ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Through their catharsis in the original we saw an attempt at redemption through an act of nobility on the part of the seven.
Return of the Magnificent Seven is a good sequel that picks up ten years after the first one ended.
Chris teams up with old pal Vin (played here by Robert Fuller) and rounds up four more men (okay they aren't a patch on the original seven, but Claude Akins and Warren Oates are pretty solid) for the rescue mission.
www.amazon.com /Return-Magnificent-Seven-Burt-Kennedy/dp/B000059TFX   (2670 words)

 The Magnificent Eleven: The D-Day Photographs of Robert Capa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When soldiers of the 16th Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division landed at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, photographer Robert Capa, in the employ of LIFE magazine, was among them.
Perhaps the best known of all World War II combat photographers, the Hungarian-born Capa had made a name for himself well before climbing into a landing craft with men of Company E in the early morning hours of D-Day.
Robert Capa is one of many wartime photographers who have risked their lives and made the ultimate sacrifice to capture the essence of desperate combat on film.
www.skylighters.org /photos/robertcapa.html   (2786 words)

 The Magnificent Seven soundtrack (CD) - Elmer Bernstein
The grand and propulsive soundtrack to the classic western The Magnificent Seven starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and James Coburn.
The Magnificent Seven was based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 masterpeice, The Seven Samurai.
In the 1960s, the main theme from The Magnificent Seven was used as background music for Marlboro TV commercials.
www.moviegrooves.com /shop/magnificentsevensoundtrack.htm   (300 words)

 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Robert the Devil.
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Robert the Devil.
Robert, first Duke of Normandy; so called for his daring and cruelty.
The Norman tradition is that his wandering ghost will not be allowed to rest till the Day of Judgment.
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 Robert Vaughn: One of The Magnificent Seven...and Proud of It!
Without debate, portraying the faint-hearted Lee in the 1960 classic Western, The Magnificent Seven is a landmark performance by Shakespearean actor Robert Vaughn, whose industrious career includes an Academy Award® nomination for The Young Philadelphians (1959) and an Emmy Award® for Best Supporting Actor in Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1978).
Vaughn became a political activist in the liberal arena in the 1970s; his doctoral dissertation about the Hollywood fllisters of the McCarthy Era was eventually published as a book.
Visit Robert Vaughn's official web site, where you can find current information, autographed photos, and other fascinating facts about the legendary actor.
www.wildestwesterns.com /robert_vaughn.htm   (277 words)

 CNN - Resurrected 'Magnificent Seven' hopes to be big hit - February 27, 1998
Like the movie classic, the television drama features a group of seven men who are committed to justice at all costs.
Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, and Robert Vaughn were among the seven heroes who rode onto the screen in the 1960 MGM film, produced by Walter Mirisch.
So far, since its January 5 debut, the show appears to be holding its own in its 9 p.m.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/9802/27/magnificent.seven/index.html   (393 words)

When you hear the magnificent Elmer Bernstein music score in the opening credit sequence, you know that you are in for a real treat.
The catchy theme tune continues to live on, it was featured in Marlboro cigarette commercials for many years and today it is still played by marching bands around the world.
The other two sequels "Guns of The Magnificent Seven" (1969) and "The Magnificent Seven Ride!" (1972) starred George Kennedy and Lee Van Cleef respectively.
www.hollywoodteenmovies.com /TheMagnificentSeven.html   (752 words)

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