The Constructions of Cathedrals took hundreds of years and many people who worked on them did not even get to see the final complete build of something they spent all of their time building. Cathedrals were giant stone churches that required masons to build, you can assume took a lot of money they would get this money from people paying things called Indulgences and these were scams that said they would get there sin washed away if the payed them. So these people were scamming everyone even the homeless. The Cologne Cathedral took 640 years to build and this is in Germany. St. Peters Bassilica was the largest Cathedral in the world and it measured about 50 square kilometers.
This Weekend is Mothers Day so I am going Write about it. The First ever Mother’s day was 1908 which was 105 years ago when Anna Jarvis had a memorial for her mom. This ceremony was is Grafton West Virgina. Anna Jarvis made Mother’s day a recognized Holiday because In 1905 Her very deeply loved mother died Ann Reeves Jarvis. Before Ann was trying to make it a holiday and after hard work she showed honor by finishing whats she wanted. Even though they made it a holiday she started to hate and be angry at the company’s trying to get rich off of this new holiday. In the 1920’s they started to create cards for Mother’s Day and Anna got so mad she saw that people were missing the meaning of it, it was supposed to me Sentimental not a profit so she tried to Stop all Mother’s days. Eventually she got so mad in 1923 she crashed a candy makers convention in Philadelphia. Anna’s New holiday was then celebrated around the world.
This post is going to be about jokes and history about jokes and facts. One of the first jokes was “Something in which has never occurred is a young woman farting in her husbands lap”. Jokes have been around forever some people say that one of the first jokes ever was the human race. There are 3 different types of jokes. You have a Verbal joke which means something you say to mess with the other person or to make them laugh like Yo momma jokes or regular jokes. Then you have Anti joke which is something like this ” What did the Lion say to the Ant nothing because Lions cant talk”. And after that type you have the Physical Joke where you do something like putting roaches in there bed or putting red hair dye in someones shampoo bottle. My Favorite type of jokes are Physical jokes. My favorite Physical joke is where you smack someone and they chase after you and another guy hits him with a exercise ball as soon as he rounds the corner.
King Arthur was a defender against Saxon invaders in 537 to 539. There are a lot of different battles that Arthur was in and so valiantly fought in. There are also a lot of debated history of Merlin the wizard and other myths.Alfred the great ruled over England from 871 to 899 The title Great was given to him from his very good sense of leader ship. His leadership was mostly shown when he resisted many attacks from enemy Vikings. Alfreds Father was the king of Wessex and his name was Aethelwulf and he was a Fourth son.Canute the great Conquers England by heading from Wessex north and going to London he takes a army and captures London after a battle at Penselwood in Somerset. Eventually they were forced to write a treaty and and he holds down London till England gives up and he conquers.Harold Godwinson defeats vikings at the battle of Stamford And during the battle about 6000 people died. The Battle of Stamford bridge was between the Vikings and Saxons .William the conqueror wins battle of Hastings By killing Harold from a arrow shot to the eye All of his men retreated after that and after a treaty was signed and William became King at Christmas. At first People fought about William becoming king because they liked Harold a lot because of his leadership.
Wulf the Saxon is based in the 11th century and is about a young Saxon thane who is a young page for Earl Harold he has a quarrel with another page and he is sent home to learn the duties of a real thane.
Later the earl becomes king and Wulf with his friend help him do deeds around the kingdom to help the king rule. While doing all of these deeds aiding the king people started trusting him even the Duke William. Wulf goes on a expedition with Harold when suddenly they are thrown off course and the crash along the coast of France and they get captured by the french and Wulf is threatened to have his ears slit.After a page that had left told William and William came to the save them. After that William tricked Harold into saying an oath that meant that he was the master over Harold and he had to listen to him and what he said.
During the battle of hasting which happened a little after that Harold went to war with William. During the fight Harold got shot in the eye and died. Eventually after William was crowned king of England that Christmas the people still did not like him because he killed there other king Harold.
This book was pretty good not my favorite but it was still good it was interesting I would rate it a 6 out of 10.
Yesterday i went fishing with my second cousin Justin and he offered to take me on a fishing trip so I accepted and went along.
I first woke up at 5:00 to get ready and I got dressed put on sun lotion and prepared to go. He arrived around 6:00 and we left about and arrived at the boat ramp at 6:30 we put our stuff in boat and pushed it out then we got in and headed out to go catch some fish. The first place we went to we heard a lot of fish. We did not catch any thing that spot so we moved on. we saw lots of fish there but we were not catching anything. The Second spot we went to I caught a Gasper Goo aka A freshwater drum this was 10 minutes after being there. Later in the third place Justin almost caught a fish but once he noticed he hooked a fish he accidentally ripped it out of the mouth. After that we just headed out and of that place and went around and eventually we saw these big waves we had started to get one second of air! Once we were close to the docks he let me drive the boat it was very fun.
After our trip we ate lunch and I went home. The Gasper Goo was my first fish ever and that trip was one of my first times to go fishing.
Today I am going to write about hurricane Ike.
Hurricane Ike was the most costliest hurricane in Texas history and the Third most costliest in U.S. history. It became tropical storm September 1 2008 it became a category 4 storm three days later on September 4 and was the strongest hurricane of 2008. Ike caused 7.3 billion dollars in Cuba and the was the costliest yet in that country. Ike costed the U.S. 29.5 billion dollars of damage. For evacuation George W. Bush made a emergency declaration and everybody had about a couple days before the hurricane hit and most evacuated but not all some stayed in their house.
During the hurricane I went to a relatives house and stayed there the whole time for the duration of the storm. Justin cousin had a generator too and he had a bath tub full of water and that is where we got all of our water from. For the days we spent there I slept on the couch listening to the wind and loud noises outside. After a couple days the lights came on again and we went back to our apartment and my step brother and step brothers friend and grandma spent the night in our apartment for a couple days then headed to back home after a couple more days. we had to cook all of the food in the freezer because there was no electricity and my grandma made a big feast for everybody.
We were lucky that nothing was gone or damaged because a room in our apartment. we had our dog so we did not have to worry about here being bored she had stayed in the back with the other dogs. None of our families stuff was broken and we were really happy about it too because of how strong the storm was.
Charlemagne is a king of the Franks to the king of Italy to the first emperor of western Europe. Charlemagne means Charles the great and people also call him Charles i. He is a world redound king and since he was king of Franks and Italy they said they were descendants of him because he was so great. Charlemagne was first king of France in 768 then he was King of Italy to 774. After That in 800 he was crowned Emperor on Christmas day by Pope Leo in Old St.Peters Basilica. Charlemagne fought the Lombards for control of Northern Italy. Charlemagne campaigned against the Saxon being pagans upon penalty of death this lead to a massacre known as the Massacre Of Verden which was a massacre of 4500 rebel Saxons in 782. Some people say it was the worst thing he did and I think it is too. He died after 13 years of being Emperor at 814 then his son Louis the pious succeeded him.
Today I built a radio from some wires and tubes, this was a really fun small project for my science class. I built a really cool radio that can listen to music or any other radio station. The first time i heard the music was in the middle of the drive way it was just some weird off beat song and I was really confused. This project took me two days to finish but I eventually had found out how to build it. After that I needed a bigger antennae so I used my bike because it was a big metal object it worked really well.
Today have a writing assignment to talk about why it is important to study Islam it even if you do not believe in the religion of Islam.
The first reason is because Islam is the second biggest religion in the world! So if someone asked you about it you would know something about the religion of Islam and that is one of the biggest reasons. Also another reason is that Islam is a world known religion and a lot of people believe in it. Just because someone believes in something different than Islam do not mean you have to ignore it is like when even the smartest people look at each others beliefs and if they cant prove them wrong then they join the other belief cause you never know you might have just changed your whole life and you are happier because the religion you found made more sense now you don’t believe what you thought was right because you grew up being told that. But the biggest reason of all is that History rely on these religion because there might have been a major war between two different religions.