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My favourite historical hero has to be King Louis XVI of France. He was a good ruler who always tried to do his best for his people but was thwarted on every occasion by vested cliques within the state. They were not averse to using false calls to liberty to inflame the people against their king, while really trying to just look after their own narrow interests. Eventually the people of France became blinded by the lies that were told against this virtuos monarch. They turned on him and he was martyred during The French Revolution. The judicial murder of this just man will for ever be a stain on the reputation of the French nation.
Vive le Roi!
The women who supported our country during World War II, they helped serve the war efforts by working at the factories, helping to build the airplanes, the naval ships, loading the weapons and keeping the US economy afloat. These women also paved the road and began to change the mind set that women couldn't handle the work load or pressure. These women proved them wrong!!
As a lover of all things nature, my historical hero would have to be Charles Darwin, followed closely by Alfred Russell Wallace. Both these men helped to unlock a whole host of natural secrets. Ultimately, they helped to explain once and for all, how we and everything else got here.
King Leonides of Sparta who, along with 299 Spartans and around 3,000 other Greeks held up a vast Persian army long enough for the Athenians to destroy their navy thus putting an effective end to the invasion by the world's only super-power. The inadvertent effect of this was to protect the fledgling concept of democracy which 80 years later gave birth to Western thinking through the person of Socrates. Unbelievably far reaching consequences.
by ngureco3 years ago
Why Do Women Go Against The Word Of God And Seek To Preach In Churches? (1 Corinthians 14:34-36)
by Mark Knowles8 years ago
I see we have a bunch of female religionists preaching what we should be doing, but I am confused. God made it pretty clear that women were to be seen and not heard - they are, after all, subservient to men and should...
by Nicola Thompson4 years ago
Who is your hero in history? Why?
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