Victorian Era Technology and Scientific Discoveries

Major Technological Advancements: 1837-Morse Code and Telegraph invented by Samuel F.B Morse, extremely important to the progression of communication technology. 1846- Sewing Machine by Elias Howe 1850- Oil refining first used, which is where crude oil is processed into gasoline, diesel, oil and more. 1858- Sewage system invented in London by Joseph Bazalgette. Extremely important,…

Shoppers Drug Mart: Background, Mission Statement, Trademarks

Company Background Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is Canada’s largest pharmacy chain with over 1,132 stores from coast to coast. It was founded by a Toronto pharmacist named Murray Koffler in 1962. Shoppers Drug Mart was once a small pharmacy in Toronto owned by the Koffler family and it was originally named Koffler’s Drugs. Koffler believed…

The Second Triumvirate: Marc Antony and Cleopatra

Mark Antony 82-30 BCE in sole command after Caesar’s death Boisterous, extravagant, at drinker A gambler (aleator) March 17th: the Senate’s comprimise Assassins granted immunity and provinces; Caesar’s acta were confirmed Senate trying to avoid civil war Civil war averted (temporarily) Urban plebs and the army loyal to Caesar however Caesar’s will: left land and…

Protestant Reformation in England: Influences & Causes

There were many factors that influenced the Protestant Reformation in England, such as the political climate of Roman Catholic Church corruption and the increasing discontent among both nobles and laymen. But the most important factor was King Henry VIII’s pervasive self-serving attitude which profoundly impacted, and ultimately caused the Reformation of England. Anne Boleyn’s influence…

The Bubble Act: Its Creation and Effect on English Business

In the year 1719, the English public debt was an overwhelming problem that hindered the Parliament as well as the Crown’s ability to effectively manage England’s finances. The manner in which government taxes were collected was inefficient and they often attempted to collect taxes several years in advance in an attempt gain control over the…

Tim Winton’s “The Riders”: Pete Keneally & Jimmy Brereton Analysis

Tim Winton’s novel “The Riders” is a very detailed novel about being a father and being a husband. The protagonist, Mr. Fred Scully, more commonly known as Scully encounter and overcomes his main disappointment of losing his beloved wife, Jennifer. Jennifer runs away from this family leaving Scully and his daughter, Billy, behind together. One…