FC: Royalty Oaks High School | Royal Oaks | By Ryan Finney 3A
1: Absolutism: A political theory stating that all power should be vested in one ruler or other authority. | Divine Right: The notion that states that a ruler received his right to rule from a higher power.
3: Philip II of Spain | Hobbies: Marrying and using ugly women for power, going to war, showing the dominance of his Armada. Sports: In the late 15oo's, Phillip became the commander of the Spanish Armada, he attempted to defeat England with its might, but ultimately fell 58-3. He did try again and again, but each attempt ended in more or less the same result... | Voted most likely to be a dead-beat husband "There's no way England can defeat my Armada THIS time..."
5: Louis XIV of France | Hobbies: Louis XIV just loved showing off his power so much that he built several large and beautiful palaces that nearly bankrupted his country. Sports: From 1702-1714 Louis's grandson Phillip was going to be named king of England, fearing that France and England could merge together to form a larger power, Spain tried to stop that from happening. In the end, Spain succeeded and stopped them from joining together. | Voted most fashionable by his peers
7: Maria Theresa of Austria | Hobbies: Maria Theresa just loved to hate Prussia and she did not accept the notion of religious toleration. She was a devout Roman Catholic and was not fond of those who weren't. | Sports: In 1740, after the death of her father, Charles VI, Maria Theresa inherited the throne of many counties, but many did not believe that a woman had the right to inherit the Hapsburg throne, including Frederick the Great of Prussia. The match ended in an Austrian defeat of 1-2, but they only ended up losing the territory of Silesia. | Voted least capable of ruling as good as a man can
9: Frederick the Great of Prussia | Hobbies: Freddy loved all kinds of people and he didn't mind what religion you followed. He loved music, art, and architecture, he was even talented at playing the transverse flute.__________________________________ Sports: One of the most memorable matches Frederick took part in, the Seven Years War was fought mainly because the countries involved (Great Britain, Prussia, Spain, Portugal, etc.) were bitter rivals who teamed up with one another to gain more land. The fighting ended with Great Britain coming out on top and becoming the world's greatest power. Voted most likely to do battle with a woman
11: Peter the Great of Russia | Hobbies: In his free time, Peter would thoroughly enjoy making Russia a greater power, much like the west. He would even make his people dress like those in western Europe, but he did it for the good of his country. | Sports: From 1695-1696, Russia fought the Ottoman Turks to gain a warm-weathered port, in the first found, Russia lost, but later succeeded and gained the port they desired. Voted most likely to change a nation
13: Charles I of England | Hobbies: Going against parliament, going hunting, music, the arts. Sports: After parliament refused to give Charles any more money, he tried to have them arrested, this attempt sparked a civil war to break out between roundheads (people for parliament) and the cavaliers. (people for Charles) Charles ultimately lost, and was executed for treason. | Voted most likely to overreact when he doesn't get his way
15: Oliver Cromwell of England | Hobbies: Well, uhh, let's see... Nothing really, except ruining other peoples' fun... Sports: Oliver Cromwell played for the Roundheads when they squared off against the Cavaliers during the English Civil War. The Roundheads ultimately beat the Cavaliers leading to the execution of Charles the first. | Voted most likely to have no friends
17: Charles II of England | Hobbies: Partying, dancing, and just being plain lazy. He didn't really care for religion although he did convert to Catholicism for money. Sports: In 1672-1674, England fought the Dutch in the second Anglo-Dutch war. The Dutch ended up winning this war. | Voted most likely to win a beer pong world championship
19: James II of England | Hobbies: Running, playing hide and seek exclusively as the hider, going against his own country's national religion. Sports: The people of England just completely hated James II for changing his religion to Catholicism. Because he was a Catholic trying to rule a Protestant nation, Parliament and others decided to overthrow him, however, James did not put up much resistance, in fact, he put up no resistance at all whatsoever. James just ran away to France... | Hide and Seek Champion of 1688