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What are the key values of the British? Could you name any famous englishmen who influenced them?
May 29, 2014 4:07 AM
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5th Century A.D. Saint Patrick ended the slave trade in the British Isles. 627 A.D. King Edwin of Northumbria Dunstan (c.1020-1088) Archbishop of Canterbury, reformed the monasteries. Many new churches and monasteries were built during his time. Women played a significant part in the 10th century revival. Peter Abelard (1079 – 21 April 1142) medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician. Sir Thomas More (1478 – 1535),an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist. He was an important councillor to Henry VIII and Lord Chancellor from October 1529 to 16 May 1532.[ Earl Simon de Montfort, One of the most famous men in English history led the most concerted and radical attempt to control royal power and authority before the seventeenth century. For three months in 1263 and another 15 in 1264-5, he ruled England ostensibly in the name of a program of reform which insisted on a government by council, consent by parliament, and other measures Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bess", Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. . William Shakespeare 1564 - 1616)English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. Sir Isaac Newton 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727 physicist and mathematician (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica ("Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy"), first published in 1687, laid the foundations for classical mechanics.
May 29, 2014

  You can look into Bacon   and also Oliver Cromwell in the context of   their Puritan values

(a  Christian  sect)  to see   the general values  which lead to the English Civil war  and the articulation of  the concept of Civil Rights.

 

    As to specific Values, all you need to do is look up  the Christian  identification of the Seven Virtues and their  counterparts,  the Seven Vices.

May 29, 2014

Thank you very much! The matter is, I'm working at a kind of research, which deals with British culture. "Fransis Bacon's (a philosopher!) essays as a linguocultural fenomena". So, I'm trying to describe the influence of the British worldview on Bacon and, on the contrary, Bacon's influence on the British worldview. But it is very difficult to make judgments about the countrie's culture, staying outside it. Though I read a lot on this subject, I would ask you to tell me what values are the most important for the British OR just for you (nowadays).
The second part of the question is of no importance anymore, because I hoped that someone would name Bacon (a philosopher, NOT an artist), but now I've disclosed the matter of things myself.

Thank you very much in advance! Thanks a lot for pieces of advice, being already given - it's important and useful! Sorry for being so complicated in trying to explain what I need!))) 

May 29, 2014
Because I probably sound better than I look ;) !
May 29, 2014
A possible starting point might be British Polar explorers of the early twentieth century. Have a look at some biographies of these people and think about the personal qualities and values they embody. And then try to apply these to the nation as a whole, both then and now. NB another girl from the Russian Federation asked a very similar question last week. Do you all have a similar homework assignment?
May 29, 2014
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