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    Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is one of America's most famous and beloved writers. He was not only a writer, but, at different times in his life, a printer, a steamboat pilot, a gold prospector, a journalist and a lecturer. Through this wiki we will learn more about his life and his works.
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    This is their museum, this museum after was a house , was a house Tom Sawye.
    In the museum there are:
    Interpretive Center
    Mark Twain's Boyhood Home
    Boyhood Home Gift Shop
    Huckleberry Finn House
    Becky Thatcher House (currently being refurbished)
    J.M. Clemens Justice of the Peace Office
    Grant's Drug Store (display viewed through window)
    Museum Gallery
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    -.............................................Mark Twain
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    Is a States located in the Midwestern Unitet States and its the capital is Jefferson City.His shield is: And the flasg is:
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    The state nickname is the Gateway in the West or, Show-me State in reference an expression of a political representative of the state. The shorthand for Missouri is MO. The most important rivers are the Missouri and Mississippi.
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    LONDON POPULATION:
    With the ongoing industrialization, London's population grew rapidly throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century, and in fact became the most populous city in the world until it was sur passed by NewYorkin 1925. Its largest population caught in 1939 with 8,615,245 people surveyed. In 1939, London was a small town comprising what is now called the City of London or, more simply, the city. How ever, today is one of the largest urban agglomeration sorme gacities in the world, have spread overmiles, covering man yold towns and surrounding villages. With a total area of 1,579 square kilometers and 33 districts(including the City), the current London or Greater London, has 7,512,400 habitants (2006), making it one of Europe's most populated cities, along with Moscow, Paris, Madrid, Romeand Berlin. The urban area of ​​London is 9,332,000 with an estimated population in its metropolitan area, the largest in the EU, live from 12 to14 million people.
    The Greater London has a population of 14,945,000 habitants, higher than the populations of Scotland, Walesand Northern Ireland together. It is the second largest metropolitan area in Europe, second only to Moscow, and one of the 20 largest in the world with a life and economic flow that place in the world's second largest behind only NewYorkCity(United States.)
    Places to visit:
    If you go to London you can visit a lot of places:
    The Buckingham palace: is the official residence and office of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality.
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    Originally known as Buckingham House, the building which forms the core of today's palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1705
    Buckingham Palace finally became the official royal palace of the British monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.
    However, the palace chapel was destroyed by a German bomb in World War II; the Queen's Gallery was built on the site and opened to the public in 1962 to exhibit works of art from the Royal Collection.
    The Westminster Abbey: is a large, mainly Gothic church, in the City of Westminster,London, United Kingdom, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English monarchs.
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    Westminster Abbey is a collegiate church governed by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, as established by Royal charter of Queen Elizabeth I in 1560.
    According to a tradition first reported by Sulcard in about 1080, the Abbey was first founded in the time of Mellitus.
    Between 1042 and 1052 King Edward the Confessor began rebuilding St Peter's Abbey in order to provide himself with a royal burial church. It was the first church in England built in the Norman Romanesque style.
    It was not completed until around 1090 but was consecrated on 28 December 1065.
    Big Ben: Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and is generally extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower as well.The clock tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower. It celebrated its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009, during which celebratory events took place.
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    The tower was completed on 10 April 1858 and has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city.
    The bottom 61 metres of the Clock Tower's structure consists of brickwork with sand coloured Anston limestone cladding. The remainder of the tower's height is a framed spire of cast iron.
    The London Eye: is a giant Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames, in London, England. The entire structure is 135 metres
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    tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres.
    It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually. When erected in 1999, it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until surpassed first by the 160 m.
    The London Eye is located in the London Borough of Lambeth at the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge. The site is adjacent to that of the former Dome of Discovery, which was built for the Festival of Britain in 1951.
    London Bridge:
    London Bridge is a bridge over the River Tames , connecting the City of London and southwark, in central London. Situated between Cannon Street Railway Bridge and Tower Bridge, it forms the western end of the Pool of London. On the south side of the bridge are Southwark Cathedral and London Bridge station on the north side are the Monument to the Great Fire of London and Monument tobe station
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    A bridge has existed at or near the present site since the Roman occupation nearly 2000 years ago. The first bridge across the Thames in the London area, probably a military pontoon bridge, was built of wood by the Romans on the present site aroundA piled bridge was constructed, and the Romans built a small trading settlement next to it the town of Londinium. The settlement and the bridge were destroyed in a revolt led by Queen Boudicca in 60 . Her victory was short-lived, and soon afterwards the Romans defeated the rebels and set about building a new walled town. Some of the 2nd-century Roman wall has survived to this day. The new town and bridge were built around the position of the present bridge, and gave access to the south-coast ports via Stane Street and Watling Street.
    The westminster palace:
    The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace, is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom—the House of Lords and the House of Commons. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the heart of the London borough of the City of Westminster, close to the historic Westminster Abbey and the government buildings of Whitehall and Downing Street. The name may refer to either of two structures: the Old Palace, a medieval building complex, most of which was destroyed in 1834, and its replacement New Palace that stands today. The palace retains its original style and status as a royal residence for ceremonial purposes.
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    The first royal palace was built on the site in the eleventh century, and Westminster was the primary London residence of the Kings of England until a fire destroyed much of the complex in 1512. After that, it served as the home of Parliament, which had been meeting there since the thirteenth century, and the seat of the Royal Courts of Justice, based in and around Westminster Hall. In 1834, an even greater fire ravaged the heavily rebuilt Houses of Parliament, and the only structures of significance to survive were Westminster Hall, the Cloisters of St Stephen's, the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft and the Jewel Tower.
    Fire and reconstruction: On 16 October 1834, a fire broke out in the Palace after an overheated stove used to destroy the Exchequer's stockpile of tally sticks set fire to the House of Lords Chamber. In the resulting conflagration both Houses of Parliament were destroyed, along with most of the other buildings in the palace complex. Westminster Hall was saved thanks to heroic fire-fighting efforts and a change in the direction of the wind. The Jewel Tower, the Undercroft Chapel and the Cloisters and Chapter House of St. Stephen's were the only other parts of the Palace to survive.
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    When Queen Elizabeth reigned (1558-1630) London was and international trade center.
    Traveling arand the city was not always easy however people traling by boat because the Thames river
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    LONDON BRIDGE DURING THE ELIZABETHAN ERA
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    During 16th century in London were many tragic natural disasters and malnutrition.
    Medicine is primitive,so even the mildest forms of illness are potentially fatal.
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    There were three million people living in England in the late 16th Century; most towns had less than ten streets and an average population of about 7000 people.
    In the Elizabethan Era it was usual for a family to have 12 to 15 children but for rich families it was common to have servants, who cared for the children, in contrast to ordinary or poor families, where the mother had to do most of the housework herself.
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    WOMEN'S FASHIONS IN THE ELIZABETHAN ERA
    Women's dresses were not made all in one piece as they usually are today. Instead, women wore two or more garments as one dress.
    The BODICE came down to the waist;
    The PARTLET or jewelry bodice had "wings" at the shoulders and came to a point at the waist.
    The SLEEVES were separate from the bodice, but fastened to the bodice with laces. The sleeve was tight at the wrist, but otherwise full. Sometimes it was stuffed to keep its shape. RUFFSat the wrist (not shown) matched the RUFF at the neck area.
    The KIRTLE, a skirt, was often of different material from the bodice. The framework underneath the kirtle was called a FARTHINGALE, made of wire or whalebone, allowing the kirtle to "balloon" out from the lower body. Some fashions included a BUMROLL (not pictured)a stuffed tube shaped item that added volume to the hip area, thus giving the wearer the appearance of a smaller waist.
    HAIR was worn in many different styles, but always brushed back from the forehead. Women of the Elizabethan Age went through great extremes to achieve the look that was "in" They dyed their hair blonde, and sometimes wore quantities of peasants' hair, or strands of white or yellow silk
    The poorest class of women revealed no distinctive style, but a country maidservant might wear the bodice of her petticoat "laced before" and a blue or black kirtle
    MEN´S FASHIONS IN THE ELIZABETHAN ERA
    The DOUBLET was the most striking (and expensive) part of a man's clothing. It resembled the breastplate of armor, covering the back and chest, ridges down the front and wings at the shoulders. It was stuffed with horsehair (talk about itchy), wool or rags so it would keep its shape.
    The SLEEVES, like women's apparel, were separate garments, tight at the wrist. They were tied to the doublet with laces.
    HOSEcovered the body from the waist down; sometimes the upper area of the hose, like the doublet, was stuffed to give a more muscular look.
    BREECHES, were fastened to the doublet and covered the body from the waist around the seat and over part of all of the upper leg.
    The RUFF was a stiffly starched ruffle at the neck, usually white.
    HATS were of many different shapes, usually had a band and were worn indoors.
    CLOAKS were elegant capes worn over the doublet (sometimes called GOWNS if they were floor length)
    HAIR and BEARDS: The hair was usually combed forward at the front to form a short fringe over the forehead. A trimmed beard and mustache came into style in the mid 16th century.
    MODE OF DRESS - THE RICH AND THE POOR
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    EDUCATION
    Lessons in the schools of that time began at six o'clock in the summer and seven in winter and went on until five, with a play interval of fifteen minutes at three. There were breaks for breakfast at nine and for dinner at eleven.Saturday was not a whole holiday, only a half-day. Students were expected to learn to read, write and speak Latin.
    Rules in school were very strict, and schoolmasters, as teachers were then called, were expected to impose learning on their young charges with the help of regular whacks of a cane or birch whip. If tardy he would not merely be scolded, but rather hit hard on the hands or another part of his body. (Quill pens made of the feathers of geese, swans or crows were tedious to write with) Talking back to the schoolmaster would prompt expulsion from the school, causing shame for him and his family. Parents put their complete trust into the schoolmaster and his decisions, as it was believed that this was the only way children could learn. There was no mercy for the idle or the mischievous.
    BELIEFS AND CUSTOMS
    MARRIAGE CUSTOMS
    Marriage customs of the Elizabethan Era are not much different from the traditional marriages of today. Like some religions, after the formal betrothal the banns were published (the announcement of the couples intent to marry.) The minister publicly announced in church asking the gatherers if they might have any objection, and if so, to state so before the formal ceremony. If the couple wanted to hurry up the process, a special license from the bishop would be required.
    Boys were legal to marry at 14, girls at 12, but this was not usually the case. The marriage contract included a provision both for the brides dowry and for a settlement in cash and property by the husbands family. This would guarantee the wifes welfare should her husband die first.
    Early on the morning of the wedding, bridesmaids, the groom with his attendants, musicians and friends would gather at the brides home. The entire party would then set off for the church. After the ceremony there was much dancing, drinking, feasting and game-playing. Guests would continue to celebrate even after the bride and groom had departed.
    FUNERAL CUSTOMS
    {http://www.tomecek.com/jay/Funeral.jpg} Funeral ProcessionFunerals were very elaborate if one was a member of nobility. The covered coffin was carried to the grave by black clad pallbears. The long procession of mourners followed wearing hooded cloaks. The coat of arms was painted on flags, arranged by one of the family heralds. The body was buried inside the church. After the funeral, mourners feasted, and money was collected and given to the poor.
    BELIEFS ABOUT THE UNIVERSE
    {http://www.tomecek.com/jay/Universe1.jpg} Model of the UniverseElizabethans believed that there were seven planets--the moon, Mercury, Venus, Sol(the sun), Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn--and that they rotated around the earth in concentric circles. They believed that the earth was the center of the universe, fixed firmly in place. The "planets" affected the affairs of the earth, and astrologers felt that they could predict future events by knowing the conjunction of the stars. The movements of the stars and the appearance of comets and eclipses were believed to be the origin of disaster. At left is a 16th century engraving showing Ptolemy's(2nd century AD) system of the universe with its concentric spheres.
    COMMUNICATION CUSTOMS - BELLS and MAIL
    {http://www.tomecek.com/jay/Church.jpg} Church Clip ArtBells were a major source of communication for Elizabethans. The church bells called the faithful to services on Sundays and Holy Days, announced good news, gave an alarm for fire or war and celebrated various occasions, including weddings and funerals. The bells rang continuously during fearful times - such as an epidemic or the plague. When someone died, only an ominous single bell sounded.
    Although there was no postal service for the general public, there was a regular system of messengers on horseback used for official business. If an emergency existed, a postmaster at any of the stations along the route could conscript(take at will) a horse belonging to anyone in order to get the message through.
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    CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
    Every historical period has had its share of people who break the law and are punished for it, and the Elizabethan Age had extremely severe penalties for stealing, murdering, or committing treason. The consequences of such lawbreaking activities were not always the same for different individuals -- how you were treated if you were accused of a crime depended on whether you were poor or rich, a commoner or a noble. Crimes were classified as either misdemeanors or capital offenses.
    ==Misdemeanors==
    A minor offense, as in the breaking of a city law, is termed "misdemeanor". The penalties are of a lesser nature than a felony (murder, grand theft), but are designed to warn the individual that he/she must abide by the rules. Common crimes in the Elizabethan Age included:
    *Wandering around the streets in a drunken state. The offender would be publicly humiliated via the stocks, or be required to wear a barrel (holes were cut on the sides for the person's hands and head, causing it to become like a heavy, awkward shirt) as he was led through the town so villagers might jeer at him.
    *Cheating a customer would most certainly land a shop owner in the pillory or stocks. A baker purposely might not measure the bread ingredients properly, or a butcher's scales might have been tampered with. A horse trade might put garlic in the animal's nose to make the horse appear "lively", (the animal would be in a frantic state), but the buyer would soon realize that he had been cheated when the horse became ill or died shortly after the sale.
    *The finger pillory was used in upper class halls to punish the disorderly during social gatherings.
    The Stocks were used to publicly humiliate one who had committed a misdemeanor
    The Pillory was also used for public humiliation, but the comfort level was more severe than the leg stocks
    A finger pillory (sometimes called a "finger stock") enclosed one's fingers in a block of wood, bent at the middle joint - very painful!
    The "Drunkard's Cloak" gave everyone a chance to jeer at the offender.
    *Gossiping or speaking too freely would place the offender (usually a woman) into a cage-like contraption placed on her head. A metal strip on the "BRANK" fit into the mouth and was either sharpened to a point or covered with spikes so that any movement of the tongue was certain to cause severe injuries to the mouth.
    *The ducking stool was also used as a punishment for over-talkative women. It was a chair attached to a large lever system which stablized the seat so that it would remain upright with the offender strapped in. The chair was then lowered into the water any number of times. Sometimes the offender would drown from the time spent under water.
    *Petty theft, coinage or items less than 12 pence (a shilling) guaranteed the offender a public whipping, or time in the stocks.
    == Capital Offenses==
    *Capital offenses were murder, manslaughter, rape, arson, or witchcraft. These offenses carried a mandatory death sentence - commoners were hanged, nobles (upper class) were beheaded. Execution could be avoided by obtaining a royal pardon, of which about a hundred a year were issued. Juries often undervalued the value of goods that had been stolen to to avoid passing the death sentence. In some instances serious crimes might be punished by branding the individual with a hot iron, or by the removal of a body part such as a hand or an ear.
    *Stealing more than a shilling (12 pence) was a capital crime, yet one of the most common crimes committed in London during the Elizabethan Age was "cutpursing". There were no pockets sewn in clothing (they hadn't been invented yet!) and coins were carried in small leather pouches (purses) that hung from the waist. A thief might take a person's money by slitting open the bottom of the purse, or the strings that held the purse were cut, the weight of the coins sending the pouch to the ground where it was snatched up and taken. Public gatherings such as plays, marketplaces, or fairs were favorite hangouts of the cutpursing thieves.
    *Robbery was also a capital crime when the goods were of value. Hooking was another common crime that happened often because there was no glass on windows. A hooker carry a wooden staff five or six feet (2 meters) long in which a little hole had been bored at one end. A small hook was placed into this hole, and the hooker would use this device to reach inside open windows to "hook" or retrieve clothing or purses when people were sleeping inside, or when the rooms were unoccupied.
    *The most serious of all crimes in the Elizabethan Age was high treason- plotting to overthrow the queen. The punishment was unique: Hanging, Drawing, Quartering. The traitor was hanged, taken down before he was dead, dragged face downward through the streets by a horse's tail, and then hacked into four pieces. The body parts were displayed in a public place as a warning to others who might be tempted to do what the traitor had done. So, when visiting London Bridge, the squeamish are advised not to look up when approaching the gate at the southern end of the bridge. On display on the end of long poles, are the shriveled heads of those executed for high treason.
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    Public hangings, like beheading, were frequently held in public as an example to others. Unfortunately, executions were viewed by many people as entertaining.
    The Block and Ax was the final destination for Nobles who committed a felony.
    An Elizabethan who committed treason would ultimately be "quartered", or cut into four sections for public display
    The south end of The London Bridge displayed the decapitated heads of those who had committed treason

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    INFORMATION OF INTEREST
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    Mark Twain was a popular american humorist, writer and speaker. Mark Twain grow in Hannibal (Misuri), he has got others works before he is writer, for example: reporter, typesetter, navigator pilot ... He was friend of american presidents and people of royalty. He was workd in the newspaper of his brother.
    Mark ba born when pass the cometa halley and he kill when pass the comet halley.
    Twain was interested in the science and in technology.
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    Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born the 30th of November of 1835 in an american small village of Florida, Misuri, his fathers were: (father) Jhon Marshall Clemens, he was born the 11st of August of 1798 and he died the 24th of March of 1847.(mother)Jane Lampton Clemens was born the 18th of June of 1803 and she died the 27th of October of 1890. They moved near a uncle, Jhon Charles, because he was owner of: a shop, a farm and 20 slaves.
    He was a sixth son of seven, only three brothers survived to the childhood. His brother Orion was born the17th of July of 1825 and he died the 11st of December of 1897. Henry was born the 13rt of July of 1838 and he died the 21st of June of 1858. Pamela was born the 19th of September of 1827 and she died the 31st of August of 1904. Margaret was born the 31st of May of 1830 and she died the 17th of August of 1839. Benjamin was born the 8th of June of 1832 and he died the 12nd of May of 1842. Pleasant was born in 1828 and he died in 1829.
    When he was 4 years old,few months then of the death of his sister Margaret, his family moved to Hannibal,(Misuri), there he start the studies. Hannibal served to inspiration to Las aventurasde Tom Sawyer and Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn.
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    Marriage and children
    Twain and Olivia Langdon corresponded throughout 1868, but she rejected his first marriage proposal. Two months later, they were engaged and a year later married in February 1870 in Elmira, New York, where he had courted her.
    The couple lived in Buffalo, New York, from 1869 to 1871. Twain owned a stake in the Buffalo Express newspaper and worked as an editor and writer. While living in Buffalo, their son Langdon died of diphtheria at 19 months.
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    Olivia gave birth to three daughters: Susy (1872–1896), Clara (1874–1962) and Jean (1880–1909). The couple's marriage lasted 34 years, until Olivia's death in 1904.
    Twain moved his family to Hartford, Connecticut, where starting in 1873, he arranged the building of a home (local admirers saved it from demolition in 1927 and eventually turned it into a museum focused on him).
    LATER YEARS
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    Later years
    In 1907he received doctorate degree from the University of Oxford(United Kingdom).
    In his later years,Twain went through a period of deep depression, a situation thatwas reflected in their work.In 1896 stepdaughter,only 24 years old, meningitides.After living three years deliverable, New York,in 1903his wife became island moved to Italy looking for,medical advice,a warmer climate, having lived in Villa quarto,on the outskirts of Florence,untilOliviadiedin 1904cardiac arrest.Clara, his middle daughter, married in1909,but his youngest daughter,Jean, die don Christmas Eve of that year,probably because oaf seizure,and his friendlessness suddenly in a fit cerebral. 57585960
    Between 1906and 1907, Twain Chapters from MyAutobiographypublishedover25deliveries in nonliterary magazine Review.61In 1906he formed angelfish Aquarium Club,a club for girls who the authoritativeness granddaughters.Theoretician a dozen club members were agedbetween10 and16;Twain exchanged letters with the girls angelfish play concerts and the theater.In1908 he wrote that the club was "the greatest satisfaction of his life'.62
    In 1907he received doctorate degree from the University of Oxford(United Kingdom)the award ceremony was held on June 26, 1907with the assistance of number of important personalities.This doctorate honor greatly appreciated by Twain.6364 65
    In 1908Twain said:
    «I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.' Oh! I am looking forward to that.»

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    Group 1: “Mark Twain”– A Biography
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    Your task is to gather detailed information about Mark Twain's life, include it in the wiki and present it to your class mates in an oral presentation.Fill in the {mark twain fact sheet.pdf} before you start, as this will help you organize the information.Here are some sites that might help you to look for this information:
    http://www.marktwainmuseum.org/
    http://www.marktwainhouse.org/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain
    http://www.cmgww.com/historic/twain/http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/railton/timeline/index.htmlwww.readprint.com/author-83/Mark-Twain
    Group 2: “The Prince and the Pauper” - Setting
    {LondonBridge.gif} Your task is to gather detailed information about London - England in the 16th Century, include it in the wiki and present it to your class mates in an oral presentation. Surf the internet and remember to include the following information:
    Living conditions
    Social class
    Education
    Clothing
    Royalty
    London Bridge
    Westminster palace
    Pictures
    Here are some sites that might help you to look for this information:
    http://www.tomecek.com/jay/EverydayLiving.html
    Group 3: “London, England today”
    {London2011.jpg} Your task is to gather detailed information about London - England today, include it in the wiki and present it to your class mates in an oral presentation. Surf the internet and remember to include the following information:
    Location + map
    Population
    Places to visit
    London Bridge
    Westminster Palace
    Pictures
    Group 4: “Tom Sawyer and setting”
    {missisipi_river.jpg} Your task is to gather detailed information about Hannibal - Missouri, include it in the wiki and present it to your class mates in an oral presentation.Surf the internet and remember to include the following information:
    Where – St. Petersburg, Missouri
    Is it real or fictional?
    Hannibal, Missouri
    Location + map
    Population, places to visit
    Pictures
    Mississippi river
    Why is it important in the novel?
    Length and states + map
    Pictures
    All presentations should contain visual aids such as photos, videos etc.

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    EDUCATION
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    The earliest schooling was done with a Horn Book or Absey Book (A.B.C. Book) This was a spelling sheet mounted on a thin board of wood, usually oak, about 9 inches long and 5 or 6 inches wide, bearing a sheet on which were printed the alphabet, and sometimes the nine digits and the Lord's Prayer. It had a handle, and was covered in front by a transparent layer of horn to prevent it from becoming dirty. The board and the sheet of horn were then held together by a thin brass frame. It was difficult to damage or lose. Latin lessons began early and were the basis of all subsequent schooling. The chief text-book was Lily's Grammar, which is mentioned and quoted in Shakespeare's plays.

    BELIEFS AND CUSTOMS
    MARRIAGE CUSTOMS
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    FUNERAL CUSTOMS
    {http://www.tomecek.com/jay/Funeral.jpg} Funeral ProcessionFunerals were very elaborate if one was a member of nobility. The covered coffin was carried to the grave by black clad pallbears. The long procession of mourners followed wearing hooded cloaks. The coat of arms was painted on flags, arranged by one of the family heralds. The body was buried inside the church. After the funeral, mourners feasted, and money was collected and given to the poor.
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    COMMUNICATION CUSTOMS - BELLS and MAIL
    {http://www.tomecek.com/jay/Church.jpg} Church Clip ArtBells were a major source of communication for Elizabethans. The church bells called the faithful to services on Sundays and Holy Days, announced good news, gave an alarm for fire or war and celebrated various occasions, including weddings and funerals. The bells rang continuously during fearful times - such as an epidemic or the plague. When someone died, only an ominous single bell sounded.
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    LONDON POPULATION:
    With the ongoing industrialization, London's population grew rapidly throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century, and in fact became the most populous city in the world until it was sur passed by NewYorkin 1925. Its largest population caught in 1939 with 8,615,245 people surveyed. In 1939, London was a small town comprising what is now called the City of London or, more simply, the city. How ever, today is one of the largest urban agglomeration sorme gacities in the world, have spread overmiles, covering man yold towns and surrounding villages. With a total area of 1,579 square kilometers and 33 districts(including the City), the current London or Greater London, has 7,512,400 habitants (2006), making it one of Europe's most populated cities, along with Moscow, Paris, Madrid, Romeand Berlin. The urban area of ​​London is 9,332,000 with an estimated population in its metropolitan area, the largest in the EU, live from 12 to14 million people.
    The Greater London has a population of 14,945,000 habitants, higher than the populations of Scotland, Walesand Northern Ireland together. It is the second largest metropolitan area in Europe, second only to Moscow, and one of the 20 largest in the world with a life and economic flow that place in the world's second largest behind only NewYorkCity(United States.)

    Places to visit:
    If you go to London you can visit a lot of places:
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    Big Ben: Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and is generally extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower as well.The clock tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower. It celebrated its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009, during which celebratory events took place.
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    The bottom 61 metres of the Clock Tower's structure consists of brickwork with sand coloured Anston limestone cladding. The remainder of the tower's height is a framed spire of cast iron.
    The London Eye: is a giant Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames, in London, England. The entire structure is 135 metres
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    A bridge has existed at or near the present site since the Roman occupation nearly 2000 years ago. The first bridge across the Thames in the London area, probably a military pontoon bridge, was built of wood by the Romans on the present site aroundA piled bridge was constructed, and the Romans built a small trading settlement next to it the town of Londinium. The settlement and the bridge were destroyed in a revolt led by Queen Boudicca in 60 . Her victory was short-lived, and soon afterwards the Romans defeated the rebels and set about building a new walled town. Some of the 2nd-century Roman wall has survived to this day. The new town and bridge were built around the position of the present bridge, and gave access to the south-coast ports via Stane Street and Watling Street.
    A bridge has existed at o near the present site sice the Roman occupation nearly 2000 years ago.
    The first bridge across the Time in London area ,probably a militar pontoon bridge,was built of wood by the Romans on the present site around AD 50.
    The current London Bridge was built by John Mowlem from 1967 to 1972 and inaugurated by Qeen Elizabeth ll on March 17, 1973
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    The oldest is London Bridge, which was originally made from wood. In 1209 it was replaced by a stone bridge with shops and houses along its sides. This was followed by a granite bridge in 1831, and the present concrete bridge in 1973.
    Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the finest, most recognisable bridges in the World. It is the London bridge you tend to see in movies and on advertising literature for London. Tower Bridge is the only Thames bridge which can be raised.

    The westminster palace:
    The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace, is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom—the House of Lords and the House of Commons. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the heart of the London borough of the City of Westminster, close to the historic Westminster Abbey and the government buildings of Whitehall and Downing Street. The name may refer to either of two structures: the Old Palace, a medieval building complex, most of which was destroyed in 1834, and its replacement New Palace that stands today. The palace retains its original style and status as a royal residence for ceremonial purposes.
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    Fire and reconstruction: On 16 October 1834, a fire broke out in the Palace after an overheated stove used to destroy the Exchequer's stockpile of tally sticks set fire to the House of Lords Chamber. In the resulting conflagration both Houses of Parliament were destroyed, along with most of the other buildings in the palace complex. Westminster Hall was saved thanks to heroic fire-fighting efforts and a change in the direction of the wind. The Jewel Tower, the Undercroft Chapel and the Cloisters and Chapter House of St. Stephen's were the only other parts of the Palace to survive.
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