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Last 10 Scottish Monarchs (Prior To 1707 Act Of Union)


Last 10 Scottish Monarchs:
  1. Queen Anne - ruled 1702-1707
  2. King William II - ruled 1689-1702
  3. Queen Mary II - ruled 1689-1694
  4. King James VII (II of England) - ruled 1685-1689
  5. King Charles II - ruled 1649-1685
  6. King Charles I - ruled 1625-1649 (executed)
  7. King James VI (I of England) - ruled 1567-1625
  8. Queen Mary I (Queen of Scots) - ruled 1542-1567 (executed, picture opposite)
  9. King James V - ruled 1513-1542
  10. King James IV - ruled 1488-1513 (died in Battle of Flodden Field)
Following the Act of Union (May 1, 1707), all monarchs have ruled both Scotland & England.


Image: by mharrsch (cc)

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Duodecimo (Literary Term)

Duodecimo Details:
  • Small size of book.
  • The size of the book pages are 5 x 7 3/4 inches (18.7 x 12.7 cm).
  • Sometimes called twelvemo.
  • Abbreviated as 12mo.
  • The page size results from folding a standard printer's sheet of paper into 12 leaves (= 24 pages).
  • Duodecimos have traditionally been the format of choice for popular writing.
  • A modern popular paperback is around this size.

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Rhetorical Question (Literary Term)


Basic Facts:
  • A rhetorical question is a figure of speech.
  • It is in the form of a question posed for its persuasive effect.
  • There is no expectation of a reply.
  • The use of a rhetorical questions is mostly to encourage the listener to think about what the (often obvious) answer to the question must be.
  • The answer to a rhetorical question is quite often obvious.
  • Rhetorical questions can therefore be used as a device by the speaker to assert or deny something.
Forms of rhetorical questions include:
  • Metaphors
  • Negative assertions
Rhetorical Question History:
  • Henry Denham in the 1580s invented a "rhetorical question mark" for use at the end of a rhetorical question.
  • The symbol was the reverse of an ordinary question mark - the main opening pointing away from the question (pictured).
Rhetorical Question Examples:
  • Does a bear shit in the woods?
  • For what can war but endless war still breed? (Milton)
  • If practice makes perfect, and no one's perfect, then why practice? (Billy Corgan)
  • Is the Pope Catholic?
  • Is the sky blue?
  • Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution? (H. L. Mencken)
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