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Married to the one and only Tim Burton, Helena Bonham Carter is a beautiful, wacky and talented actress who was born on May 26, 1966. This versatile actress has two wonderful children Mainly photographed by Tim Walker, she has been featured by Vogue as well as has been apart of multiple TV shows and skits. She has played a part or voiced in a large collection of movies, many of which Tim Burton produce. The most well-known movies she's had a part in are: Fight Club, The Harry Potter Series, The King's Speech, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Lone Ranger, Terminator Salvation, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows and Planet of the Apes.

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Absolutism is a government run by a monarch (King or Queen) who possesses absolute or total control and power. The Age of Absolutism took place during the 15th and 18th centuries in Europe.

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The Heliocentric Theory is the theory that was created by Copernicus. When created it had stated, but did not completely explain why, the sun was the center and everything else revolved around it in the solar system.

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Bondo, or body filler, is a putty used mainly in the automobile field to fix dents and sometimes even deep scratches. It is mixed well with a small amount of hardener (pictured) and then applied to the dent or scratch in a thick layer. Then it is sanded until smooth. The body filler might leave traces of a darker color, which indicates the low spots. These spots require more bondo, then more sanding. Bondo must be painted over after applied, unless you want patches on your project!

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No, he did NOT invent bacon...

Francis Bacon was an English politician and writer. He had a great passion for science. In his writing, he had attacked scholars for relying on the conclusions of medieval speakers.

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The Scientific Revolution was a period during the mid 1500's where new theories about the physical universe emerged. Three main people who contributed to this revolution were: Copernicus who came up with the Heliocentric Theory, Galileo whom was an astronomer that built the first telescope and further proved the Heliocentric Theory, and Isaac Newton whom established the theory of a force that kept the planets in their orbits around the sun (known as gravity).

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In the eighteenth century, there was a movement called the Enlightenment, or Age of Reason. During this movement, many new ideas in multiple academic fields were developed and philosophers began to challenge the Roman Catholic Church and traditional teachings and beliefs were being questioned and debated. Thinkers in this period believed in reason and progress. People began to apply reason to all aspects of society - government, religion, economics and education. Important philosophers from this age included: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau and Montesquieu.

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Elizabeth I inherited the throne of England from her father, Henry VIII, in 1558. 1) She had restored religious peace to her country by returning her kingdom to Protestantism. She established a national church and then a state church which could be accepted by both moderate Catholics and moderate Protestants. 2) Under her reign, England began building an American Empire as a new source of income. Colonies strengthened England economically but this income did not carry over to Queen Elizabeth I.

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Watch this 101 from Animal planet for the information you'll need. Interesting fact: This terrier was bred to be white after one was shot by a hunter when he was mistakened for a fox!

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Louis XIV (the 14th) had firmly believed in divine right. This meant that he believed the only person fit to rule was the one who inherited the throne through bloodline. Over-confident, he had ruled over France, starting in 1661. 1) He strengthened the state by following the policies of Richelieu. He did this by expanding the bureaucracy and appointing intendents who were royal officials that collected taxes, recruited soldiers and carried out his policies in the provinces. 2) He had created the most strengthened army in Europe. This was done by having the state pay, feed, train and supply 300,000 soldiers. 3) His appointed finance minister, Jean Baptiste Colbert, created policies that made France the wealthiest state of Europe. This included clearing new lands for farming, encouraging mining and other basic industries, and building up luxury trades. Colbert had put high tariffs on imported goods to protect French manufacturers. He also encouraged overseas colonies.

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