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Prehistoric Monsterwhen prehistoric animals such as dinosaurs are depicted as unrealistically violent monsters. However, he had made himself powerful enemies many of whom were in Congress during the war, and it all ended when they managed to convince the congress and the upper brass that he would not deserve or need any of the promotions or additional wages for his military service while he deserved them, there was often not enough money that the government could spare.
To evade dishonorable consequences, he even attempted to resign, which Washington did not allow. In retaliation, he tried to sell the fort at West Point to the British, and now monuments that would depict him as a hero in the US only depict his boot, the foot that was injured in a major battle he had fought for America.
Had that actually happened, it's likely that Benedict Arnold would been remembered as a great martyr of the revolution rather than as the US equivalent of Judas Iscariot. Cortez managed to win these people over very easily, and it seems a bit unfair to condemn La Malinche for siding with him and others of her own people against the people who enslaved her.
Also overlooked or deliberately ignored by modern Mexican nationalists is that the modern Mexican people have more Spanish than Aztec ancestry the Spanish colonists intermarried with all of the native tribes, not just the Aztecs. One of the best-known examples is the composer Antonio Salieri, contemporary to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
History records that he was Mozart's and Ludwig van Beethoven 's friend and collaborator, and also a mentor to Mozart's youngest son Franz.
Various works of fiction, going back at least to the mid 19th centuryportray him as Mozart's rival and secret murderer. The most famous example is the play Amadeus by Peter Shaffer, which was adapted into an Oscar-winning film. While Salieri might not have been quite as good as Mozart by most reckoning, he was still a fantastic composer.
This is actually at odds with the fictional version which has Salieri as The Resenter toward Mozart, who is oblivious to Salieri's ill-will toward him. The reason why Salieri was vilified was more or less Italophobic German nationalism, who wanted to promote German musicians as greater than Italians like Salieri and others Richard Wagner would for the same reasons bash Jewish composers much later, a position that obviously is not going to be entertained today.
Ironically, despite being of Italian birth, Salieri was considered "German" during his lifetime, as he lived for 60 years in Vienna, and learned from and worked almost exclusively with German colleagues, giving his compositions a very German style.
For some reason, most people wanting to correct this myth don't bother to examine and criticize the xenophobia, after all. Likely more due to sloppy research.
More generally, the position of vizier itself has had something of a historical villain upgrade, to the point that it even has its own trope. While there have certainly been plenty of examples of scheming and traitors among top advisers, most people who have held such trusted positions did so because they were, in fact, trustworthy.
Rasputin the Mad Monk is generally considered nowadays as a relatively harmless, if highly sleazy, eccentric religious figure, but during his life he was thought to hold the imperial family in thrall via strange supernatural powers.
This was more of a polite fiction among the aristocracy, as it allowed them to shift the blame onto him for all the bad decisions made by Nicholas II, who could not be criticized directly. Therefore, in media he is usually depicted as a raving madman at best, an Evil Sorcerer at worst.
The fact that he was apocryphally described as supernaturally resilient didn't help his reputation either. The original account of his murder was written by Prince Felix Yusupov, who supposedly organized the assassination; it was deliberately inaccurate and changed whenever Yusupov was short on fundsbut it's the one that everyone remembers.
In movies, games and TV shows, he's presented as a kind of Evil Sorceror Anastasiain the Marvel Universe Rasputin was a mutant and so on and so forth.
King John of Englandvillain of the Robin Hood stories. While John certainly deserved some of his reputation he was a bad general and very good at alienating the nobilityhe was far from the craven usurper depicted in the later legends. He also wasn't an illiterate lackwit, as some popular folk lore depicts him, having written many books on law and was considered one of the premier legal minds of his age, so much so that his judgement had often been sought prior to his kingship in regards to legal disputes.
He is also recognized as the founder of the modern British navy. There's also the fact that he could never get away from being in the shadow of his brother, Richard The Lion Heartwho came to be seen as a hero after his death, on account of his martial prowess never mind his much-criticized war mongering which led him to burn through the English treasury, which more or less granted his brother, John, a mess of a kingdom.
John was a mediocrity and since his reign led to the Magna Carta, he obviously came to be the Designated Villaini. But he was not the worst king nor the most tyrannical.Congratulations to the cast, crew and creative team of The Three Musketeers, which opened last week at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.
I hear audiences are loving it. Here’s a link to some of the reviews.. One of the highlights of the year for me has been working with this terrific group of professionals and friends at PSF on this production.
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The Three Musketeers Anime (アニメ三銃士, Anime San Jūshi) is a Japanese animated television series based on the d'Artagnan Romances written by Alexandre Dumas..
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