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Henley-in-Arden

Henley-in-Arden is a small town in Warwickshire, England. The name is a reference to the former Forest of Arden. In the 2001 census the town had a population of 2,011. Henley is known for its variety of historic buildings, some of which date back to medieval times, its wide variety of preserved architectural styles; the one-mile-long High Street is a conservation area. Henley-in-Arden is 9 miles west of the county town of Warwick, 15 miles southeast of Birmingham, 9 miles east of Redditch and 9 miles north of Stratford upon Avon, it is located in a valley of the River Alne, which separates Henley from the adjacent settlement of Beaudesert. Henley and Beaudesert form a single entity, share a joint parish council, although Beaudesert is a separate civil parish; the town lies at a crossroads between the A3400 and the A4189 roads and is the starting point for the circular Arden Way path. It lies on the Heart of England Way. Henley Sidings is a nature reserve managed by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

In the 2001 census the population of the civil parish of Henley-in-Arden was 2,011. Whilst the population of its urban area which includes Beaudesert was 2,797. Henley-in-Arden may not have existed until the 12th century; the first record of the town is in a legal instrument drawn during the reign of Henry II. It was a hamlet of Wootton Wawen, on Feldon Street, the original route out of the Forest of Arden. In the 11th century, a Thurstan de Montfort constructed Beaudesert Castle, a motte and bailey castle, on the hill above Beaudesert. In 1140, the Empress Matilda granted the right to hold a market at the castle and Henley soon became a prosperous market town, conveniently located on the busy Birmingham-to-Stratford road. In 1220 in the reign of Henry III, the lord of the manor, Peter de Montfort, procured the grant of a weekly Monday market and an annual fair to last two days, for the town; the initial prosperity came to an end however during the Second Barons' War when, in 1265, Peter de Montfort died fighting at the Battle of Evesham.

The royalist forces won, the town and castle were burnt in reprisal. The town and castle recovered however and Henley became a borough in 1296. In 1315 all of the recorded townsfolk were freemen; the King stayed at the castle for 7 days in January 1324. By 1336 the market was so prosperous that the inhabitants were able to obtain a licence from Edward III to impose a local sales tax on all goods brought to the market, for a period of three years, in order to pay for the cost of paving the streets; the Lord of the Manor, Peter de Montfort 3rd Baron Montfort, as Commissioner of Array for Warwickshire sent 160 archers to the Battle of Crecy during the Hundred Years' War in 1346. By the 15th century, the lords of the manor were the Boteler family. Ralph Boteler, 1st Baron Sudeley obtained a charter from Henry VI in 1449, confirming the grant of the new weekly market, a grant for two annual fairs; the town suffered another misfortune during the English Civil War, when in 1643 Prince Rupert, in charge of the Royalist forces, marched his soldiers through the town in 1643 on his way to Birmingham and pillaged the neighbourhood.

As a non-chartered market town, Henley's administration was based upon a manorial court. Under the lord of the manor were a high bailiff, a low bailiff, a third-borough, a constable, pairs of ale-tasters, leathersealers, brook lookers and affearors; these local borough officials were chosen annually by a meeting of former bailiffs and constables, were members of the jury of the biannual court leet. The bailiff, accompanied by his predecessors, would formally open the annual town fair; the town hall was inherited from a medieval Guild. The records of the court leet and the court baron in Henley date from 1592 onwards; the court rolls are concerned with modest problems, such as preventing the poor from migrating into the town, the ringing of loose pigs, the prevention of horses being parked in the streets. The poor were a significant problem for Henley's court leet. In the early 17th century there was a marked increase in the landless poor, squatting on commons and on wasteland in the Forest of Arden, such people were regarded as violent and criminal by townsfolk.

Between 1590 and 1620 there were a disproportionate number of people, relative to the size of the population, presented by the court leet for engaging in violent affray, something which Underdown states to be "surely no coincidence". In Love's Labours Lost Rosaline says "Better wits have worn plain Statute Caps.". This is believed to be a reference to events in Henley during the writing of that play, before its publication, when the denizens of Henley were prosecuted in the court leet for being in breach of a statute that required the wearing of woollen caps on Sundays and other holy days. By 1814, Henley had a weekly market every Monday, three annual fairs, a population in 1811 of 1,055. Although the castle no longer remains, several other historical buildings and structures still exist in the town, such as the parish churches of St. Nicholas and St. John the Baptist, the 15th century Guildhall, the medieval market cross (much of the deco

Davros

Davros is a character from the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. He was created by screenwriter Terry Nation for the 1975 serial Genesis of the Daleks. Davros is a major enemy of the series' protagonist, the Doctor, is the creator of the Doctor's deadliest enemies, the Daleks. Davros is a genius who has mastered many areas of science, but a megalomaniac who believes that through his creations he can become the supreme being and ruler of the Universe; the character has been compared to the infamous dictator Adolf Hitler several times, including by the actor Terry Molloy, while Julian Bleach defined him as a cross between Hitler and the renowned scientist Stephen Hawking. Davros is from the planet Skaro, whose people, the Kaleds, were engaged in a bitter thousand-year war of attrition with their enemies, the Thals, he is horribly scarred and disabled, a condition that various spin-off media attribute to his laboratory being attacked by a Thal shell. He has one functioning hand and one cybernetic eye mounted on his forehead to take the place of his real eyes, which he is not able to open for long.

It would become an obvious inspiration for his eventual design of the Dalek. The lower half of his body is absent and he is physically incapable of leaving the chair for more than a few minutes without dying. Davros' voice, like those of the Daleks, is electronically distorted, his manner of speech is soft and contemplative, but when angered or excited he is prone to ranting outbursts that resemble the hysterical, staccatissimo speech of the Daleks. Davros first appeared in the 1975 serial Genesis of the Daleks, written by Terry Nation. Nation, creator of the Dalek concept, had deliberately modelled elements of the Daleks' character on Nazi ideology, conceived of their creator as a scientist with strong fascist tendencies; the physical appearance of Davros was developed by visual effects designer Peter Day and sculptor John Friedlander, who based Davros' chair on the lower half of a Dalek. Producer Philip Hinchcliffe told Friedlander to consider a design similar to the Mekon from the Eagle comic Dan Dare, with a large dome-like head and a withered body.

Cast in the role of Davros was Michael Wisher, who had appeared in several different roles on Doctor Who and had provided Dalek voices in the serials Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks and Death to the Daleks. Wisher based his performance as Davros on the philosopher Bertrand Russell. In order to prepare for filming under the heavy mask, Wisher rehearsed wearing a paper bag over his head. Friedlander's mask was cast with only the mouth revealing Wisher's features. In the serial Destiny of the Daleks, Davros is played by David Gooderson using the mask Friedlander made for Wisher after it was split into intersecting sections to get as good a fit as possible; when Terry Molloy took over the role in Resurrection of the Daleks, a new mask was designed by Stan Mitchell. The Fourth Doctor first encountered Davros in Genesis of the Daleks when he and his companions were sent to Skaro to avert the creation of the Daleks; as chief scientist of the Kaleds and leader of their elite scientific division, Davros devised new military strategies in order to win his people's thousand-year war against the Thal race that occupies Skaro.

When Davros learned his people were evolving from exposure to nuclear and biological weapons used in the war, he artificially accelerates the process to his design and stores the resulting tentacle creatures in tank-like "Mark III travel machines" based on the design of his wheelchair. He names these creatures "Daleks", an anagram of Kaleds. Davros becomes obsessed with his creations, considering them to be the ultimate form of life compared to others; when other Kaleds attempted to thwart his project, Davros arranges the extinction of his own people by using the Thals, whom he killed with the Daleks later. Davros weeds out those in elite scientific division who are loyal to him so he can have the Daleks eliminate the rest. However, the Daleks turn on Davros, killing his supporters before shooting him when he tries to halt the Dalek production line. In Destiny of the Daleks, it is revealed that Davros was not killed, but placed in suspended animation and buried underground; the Daleks unearth their creator to help them break a logical impasse in their war against the android Movellans.

However, the Dalek force is destroyed by the Doctor, Davros is captured and imprisoned in suspended animation by the humans, before being taken to Earth to face trial. In the Fifth Doctor story Resurrection of the Daleks, Davros is released from his space station prison by small Dalek force aided by human mercenaries and Dalek duplicates; the Daleks require Davros to find an antidote for a Movellan-created virus that has all but wiped them out. Believing his creations to be treacherous, Davros begins using mind control on Daleks and humans releasing the virus to kill off the Daleks before they can exterminate him. Davros expresses a desire to build a new and improved race of Daleks, but he succumbs to the virus himself before he can escape, his physiology being close enough to that of the Daleks for the virus to affect him, but in the Sixth Doctor story Revelation of the Daleks, Davros goes into hiding as "The Great Healer" of the funeral and cryogenic preservation centre Tranquil Repose on the planet Necros.

There, creating a clone of his head to serve as a decoy while modifying

David Norris (footballer)

David Martin Norris is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Lancaster City. Born in Stamford, he has played in the Football League for Hull City, Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town and Leeds United. Norris has made more than 400 Football League appearances. Having started his career at Southern League Midland Division club Stamford, Norris joined Boston United in 1999, who were playing one league higher at the time, he scored. Boston won promotion to the Football Conference that season as Southern League Premier Division champions. Norris was transferred to Premier League club Bolton Wanderers for a fee in excess of £50,000 in January 2000, a record transfer fee received by Boston at the time, he scored four goals in five league appearances. In March 2002, Norris joined Football League Third Division club Hull City on loan, where he played in six matches and scored once. In two-and-a-half years with Bolton, he made one appearance in the FA Cup and four in the League Cup. Norris joined Football League Second Division club Plymouth Argyle on loan for a month in October 2002.

He scored the decisive goal on his debut in a 1–0 win at Crewe Alexandra, made seven league appearances before joining the club permanently for an undisclosed fee in December. Argyle won promotion to the Football League Championship as Second Division champions in 2004 with Norris scoring five goals in 45 league appearances that season, he won the club's Player of the Year award in 2006 and, after more than five years at the club, Norris had made 243 appearances in all competitions, scoring 28 goals. In the January 2008 transfer window Ipswich Town had two bids rejected by the Plymouth board despite Norris handing in a transfer request. Ipswich lodged one final, increased bid, accepted after brokering a deal with Bolton that would allow Plymouth to receive more than the 50% Norris' clause gave them. Norris signed for Ipswich Town on 31 January 2008 for an undisclosed fee, signing a contract until 2011, he scored his first goal for the club in the 1–1 draw with Southampton away from home. In November 2008, Norris was criticised for a controversial goal celebration against Blackpool, interpreted as a show of support for jailed friend and former Plymouth goalkeeper Luke McCormick.

McCormick was returning from Norris' wedding in June 2008 when he fell asleep at the wheel due to the effects of alcohol and caused the deaths of two young boys. He was sentenced to four months prison time in October of that year; the family of the bereaved took offence at Norris' gesture and he was subsequently fined and warned by Ipswich. He was once again caught out when he told the Ipswich website he had not intended the celebration as a show of support to Luke McCormick and the statement was changed by the club, adding further to the controversy; the statement now reads. That week it was revealed that Norris was fined £25,000 by Ipswich and would make a face-to-face apology to Phil and Amanda Peak. In August 2010, Norris became the Ipswich Town captain. Norris was handed the captain's armband by Manager Roy Keane after the departure of the captain Jonathan Walters to Stoke City. In the summer of 2011 Norris turned down a new contract extension at Ipswich Town, with the club only prepared to offer him a two-year extension, a year short of the midfielders demands, with rival Championship club Leeds United linked with signing him on a free transfer.

On 15 June 2011, Norris signed for Portsmouth on a free transfer after turning down a new two-year deal with Ipswich. On 6 August, in his debut league appearance for Portsmouth, he scored against Middlesbrough in a game which ended 2–2, he scored his second goal for Portsmouth in a match away at West Ham United, which ended 4–3 to the home team. At first it was believed that Benjani Mwaruwari had scored the goal, but replays showed that Norris had put the ball over the line when Benjani headed in the rebound, his first goal at Fratton Park came in a 2–0 home victory against Barnsley. With the match goalless, Karim Rekik headed the ball down to Norris, who controlled and volleyed it into the net from the edge of the penalty area. On 7 April 2012, Norris scored a spectacular equalising goal against arch-rivals Southampton in the 93rd minute to secure Portsmouth a point. In July 2012, Norris agreed the deal to join Leeds United from Portsmouth, to join his former teammates Jason Pearce, Luke Varney and Jamie Ashdown.

Norris was allocated the number 19 shirt for the 2012–13 season on 3 August. Norris made his competitive début for Leeds in the first game of the season against Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup on 11 August. Norris was named the Leeds United captain for the match and scored his first goal in the same game. Norris made his league début for Leeds in their 1–0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers. On 7 September, Norris was ruled out for a month after picking up a thigh injury, as a result of the injury, Leeds signed Michael Tonge on loan to help cover his absence. Norris made his first start since returning from injury against Charlton Athletic on 23 October, in the same game Norris scored his second goal of the season, his first league goal for Leeds. Norris scored his third goal of the season for Leeds against Huddersfield Town to help earn Leeds a 4–2 victory on 1 December. Norris missed the final three games of the season under new manager Brian McDermott due to a knee injury that required surgery, on 15 August 2013, with Leeds needing to raise finances

List of Neon Genesis Evangelion characters

The Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series features an extensive cast of characters created by Hideaki Anno and designed by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. Shinji Ikari is the series' protagonist, a young child, summoned to pilot the titular mecha. Throughout the series, he is joined by fellow pilots Rei Asuka Langley Soryu. According to director Hideaki Anno, Evangelion was an attempt to make all perspectives into one, creating characters that represent different things to different viewers to make it impossible for everyone to arrive at a single theory. To some viewers, the characters are psychological representations, while to others, they are philosophical, religious and themselves. Anno was influenced by Ryu Murakami's political economy novel The Fascism of Love and Fantasy, the names "Toji Suzuhara", "Kensuke Aida", the surname "Horaki" and "Aida" come from this book. Many of the surnames of the characters in Evangelion are named after Japanese warships in World War II. Most of Evangelion's characters' ages were plotted before broadcasting the TV series, but their birthdays were not settled.

After the TV series finished, GAINAX released birthdays which were similar to those of each character's voice actors, except Rei Ayanami, Toji Suzuhara, Kensuke Aida and Kaworu Nagisa. This time, the characters' birth years were still unrevealed. Adult characters' birth years were calculated from their age, but there was an additional aspect in determining the children's ones. According to the Japanese educational system, in 2015 second graders of junior high school are made up of children who were born from April 2, 2001 to April 1, 2002. Children's birth years were set in proportion to this rule; however these birth years did not change the children's ages of 14 in year 2015. This is the reason why Asuka Langley Soryu and Toji Suzuhara were born in December 2001 and Hikari Horaki was born in February 2002, despite all children except Kaworu are 14 in 2015. In the Japanese dialogue for the original anime, the Eva pilots were always referred to as "Children" when referring to an individual pilot.

The English translation referred to the individual pilots as First Child, etc. In the Rebuild of Evangelion series, the expression "th Children" is not used. Instead, the pilots are referred to as Ichibanme no tekikakusha, Dai Ichi no Shōjo, Sanninme no kodomo, or Dai San no Shōnen. Voiced by: Megumi Ogata, he is the son of the "late" Yui Ikari. Abandoned by his father when he was a toddler, Shinji has grown up to be reclusive and withdrawn, choosing to run away from difficult situations, he suffers from social anxiety at the beginning of the series, but is freed from this as he socializes with his new classmates and fellow pilots. Shinji is hyper-sensitive and sometimes does as expected out of fear of rejection, but he has rebelled and refused to pilot the Eva because of the excruciating harm, done to him, or done to his friends. Over time and with encouragement from Misato, he learns to be less cowardly, more outspoken, more confident, but his progress is nearly undone near the end of the series.

At some point in the series he begins to confront his inner self, forming arguments and questions about life and reality. He becomes friends with Toji Suzuhara and Kensuke Aida, in addition to his complicated relationships with Rei and Misato. Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi. In the series, she holds the rank of captain, with a promotion to major, she is the field commander for the Eva pilots, issuing orders and giving battle strategies as well as handling some bureaucratic matters. She is Shinji and Asuka's guardian, letting them live in her apartment rather than have them live alone. While she is professional and diligent in her duties, she is a drunkard while off-duty, she is the only survivor of the Katsuragi Expedition, the scientific study led by her father which triggered the Second Impact. She and Ryoji Kaji were lovers during college, rekindle their romance over the course of the TV series, she mourns for Kaji after learning of his assassination. Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara. At the start of the series, she is shown to be withdrawn emotionless, remote, with her only apparent relationship being with Gendo Ikari.

As the series progresses and Shinji grow closer. It is revealed that Rei is a vessel for the soul of Lilith, was created by Gendo to be used as a tool for accomplishing instrumentality, she is a clone made from the salvaged genes of Yui and is plagued by a sense of negative self-worth stemming from the realization that she is an expendable asset. Soulless clones of her are kept hidden in the deepest levels of NERV headquarters to be used as the supposed "cores" of the Dummy Plugs and as replacement bodies for Rei if she should die. Voiced by: Yūko Miyamura.

Shepherd Wheel

Shepherd Wheel is a working museum in a former water-powered grinding workshop situated on the Porter Brook in the south-west of the City of Sheffield, England. One of the earliest wheels on the River Porter, it is one of the few remaining—and complete—examples of this kind of enterprise, one that used to be commonplace in the Sheffield area, its 5.5 m diameter overshot water wheel is powered from a large dam stocked with water diverted from the Porter Brook. The workshops, dam and weir are Grade II listed, the site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. In 1584, William Beighton, a cutler of Stumperlowe left to his sons in his will "all my interest terms titles and possession which I have in and upon one watter whele called Potar Whele which I have of the grant of the said Lord"; this is the earliest reference to a wheel on the site. The description of this wheel matches one that a Mr Shepherd held the tenancy of in 1794. There were no similar wheels in the area, which leads us to the conclusion that the references are to the same wheel.

From the 1820s, the wheel was occupied by a family called Hinde. They worked there for over a hundred years until the end of Shepherd Wheel's working life in about 1930. In William Beighton's time, the land was owned by Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord of the Manor of Sheffield; when he died, his estates passed to Thomas Howard. The land remained with the Dukes of Norfolk until 1900, when Sheffield City Council bought Whiteley Woods to make a public park. Shepherd Wheel was included in this public park. Over many years, local historical societies campaigned for its restoration and the site was opened as a museum in 1962. After closure in 1997 the site was placed under the management of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust in 1998; the present buildings date from c1780, during the time that Edward Shepherd—after whom the site is now named—was the tenant of the wheel. Throughout the 19th century the wheel was held by the Hinde family, who operated it until its closure in 1930. In 1900, Sheffield City Council bought the land surrounding the wheel from the Duke of Norfolk to make a public park.

After a campaign by local history societies, the wheel was restored and opened as a museum in 1962. The museum was closed in 1997 and passed to the management of the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust in 1998. Since 1998, Shepherd Wheel has been run as a museum by the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust; the museum includes two grinding hulls and grinding wheels. The Shepherd Wheel reopened on 31 March 2012. Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Kelham Island Museum Listed buildings in Sheffield Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust Shepherd Wheel - A Visitor's Guide Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust — Shepherd Wheel Workshop

Din of Ecstasy

Din of Ecstasy is the second studio album by singer-songwriter and guitarist, Chris Whitley. It was released on Columbia Records in 1995, it was produced by John Custer and Chris Whitley. The album was recorded by Steve Melton and mixed by Toby Wright at Muscle Shoals Sound in Sheffield, Alabama as well as Baby Monster, Sony Music Studios, Electric Lady Studios in New York City. All tracks written by Chris Whitley. "Narcotic Prayer" – 3:45 "Never" – 2:48 "Know" – 3:47 "O God My Heart Is Ready" – 3:13 "Can't Get Off" – 4:03 "God Thing" – 4:49 "Din" – 3:15 "New Machine" – 3:18 "Some Candy Talking" – 4:13 "Guns & Dolls" – 3:30 "WPL" – 3:09 "Ultraglide" "Days of Obligation" - 7:41"O God My Heart Is Ready" and "Din" were released as singles. Chris Whitley – vocals and guitars Dougie Bownedrums, co-production Alan Gevaert – bass, bass pedals, low end noise Andy Rosen – Mellotron Dan Whitley – lead guitar Louis Lepore – lead guitar