Few Facts About England
England is part of the United Kingdom
which is made up of England, Northern
Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
England is part of the European Union.
The capital of England is London.
The money used is called the pound.
The population of England is 60,776,238.
The language spoken is English.
England’s Important People
Famous authors - Beatrix Potter, Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling
William Shakespeare - famous for writing plays
Queen Elizabeth and the royal family
The Beatles -famous singing group who
became popular in the 1960s
The royal family
Places of interest in England
Houses of Parliament
Seat of the British parliament
Big Ben – part of Houses of Parliament
Residence of the queen
Change of the Guard every day, takes 45 minutes
Tower of London
Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7
royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house.
Guarded by the Beafeeters
Their number is 36
St, Paul‘s Cathedral
the masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren.
Built between 1675 and 1710
many kings, queens, poets, writers and other famous inhabitants of the UK are buried there
one of three official residences of The Queen
the largest inhabited castle in the world and the oldest in continuous occupation
The oldest university in England
Founded in 13th century
One of the highlights of Oxford is the Radcliffe Camera on Radcliffe Square
designed by James Gibbs in the English Baroque style
Located on Salisbury plain
Built aproximately in 4th millenary B.C.
Calendar? Ritual place? Astronomical clock?
the most important city in England until the eleventh century
The English Lake District National Park
885 square miles in size
1800 miles of footpaths
Built by Romans
Few kilometres southwards from Bristol
What the English Like to Eat
Fish and chips
Tea and biscuits
Roast Meats ( cooked in the oven for about two hours)