In 1533, during the reign of Henry VIII, England broke from the Roman Catholic Church to form the Anglican Church, which became the established church of the country, of which the monarch is head. The Church of England no longer has any political power, although its archbishops and some bishops still sit in the House of Lords.
There are about 27 million Anglicans in the UK, although relatively few attend church. Roman Catholics number more than 5 million, Presbyterians about 2 million, Methodists about 700,000, and Jews about 400,000. Numerous other religions are practised in England, and in many cities there are significant Muslim and Hindu communities. Society is secular, and religious education in schools now embraces a wide range of religions, not only Christianity.
GREETINGS AND GESTURES
Many English people will simply say “Hello”, but a handshake is the formal way of greeting and parting. On first meeting, “How do you do?” or a less formal ...
After 2900 BCE and for approximately the next 500 years (until 2400 BCE), post holes indicate timber settings in the centre of the monument and at the north-eastern entrance. The Aubrey Holes no longer held posts but were partially filled, some with cremation deposits added to the fill. The numerous post holes indicate timber structures but no clear patterns or configurations are discernible that would suggest their shape, form, or function.
Elizabeth’s government enacted legislation known as the Poor Laws, which made every local parish responsible for its own poor, created workhouses, and severely punished homeless beggars. Parliament also passed bills to ensure fair prices in times of shortage and to regulate wages in times of unemployment. One of the queen’s most important economic decisions was to issue a new currency that contained a standard amount of precious metal. This raised confidence in the currency and also allowed businesses to enter into long-term financial contracts.
Henry VIII (1491-1547), king of England (1509-1547), the image of the Renaissance king as immortalized by German artist Hans Holbein, who painted him hands on hips, legs astride, exuding confidence and power. Henry VIII had six wives, fought numerous wars in Europe, and even aspired to become Holy Roman Emperor in order to extend his control to Europe. He ruthlessly increased the power of royal government, using Parliament to sanction his actions.
Nash designed the building with Marble Arch as the main entrance. Marble Arch was later moved to Hyde Park. It was not until 1837 that Queen Victoria made Buckingham Palace the royal family's principal London residence.
London Eye - Designed by architects David Marks and Julia Barfield, the wheel carries 32 sealed, air conditioned, passenger capsules attached to its external circumference. It rotates at a rate of 0.26 metres per second (about 0.9 km/h or 0.6 mph) so that one revolution takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Big cities in UK - The name 'Manchester' is often used to refer to the entire metropolis (which extends even outside Greater Manchester). People from Manchester are called Mancunians. Many class Manchester as being the combined areas of Manchester, Trafford, Tameside, Salford and Stockport, with the other areas being towns in Lancashire or Cheshire
Although it is as closer to the North Pole as eastern Siberia or
Hudson Bay Britain has a warmer climate. While the British climate is
very changeable, temperatures rarely fall below -10ş or go above 32ş.
Rainfall is fairly well distributed throughout the year. The wettest
parts are the mountainous areas of the West Coast. Britain is a
densely populated and industrialized nation, but much of the country
is cultivated and around 10% of the land is covered by legally
protected National Parks.
Stonehenge was undoubtedly built by a people who had widespread trade
connections and who established their principal settlements in the
area between 1600 and 1300 BC. Its importance is reflected by the fact
that the landscape around the monument is dotted by some 400 barrows,
circular mounds enclosing burials, dating from between 2000 and 1500
BC; excavation of some of these barrows has revealed rich grave goods
as well as chips of bluestone similar to that found in the concentric
England (in Latin, Anglia), country and constituent part of the island of Great Britain, comprising, with the principality of Wales, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England occupies all of the island east of Wales and south of Scotland, another country and division of the United Kingdom.
Numerous Chinese and Indian restaurants and pizza houses provide take-away services, and many pubs (public houses) serve anything from snacks to full meals as well as alcoholic beverages. Traditional English dishes include roast beef and Yorkshire pudding (a baked batter) and steak-and-kidney pie.
English is a West Germanic language that developed from Old English, the language of the Anglo-Saxons. English, having its major roots in Germanic languages, derives most of its grammar from Old English, although a Celtic substrate influence has also been postulated. As a result of the Norman Conquest, it has been heavily influenced, more than any other Germanic language, by Norman French, Latin and Greek.
One of the world’s most popular breds, the Labrador traces its origins back to the St. John’s regions of Newfoundland, Canada. There it was known as the “Small Water Dog”, to differentiate it from the larger Newfoundland. Trade in salted cod brought the bred to the port of Pole in Dorset, England, where local landowners acquired specimens and refined their breeding for use as gundogs.
Waterproof, water loving, affable, gregarious, and family oriented – this delicious range of adjectives describes one of the world’s most popular family companions.
Capital of the United Kingdom. It is situated in south-eastern England at the head of the River Thames estuary. Settled by the Romans as an important shipping point for crops and minerals, it gradually developed into the wealthy capital of a thriving industrial and agricultural nation.
The expansion in the 19th century of the British Empire increased London’s influence still further. Since World War II the city’s prominence on the international stage has diminished, but it remains a flourishing financial centre and home to one of the world’s most important stock exchanges.
In addition, it is the foremost tourist destination in Britain, a centre of academic excellence, and one of the cultural capitals of the world—well deserving of the observation by Samuel Johnson that: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”.
The term “City of London”, or “the City”, is applied only to a small area known as the Square Mile (2.59 sq km/1 sq mi) that was ...
Wives remained at home and became ladies of the house in every sense of the word;Victorian upper class women were now idealized (but it was spiritual worship that confined women in the home), and most of them portrayed the Victorian ideal of womanhood: chaste, ornamental women who were society's moral guardians, but still dependent on the goodwill of their devoted male worshippers.
The new inhabitants were called Anglo-Saxons (from the Angles and Saxons). The Angles gave their name to the new culture (England from Angle-land), and the Germanic language they brought with them, English, replaced the native Celtic and previously imported Latin. Despite further invasions and even a complete military conquest at a later date, the southern and eastern parts of the largest British Isle have been called England (and its people and language English) ever since.
In 865 the relative peace of England was shattered by a new invasion. Danish Vikings who had been raiding France and Germany formed a great army and turned their attention on the English. Within 10 years, most of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms had fallen or surrendered. Only the West Saxons (modern Wessex) held out under Alfred, the only English ruler to be called "the Great."
England was divided among the Vikings, the West Saxons, and a few other English kingdoms for nearly 200 years. The Viking half was called ...
The primordial elements of nature are to support and to echo Tess’s tragedy.
The Stonehenge fragment begins with Hardy’s detailed description of the monoliths. We can almost see Tess passing her fingers along the vertical surface of the stones.
Angel himself names this edifice a “very Temple of Winds” because the wind blowing among its blocks of stone made a sort of a buzz. (“What monstrous place is this?” said Angel. “It hums”, she said. Harken”). He listens. The wind, playing upon the edifice produced a blooming tune, like the note of some gigantic one-stringed harp...(chapter LVIII)
Tess’s and Angel’s symbolical phrases are meant to express its darkness, coldness, wildness and greatness. “You mean that pagan temple? Yes. It’s older than the ages, even than the d’Urbervilles.” Than follows the description of the Great Plain and that of the Stone of Sacrifice and the Sun stone.
The Altar Stone, lying within the horseshoe-shaped arrangement on which Tess ...
Joint ventures in Romania
Conditiile de infiintare erau stipulate,in detaliu,prin Contractul comun de constituire,organizare si functionare a societatii mixte.Legea stipula ca “participarea partii romane la patrimoniul acestor societati este de 51%”.limitand participatiunea straina la maximum 49%.
O retea extrem de deasă de căi ferate si autostrăzi înlesneşte legăturile între marile oraşe-porturi şi centrele industriale din vestul regiunii precum şi cu zonele, care furnizează materiile prime, unele produse industriale şi agricole. Re¬giunea economico-geografică Central-at¬lantică este aşadar una dintre cele mai dezvoltate din S.U.A., atît pe plan eco¬nomic, cît şi în privinţa gradului de urbanizare, dezvoltării serviciilor etc.
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