England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, which is also known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. SYMBOLS: The national flag of England, known as St. George's Cross The Royal Standard The Tudor rose , England's national floral emblem
is a country that is part of the
which is also known as the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The national flag of England, known as St. George's Cross
The Royal Standard
The Tudor rose, England's national floral emblem
"God and my right"
The name "England" is derived from the Old English wordEnglaland, which means "land of the Angles". The Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in England during the Early Middle Ages.
It is a country blessed with a long history, a rich culture and an ever-varied landscape. Prehistoric temples, Roman cities and Medieval castles lie side by side with ruined abbeys, stately palaces and humble cottages.
As its name suggests, the English language, today spoken by hundreds of millions of people around the world, originated as the language of England
Distribution of the English language
After finishing compulsory education, pupils take a GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) examination, following which they may decide to continue in further education and attend a further education college.
The most well-known universities of England are…
King's College, University of Cambridge
Many ancient standing stone monuments were erected during the prehistoric period, amongst the best known are Stonehenge
It was the Romans who founded the first cities and towns such as London, Bath, York, Chester and St Albans.
the seat of the Parliament
of the United Kingdom
or mock tower, in Worcestershire
English folklore developed over many centuries. Some of the characters and stories are present across England, but most belong to specific regions. Common folkloric beings include giants, elfs, trolls, goblins and dwarves.
The legend from after the Norman invasion:
Robin Hood and his Merry Men of Sherwood
and their battles with the Sheriff of
Nottingham is, perhaps, the best known.
Tales originating from Brythonic traditions
entered English folklore, such as the
Arthurian myth, featuring King Arthur,
Camelot, Excalibur, Merlin and the
Knights of the Round Table such as Lancelot.
Early authors wrote in Latin; the period of Old English literature provided the epic poem Beowulf, the secular prose of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream)
remains one of the most championed
authors in English literature.
Authors from around the time of the Victorian era include Dickens, Brontë sisters, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy and many others.