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People and society
People have come from all over the world to live in the UK, creating a fascinating ethnic mix of cultures and religions. English is the main language, but it is spoken in a wide variety of accents. England is very densely populated, which means that many people live on a relatively small area of land. This is not the case in Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland, and the Scottish Highlands in particular are very sparsely populated. There is no such thing as a typical home or way of life in the UK. People who live in a fishing village on one of the Scottish islands, or on a sheep farm in Wales, for example, have very different lifestyles from each other, and from those who live in the big bustling cities like London, Manchester, and Birmingham. Here land is scarce, so many people live in flats and terrace houses, often without gardens.
Famous People of England 1.Sir Winston Churchill Winston Churchill was a politician, a soldier, an artist, and the 20th century's most famous and celebrated Prime Minister. 2.Isambard Kingdom Brunel Was an extraordinary Victorian engineer. He designed and built amongst other structures bridges, ships, railways and viaducts. 3.Diana, Princess of Wales From the time of her marriage to the Prince of Wales in 1981 until her death in a car accident in Paris in 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales was one of the world's most high-profile, most photographed, and most iconic celebrities. 4.Charles Darwin Was a British naturalist of the nineteenth century. He and others developed the theory of evolution. This theory forms the basis for the modern life sciences. Darwin's most famous books are 'The Origin of Species' and 'The Descent of Man'. 5.William Shakespeare Was a playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in English literature. He wrote dozens of plays which continue to dominate world theater 400 years later. 6.John Lennon John Lennon was a musician and composer who was a member of the Beatles, the biggest rock band of the 1960s. 7.Queen Elizabeth I The daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth 1 reigned England from 1558–1603. 8.Captain James Cook James Cook was an explorer of the eighteenth century, known for his voyages to the Pacific Ocean. Cook visited New Zealand, established the first European colony in Australia, and was the first European to visit Hawaii. He also approached Antarctica and explored much of the western coast of North America. 9.Margaret Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher Was the United Kingdom's first woman prime minister, and she held the office of PM for longer than anyone in the 20th century. 10.Sir Paul McCartney McCartney was a singer, songwriter and guitarist for The Beatles, the biggest rock band of the 1960s. 11.Michael Faraday British physicist and chemist who discovered electromagnetic induction (1831) and proposed the field theory later developed by Maxwell and Einstein. 12.Charles Dickens Wrote some of the most popular and widely read novels of the 19th century, from Oliver Twist to A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.
Pleasant surprise!)) Traditional Recipes From England Victoria Sandwich Cake 6 oz butter 6 oz. caster sugar 3 eggs beaten 6 oz. self-raising flour 2 tbsp. jam Caster sugar to dredge Butter two 7-inch sandwich tins and line the base of each with a round of buttered greaseproof paper. Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in half the flour, using a metal spoon, then fold in the rest Place half the mixture in each tin and level with a knife. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, until they are well risen, firm to the touch, and beginning to shrink away from the sides of the tins. Turn out and cool on a wire rack. Britain is full of culture and traditions which have been around for hundreds of years. British customs and traditions are famous all over the world. When people think of Britain they often think of people drinking tea, eating fish and chips and wearing bowler hats, but there is more to Britain than just those things. We have English and British traditions of sport, music, food and many royal occasions. There are also songs, sayings and superstitions.
England the remarkable country with set of traditions, the interesting stories, the well-known people. It brings to all great pleasure. /
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