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  1. 1. The culture of England<br />
  2. 2. Architecture <br />English architecture begins with the architecture of the Anglo-Saxons<br />English churches are of Anglo-Saxon origin, although in some cases the Anglo-Saxon part is small and much-altered. <br />Christian basilica influenced English architecture<br />English architecture is characterized by pilaster-strips, blank arcading, baluster shafts and triangular-headed openings. <br />
  3. 3. The food of England has historically been characterized by its simplicity of approach, honesty of flavor, and a reliance on the high quality of natural produce.<br />A full English breakfast contains:<br />Scrambled eggs<br />Macon<br />Sausages and black pudding<br /> Mushrooms and baked beans<br />Mushrooms and baked beans<br />Tea and beer are typical and rather iconic drinks in England, particularly the former.<br /> Cuisine<br />
  4. 4. Folklore<br />Folk traditions include the Morris dance and related practices such as the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance and the Mummers Plays <br />Morris dancing is one of the more visible English folk traditions, with many differing regional variations.<br />The utopian vision of a traditional England is sometimes referred to as Merry England<br />
  5. 5. Literature<br />English literature begins with Anglo-Saxon literature, which was written in Old English<br />In the medieval period there was a flourishing of literature <br />Geoffrey Chaucer is the most famous writer of this period<br />Elizabethan era is sometimes described as the golden age of English literature.<br />William Shakespeare, was considered the English national poet. <br />
  6. 6. Music<br /> The achievements of the Anglican choral tradition following on from 16th century composers such as Thomas Tallis, John Tavernier and William Byrd<br />In the 20th century, Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippet emerged as internationally- recognized opera composers.<br />A New trend emerged out of Liverpool in 1962. The Beatles became the most popular musicians and in the composing of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. <br />
  7. 7. Religion<br />In16th century, when England became independent from Rome, English Christians have predominantly been members of the Church of England<br />The Book of Common Prayer is the foundational prayer book of the Church of England<br />Today, most English people practicing organized religion are affiliated to the Church of England.<br />Immigration to Britain from India and Pakistan means that a large number of people living in England practice even Islam , Hinduism or Sikhism<br />
  8. 8. English people traditionally speak the English language, a member of the West Germanic language family<br />The modern English language evolved from Old English United States, English has become the international language of business, science, communications, aviation, and diplomacy.<br />Language<br />
  9. 9. There are many sports which have been codified by the English, and then spread worldwide, including badminton ,football, tennis, rugby league, table tennis and thoroughbred horse racing baseball. <br />In the Olympic Games, England competes as part of the Great Britain team.<br />Football maintains a consistent popularity across the country<br />Sport and leisure<br />
  10. 10. The English flag is a red cross on a white background, commonly called the Cross of Saint George<br />The three golden lions on a red background was the banner of the kings of England derived from their status as Duke of Normandy and is now used to represent the English national football team<br />England has no official anthem<br />Symbols<br />
  11. 11. THANK YOU<br />