The Olympic TorchThe 2012 Summer Olympics Torch Relay will berun from 19 May to 27 July 2012, prior to the 2012Summer Olympics. The relay will last 70 days with66 evening celebrations, six Island visits about8000 people carrying the torch 300 m each,starting from Land’s End in Cornwall.
The name of the country and the term "English" derive fromthe Old English word for one of the three Germanic peoplesthat invaded the British Isles in the fifth century C . E ., theAngles. "Britain" and "British" derive from a Roman term forthe inhabitants language of the British Isles, called"Brythonic" or p-Celtic.Englishness is highly regionalized. The most importantregional divide is between the south and the north. Thenorth, the cradle of industrialization and the site oftraditional smokestack industries, includes Yorkshire,Lancashire, Northumberland, Cumbria, Durham,Merseyside, and Cheshire.
William Shakespeare (26th April 1564 to 23 April 1616) was anEnglish Poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatestwriter in The English Language and the world’s pre-eminentdramatist. He is often called England’s National Poet and the“Bard of Avon” . He Married Anne Hathaway and had thechildren namely Susanna Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare andJudith Quiney.
Winston Churchill’s response to Hitlerschallenge brought him to lead anational coalition in 1940, and theJapanese attack on Pearl Harboraltered his whole prospect of the war.He went at once toWashington, D.C., and with Rooseveltshaped the subsequently successfulAllied strategy in WWII. After thebreakdown of the alliance, he thenalerted the West to the expansionistthreat of the USSR.
Name: Queen Elizabeth IIFull Name: Elizabeth Alexandra MaryBorn: April 21, 1926 at 17, Bruton Street, LondonParents: George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-LyonHouse of: WindsorAscended to the throne: February 6, 1952 aged 25 yearsCrowned: June 2, 1953 at Westminster AbbeyMarried: Philip MountbattenChildren: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and PrinceEdward Current Age: 85 years, 11 months, and 25 daysShe has Reigned for: 60 years, 2 months, and 9 days
Buckingham Palace, in London, is the official residence and office of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality.The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheelsituated on the banks of the RiverThames, in London, England. The entirestructure is 135 meters tall and the wheelhas a diameter of 120 meters (394 ft).
London Bridge is a bridge over the River Thames, connecting the City of London and Southwark, in central London. Situated between Cannon Street Railway Bridge and Tower Bridge, it forms the western end of the Pool of London.Big Ben is the nickname for the greatbell of the clock at the north end of thePalace of Westminster in London, and isgenerally extended to refer to theclock or the clock tower (officiallyknown simply as Clock Tower) as well.