Mackenzie Wriedt Professor Dekle ENC 11016 December 2012 London, England
How London was founded• London, England was founded in about 50 A.D. by the Romans.• London was derived from Celtic word, Londinios, meaning the place of the bold one.
London, England• London is the capital of England.• It has a diverse range of people and cultures.• More than 300 languages are spoken in England.• London has a population of 8,174,000.
Queen Boudicca• In 61 A.D. Queen Boudicca had lead a rebellion against the Romans.• She had no effort of saving London on her march against the Romans.• During her rebellion, London was destroyed but quickly rebuilt.
Dark Ages in London• The Dark Ages are the period of darkness and economic regression.• London was almost abandoned during the Dark Ages, as many people were living outside the walls of London.
The Danes• The Danes looted London in 842.• They returned again in 851 burning down a large part of town conquering both northern and eastern England.• They came back in 994 to try again but the Londoners fought them away.
Historical Landmarks in 18th century• England continued to grow.• In the 18th century, many landmarks were being built such as Wembley Stadium, Trafalgar Square, and Picadilly Square.
Religion in England• England is a religious country.• Most of the citizens are Christian.• There are also a lot of Roman Catholics in London.• Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam are also practiced.
London has two houses: House of Commons House of LordsThe Commons are publicly elected. The house of Lords makes laws, holdsLargest amount of members dealing government to account, and investigateswith political issues and proposals for policy issues.new laws.
Queen Elizabeth II• England is a constitutional monarchy and commonwealth realm.• Queen Elizabeth II, is the head of commonwealth countries.• London has a mixed economy, both private and public.
Historical Landmarks• England has many spectacular landmarks.• Those landmarks include Big Ben, House of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, etc.
Tourists• London is one of the world’s most popular tourist locations.• Tourists love the pubs, the Underground, the weather, the people, etc.• Tourists love to visit all the amazing landmarks London has to offer.
Top 10 attractions: • Tower of London • Tower Bridge • St. Paul’s Cathedral • Windsor Castle • Hampton Court Palace • Kensington Palace • London Zoo • London Bridge • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater • Thames River
Sports• Many tourists also travel to London to watch sports, especially soccer.• London just recently held the 2012 Summer Olympics.• Rugby and Cricket are also very popular sports in London.
Places to stay in EnglandLancester London Royal Park Hotel Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel Travelodge Caesar Hotel
• In other words, England is an amazing place to visit. As London continues to grow, so does its population. With London’s variety of entertainment and attractions, London has become one of the most popular tourists locations. Having recently traveled to London, I would definitely recommend traveling to this amazing country.
Works Cited• Channel Voyager. 5 Reasons Why Tourists Love London. 2002 February. n.p. Web. 12 October 2012.• Globalinks Learning Abroad. England’s Government and Economy. n.p. Web. 12 October 2012.• House of Parliament. A View on Cities. 2012. n.p. Web. 12 October 2012.• The London Pass. Top 10 Things to do in London. n.p. Web. 12 October 2012.• Tim Lambert. A Brief History of London. n.p. Web. 12 October 2012.