<ul><li>England   </li></ul><ul><li>is a country that is part of the  </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom,  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>SYMBOLS: </li></ul><ul><li>The  national flag  of England, known as St. George's Cross   </li></ul><ul><li>The  Ro...
<ul><li>The name  &quot;England&quot;  is derived from the Old English word   Englaland , which means &quot;land of the An...
LANGUAGE <ul><li>As its name suggests, the English language, today spoken by hundreds of millions of people around the wor...
EDUCATION <ul><li>After finishing compulsory education, pupils take a  GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education)  ...
Christ Church, University of Oxford King's College, University of Cambridge
Prominent English figures from the field of science and mathematics   <ul><li>Sir Isaac Newton - developed the ideas of un...
<ul><li>Many ancient standing stone monuments were erected during the prehistoric period, amongst the best known are  Ston...
<ul><li>It was the Romans who founded the first cities and towns such as London, Bath, York, Chester and St Albans. </li><...
Folklore <ul><li>English folklore developed over many centuries. Some of the characters and stories are present across Eng...
LITERATURE, POETRY AND PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>Early authors wrote in Latin; the period of Old English literature provided the ...
SPORTING <ul><li>Inside  Wembley  Stadium , the most expensive stadium ever built. </li></ul><ul><li>England has a strong ...
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  1. 2. <ul><li>England </li></ul><ul><li>is a country that is part of the </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom, </li></ul><ul><li>which is also known as the </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>SYMBOLS: </li></ul><ul><li>The national flag of England, known as St. George's Cross </li></ul><ul><li>The Royal Standard </li></ul><ul><li>The Tudor rose , England's national floral emblem </li></ul><ul><li>Motto: </li></ul>&quot;God and my right&quot;
  3. 4. <ul><li>The name &quot;England&quot; is derived from the Old English word Englaland , which means &quot;land of the Angles&quot;. The Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in England during the Early Middle Ages. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  4. 5. LANGUAGE <ul><li>As its name suggests, the English language, today spoken by hundreds of millions of people around the world, originated as the language of England </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution of the English language </li></ul>
  5. 6. EDUCATION <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>The most well-known universities of England are… </li></ul>
  6. 7. Christ Church, University of Oxford King's College, University of Cambridge
  7. 8. Prominent English figures from the field of science and mathematics <ul><li>Sir Isaac Newton - developed the ideas of universal gravitation </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Faraday </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Hooke </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Darwin, whose name is related to the theory of evolution </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Many ancient standing stone monuments were erected during the prehistoric period, amongst the best known are Stonehenge </li></ul>ARCHITECTURE
  9. 10. <ul><li>It was the Romans who founded the first cities and towns such as London, Bath, York, Chester and St Albans. </li></ul><ul><li>Palace of Westminster , </li></ul><ul><li>the seat of the Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>of the United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>St. Paul's Cathedral , </li></ul><ul><li>English Baroque </li></ul><ul><li>The Broadway Tower is a folly, </li></ul><ul><li>or mock tower, in Worcestershire </li></ul>
  10. 11. Folklore <ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>The legend from after the Norman invasion: </li></ul><ul><li>Robin Hood and his Merry Men of Sherwood </li></ul><ul><li>and their battles with the Sheriff of </li></ul><ul><li>Nottingham is, perhaps, the best known. </li></ul><ul><li>Tales originating from Brythonic traditions </li></ul><ul><li>entered English folklore, such as the </li></ul><ul><li>Arthurian myth , featuring King Arthur, </li></ul><ul><li>Camelot, Excalibur, Merlin and the </li></ul><ul><li>Knights of the Round Table such as Lancelot. </li></ul>
  11. 12. LITERATURE, POETRY AND PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>Early authors wrote in Latin; the period of Old English literature provided the epic poem Beowulf , the secular prose of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. </li></ul><ul><li>William Shakespeare ( Romeo and Juliet , Hamlet , Macbeth , A Midsummer Night's Dream ) </li></ul><ul><li>remains one of the most championed </li></ul><ul><li>authors in English literature. </li></ul><ul><li>Authors from around the time of the Victorian era include Dickens, Brontë sisters, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy and many others. </li></ul>
  12. 13. SPORTING <ul><li>Inside Wembley Stadium , the most expensive stadium ever built. </li></ul><ul><li>England has a strong sporting heritage, </li></ul><ul><li>and during the 19th century codified many sports that are now played around the world. Sports originating in England include: footbal, cricket, rugby, tennis, badminton, squash, hockey, boxing, snooker, billiards, curling, darts, table tennis, bowls, horseracing and fox hunting. </li></ul><ul><li>Football is the most popular of these sports. </li></ul>

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