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Heritage is GREAT - Part 2. Canterbury and Exeter cathedrals also boast magnificent architecture and attract visitors from around the world.

Heritage is GREAT - Part 2

Some historic treasures date back even further. Stonehenge… This giant circle of stones stands out as one of Britain’s most famous and visited historical sites. Dating back thousands of years, its origins still remain a mystery and that's why it’s still so popular. Susan Greaney is a historian. Richard: Susan, what is Stonehenge? Susan: Stonehenge is a prehistoric stone monument built about four and a half thousand years ago in what we call the Neolithic period. Richard: So why is it so important? Susan: Well, Stonehenge is unique in the world. Winston Churchill Documentary - The Lion's Roar.

Why the US Should Look to the Leadership of Churchill and Thatcher. iWonder - Sir Winston Churchill: The greatest Briton? Winston Churchill: greatest British hero or a warmongering villain? Sir Winston Churchill, a journalist, a soldier, and a war-time leader, was a maverick who divided opinion throughout his lengthy political career.

Winston Churchill: greatest British hero or a warmongering villain?

As the 50th anniversary of his death approaches, historians and journalists appear no closer to agreeing on his legacy. We weigh up the leading arguments on both sides. Churchill as hero: Not his finest hour: The dark side of Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill is rightly remembered for leading Britain through her finest hour – but what if he also led the country through her most shameful hour?

Not his finest hour: The dark side of Winston Churchill

What if, in addition to rousing a nation to save the world from the Nazis, he fought for a raw white supremacism and a concentration camp network of his own? This question burns through Richard Toye's new history, Churchill's Empire, and is even seeping into the Oval Office. Elizabethan theater: Shakespeare and The Globe. Life and Times of England's Greatest Playwright.

William Shakespeare is often called the world’s greatest playwright.

Life and Times of England's Greatest Playwright

He wrote comedies, tragedies and historical plays in England in the last part of the 16th and the early 17th century. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in the English town of Stratford-upon-Avon. His father was a businessman and the town’s mayor. His mother came from a family that owned land near Stratford. William had three younger brothers and two younger sisters. Like other boys of middle-class families, William attended a grammar school in Stratford where he got a good education and also learned Latin.

When William was 18 he married Anne Hathaway. We don’t really know what William did during the following years but in 1592 he went to London to work as an writer and actor. From 1592 to 1594 the Black Death spread across England. Theatre in the Age of Shakespeare. The theatre in Shakespeare’s time was much different than it is today.

Theatre in the Age of Shakespeare

Authors wrote plays for the masses, especially those who couldn’t read or write. The theatre changed a lot during Shakespeare’s lifetime. The authorities didn’t like it and didn’t allow acting in the city itself. They thought it had a bad influence on people and kept them from going to church. Queen Elizabeth, on the other hand, loved acting and helped the theatre become popular. As time went on more and more popular theatres emerged outside city walls.

Shakespeare’s theatre was full of life. Theatres were open arenas or playhouses that had room for up to three thousand people. There was no stage crew as there is today. Plays were organized by acting companies. Ten ways in which Shakespeare changed the world. Back in 2012, the British Library displayed a rare book that attracted as much media attention as a Gutenberg Bible.

Ten ways in which Shakespeare changed the world

It was a mass-produced edition of a text once owned by Nelson Mandela, inked with his pen. Mandela had kept this volume by his bedside for more than 20 years and it had sustained him through his darkest hours on Robben Island. Sometimes he had read aloud from it to his cellmates. It was not scripture, but its sacred characters – from Hamlet to Prospero – had often been a source of inspiration.

400 Years After His Death, Shakespeare Still Popular. This spring marks the 400th anniversary of the death of British playwright William Shakespeare.

400 Years After His Death, Shakespeare Still Popular

His plays have had a major influence on the world’s literature and drama. That influence is shown in a new exhibit at Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Shakespeare was born in 1564 in the small town of Stratford-upon-Avon, about 160 kilometers from London. People all around the world still read his plays. His works have been translated into hundreds of languages. S es anglais lv1 2012 metropole remplacement sujet officiel.

S es anglais lv1 2012 metropole remplacement corrige officiel. Referendum on abolishing monarchy must be held when Queen dies, republicans demand. 1/50 Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II on a walk-about in Portsmouth during her Silver Jubilee tour of Great Britain, 1977 2/50 Queen Elizabeth II The future Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) pictured with her younger sister Princess Margaret (L) in 1933 AFP/Getty Images) 3/50 Queen Elizabeth II The 9-year-old Elizabeth attends an aristocratic wedding with her mother and younger sister.

Referendum on abolishing monarchy must be held when Queen dies, republicans demand

Introduction - The British Monarchy, an obsolete system? Elisabeth II (Born in 1926) During the Middle-Age, almost all countries were Monarchies and throughout History, monarchies have tend to disappear: the French abolished theirs in the 18th,, and a couple centuries later, almost all the monarchies of Europe were gone: they became Parliamentary Monarchies, Republics...

Introduction - The British Monarchy, an obsolete system?

Nowadays, there are only a few monarchies left. The British Monarchy was created more than a thousand years ago. It is a well known institution and it has always been, ever since its creation. Why does the UK love the monarchy? I have recently been accused on Twitter of being both a royalist "uber-Toady" and the author of "the most anti-monarchist report you could want to view".

Why does the UK love the monarchy?

Both tweets related to the same item, a report for the BBC News at Ten that tried to answer a straightforward question: why does a country that has become so cynical about other institutions (Parliament, the City, the press, the police) remain so loyal to the monarchy? Whatever republicans might wish, less than a fifth of the Queen's subjects in the UK say they want to get rid of the Royal Family - a proportion that has barely changed across decades. According to polling data from Ipsos Mori, support for a republic was 18% in 1969, 18% in 1993, 19% in 2002 and 18% last year. Referendum on abolishing monarchy must be held when Queen dies, republicans demand. Explicit cookie consent. On September 9th, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-serving monarch in Britain's history.

Below, three Economist writers argue for different futures for the British crown. History of the British Empire │Documentary Full Movie. Brief History of the Royal Family. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead enters chart at two. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead has failed to reach the number one spot in the music charts. The Wizard of Oz song, which has been at the centre of an online campaign by opponents of Baroness Thatcher, reached number two after selling 52,605 copies. However it was still more than 5,700 copies behind Duke Dumont and A*M*E with Need U (100%) which remained at the top for a second week. Rival campaign song I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher entered at 35. The 1979 song by punk band Notsensibles sold 8,768 copies after a late push from Lady Thatcher fans.

MARGARET THATCHER - Death of a Revolutionary - CH4. Margaret Thatcher: why is she still so demonised? Ajit Vadakayil: MARGARET THATCHER HENCHWOMAN OR HEROINE – CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL. Margaret Thatcher passed away on 8th April 2013 at the age of 87, due to a stroke ( dementia and Alzheimer disease complications ). I wanted to write this post on 9th April, but I decided that I will wait till 14th April to allow the mourning period to get over -- who ever wants to mourn her death. This is part of my culture. The majority of Englishmen will NOT be mourning this mean spirited leader , who re-distributed the wealth from the poorest to the richest in British society. These last five days the airwaves have been awash with eye-dabbing tributes and hysterical adoration of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

She has been elevated almost to sainthood by commentators, and political hacks . The Big Brother controlled media will NOT give a balanced view of the legacy of Margaret Thatcher. I am an Indian , and I have nothing for or against Margaret Thatcher. Before I proceed you must read two of my previous posts , to get a perspective. Check out the video below. iWonder - Margaret Thatcher: From grocer’s daughter to Iron Lady.