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bells of in St Giles Church Wormshill, England were restored in 1995 after a collection started in 1944 with only ten shillings?
English composer , who completed a version of Anthony Payne Elgar's third symphony, has also composed a version of Elgar's incomplete No. 6?
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architect was responsible for the distinctive look of buildings in Hans Price Weston-super-Mare, England, during the Victorian era?
Saxon origin of the name of in Walworth Gate County Durham, England, refers to Welsh-speaking Britons who once lived there?
allegorical of Armada Portrait Queen Elizabeth I (pictured) commemorates England's defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588?
English footballer scored 58 goals in 81 games for David Layne Sheffield Wednesday F.C. before he was jailed for his involvement in the British betting scandal of 1964?
English herald tricked Sir Ralph Brooke William Segar into granting a coat of arms to a London hangman?
English historian was Sir Raymond Carr knighted for services to History in the New Year Honours List, 1987?
English ambassador to Paris, , is suspected to have given confidential information to Edward Stafford Spain before the Spanish Armada in 1588?
English nurse was chosen by Lucy Osburn Florence Nightingale to train Australia's first nurses?
English mediæval shrine statue , ordered to be destroyed during the Our Lady of Ipswich Reformation, might have survived in an Italian village?
airship Patrie (pictured) broke free from its moorings at Souhesmes, France, blew across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and was eventually lost in the Atlantic Ocean?
1984 in Summit tunnel fire England may have been the biggest underground fire in transportation history?
" were a series of Victory Tests cricket matches between a team of Australian servicemen and an English national side played just two weeks after World War II ended?
ten married couples were candidates in the
in 2004 Wyre Forest Council election Worcestershire, England?
stained glass in
church in Marston Bigot Somerset, England is from the abbey of Altenberg in Germany and depicts a scene from the early life of St Bernard?
some of the
between disused railway stations Plymouth in Devon and Penzance in Cornwall, England, were closed during the " Beeching Axe" in the 1960s?
is one of only two extant churches in St Wulfran's Church, Ovingdean England with that dedication?
the 13th-century settlements known as the
and the Mise of Amiens are the only two such "mises" in Mise of Lewes English history?
in Westgate Canterbury, Kent, is the largest surviving city gate in England, with double-decker buses still squeezing through it (process pictured)?
pier in , Withernsea England was struck by ships four times, finally leaving it only 15 metres long?
the 14th-century life-size stone
effigies of a knight and his wife in St Margaret's Church, Ifield (pictured), England, have been said to have an "inimitable sideways sway"?
, the former Tree House manor house of Crawley, England, was named after an ancient elm whose trunk was hollowed out to form a room in which travellers stayed overnight?
English village of , once had a 14th-century Gresham, Norfolk castle with four round towers and a moat, now ruined and overgrown by trees?
English-born activist ( Maria Rosetti pictured) was the model for Constantin Daniel Rosenthal's personification of Romania?
British pub rock music genre was started by American band , who were in Eggs over Easy England for less than a year?
Mississaugas of the sent Chief Credit Mission Peter Jones to England where he petitioned Queen Victoria directly for title deeds to their lands?
medieval village of in Babington Somerset, England was destroyed around 1705 to make way for a new Manor House?
long jumper originally represented Fred Salle England in international competitions, then changed allegiance to Cameroon before returning to England some years later?
soundtracks to and FlatOut include five songs by FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage English rock music group ?
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was a standing army of 3,000 elite Þingalið Viking warriors, whose main purpose was to defend England against other Vikings?
in 1655 in Battle of the Severn Annapolis, Maryland, was closely related to the conflicts of the English Civil War, which had concluded four years earlier in England?
in Bangalore Palace India, which was built to resemble Windsor Castle in England, has hosted music concerts of bands like Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones and Deep Purple?
, in which 1948 Headingley Test Don Bradman's cricket team the Invincibles (pictured) made a world record run-chase, remains the most attended Test on English soil?
predated, by 12 years, the first tour of 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England England by white Australians?
listed buildings of in Marbury cum Quoisley Cheshire, England, include an obelisk, a lychgate (pictured), a churchyard wall, and half a bridge?
Grade I-listed , St. Bartholomew's Church, Brighton England, was described as a "monster excrescence", "a cheese warehouse" and a "brick parallelogram" by some of its detractors at a heated Council meeting in 1893?
fossilised remains of lions have been found at in Crook Peak Somerset, England?
endowment by , a Edmund Meyrick Welsh cleric and philanthropist who died in 1713, is still awarding scholarships to students at Jesus College, Oxford in England after nearly three centuries?
extinct snakefly genus is known from Proraphidia fossils found in Spain, England, and Kazakhstan?
epiphytic orchid was discovered in 1867 by Miltoniopsis vexillaria plant collector and introduced from David Bowman Colombia to England in 1873 by a fellow Veitch employee, ?
Henry Chesterton the
gate piers of , a Ferne Park country house built in 2001 in Wiltshire, England, are Grade II listed structures?
genre of Hispanic creative arts known as costumbrismo (example pictured) was influenced by Englishmen Joseph Addison and Richard Steele and Frenchmen Jouy and Louis-Sébastien Mercier?
Grade I listed , in Franks Hall Horton Kirby, Kent, England, was used as a barn in the 1850s?
insectivorous plant Heliamphora nutans (pictured) was re-discovered in British Guiana in 1881 and successfully introduced to England by ?
David Burke the
hamlet of in Archdeacon Newton Durham, England, contains the site of a lost settlement?
Great Western Railway operated in road motor (bus) services England and Wales from 1903 until 1933 as it was cheaper than building new railways?
in Bradenstoke Abbey Wiltshire, England, were bought by William Randolph Hearst and used in alterations to St Donat's Castle in Wales?
Castleford, England, were incensed when their council tried to eliminate ?
Tickle Cock despite strong support from
England, all three in southwestern Huguenot rebellions France were suppressed by King Louis XIII?
, whose credits include Paul Weiland , Mr. Bean and more than 500 television commercials, owns an 18th-century country estate in 66 Wiltshire, England?
despite nine hundred
Roman Catholic churches being built in England in the fifty years after 1791, in St John the Baptist's Church Brighton was only the fourth to be consecrated since the Reformation?
despite his complete lack of
mountaineering experience, the English adventurer reached an elevation of 22,700 feet (7,450 m) on his doomed solo attempt to climb Maurice Wilson Mount Everest in 1934?
despite being fired from his first job,
English entrepreneur was a millionaire by the age of 21?
Ray Ingleby during
England's Peasants' Revolt in 1381, William d'Ufford, 2nd Earl of Suffolk (pictured) had to flee the rebels disguised as a groom?
World War II, the in Tunnel Railway Ramsgate, England, became part of an air-raid shelter capable of housing more than 60,000 people?
, places of worship in Brighton and Hove England, have been converted into a pub, a screen-printing factory, an art gallery and a sheltered housing complex, among other things?
made his international debut for Michael Liddle Republic of Ireland under-19s although he was born in London, England?
Western Schism , Thomas de Rossy Franciscan friar and Bishop of Galloway, challenged any bishop of England to fight in single combat?
Elizabethan era in England, were constructed of theatres wood and were circular in form, open to the elements and with a large portion of the audience standing directly below the stage?
despite being born in
Harlow, England, qualified to play for the Alex Stavrinou Cyprus youth football team through his father's Cypriot heritage?
by the time he returned to
England in 1878 after collecting plants in Colombia, German plant collector had lost more than half of his collection?
Guillermo Kalbreyer after his move to
Philadelphia in 1879, English-born cricketer Arthur Wood (pictured) had to satisfy a five year residency requirement before he was allowed to play with the Philadelphian cricket team?
Dr. William Penny Brookes (pictured) began organising Olympian Games in Much Wenlock, England, in 1850, he was credited with inspiring the modern games?
English rugby international forward was killed by a charging Denys Dobson rhinoceros, he was reportedly said to always have had "a weak hand off"?
toured America lecturing on the Frederick Baltimore Calvert English poets and then toured England talking about America?
after paying £500 in 1623 for a pardon,
was arrested in John Nutt England and convicted for piracy regardless?
Chester Town Hall (pictured) was officially opened in 1869 in Chester, England to replace an earlier building burnt down in 1862, another fire destroyed the council chamber in 1897?
because of its unique
geology, a 230 hectare area of Rosthwaite Fell (pictured) in Cumbria, England was declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1985?
as part of
Smirnoff vodka's Sea advertising campaign, parent company Diageo toured England with an installation capable of making saline or polluted water potable?
's house Elvills was the first completely new house of the Stiff Leadbetter Georgian Gothic revival in England?
London and South Western Railway passenger trains first arrived in Plymouth, England in 1876, its Plymouth Friary railway station terminus was not opened until 1891?
croquet equipment and music on a Sunday afternoon are provided at the in Larmer Tree Gardens Wiltshire, England?
horses hauled both passenger and goods trains to
, Weston-super-Mare railway station England, from 1841, when the railway opened, until 1851?
in the six months after the
was passed in Beerhouse Act England in 1830, nearly 25,000 new licenses to open pubs, taverns and alehouses were issued?
in the churchyard of
, St Mary's Church, Hale Cheshire, England, is the grave of John Middleton, who was reputed to have been over 9 feet (3 m) tall?
litigation, the Bancoult English courts and government first decided that the Chagossians could return home, then that they couldn't, then that they could, and then that they couldn't?
in 1625, Capture of Ré island English and Dutch warships were used controversially to quell a revolt of French Huguenot coreligionaries?
it took a
musicologist 12 years to reconstruct the missing portions of the only copy of English Renaissance composer s Martin Peerson' Latin motets so they could be published and recorded?
near the altar of the
Church of St Mary Magdalene (pictured) in Chewton Mendip, Somerset, England, there is a stone seat for criminals taking sanctuary in the church?
was the fifth woman to be appointed as an Dame Joyanne Bracewell English High Court judge?
Prior of Ecclesfield (priory pictured), near Sheffield in England, was accused by Benedictine authorities of " embezzlement of the priory's goods" and of living an "evil life"?
of the three breeding roosts in
England for the rare Barbastelle bat, the only indoor roost is found in Norfolk's historic ?
Paston Great Barn news of the British victory in the
Battle of Trafalgar was reported in the a fortnight before it reached Gibraltar Chronicle England?
England the existed for almost five centuries?
Honour of Wallingford in April 1999, Australian
Justice joined Margaret Beazley and Virginia Bell to form the first all-female Carolyn Simpson bench to sit in Australia, England or New Zealand?
English light heavyweight boxer fought Jack Bloomfield American Tommy Gibbons in the first ever boxing match to be held at London's famed Wembley Stadium?
in 1908, Maypole
Colliery in , Abram, Greater Manchester England, was the site of an underground explosion that killed 75 miners?
in 1876, British historian
, as correspondent of Edwin Pears , sent letters home describing The Daily News Ottoman atrocities in Bulgaria during the April Uprising which aroused demonstrations in England led by William Gladstone?
in 1825, the
Court of Exchequer declared all contracts by illegal and void in hobbits England?
United States President Jimmy Carter delivered a speech containing the local Geordie phrase "Ha'way-tha-lads!" at Newcastle Civic Centre (pictured), a civic centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, England?
in 2006, a prisoner escaped from
, HM Prison Ranby England, by hiding in a rubbish lorry?
, theatrical entertainments enjoyed by the penny gaffs working classes in 19th century England, the plays were often brought to an end by a timekeeper, regardless of what point in the script the actors had reached?
England until the early 20th century, a man wishing to separate from his wife could lead her to market by a halter and sell her (process pictured) to the highest bidder?
1930, the footballer played for both Gerard Keizer Arsenal and Ajax Amsterdam simultaneously, flying between England and the Netherlands to play in matches?
1712 is commonly but erroneously regarded as the last subject of a Jane Wenham witch trial in England?
British Bulldog revolver (replica pictured) was first produced by Webley & Scott in England and later copied by gunmakers in Continental Europe and the United States?
was formed in British Seafarers' Union Southampton in England in October 1911?
was the fifth woman to be appointed as an Dame Joyanne Bracewell English High Court judge?
the lifting of the
in 1643 was marked by an annual public holiday in Siege of Hull Hull, England, until the Restoration?
the large weight (55 tons) of the main cannon at the
discouraged the Bijapur Fort British from carrying it as a trophy to England?
reredos above the altar in in St. Martin's Church Brighton, England, includes 20 pictures and 69 statues, all of which were carved in Oberammergau, Germany?
the hostility of
English alchemist s neighbours forced him to barricade himself in his cottage?
Thomas Charnock' the network of
, railways in Plymouth England, once served 28 stations, but today just six stations remain in use?
the oldest surviving translation of the
Gospels into English was made at St Mary and St Cuthbert (pictured), Chester-le-Street, England?
the position of
has existed in Clerk of the Parliaments England since at least 1315?
the porch of
in Macclesfield Castle Macclesfield, dating from the reign of English King Henry II and the only standing part of the castle, was replaced by cottages and shops in 1932?
the owners of a
Californian memorial park tried to buy , St Margaret's Church, Rottingdean England, dismantle it and rebuild it there, but built a replica instead when permission was refused?
the only working, full sized,
Caisson lock ever built, was on the at Somerset Coal Canal Combe Hay, Somerset in England between 1795 and 1805?
in Slipper Chapel Norfolk, England was used as a cow-shed and barn for almost 400 years before being rededicated as a chapel in 1934?
the half-brother of
William the Conqueror, Bishop Odo of Bayeux, was successfully the tried for defrauding Archbishop of Canterbury of church property a decade after the Norman Conquest of England?
the earliest scientifically dated
cemetery in the United Kingdom was found at , one of the Aveline's Hole Caves of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England?
the document known as the
was presented in 1297, as Remonstrances England was on the brink of civil war?
the destruction of over 150 million
reis-worth of was ordered in 1895 by the Portuguese government because the stamps had been printed in Nyassa Company stamps England and not Portugal?
in Northam Bridge Southampton, England was the first major road bridge to be built using prestressed concrete in the United Kingdom?
the events in the
novel take place during the The Dig excavation of the Anglo-Saxon burial ship at Sutton Hoo, in Suffolk, England?
Australian national sporting team to wear the now traditional team colours were the green and gold Australian cricket team that toured England in 1899?
the first public toilets in
England were invented by for the George Jennings Great Exhibition of 1851?
the first professional
football team, , was established in The Zulus Sheffield, England in 1879?
the first person in
England to become a Bahá'í was Mary Thornburgh-Cropper in 1898, the year now regarded as the founding of the ?
British Bahá'í community the first
Navy Minister of Imperial Russia, , started his career serving on Nikolay Mordvinov English ships in America?
the records of
English herald ( Thomas Hawley pictured) contain the first preserved account of a heraldic visitation?
the residents of
England's raised Butt Hole Road £300 to have the name of the street changed to keep tourists away and end jokes about the street's name?
in St Hilary's Church Wallasey, England burnt down in 1857, a new church was built separately, leaving the tower of the old medieval church as a free-standing edifice?
introduced the James Cudworth 0-4-4T to the South Eastern Railway, they were the first locomotives of this wheel arrangement in England?
English composer Sir Edward Elgar died in 1934, he left more than 130 pages of sketches for a ?
third symphony when
Birmingham-based early-music choir founded its Ex Cathedra Baroque orchestra in its 1983–1984 season, this was the first period instrument orchestra to be established in an English city outside London?
when first introduced to
England there was confusion over whether the was named after the Rouen duck Rhône region, Cardinal de Rohan, the colour roan, or the town Rouen?
English actress Lucia Elizabeth Vestris (pictured) took over the in Olympic Theatre 1830, she became the first ever female actor-manager in the history of London theatre?
signed between Secret Treaty of Dover England and France, King Charles II attempted to convert England to Catholicism?
where it passes
, Merrybent Durham, England, the A1 road runs on the old track bed of the Merrybent railway?
namesake of Yardley, Pennsylvania, , moved from William Yardley England to Pennsylvania in 1682, he took with him 40 pounds (18 kilograms) of shoes?
English programmer was still a Pete Shaw teen, he had already written eleven technical computer books, published around the world in several languages?
under the terms of the
, the Bunbury Agreement English county of Cheshire would have remained neutral during the English Civil War?
, it is now an offence in Policing and Crime Act 2009 England, Wales, and Northern Ireland to persistently possess alcohol in a public place if you are under 18 years of age?
climate in was so similar to that of pre-industrial Tasmania England that it was referred to by some English colonists as "a Southern England"?
the television adaptation of
Ellis Peters' novel , set in 12th-century The Rose Rent England, was actually filmed in Hungary?
the spacious Hall of Lost Footsteps was added to the medieval
at the behest of Palace of Poitiers Alienor of Aquitaine, Queen consort of France and England?
the restoration of the
in Tithe Barn, Pilton Somerset, England was supported by profits from the Glastonbury Festival?
the village of
, Walworth, County Durham England, contains a 400-year-old castle (pictured)?
the winners of the
, a tournament between Twenty20 Champions League Twenty20 cricket champions from Australia, England, India and South Africa, will collect a prize estimated at £2.5 million?
there was once a
gallows in , Low Coniscliffe Durham, England?
there is an
partly underneath the ancient Roman fort village green at Piercebridge (pictured) in County Durham, England?
there are eleven
between disused railway stations Exeter St Davids and Plymouth Millbay, Devon, England, at eight of which there are visible remains?
with 94 buildings listed status in Crawley, England, including , a circular The Beehive Art Deco building that was the world's first integrated airport terminal?
, which opened in September 2008, is presently the largest onshore Scout Moor Wind Farm wind farm in England?
the collapse of the
, a manufacturer of Parrot Corporation floppy diskettes, caused a British political controversy?
, Friends Meeting House at Ifield England, built in 1676, is one of the oldest purpose-built Friends meeting houses in the world?
in Ilkley Museum Yorkshire, England, is a notable habitat for ?
Brunus edwardii the
in Holgate School Nottinghamshire, England had a Khatchkar (pictured) installed in thanks by the Armenian Government for UK-funded in Lord Byron School Gyumri?
has been greatly influenced by many of the world's major empires and civilizations including the history of sherry Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Moors, Spanish and English?
in Grosvenor Bridge Chester, England, was the world's largest single-span arch for 30 years?
in central Indian Institute Oxford, England was founded by Sir Monier-Williams in 1883 to provide training for the Indian Civil Service?
Kisdon Force (pictured) is not an elite military unit, but rather a waterfall in North Yorkshire, England?
in Lyceum Port Sunlight, Merseyside, England, (pictured) was built as a school and it is planned to develop part of it as a museum?
between rivalry Leeds United and Manchester United football clubs has its roots in the 15th century English civil war, the Wars of the Roses?
La Peregrina pearl (pictured), which had been worn by the queens and queens consort of England and Spain for a few hundred years, was once almost eaten by a puppy in a Las Vegas casino?
was among the first white kunzea Australian plants introduced to cultivation in England?
pillaged and conquered much of Viking Great Army England in the late ninth century?
geology of Gloucestershire (Garden Cliff pictured) is one of the most diverse in England, with rocks from the Precambrian through to the Jurassic represented?
entitles all persons in Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007 England who are over the age of 60 or disabled to free bus travel throughout the country during off-peak hours?
is the largest City of Carlisle city in England in terms of area, but is one of the smallest by population?
, an Cherhill White Horse English hill figure (pictured), once had a glittering glass eye made of bottles?
Chattri (pictured) in Brighton, England, stands on the site of the ghat where Hindu and Sikh soldiers of the First World War were cremated after dying while being treated at the Royal Pavilion?
, on the Devil's Jumps South Downs of West Sussex in southern England, are considered to be the best preserved Bronze Age barrow group in Sussex?
has won £1,000,000 of grants to improve and promote six rural railway lines Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership ( in south-west Looe Valley Line pictured) England?
results in a geography of Tasmania climate so similar to that of pre- industrial England that it was once referred to as a Southern England?
French Protestant Church in Brighton (pictured), one of only two in England, is expected to close this year?
was a five-engined Felixstowe Fury triplane flying boat that crashed in 1919, the day before a planned 8,000 mile (12,900 km) flight from England to South Africa?
Felbrigge Psalter (pictured) is the oldest embroidered bookbinding in England?
in Montefiore Synagogue Ramsgate, built in 1833 for Sir Moses Montefiore using a design by David Mocatta, was the first synagogue built in England by a Jewish architect?
, in National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port Cheshire, England, contains the largest collection of canal boats in the world?
, a 13th-century Westminster Retable panel painting at Westminster Abbey, is the oldest known altarpiece in England?
Van de Passe family engraved portraits of important people in Jacobean England including the Gunpowder Plotters (pictured) and Pocahontas?
turnpike trusts in Greater Manchester (milestone pictured) had a huge impact upon the way business was conducted around Manchester, England?
movement inspired Transition Towns Totnes, England to introduce their own town-wide currency redeemable only in local shops?
the Duke of Wellington
pub (pictured) at , High Coniscliffe Durham, England, used to display Napoleon on its sign instead of Wellington?
the accuracy of
Al Gore's was challenged in the An Inconvenient Truth English High Court of Justice case ?
Dimmock v Secretary of State for Education and Skills the city of
Plymouth (pictured) is the , largest settlement in Devon England, with a population of 240,720 in the 2001 census?
the body of the victim of the
, in Red Barn Murder Suffolk, England, was discovered in 1828 after her stepmother reported dreaming about it?
the ashes of
hillwalker and author Alfred Wainwright lie in his favourite fell, Haystacks in the of the Western Fells English Lake District?
opencast iron ore workings known as scowles (pictured) in the Forest of Dean, England, are believed to have been an inspiration for settings in J. R. R. Tolkien's ?
Lord of the Rings the
was discovered in a Thornbury Hoard back garden in South Gloucestershire, England, by a man digging a pond, and that it took two people to carry it to the local museum?
, a unit of the British Liverpool Scottish Territorial Army, was raised in 1900 from Scotsmen living in Liverpool, England?
, founded in Society for the Reformation of Manners England in 1691, included a network of "moral guardians" in London to gather information about moral infractions?
was levied in Saladin tithe England in 1188 to help finance the Third Crusade?
of the SS Suevic White Star Line ran into rocks off the coast of England while steaming at full speed in dense fog at night in 1907 but everyone on board survived?
in Port of Runcorn Cheshire, England, was an independent customs port for two separate periods before becoming part of the in 1894?
Port of Manchester the
is a photograph taken in 1964 in Solway Firth Spaceman Cumbria, England, which appears to show a background figure in a white space suit?
in Star Carr house North Yorkshire, England, was built by Stone Age hunters 10,500 years ago and is the oldest dwelling ever found in Britain?
, built in the grounds of Halsworth House in Temple of Harmony Goathurst, Somerset, England in 1767, is a replica of the Temple of Fortuna Virilis in Rome?
, founded in 1762, is the oldest surviving hunt club in Tarporley Hunt Club England?
of 1881, which restricted the opening of Sunday Closing Act public houses in Wales, was the first legislation for over three centuries to recognise that country as distinct from England?
, first held in 1211 in Stourbridge fair Cambridge, England, was once the largest fair in Europe?
according to the official
English account of the in 1316, the English army suffered only one Battle of Skerries casualty, yet lost the battle?
a small cottage in the
Chester, England suburb of inspired the song " Handbridge Nowhere Man" by The Beatles?
South African played Jean-Michel d'Avray football in England and Holland before becoming the last ever National Soccer League Coach of the Year in Australia?
American hammer thrower astonished passengers on a ship traveling to Walter Boal England in 1899 by skipping rope around the deck with another athlete on his back?
Second World War bomber pilot broke the speed record flying from "Micky" Martin England to Cape Town?
runemaster was a successful Ulf of Borresta Viking who returned from England thrice with a share of the Danegeld?
Richard Reid, who in 2001 attempted to detonate a bomb hidden in his shoes aboard an aeroplane, used to attend the in Brixton Mosque London, England?
American music critic and editor is the son of Smokey Fontaine English documentary filmmaker Dick Fontaine, the maker of the 1984 BBC documentary ?
Beat This: A Hip-Hop History
William the Conqueror's of over 2000 transport horses across the English Channel during the Norman invasion of England is depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry (pictured)?
, Anthony , Charles , Cecilia , Isabella, Sr. , Isabella, Jr. , Esther , and Elizabeth were part of an Polly Young English family of musicians that included several professional singers and organists in the 17th and 18th centuries?
, the daughter of a Anna Maria Garthwaite Lincolnshire clergyman, became the leading designer of flowered fabrics for the Spitalfields silk- weaving trade in 18th century England?
is the only medieval church in the All Saints' Church, Childwall metropolitan borough of Liverpool, England?
9 Mill Street (pictured) in Nantwich, Cheshire, England, dates from 1736, and has been a house, a bank, a political club and a restaurant?
Rastafarian Papa , known as "the man who walked to Noel Dyer Ethiopia" from England, actually hitchhiked?
Phoebe Hessel, who masqueraded as a man for 17 years to fight in the British Army alongside her husband, is buried in the churchyard at , St. Nicholas Church, Brighton England?
English-born architect designed and built statehouses for William Nichols North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi in the early 19th century?
English writer and historian , who has authored five books on the ethnography and Mercia MacDermott history of Bulgaria, learned Mandarin Chinese while living in Weihai as a child?
English singer and actor created the role of the Defendant in Walter H. Fisher Gilbert and Sullivan's 1875 opera ?
Trial by Jury
English printer 's business practices so incensed his contemporaries, they accused him of John Wolfe Machiavellianism?
Englishman was the first Peter Marner batsman to hit a century in one-day cricket, in the first round of Gillette Cup matches in 1963?
excavations of earthworks conducted in the 19th century revealed evidence of possible Belgic fortifications at the site of , a Sharsted Court manor house near Newnham, Kent, England?
Paducah, Kentucky's honors a Lloyd Tilghman Memorial Marylander, and was built by an English immigrant from Boston?
Norwegian chemist was born in Alexis Pappas London to Greek parents who fled from Belgium to England during World War I?
Mayo hurler played in Adrian Freeman England, Scotland, North America and the Middle East before his recent death in an Australia car crash?
German painter influenced the debate over Ludwig Thiersch Byzantine and Western influences in modern Greek art, and painted church frescoes in Greece, Austria, Germany, England, and Russia?
appears on Argleton Google Maps as a settlement in West Lancashire, England, even though no such place exists?
Aythorpe Roding Windmill (pictured) is the largest surviving post mill in Essex, England?
, who was enslaved aged six in Cesar Picton Senegal, died in England as a wealthy coal-merchant?
is the principal amenity area of Cassiobury Park Watford, Hertfordshire, in England?
conquered southeast Caedwalla of Wessex England during his brief 7th century reign?
is the most famous Broadmoor Hospital mental institution in England?
, a profitable and desirable kind of chalcocite copper ore, was particularly plentiful in the now-depleted copper mines of Cornwall, England and Bristol, Connecticut?
in Chard Museum Somerset, England, includes a collection of early articulated artificial limbs?
in Cine City Manchester, England, the third cinema to open in England in 1912 as "The Scala", has recently been demolished?
was the first basketballer from Chris Harris England to play in the NBA?
in Chetham's Library Manchester, England is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world?
is the oldest Chester Racecourse horse racing course in the England, built on the site of a blocked harbour in 1533?
in Broad Street Reading, England – the site of a 1688 battle and crucial to the Earl of Essex's siege of the town – is now a pedestrianised shopping street?
is the location of the last mudhorse fisherman in Bridgwater Bay England?
was the first of the Bernard de Neufmarché Norman conquerors of Wales, who annexed the Kingdom of Brycheiniog to England?
, an 18th century Belmont Castle neo-Gothic mansion near Grays in the English county of Essex, was demolished in 1943 to make way for a chalk quarry?
is responsible for the failure to establish a colony on Bartholomew Gilbert Cape Cod in 1602 which would have been the first English colony in the Americas?
Barnet Burns (pictured) toured England from 1835, exhibited his Māori tattoos and recounted his adventures in New Zealand?
is in Beverston Castle ruin, not mainly from its role in warfare, but by a 1646 act of the English parliament to destroy its battlements, lest they be used by Royalists?
Raw Head (pictured), in Cheshire, England, was a Marilyn, but was demoted in 2009 after a re-survey?
, used by shoppers in Bold Lane car park Derby, England, is one of the ten most secure places in the world, alongside Air Force One, Area 51, and Fort Knox?
in Bishop Hannington Memorial Church Hove, England, is dedicated to a missionary killed in Uganda on King Mwanga II's orders?
was a Birger Dahlerus Swedish businessman and friend of Hermann Göring, who made numerous trips between Germany and England in 1939 in a attempt to avert the Second World War?
are being attached to bin bugs wheelie bins in England to monitor the amount of domestic waste produced by each household?
English novelist Charles Dickens wrote the bestseller for his children in 1849, but it was not published until 1934, 64 years after his death?
The Life of Our Lord
English musician and composer served as personal music tutor to Charles Frederick Horn Queen Charlotte?
Dutch baroque painter spent most of his career in Jan Wyck England, where he influenced the development of British military art?
England brokered the 1617 between Treaty of Stolbova Sweden and Russia?
Diana Mitford had an appendectomy on the spare-bedroom table of the Mitford sisters' childhood home, near Asthall Manor Burford in Oxfordshire, England?
cricketer was a key member of the George Nichols Somerset team that was unbeaten against other counties of England and Wales in 1890?
cricket was introduced to in Slovenia 1974 by a 13-year-old boy who had visited his pen pal in England and brought back a single bat and a copy of the Laws?
England's cricket selectors picked " coloured" Basil D'Oliveira to replaced the injured for the tour to Tom Cartwright South Africa in 1968-69, triggering the cancellation of the tour and leading to the exclusion of the South African cricket team from international cricket until apartheid was abolished in 1991?
England's , an office responsible for Auditor of the Imprests auditing the accounts of public officials such as the Paymaster of the Forces, became a lucrative sinecure before being abolished in 1782?
English footballer played professionally until he was 46, making him the sixth oldest player to have appeared in a Tom Holford Football League match?
English footballer came close to losing an eye in 1996 when he stumbled into a tree during a training session and was hit in the face by a branch?
English Anglican clergyman was Dr William Dodd nicknamed the " macaroni parson" as a result of his extravagant lifestyle, and in 1777 became the last person to be hanged at Tyburn for forgery?
England-born American composer was the first dean of the Wallace Arthur Sabin San Francisco chapter of the American Guild of Organists?
Flemish artist was one of the founders of the Peter Tillemans sporting school of painting (pictured) in England?
Charles Darwin frequently visited in Osmaston Hall Derby, England?
Ain-Ervin Mere, commander of the Estonian , was Sicherheitspolizei in 1961 for organizing the sentenced to death holocaust in Estonia, but died as a free man in England?
Rear-Admiral Sir Hugh Cloberry Christian (pictured) was given command of the largest troop convoy to leave England, but twice had it forced back to port by severe gales?
2,273 passengers booked travel from
, Templecombe railway station England in 1982, despite it being closed from 1966 to 1983?
smugglers in Worthing, West Sussex, England, were known to store their contraband in table-tombs at West Tarring's St Andrew's Church (pictured)?
Air Chief Marshal Sir was born in the Charles Burnett United States to a Scottish father, educated in England and eventually became the Australian Chief of the Air Staff?
General Augusto Pinochet was once kept under house arrest at a house on the , an exclusive residential area surrounding the Wentworth Estate Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, England?
Prince Charles, who in 2004 opened the village shop at in Hewelsfield Gloucestershire, England, described it as "a triumph of community spirit"?
German rugby club adopted a red and black strip after a set of friendlies in 1894 against the SC 1880 Frankfurt English club Blackheath F.C., who also played in those colours?
Caryl Churchill's play , developed partly in Mad Forest Bucharest in collaboration with Romanian and English drama students, was in production less than six months after the Romanian Revolution of 1989?
Australian-born lumber executive was said to have introduced John A. Campbell surfing on the Cornwall coast of England?
English botanist included a pun on his name in the title of his monumental 1629 work John Parkinson Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris? (It translates as Park-in-Sun's Terrestrial Paradise.)
English botanist amassed a collection 3,137 John Ralfs microscopic slides, which he left in his will to the British Museum?
English Test cricketer was Graham Roope batting at the non-striker's end when Geoff Boycott reached his 100th first-class century, but not when John Edrich achieved the same record one month earlier, despite many claims to the contrary?
English suffragette was imprisoned in 1913 for an Olive Wharry arson attack at Kew Gardens?
English sculptor ' Henry Weekes monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley, modelled on Michelangelo's , includes realistic touches such as Pietà seaweed wrapped around the drowned poet's arm?
English primary school 's decision to call itself "a place of learning" rather than a "school" was attacked as being too Watercliffe Meadow politically correct?
English vinegar manufacturer and Liberal member of parliament wrote well-known verses on Mark Hanbury Beaufoy gun safety?
English actor, singer and playwright Arthur Williams (pictured), best remembered for his comic operas, Edwardian musical comedies and musical burlesques, played over 1,000 roles in his career?
English lower-league football team once beat the Bristol Rovers Netherlands national football team 3-2?
English former footballer was David Hamilton Wigan Athletic's first ever full-time scout?
English footballer was selected to represent Reg Attwell the Football League in 1949?
English explorer died on an expedition in search of the James Knight Northwest Passage in 1719?
English opera singer and actress ( Florence Perry pictured) was best known for her performances with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in the late 19th century?
English mathematician and geographer served his master Thomas Grey, the last Robert Hues Baron Grey de Wilton, while Grey was imprisoned in the Tower of London?
English cricketer and footballer was the last surviving person to have played Arthur Milton Test cricket for the England cricket team and international football for the England football team?
English cricketer was once struck so hard on the head by a Roger Davis ball that his heart and breathing stopped, and he had to be revived by a doctor from the crowd?
English clergyman gave his many children increasingly Ralph Tollemache eccentric names, such as that of British Army officer Captain ?
Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet Tollemache-Tollemache
English civil engineer straightening method used on James Trubshaw's Wybunbury's St Chad's tower in 1832 was later used to stabilise the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
English football full back was the last Alfred Bower amateur player to captain the English national team in 1927?
English director and actor Steven Berkoff featured in a two-minute film inviting the viewer to ?
Watch Your Own Heart Attack
English landscape architect designed three public parks in Edward Milner Preston, Lancashire, as a scheme for relieving unemployment caused by the cotton famine in the 1860s?
English jockey was named after the mount his father rode to victory on the day he was born?
English jazz musician 's custom four-string guitar was adopted for manufacture by Eddie Freeman Selmer?
English football referee once urged a Matt Messias Portsmouth defender not to kick an opposing player during a match against Newcastle United because "the devil was trying to get him sent off"?
was a popular cock throwing blood sport in England for centuries?
Cranbury Park (pictured) near Winchester, England, was the home of Sir Isaac Newton?
in St Mary's Church Cheadle, Greater Manchester, England, a Grade I listed building, was built in the 16th century and houses a stone cross dating to the 11th century?
died after choking on Terry Pitt nicotine-replacement chewing gum in the back of a taxi in Birmingham, England?
, a St Lawrence's Church listed building in Stoak, Cheshire, England, has a Tudor hammerbeam roof, a Jacobean altar, a Georgian pulpit, an Elizabethan chalice and chairs from the time of Charles II?
, St Laurence Church, Ludlow England has an extensive collection of medieval misericords and other wood carvings, but may be best known as poet A.E. Housman's gravesite?
St Barnabas' Church (pictured), completed in Bromborough, England in 1864, has been called a "well-designed example of the work" of its architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott?
was the first Theo Osterkamp German reconnaissance pilot to fly a land-based aircraft to England during World War I?
Tower Hill Water Tower (pictured) in Ormskirk, Lancashire, is reputed to be the oldest remaining water tower in England?
in Virginia House Richmond, Virginia, was once a priory in Warwickshire, England, and was used to entertain Queen Elizabeth I?
, a private residence in Updown Court England, is valued at over US$120 million?
across the Union Bridge River Tweed between England and Scotland was once the longest suspension bridge in the world and is now the oldest surviving?
troco (pictured), also called "trucks" or "lawn billiards", is a traditional English lawn game played with wooden balls and long-handled cues at the ends of which are spoon-like ovals of iron?
St Andrews Church (pictured) in Chew Stoke, Somerset, England, includes 156 statues of angels?
, designed by Sir St Andrew's Church, Brunswick Town, Hove Charles Barry, was the first Italianate-style church in England?
was a fictitious Roderigue Hortalez and Company front organization set up by France to help American revolutionaries fight England?
lived for 12 more years after the journal Robert Elliott-Cooper described him as "among the oldest of Nature English engineers"?
is the only Reigate Heath Windmill windmill in England that has been consecrated as a church?
, Przemysław I Noszak Duke of Cieszyn unsuccessfully tried to negotiate peace between England and France fighting the Hundred Years' War?
, a SS Rajputana P&O liner traveling between Plymouth, England and Lahore, British India, was converted into a cruiser and eventually sunk by a German U-boat west of Iceland?
, a Samuel Hieronymus Grimm Swiss painter, toured England for twenty years leaving 2,662 sketches in the British Library -- including the only known image of the coronation of Edward VI?
St. Thomas' Church, Mellor (pictured) contains the oldest wooden pulpit in England, and possibly in the world?
in Shire Brook Sheffield, England, was part of the boundary between Yorkshire and Derbyshire for 900 years?
was constructed by the English and the Scots in Scots' Dike 1552 to mark the division of the Debatable Lands and thereby settle the exact boundary between the kingdoms of Scotland and England?
, Sankey Valley Park Warrington ( pictured) follows the course of the historical Sankey Canal, England's first canal?
, a former Woolmer Forest royal hunting forest in Hampshire, is the only site where all twelve species of amphibians and reptiles native to England are found?
was the first railway locomotive to exceed 100 mph (160 km/h) while hauling a train near City of Truro Wellington station on the in Reading to Plymouth Line England?
is an outdoor Grand Illumination ceremony involving the simultaneous activation of electric Christmas lights and is derived from an English tradition of placing lighted candles in the windows of homes and public buildings to celebrate a special event?
timber in , an Nutley Windmill open trestle post mill in Sussex, England, has been dated by dendrochronology to 1738–70, and the main post is even older, dating to 1533–70?
planning application for a 42-storey building in the recent development in New England Quarter Brighton, England, was rejected on twenty separate counts, including the negative effect it would have on the local microclimate?
photograph of in Wem Town Hall Shropshire, England, taken during a fire, appears to show the ghost of a young girl standing amidst the flames?
to play for the new team of Canadians assembled Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team in England were sent home without playing a game due to the outbreak of World War II?
initiation ceremony in Hocktide Hungerford, England involves a blacksmith driving a nail into the initiate's shoe?
a schoolboy's work gives an insight into life at
country school "The Hermitage" ( Thomas Rossell Potter's pictured) in 19th century England?
a road in
, Charlcombe Somerset, England is closed for two months every spring to allow frogs and toads to cross safely?
a part of the
Parthenon Frieze currently at the British Museum used to be kept at in Marbury Hall Cheshire, England?
a former minister at
, Hove Methodist Church England, spoke so forcefully during sermons that Communion cruets would sometimes be sent crashing to the floor?
cow once got stuck in Boot's Folly at , Strines Reservoir South Yorkshire, England, after climbing its staircase?
coal mining spoil heap at , Writhlington England was the site for the discovery of fossilised remains of the world's earliest known Damselfly?
is the first dated book printed in Dictes and Sayings of the Philosophers England?
by the Colin Clouts Come Home Againe English poet Edmund Spenser has received little critical attention, yet has been called the "greatest pastoral eclogue" in the English language?
, one of the species used the production of the first hybrid Begonia boliviensis tuberous begonia raised in England, was introduced from Bolivia by the Victorian plant collector ?
newspaper was founded 189 years ago in The Guardian Manchester, England as a direct response to the ?
by Flow my tears English lutenist John Dowland (1563–1626) is not only his most popular song today, but was also the most widely known English song of the period?
was a three-masted Chinese Keying junk, which sailed from China to the United States and England between 1846 and 1848?
John Thomson served for 55 years as the schoolmaster of
in Nantwich Blue Cap School Cheshire, England, and the school closed some six months after his retirement aged 86 or 87?
Indian freedom fighter
practised as a doctor in T. S. S. Rajan Burma and England before being appointed as the Minister for Health and Religious Endowments of the Madras Presidency?
Crookham, a village in
England, dates as far back as the Domesday Book, but that it split into and Crookham Village Church Crookham upon the founding of the nearby Christ Church in 1840?
, a 105-year-old historic Reaper Fifie herring drifter, nearly sank off the north east coast of England after being restored and put back into service as a museum ship?
in Porlock Bay England contains a submerged forest?
in Platt Fields Park Manchester, England, was used as a country park for over 400 years before being converted for public use in 1908–1910?
was an Francis Birtles Australian adventurer who set many long distance cycling and driving records including becoming the first man to drive a car from England to Australia in 1927?
, a mountain in the Fountains Fell Yorkshire Dales, England, is named after Fountains Abbey whose monks grazed sheep there in the 13th century?
, a historian of Ernst Kitzinger Byzantine art, was forced to leave Germany in 1934 and England in 1940 because he was Jewish and German respectively?
was an Eric Coates English composer who wrote some songs for lyrics by Arthur Conan Doyle?
is credited with introducing Francis Ley baseball to England with the Derby County Baseball Club?
, an Frank Parr English chess player, won the Hastings Premier during his first and only appearance at the tournament in 1939/1940?
buildings with Grade II* listed status in Brighton and Hove, England, include the , wrecked in 1998 by a fire that started in a pan of sausages?
Royal Albion Hotel
goose pulling (pictured) was a popular blood sport practiced in Belgium, England, the Netherlands and the United States that involved a man on horseback galloping past a live goose and pulling its head off?
was the first Gnanendramohan Tagore Asian to be called to the bar in England in 1862?
, an George Ormerod English antiquary and historian, was responsible for organising the restoration of the Saxon crosses in Sandbach in Cheshire in 1816?
s 16th-century terrestrial and celestial Emery Molyneux' globes (pictured) were the first to be made in England and by an Englishman?
was a 19th-century Eliza Flower English musician and composer with whom a young Robert Browning fell in love?
Danebury (pictured), an Iron Age hillfort in Hampshire, England, was occupied from about 550 BC until 100 BC when the gates were burnt down, probably in an attack?
Church ( Culbone pictured) is the smallest English parish church still holding services?
, a Crypt Chambers department store in Chester, Cheshire, England, was built in 1858 above one of the best medieval crypts in the city?
are part of the cross stitches embroidery traditions of the Balkans, Middle East, Afghanistan, Colonial America and Victorian England?
Delamere Forest (pictured) is the remnant of the Norman hunting forests of , which once covered over 60 square miles (160 km Mara and Mondrem 2) of Cheshire, England?
refers to a formal military dinner, a practice thought to have begun in Dining in 16th Century England in monasteries and universities, adopted by the British Army during the 18th Century and revived in the U.S. Military during World War II?
Eldon Hill (quarry pictured) in the Peak District, England lost much of its area through limestone quarrying between 1950 and 1999?
, a managing director of Dudley Ryder Coutts private bank for 40 years, was also a director of English Big Four bank NatWest for 19 years until he succeeded his father as 7th Earl of Harrowby?
is the oldest surviving Drinkstone Post Mill windmill in Suffolk, England, having been built in 1689?
Dovedale (pictured), a National Nature Reserve in the Peak District, England, attracts a million visitors a year?
is the only island in the county of Havergate Island Suffolk, England, and has the largest breeding population of pied avocets in the UK?
in Hemerdon Mine Devon, England is one of the world's largest sources of tungsten and tin, but has not been mined since World War II?
, Low Walworth County Durham, England, once contained a ?
La Princesse (pictured), a giant mechanical spider, roamed the streets of Liverpool, England as part of the 2008 European City of Culture celebrations?
Kielder Viaduct (pictured) in Northumberland, England, was built in 1862 in a baronial style and decorated with a battlemented parapet and faux arrow slits in order to gain approval of the local landowner?
introduced Kenneth Gandar-Dower cheetah racing to England?
was the first Sir Michael Sachs English solicitor to become a High Court judge, appointed in 1993?
, a renegade Nemattanew Powhatan captain dubbed "Jack-of-the-Feather" in 1611 for his extravagant regalia, believed he was invincible to English bullets?
, the most popular Sir Peter Lely portrait artist in England in the mid 1600s, was born Pieter van der Faes, and is reputed to have adopted the surname "Lely" from a heraldic lily on the gable of the house of his father's birth?
in Peel Park England was the first of three public parks to be opened for the people of Manchester and Salford in 1846?
, brother of the Palwankar Shivram Dalit cricketers Baloo and Vithal, was a spin bowling all-rounder who represented the All-India cricket team that toured England in 1911?
became the first living Obaysch hippopotamus in England since prehistoric times when he joined the London Zoo in 1850?
is the first and only Julia's House hospice in Dorset, England, for children with life-limiting conditions?
was an Jonathan Stokes English physician and botanist, a member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, and an early adopter of the heart drug digitalis (pictured)?
in Humshaugh Northumberland, England, is acknowledged as the site of the first official Scout camp?
Hugh Johns commentated for England's only FIFA World Cup victory during his first year as a commentator?
, a Horseshoe Bend, Shirehampton Site of Special Scientific Interest near Bristol, contains the largest population of True Service-trees in England?
Hereford Road Skew Bridge (pictured) has been described as one of the most " skew" railway bridges in England?
, an abandoned village in Hungry Bentley Derbyshire, England, was named for the poor quality of its land?
competed against Ivory Williams Usain Bolt in a 150-metre street race as part of the Great City Games in Manchester, England?
, an Sir John Luttrell English soldier and diplomat under Henry VIII and Edward VI, was the subject of an allegorical portrait (pictured) by Hans Eworth celebrating peace with France and Scotland?
was John Dorewood Speaker of the House of Commons for the first parliaments of both Henry IV and Henry V of England?
is the only Jimmy Matthews Test cricketer to have bowled two hat tricks in one match, a feat achieved during the 1912 Triangular Tournament in England?
was an Jemmy Button American Indian from Tierra del Fuego who was bought for a mother of pearl button in 1830 and taken on to meet the King and Queen of HMS Beagle England?
is regarded by Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein Jacobites as third in line for the throne of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland?
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Question 2: Club sides play in Super League, the present-day embodiment of the ________.
Question 3: What time offset in UTC is England in during daylight savings?
Question 4: London, home to the ________, the UK's main stock exchange and the largest in Europe, is England's financial centre—100 of Europe's 500 largest corporations are based in London.
Question 5: What is the top level internet domain of England?
Question 6: What is the calling code of England?
Question 7: Georgian architecture followed in a more refined style, evoking a simple Palladian form; the ________ at Bath is one of the best examples of this.
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