United Kingdom Benjamin Pithan

The united kingdom is a country located 1,428.0 km from France. Like Ireland and Iceland The united kingdom is not connected to the main land of Europe, where the rest of the countries of Europe are. It is still a country of Europe.

After a fire destroyed much of the Palace of Westminster–the headquarters of the British Parliament–in October 1834, a standout feature of the design for the new palace was a large clock atop a tower, The clock was finished in 1854, weighing in at more than 13 tons, its massive bell was dragged to the tower through the streets of London by a team of 16 horses. Once it was installed, Big Ben struck its first chimes on May 31, 1859.

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England.Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. One of the most famous landmarks in the UK, Stonehenge is regarded as a British cultural icon.

The National Gallery is an art museum located in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in the Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built in 1886–1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London.

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.Its name, which derives from the neighboring Westminster Abbey, may refer to either of two structures: the Old Palace, a medieval building complex destroyed by fire in 1834, and its replacement, the New Palace that stands today.

The Scenery of the United Kingdom is wonderful to most people. From relaxing oceans to breath taking country side the United kingdom to Astonishing place.

Many people I the United Kingdom wear the same clothing as we do in the united States as you can see by the red sleeved shirt. A more traditional type of clothing wold be the quilt and vest. For the women a dress or skirt.

The sport of cricket has a known history beginning in the late 16th century. Having originated in south-east England, it became the country's national sport in the 18th century and has developed globally in the 19th and 20th centuries.

In the United Kingdom the food is like ours here in the United States. An all time favorite meal in the United kingdom is the fish and chips meal. There clothing is not only like The United States , there language, housing, and religion are the same as ours.

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century but is often applied to music that is older than that. The folk music of England is traditionally based music, which has existed since the later medieval period. It is often contrasted with courtly, classical and later commercial music.

Country dance, genre of social dance for several couples, the characteristic form of folk and courtly dances of the British Isles. In England after about 1550, the term country dancing referred to a dance of the upper classes; similar dances, usually called traditional, existed contemporaneously among country people and persisted in popular tradition.

The government is a Monarch government. The government is led by the Prime Minister, Theresa May who selects all the remaining ministers. The prime minister and the other most senior ministers belong to the supreme decision-making committee, known as the Cabinet.

The First World War destroyed Victorian Britain. Around 900,000 British soldiers died in the conflict, 1.6m were wounded, and the flower of the civilian population was savagely stripped away.

When the United Kingdom declared war on Nazi Germany at the outset of World War II it controlled to varying degrees numerous crown colonies, protectorates and the Indian Empire.The contribution of the British Empire and Commonwealth in terms of manpower and materiel was critical to the Allied war effort. From September 1939 to mid-1942 Britain led Allied efforts in almost every global military theater.

The Great Depression in the United Kingdom, also known as the Great Slump, was a period of national economic downturn in the 1930s, which had its origins in the global Great Depression. It was Britain's largest and most profound economic depression of the 20th century. The Britain had never experienced the boom that had characterized the U.S., Germany, Canada and Australia in the 1920s, so its effect appeared less severe.

Britain has been involved in a great many armed conflicts since the union in 1707, on all continents except for Antarctica. Today it still remains a major power with frequent military interventions across the globe since the end of the Cold War in 1990.

The Black Death was a bubonic plague pandemic, which reached England in June 1348, and died down by December 1349. It was the first and most severe manifestation of the Second Pandemic, caused by Yersinia pestis bacteria.

The 7 July 2005 London bombings, sometimes referred to as 7/7, were a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bomb attacks in central London which targeted civilians using the public transport system during the rush hour.52 people were killed and over 700 more were injured in the attacks, making it Britain's worst terrorist incident since the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, as well as the country's first ever Islamist suicide attack.

Sharon Osbourne was born on October 9, 1952, in London. Osbourne, and the rest of her family, gained major media attention after appearing on the MTV reality series The Osbournes in 2002. Her Carrier soon later took off as an actress with many TV shows and others. She has made a appearance as a judge on Americas got talent and other big time shows.

Born on December 28, 1934, in Ilford, Essex, England, Dame Maggie Smith has led a distinguished, varied career on stage, in film and in television over the past six decades. Her achievements range from starring as Desdemona in Othello opposite Laurence Olivier, to winning an Academy Award for her performance in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, to memorable roles in the acclaimed television series Downtown Abbey and the popular Harry Potter films.

Michael Phillip Jagger was born on July 26, 1943, in Dartford, England, Mick Jagger, the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, has become a rock legend, delighting fans for more than four decades. Leaving the London School of Economics to start a band with Keith Richards, Jagger took the Rolling Stones to the top of the music world with major hits like "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "Angie" and "Miss You," propelling the band and himself to a status unknown by most performers.

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