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Discover England

Facts, background information, historical tidbits, biographies, and other topics of interest about England

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Map showing the British Isles, United Kingdom and Ireland, and constituent countries of the U.K. (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

So, which is it? "The United Kingdom" or "Great Britain?"

 
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From pre-history to the late Middle Ages

 
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The British Royal Family. (Note: Those aren't people in the picture, but rather their wax dopplegängers from Madame Tussaud's) (Photo )

Fun facts and history about Queen Elizabath II and Britain's Royal Family

 
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Things that are free in the U.K.

 
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The rebirth of Classical ideals lead to a Europe-wide flowering of the arts

 
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The early 19C Romantic era of painting

 
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This late 19C Romantic offshoot offered a, well, a romanticized reinterpretation of the Medieval style

 
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Modern art in England

 
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Tips for traveling with kids in England

 
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How to save money while traveling about England

 
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The great eras, artist, movements, and styles of English art and architecture

 
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Converting between American, Imperial, and European measurements: miles and kilometers, feet and meters, pounds and kilos, gallons and liters, Fahrenheit and Celsius (plus a few others)