By Stephen Halliday
"Amazing & notable evidence approximately nice Britain" finds the hidden legends, legislation, landscapes, discoveries, adventures and destinations that experience formed Britain's compelling, and every now and then, tumultuous previous. discover how Britain used to be shaped - its geology and weather, the quirky characters and occasions of its historical past and the beginning of British associations, corresponding to public colleges, fish and chips and using at the left hand facet. short, obtainable and pleasing items on a large choice of topics makes it the best ebook to dip in to. the superb and awesome evidence sequence provides fascinating, superb and little-known evidence and tales a couple of wide variety of subject matters that are bound to tell, take up and entertain in equivalent degree.
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This is too remote to be a suitable location for a wind farm but the world’s largest wind farm was opened off the coast of Kent in September 2010. The Thanet Wind Farm has 100 wind turbines over an area of 7 square miles in the Thames Estuary. It can generate 300 megawatts of electricity, fifty per cent more than any other wind farm, which is enough to power 240,000 homes. IS THE EARTH FLAT AT EARITH? Much of the Fenland between Cambridge and the Wash lies below sea level and is kept dry by an elaborate system of drainage created in the 17th century.
The legend underwent a further revival with the 19th century artists known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, whose romantic images of Arthur and his companions are those which are most familiar. An iron age hill fort at Queen Camel in Somerset has as good a claim as anywhere to be the original Camelot but no table was found there when it was excavated in the 1960s. Wessex Warrior The life and times of Alfred the Great Alfred, who reigned 871–99, is remembered for burning the cakes (for which there is no evidence, as they were eaten anyway) and for defeating the Danes.
From 1955 to 1995 the studios were owned by the BBC which made such 1970s series as Colditz and Porridge there. In 2000 the studios were bought by a new owner and have been used for making such films as the 2002 production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of being Earnest. The Underground Church Resting place for a poet and a heroine Trebetherick in Cornwall contains the church of St Enodoc which for almost three centuries was submerged in drifting sand except for a portion of the tower. Once a year the rector of the nearby parish of St Miniver would descend through an opening in the tower beneath the bent steeple, accompanied by parishioners, to conduct a service in order to keep the church in use and, importantly, maintain its right to collect tithes.
Amazing and Extraordinary Facts about Great Britain by Stephen Halliday