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Lesser-Known Facts About England | Historical Facts About England

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England is one of the world’s countries which has ruled 88% of the world’s land.England is a country located in the southern part of the island Great Britain. Its area is 50,331 square miles. It is the largest electoral country in the United Kingdom. In addition to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are also included in the United Kingdom. Its official language is English and it is one of the most prosperous and powerful countries in the world.

The most glorious period in England’s history is its colonial era. From the eighteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century, the British Empire used to be the largest and powerful empire in the world, which spread across many continents and it was said that the sun never goes down in the British Empire. At the same time, the English language made its mark throughout the world, through which it is still spoken and understood by most people in the world.England is the only country in the world that ruled over 88 percent of the world’s land. Today we are going to tell you some interesting unkown facts about England which by reading you will get to know about many unique things of this country. So let’s know those amazing factors.

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Amazing Interesting Facts About England For Tourists and Kids

1.England is counted as the continent of Europe. But it is located on the Great Britain island, 110 kilometers away from the mainland of Europe.

2.About 75% of the Great Britain islands belong to England and the rest belongs to Wales, Scotland and southern Ireland.

3.In the year 1666, almost half of London was burnt in the terrible fire that took place in London, in which only 6 people were injured, while no one was killed.

4.Indian restaurants are very famous in the U.K, In the United Kingdom, there are 8,500 Indian restaurants. It is 15% of all the restaurants in this country.

5.England’s first telephone directory had only 25 names.

6.England is 74 times littler than the United States, 59 times littler than Australia and 3 times littler than Japan
but this may surprise you, England’s populace is 2.5 occasions higher than Australia and the populace thickness is 2.5 occasions more than of Japan.

7.In England, the highest temperature so far has been recorded at 38.5 ° C, whereas in India in May and June, the daily temperature is usually around 40 ° C.

8. About 300 languages are spoken in England.

9.Chickens in England is more than humans.

10.From Manchester to Versailles, an engineer named Brindle (1761 AD) made the canal.

11.It may be surprise you Name of more than 30,000 people in England is John Smith.

12.India is the biggest maker of tea on the earth, but England is in front of the world as far as drinking per person tea.

13.England’s Windsor Castle is the most established and biggest regal family on the earth.

14. J.K. Rowling(England’s writer) is the first woman who has been earning more than $ 1 billion by selling books.
He wrote the Harry Potter series.

15. 25% of the general population as of now living in London belong to another nation.

16. Most of the games played at the present time have started in England. Such as football, cricket, rugby, hockey, archery, etc.

17. The word “Britain” comes from the name of the Celtic tribe named ‘Brython’.

18. The highest incidence of a heart attack in European countries occurs in the UK after Ireland and Finland.

19. Britain is the only country in the world whose name is not printed on the postage stamps.

20. Champagne was concocted by researcher Christopher Marrett in England in 1662.

21. The oldest house in the UK is approximately 6000 years old.

22. The first railway carriage started in England.

23. England has no official national anthem.

24. More than half of England’s area is part of London.

25. The most popular sport in England is football and after that comes the cricket.

26. Southern England is much cooler than Northern England. There is more rainfall in the eastern part than the western part.

27. In Middle England, the culprits who committed the big crime were boiled by putting them in water till death.

28. The golf game was banned in 1457 by King James II.

29. No place in England is more than 113 kilometers away from the sea.

30. The Industrial Revolution started in England.The industrial revolution in England began with the cotton textile industry.

31.In the period of industrial revolution, England’s rival Germany was.

32.George Steffensen used the steam engine to transport coal from mines to harbors via rail.

30.When a person from the royal house gets married, one day national holiday is celebrated all over the country.
The last time it happened on April 29, 2011, when Prince William and Catherine Middleton were married.

32.Queen Elizabeth of Britain is the only citizen who can go to any country without a passport

The Queen of England has the right on fish, whales, and dolphins as far as the seafront of 5 kilometers from the land of England.In the United Kingdom, if a person celebrates his 100th year, he receives a personally congratulatory card from the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth

Elizabeth II is not only the Queen of the United Kingdom, but she is also the Queen of Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.She has been ruling since 1952. The queens are very popular in the UK. The eyes of the people are astonished after seeing their beauty.
Queen Elizabeth II has less wealth than other kings and rich people in the world, but her status is on top. Many big and important laws in the UK do not apply to Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth II has the right to break any law. They can break the signal if they want, pick up any item from any shop.She can take over any private property when a national emergency is declared. If they want, they can rob the bank and kill anyone. Even then they will not be punished.

33.American national anthem has been created by an Englishman

Stafford Smith is known for composing music for “The Anacrontic Song“, which became the tune for the
American patriotic song “The Star-Spangled Banner” was adopted as the National Anthem United States of America in 1931.

34.There are more than 200 bridges and 20 tunnels on the River Thames

The pollution of the river shook not only London but the whole of Britain. Millions of people living on the banks of the river were troubled by terrible odors and diseases.The British Parliament, situated on the banks of the Thames, was also closed in the summer of 1858. Due to the bad smell coming from this river, the proceedings of Parliament had to be stopped. People left the banks of the river and started fleeing.

River Thames
This incident is mentioned in history as ‘The Great Stink‘. If you search The Great Stink on the Internet, then you will know about it.But today if you see the Thames river flowing through the middle of London, it would be difficult to believe that once this beautiful river was the root of serious diseases. The situation was such that 63 years ago, not a single animal survived in this river.But then the government there decided to tackle this challenge with full sincerity. Heavy investment was made in the Sewage structure and strict steps were taken to tackle pollution.In the 1970s and 80s, people were made aware of the environment.

35.Borley Rectory, ESSEX

Borley Rectory is not for the weak-hearted.Borley Rectory is considered the most haunted house in England. The Borley Rectory house was built in 1863 for Henry Dawson Ellis Bull.

Borley Rectory

It is also called the Victorian mansion. It is believed that in the 13th century the nuns of a church here loved a monk of the Borle monastery.They were captured and both were killed. The monk was hanged, while the nun was buried in a basement made of bricks in the monastery. Ghost-haunters consider it Britain’s most creepy house.

36.The London Eye

The London Eye is considered to be one of the most attractive things in the world and it takes about 30 minutes to complete a round with speed of about 0.6 miles per hour.

London Eye
At 443 feet high, the London Eye is the fourth-largest Ferris wheel in the world, with a wheel circumference of 1,393 feet.David Marks and Julia Barfield (husband-wife team) came up with the idea for Eye in response to the 1993 competition and asked Londoners to design a new landmark celebrating the millennium and the wheel opened on March 9, 2000.

37.Record -52-year-old man in England completed 21 km climb without a seat bicycle

52-year-old Rob Holden, who lives in Surrey Teddington in England, set a new record by completing the Tour de France bike competition with a no-seat bicycle.

Rob Holden, who lives in Surrey Teddington in England, set a new record by completing the Tour de France bike competition with a no-seat bicycle

He completed the 13-mile (20.5-kilometer) climb to Mont Ventoux in two hours. Holden took part in this competition to help people suffering from prostate cancer.

38.Record-The world’s largest bag

14-meter high bag made from 20 lakh plastic bottles, Guinness Book Record The world’s largest bag was made of 2 million plastic recycled bottles in the city of Bradford on Avon, England.It has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records. Its height is 14.6 meters. While it is 22.5 meters long and 11.6 meters wide.The bags designed by the children are kept in a primary school with the help of cranes. The claim is – it can accommodate 208752 footballs.

39.Record-Cycling at a speed of 280 kmph

Neil Campbell, a 45-year-old cyclist from England, set a new world record by cycling at a speed of 280 kmph.
With this, he has broken the record of 24 years old Dutch cyclist.Campbell was released on the runway with a Porsche car to make this record. The race lasted to Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire.

Amazing Historical facts of England

40 . 1707, England and Scotland got together and this new country came to be known as Great Britain.

41 . In the year 1800, Ireland was also associated with Great Britain and it was renamed United Kingdom ie the UK.

42 . At one time, this small country Britain had built its empire all over the world, so the influence of British culture is still seen in many countries of the world.

43 . England has always been very dominant in science and technology.Scientists such as Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Charles Darwin, and Robert Hooke were born in England.

44. Most of the big and important inventions of the world took place in the soil of England such as railways,
computers, Jet engine, world wide web, etc.

45. About 60 percent of the total population of England follow Christianity whereas Islam is the second major religion here which is about 6 percent of the total population.

46. The population of Muslims in England is increasing very fast and the number of Muslims, especially in London, is about 13 percent of the total population. Even for the first time in the history of London, the mayor of London was made a Muslim ie Sadiq Khan.

47. The smallest war in history took place in 1896 between England and Zanzibar (in eastern Africa). In which, Zanzibar surrendered only after 38 minutes.

48. The world’s most famous sport cricket originated in 16th century South East England.

The first Cricket World Cup was held in 1975 in England. There were a total of 15 matches between 8 teams. Which was 60 overs and in which West Indies won.

In the 1992 Cricket World Cup, defeating England, Zimbabwe made a big uproar. Batting first, Zimbabwe scored just 134 runs and made England’s work easy but it did not happen, England’s team was all out on for 125 runs.

50.England won the World Cup 2019

England won the World Cup 2019, becoming world cricket winner for the first time.England reached the finals four times but never won. England did not become world champions even after reaching the finals in 1979, 1987 and 1992.

51.Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth countries were created by Britain. It includes all 53 countries that were once part of the British colonial system. The motive behind the creation of Commonwealth countries was to promote democracy, literacy, human rights, better administration, free trade, and world peace.The first Commonwealth Games were played in Canada in 1930 and have been held every 4 years since then, although it was not held in 1942 and 1946, due to the ongoing Second World War.

52.The world’s first teddy bear museum was built in Petersfield, Hampshire, England. It was established in 1984.

53.Hillier Lake discovered by the English Men

Hillier Lake is situated on the shores of Eastern Australia. This lake is popular among the people due to its pink-colored water.

Hillier Lake

People visiting Australia do not forget to visit this lake.It was discovered on 15 January 1802 by England sailor Matthew Flinders. He wrote for the first time about Lake Hilar. This lake is present near the Pacific Ocean, the pink color of this lake and the blue color of the ocean makes a very spectacular view.

54.Tower of London

Tower of London

The Tower of London is one of the most favorite and attractive places in Britain. It is believed that this tower is also home to many dead people. Because innumerable people were tortured and beheaded at this place.The ghost of the princess has been seen most often at this place.she was murdered by his uncle-aunt Richard and Anne Bolin. A strange smell and shouting sounds come from this tower.

Inventions and Discoveries List By England

  • The fast-moving shutter was invented by John (in 1733 AD).
  • The spinning mule was invented by Compton (1776 AD).
  • Cartwright invented the loom run by the horse.
  • The invention of safety lamps was done by Humphrey Dewey (AD 1815).

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