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Area (sq km): 130,410
Population: 60,776,238
Nationality: English
Local Name: England
Language: English,
Time Zone: GMT
Currency: 1 pound = 100 pence
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: London
Dialling Code: +44
Electricity: 240V/50Hz
Internet Code: .uk
Religion: Anglican,
Roman Catholic,
Climate: Maritime
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
GDP: $1.93 trillion
Unemployment: 2.9%
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-17.30
Major Airports: Birmingham(BHX),

Legend of King Arthur & England cottages

Embark on a journey that's rooted in Celtic lore back through a nation's history. Discover more of England’s heritage and learn of English legends like the great King Arthur, Lord Nelson and Sir Isaac Newton. When you rent England cottages you will discover that English heritage begins with the Celts who dominated much of Western Europe and the United Kingdom until the Roman invasion of 43 AD.

Nelson's Column
Nelson's Column

Roman England

After 400 years of rule, the Romans left England leaving it in control of the Anglo-Saxons who began spreading Christianity and establishing links between England, Scandinavia and the Vikings. The Normans gained control of the Kingdom of England when William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Battle of Hastings

The Norman occupation of the Kingdom of England set the stage for one of the greatest empires the world has ever known. The Normans changed the English language and England is credited as the origin of the English language. The Church of England reached its pinnacle and English law laid the foundation for systems still used all over the world.

Magna Carta

England’s signing of the Magna Carta is regarded as the birth of democracy. England later went on to become the first industrialised country in the world. Incidentally, the Norman occupation brought England closer to continental Europe, but began to drive a wedge between England and France, creating a rivalry lasting well into the 19th Century.

King Arthur, Camelot & Excalibur

To speak of English legends is to begin with the great King Arthur, the king of kings, Camelot and Excalibur. His tales are still popular today and he has inspired artwork, fictional novels and plenty of Hollywood films.

The romanticism of King Arthur centres on Camelot, the Knights of the Round Table, Sir Lancelot and Sir Percival. The sword Excalibur and the inception of chivalry are all central to King Arthur, which is at your fingertips from when you choose to stay in England cottages or English country cottages.

Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare & Lord Nelson

Another world famous Englishman is Charles Darwin of the theory of evolution based on research from the Galapagos Islands. Charles Dickens, the Bronte sisters and William Shakespeare are also considered highly as influential writers.

William Wilberforce was instrumental in the abolishment of slavery. The steam turbine changed the face of generating electricity, while Sir Isaac Newton revolutionised science. Lord Nelson was the English Admiral famous for saving England during the Napoleonic Wars.

It's not just great figures like King Arthur and William Shakespeare... the list goes on and on. English heritage is the rich foundation on which the country is built. Take a step into a living history, and book England cottages in the countryside.

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