England (Modern World Nations) by Alan Allport

By Alan Allport

Given that Alfred the nice united England within the ninth century CE, this northwestern eu state has performed a favourite position in international affairs. From its early days because the world's prime naval strength - which enabled it to unfold its impact over a space greater than one-fourth of the world's floor - to the interval while it served because the heart of the commercial Revolution, England has lengthy been one of many world's so much influential nations. Newly up-to-date and that includes notable full-color photos, maps, and different available examine beneficial properties, "England" is an in depth exploration of the folk, tradition, heritage, geography, surroundings, economic system, and govt of this enduring country.

Show description

Read or Download England (Modern World Nations) PDF

Best teen & young adult books

Jamie Foxx: Entertainer (Black Americans of Achievement)

Even though recognized for his paintings on tv, in track, and in movie, Jamie Foxx actually exploded onto the scene in 2004 together with his Academy Award-winning portrayal of Ray Charles within the biopic "Ray". The hugely praised function confirmed critics and lovers alike that Foxx used to be a strength to be reckoned with. Foxx's previous paintings were a sequence of hits and misses, with vibrant spots together with his stint at the well known comic strip comedy exhibit "In dwelling colour" and his platinum album, "Unpredictable".

American Modernist Poets (Bloom's Modern Critical Views)

The increase of modernism marked one of many significant transitional classes in modern literature. the yankee modernist poets created a wealthy legacy of their verse explorations of a global touched by means of warfare, swift industrialization, and the transforming into perceived alienation of the person. The innovators featured during this quantity contain Ezra Pound, e.

Peru (Modern World Nations)

; very good introductory texts. ; those information-packed volumes supply entire overviews of every nation's humans, geography, historical past, executive, financial system, and tradition; Full-colour illustrations and full-colour maps all through entire overviews of every nation's humans, geography, heritage, govt, economic system, and tradition

Additional info for England (Modern World Nations)

Sample text

One of the stranger details of her story is that, according to legend, the site of her burial was under what is now Platform 10 of King’s Cross railroad station in London. The Romans also suffered persistent raiding from the native tribes in Scotland. Rather than conquer such a thinly populated country, Emperor Hadrian ordered the construction of a huge defensive wall across Britannia’s northern border, from the Solway Firth to Tyneside. Hadrian’s Wall, much of which stands to this day, is a triumph of Roman engineering.

As already mentioned, the terrorist activities of some Muslim extremists in England have caused a considerable polarization of attitudes both within and outside of the Muslim community since the 2005 attacks in London. Polls show that as many as 40 percent of British Muslims would like to see elements of Islamic Sharia law incorporated into the laws of Britain. Class England was traditionally one of the world’s most class­conscious countries. Its population used to be clearly divided into social strata that could be recognized by dress, speech, behavior, and attitudes.

Windmill Hill culture was supplanted by the socalled “Beaker” people who emigrated from what is now the Netherlands and northern Germany. These people were named after the distinctively shaped pottery beakers that archeologists often found in their burial sites. In addition to more advanced metal-working skills and trading patterns—Beaker goods have been found as far away as the eastern Mediterranean—they constructed elaborate monuments and stone circles. By far the most famous of their works is Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, 29 30 England also in Wiltshire.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.59 of 5 – based on 45 votes