The Olympic Torch The 2012 Summer Olympics Torch Relay will be run from 19 May to 27 July 2012, prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics. The relay will last 70 days with 66 evening celebrations, six Island visits about 8000 people carrying the torch 300 m each, starting from Land’s End in Cornwall.
The name of the country and the term "English" derive from the Old English word for one of the three Germanic peoples that invaded the British Isles in the fifth century C. E., the Angles. "Britain" and "British" derive from a Roman term for the inhabitants' language of the British Isles, called "Brythonic" or p-Celtic. Englishness is highly regionalized. The most important regional divide is between the south and the north. The north, the cradle of industrialization and the site of traditional smokestack industries, includes Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Cumbria, Durham, Merseyside, and Cheshire.
William Shakespeare (26 th April 1564 to 23 April 1616) was an English Poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in The English Language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s National Poet and the “Bard of Avon”. He Married Anne Hathaway and had the children namely Susanna Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare and Judith Quiney.
Winston Churchill’s response to Hitler's challenge brought him to lead a national coalition in 1940, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor altered his whole prospect of the war. He went at once to Washington, D.C., and with Roosevelt shaped the subsequently successful Allied strategy in WWII. After the breakdown of the alliance, he then alerted the West to the expansionist threat of the USSR.
Name: Queen Elizabeth II Full Name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Born: April 21, 1926 at 17, Bruton Street, London Parents: George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon House of: Windsor Ascended to the throne: February 6, 1952 aged 25 years Crowned: June 2, 1953 at Westminster Abbey Married: Philip Mountbatten Children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward Current Age: 85 years, 11 months, and 25 days She has Reigned for: 60 years, 2 months, and 9 days
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames, in London, England. The entire structure is 135 meters tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 meters (394 ft). Buckingham Palace, in London, is the official residence and office of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality.
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and is generally extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower (officially known simply as Clock Tower) as well. London Bridge is a bridge over the River Thames, connecting the City of London and Southwark, in central London. Situated between Cannon Street Railway Bridge and Tower Bridge, it forms the western end of the Pool of London.