The population of England has a complex genetic inheritance, reflecting the different peoples who have traded there over many centuries.
England’s rich, and often turbulent, history has left a powerful legacy in its buildings and monuments, pageantry and landscape.
From castles to cathedrals, stately homes to battlefields, England’s past is an essential part of the country inhabited today.
Ask yourself…..who are the English? Visit Stonehenge and sites around it as in Avebury and West Kennett Long Barrow to find out!
Think Quintessential, classic, typical England and visit Nunney Castle, an exquisite small castle standing within a moat in a picturesque (county of) Somerset village.
Invasion, conquest and war. Dover Castle is a great place to visit.
Known for being a maritime nation, Walmer Castle is on the coast in the county of Kent and with a visit. It is now a comfortable home as well as a castle. The Duke of Wellington died there during his tenure in the office of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The real-life inspiration for Lord Marchmain in Evelyn Waugh’s “Brideshead Revisited.”
Think Canterbury when researching Christianity in England. Its archbishop is the leader of the English church and the cathedral dominates the city.
Oxford and Cambridge Universities, with medieval origins, are still used for their original purpose, as is Durham University. Durham University also houses the World Heritage Site.
The Romans, the Industrial Revolution and more; Britain has a long, eventful and fascinating heritage well worth exploring.