By Stephen Halliday
"Amazing & amazing proof approximately nice Britain" finds the hidden legends, legislation, landscapes, discoveries, adventures and destinations that experience formed Britain's compelling, and from time to time, tumultuous previous. discover how Britain was once shaped - its geology and weather, the quirky characters and occasions of its heritage and the foundation of British associations, comparable to public colleges, fish and chips and using at the left hand facet. short, available and unique items on a large choice of matters makes it the ideal publication to dip in to. the superb and notable evidence sequence provides fascinating, awesome and little-known evidence and tales a couple of wide variety of subject matters that are absolute to tell, take in and entertain in equivalent degree.
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Regal or roguish, here are some of the more celebrated and notorious royals. Murderer Assassinated by Shakespeare The Princes in the Tower Since William the Conqueror there have been 41 monarchs of Great Britain, including the present Queen Elizabeth II. They include one dual monarchy (William and Mary, who reigned from 1689 until William’s death in 1702), and two kings who were never crowned: Edward V, one of the murdered ‘Princes in the Tower’; and Edward VIII who abdicated in December 1936 after reigning for less than a year.
The Chattans were declared the victors when they killed all but one of their opponents for the loss of nineteen of their own warriors. Nearby is Scone Abbey, home of the Stone of Scone on which Scottish kings were traditionally crowned. Long a ruin the abbey was further damaged in September 2010 when a white van collided with a 500-year-old archway which was the best-preserved relic of the medieval building. Morning Campers! The bracing charms of Skeggy Skegness, situated on the east coast of England in Lincolnshire, saw the opening of the first Butlin’s holiday camp at Easter in 1936.
However the princes did not disappear completely. During the reign of Henry VII, who defeated Richard III at the battle of Bosworth in 1485, young men occasionally appeared claiming to be one of the princes or a close relative and thus, by some people’s reckoning, the rightful king of England. In 1491 one of these appeared in Cork and announced that he was Richard, Duke of York, the younger brother of Edward V. He was recognized by some European monarchs who were enemies of Henry VII and landed in Cornwall in 1497.
Amazing and Extraordinary Facts about Great Britain by Stephen Halliday