I Never Knew That About the English

I Never Knew That About the English

This wonderful book takes an affectionate, entertaining and perceptive look at the English people. Here are their traditions, foibles, quirks, customs, humour and achievements, triumphs and failures, peccadilloes and passions.

Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409078050

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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This wonderful book takes an affectionate, entertaining and perceptive look at the English people. Here are their traditions, foibles, quirks, customs, humour and achievements, triumphs and failures, peccadilloes and passions. Travel through England from coast to coast and learn how every county contributes in unique and different ways to the distinct English personality. Marvel at crooked black and white halls in Cheshire and soft golden stone cottages in Midland villages. Go cheese rolling in Gloucestershire, discover the origins of cricket in Hampshire, savour a hot pot in Lancashire and a pudding in Yorkshire. Gasp at the glories of stately homes and the families that create them, upstairs and down, enjoy a pint. Listen to the memories and tales of ordinary folk from every walk of life and find out from them what it means to be English. This irresistible book is packed with fascinating trivia and amusing stories that will entertain and inform for hours on end.
Categories: Travel

I Never Knew That About England

I Never Knew That About England

The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around England.

Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448146062

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 193

The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around England. Christopher Winn takes us to each county, to see where history happened, where people and ideas were born, where dreams took flight and where men and women now rest from their labours. To tread in their footsteps, to touch and experience some of what inspired and moved them is to capture some of the flavour of their lives and make their stories alive and real. Crammed with facts and information, I Never Knew That About England celebrates the places and people that make the country unique and includes history, legends, firsts, supremes, unusuals, inventions, birthplaces and gossip. You'll be able to visit the bridge where Pooh and Piglet played Poohsticks and see where Alfred burnt the cakes. In a small village in Bedfordshire you can visit the graveyard where Long John Silver and Wendy rest. These stories will bring any place that you visit to life (keep one copy in the car and one in the house!) and enable you to discover the rich and surprising history of England.
Categories: Travel

I Never Knew That about Coastal England

I Never Knew That about Coastal England

Divided into eighteen chapters - one for each of the coastal counties in the UK - this book will entertain and illuminate, by casting new light on the many points of intrigue to be explored along 3000 miles of spectacularly diverse and ...

Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 1785039539

Category:

Page: 272

View: 146

We all love to be beside the seaside! Be it the crunch of the sand beneath your feet, or the promise of an unexplored rock pool that draws you to the sea, prepare to be whisked away by bestselling author Christopher Winn as you delve into the charming tales of England's coastline. Divided into 18 chapters--one for each of the coastal counties in the UK--this book will entertain and illuminate, by casting new light on the many points of intrigue to be explored along 3000 miles of spectacularly diverse and historically rich English coast. Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white line drawings, by Mai Osawa, this book makes the perfect companion for any seaside outing. You'll find yourself exclaiming again and again--I never knew that!
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I Never Knew That about England s Country Churches

I Never Knew That about England s Country Churches

This charming book takes you through the counties of England, exploring Saxon churches, reflective of simple faith; Norman churches with rugged arches and powerful pillars, stamping their authority; Gothic churches with their soaring arches ...

Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 1785036572

Category: Church buildings

Page: 368

View: 103

This charming book takes you through the counties of England, exploring Saxon churches, reflective of simple faith; Norman churches with rugged arches and powerful pillars, stamping their authority; Gothic churches with their soaring arches; decorated and perpendicular churches made glorious with Early English style and craftsmanship; Victorian churches, resplendent with imperial pomp; and eccentric Arts and Crafts churches. Every one of them has a remarkable tale to tell, that will move you to exclaim, again and again: 'I never knew that!'.
Categories: Church buildings

I Never Knew That About Scotland

I Never Knew That About Scotland

The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around Scotland from bestselling author Christopher Winn.

Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448146086

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 770

The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around Scotland from bestselling author Christopher Winn. Travelling county by county, this irresistible miscellany unearths the enthralling stories, firsts, birthplaces, legends and inventions that shape the country's rich and majestic history. To uncover the spellbinding tales that lie hidden within Scotland's wild and romantic shores, to experience what inspired the country's powerful literature and towering castles, and to tread in the footsteps of her villains and victors, is to capture the spirit of this fascinating country and bring every place you visit to life. You will discover the story of the original 'sweetheart', John Balliol, whose embalmed heart is buried beside his devoted wife Devorgilla at Sweetheart Abbey in Kirkcudbrightshire. In Aberdeen you will find the only granite cathedral in the world. And you will hear the haunting echo of the Bear Gates of Traquair House in Peeblesshire were slammed shut when Bonnie Prince Charlie left Scotland in 1746 - legend has it that they will never be re-opened until a Stuart King once more sits on the throne. This beautifully illustrated treasure trove of interesting facts about the history of Scotland is the perfect gift, and will act as an eye-opening guide to this thrilling, alluring and ever-bewitching country.
Categories: Travel

I Never Knew That About London

I Never Knew That About London

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey around London to discover the unknown tales of our capital's history.

Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407028217

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 584

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey around London to discover the unknown tales of our capital's history. Travelling through the villages and districts that make up the world's most dynamic metropolis I Never Knew That About London unearths the hidden gems of legends, firsts, inventions, adventures and birthplaces that shape the city's compelling, and at times, turbulent past. See the Chelsea river views that inspired Turner in his final years and find out where London's first nude statue is. Explore London's finest country house in Charlton and unearth the secrets of the Mother of Parliaments . Spy out the village that gave its name to a car and the Russian word for railway station. Discover which church steeple gave us the design of the traditional wedding cake, where the sandwich was invented and where in Bond Street you can see London's oldest artefact. Visit the house where Handel and Jimi Hendrix both lived. Climb the famous 311 steps of the Monument, go from East to West and back again at Greenwich and fly the world's biggest big wheel. Brimming with facts, stories and snippets providing a spellbinding insight into the history of London, this beautifully illustrated gem of a book is guaranteed to inform and amuse in equal measure.
Categories: Travel

I Never Knew That About Royal Britain

I Never Knew That About Royal Britain

With the royal wedding around the corner, there no better time than the present to get acquainted with Royal Britain Bestselling author Christopher Winn explores Britain's royal past, unearthing a rich legacy of castles and palaces, ...

Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448146611

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 109

With the royal wedding around the corner, there no better time than the present to get acquainted with Royal Britain Bestselling author Christopher Winn explores Britain's royal past, unearthing a rich legacy of castles and palaces, cathedrals and country retreats, battlefields and monuments where kings and queens lived and died. In this exploration of royal British history, discover whose heart is buried near the Tower of London; which palace was built on top of a mulberry garden; the world's oldest and largest occupied castle and the first building in Britain to have latrines. From the Palace of Scone to the Palace of Westminster, from Pembroke Castle, the birthplace of Henry VII, to Pontefract Castle, where Richard II starved to death, and from banqueting halls to beheading sites, this gem of a book is guaranteed to inform and amuse in equal measure.
Categories: Travel

I Never Knew That About Yorkshire

I Never Knew That About Yorkshire

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on an intriguing journey through Britain's largest county, uncovering the hidden places, legends, secrets and fascinating characters of this unique and compelling piece of England.

Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407031149

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 635

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on an intriguing journey through Britain's largest county, uncovering the hidden places, legends, secrets and fascinating characters of this unique and compelling piece of England. From England's largest vale and northern Europe's largest gothic cathedral to Britain's oldest city, Yorkshire is home to some of Britain's best architecture, most ravishing scenery and is the cradle of some of our country's most influential and individual characters. You will discover the only clog factory in the world, the first English actor to win an Oscar, the world's oldest association football club and largest expanse of medievel stained glass. This gem of a book will act as a wonderfully surprising and highly entertaining guide to one of England's best loved counties.
Categories: Social Science

I Never Knew That About the River Thames

I Never Knew That About the River Thames

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey out of London along the banks of the River Thames to discover the secrets and stories of England's most famous waterway.

Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407080604

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

View: 286

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey out of London along the banks of the River Thames to discover the secrets and stories of England's most famous waterway. Discover the Thames's literary heritage at Pangbourne, near Reading, famous as the home of The Wind in the Willows's Kenneth Grahame, then explore Mapledurham House, the inspiration for its famous Toad Hall. Explore Henley-on-Thames, where the first Oxford and Cambridge boat races were held, then marvel at Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world. As he follows the river from source to sea, visiting its towns, villages and places of interest, Winn unearths a fascinating array of facts, folklore, landmarks and legends that are guaranteed to have you exclaiming 'I Never Knew That!'. Illustrated with line drawings this charming gem of a book is guaranteed to inform and delight in equal measure.
Categories: Games & Activities

I Never Knew That About the Lake District

I Never Knew That About the Lake District

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a fascinating journey through the Lake District, that majestic landscape in Cumbria beloved of poets and tourists, hill walkers, seekers of scenic beauty and those who mess about in boats.

Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407031118

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 272

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a fascinating journey through the Lake District, that majestic landscape in Cumbria beloved of poets and tourists, hill walkers, seekers of scenic beauty and those who mess about in boats. Learn about the hidden places, the secrets and legends, wild characters and human stories that haunt England's most mountainous region - from England's wettest place to the country's highest point, from the birthplace of Postman Pat to the resting place of Poet Laureates.
Categories: Social Science

Henry III

Henry III

Henry III (1207–72) reigned for 56 years, the longest-serving English monarch until the modern era.

Author: Darren Baker

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750985222

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 569

Henry III (1207–72) reigned for 56 years, the longest-serving English monarch until the modern era. Although knighted by William Marshal, he was no warrior king like his uncle Richard the Lionheart. He preferred to feed the poor to making war and would rather spend time with his wife and children than dally with mistresses and lord over roundtables. He sought to replace the dull projection of power imported by his Norman predecessors with a more humane and open-hearted monarchy. But his ambition led him to embark on bold foreign policy initiatives to win back the lands and prestige lost by his father King John. This set him at odds with his increasingly insular barons and clergy, now emboldened by the protections of Magna Carta. In one of the great political duels of history, Henry struggled to retain the power and authority of the crown against radical reformers like Simon de Montfort. He emerged victorious, but at a cost both to the kingdom and his reputation among historians. Yet his long rule also saw extraordinary advancements in politics and the arts, from the rise of the parliamentary state and universities to the great cathedrals of the land, including Henry’s own enduring achievement, Westminster Abbey.
Categories: History

Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do with Pigs

Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do with Pigs

An irresistible blend of entertainment and enlightenment, this delightful book will captivate the word lover in all of us.

Author: Katherine Barber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101201237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 686

A delightfully addictive compendium of fascinating word facts that does for the dictionary what Eats, Shoots, and Leaves did for the manual of style With the easy erudition and lively wit that have won her legions of fans, Canada's "Word Lady" reveals the entertaining histories behind 500 of the most common words and phrases in the English language. Who knew that "travel" is derived from an instrument of torture? That "tragedy" originally had something to do with goats? That "glamour" and "grammar" started out as the same word? Katherine Barber's captivating collection is organized by season, so readers can open to Valentine's Day to learn about the origins of "passion fruit" or flip to Thanksgiving to find out why there aren't any turkeys in Turkey. An irresistible blend of entertainment and enlightenment, this delightful book will captivate the word lover in all of us.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

I Never Knew You

I Never Knew You

This book is based upon Christ's words and tells you how you can know for sure that you are saved and will spend eternity in heaven.

Author: Michael Patrick Bowen

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781607918103

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 210

This book is based upon Christ's words and tells you how you can know for sure that you are saved and will spend eternity in heaven. There are many false plans of salvation being taught by the great preachers of today which will not save you or prevent you from standing before Christ at the Great White Throne Judgement. When one stands before Christ at this judgement, they will be cast into the lake of fire for all eternity. Michael Bowen holds a Master's degree in English (Technical and Professional Communication) from East Carolina University. He is currently teaching college-level English composition at a community college and operates an IBM AS400 computer at a local hospital. He enjoys astronomy, martial arts, and reading.
Categories: Religion

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law

At the request of the plaintiff ( and after explanation by bim of his principle ) , I
constructed for him the tubular boiler which he has patented . I never knew of one
being cast in one piece before I had done it myself . It did not take a very long
time ...

Author: Great Britain. Bail Court

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063125947

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

View: 970

Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

English Reports in Law and Equity

English Reports in Law and Equity

I never said I was a director , or any thing to that effect . I never knew of the money
paid , and did not know they were the bankers . I never gave any authority to use
my name , or acted for the company . I never saw any prospectuses in my life .

Author: Edmund Hatch Bennett

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112103623932

Category: Equity

Page:

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Categories: Equity

The National and English Review

The National and English Review

Now then , to tell you something of my own - something which , I believe , you
have never heard . Did you know that I had been married before ? " “ Married
before ? No ; I never knew that . " “ At nineteen , I fell passionately in love with a
woman ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078630905

Category:

Page:

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Typical Selections from the Best English Writers

Typical Selections from the Best English Writers

2. The Scotchman. I cANNot like all people alike. I have been trying all my life to
like Scotchmen, and am obliged to desist from the experiment in despair. They
cannot like me—and in truth, I never knew one of that nation who attempted to do
it.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082222690

Category: English literature

Page:

View: 254

Categories: English literature

I Never knew a Florentine More Kind and Honest 3 1 43 45

 I Never knew a Florentine More Kind and Honest   3 1 43 45

Although Iago traditionally has been read as a Venetian, I would argue that Iago's national identity cannot be Venetian due to his condottieri, or mercenary, status as well as an ambiguity within the play, stemming from Cassio's utterance ...

Author: Katrina S. Blasingame

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:144343093

Category:

Page: 166

View: 557

Although Iago traditionally has been read as a Venetian, I would argue that Iago's national identity cannot be Venetian due to his condottieri , or mercenary, status as well as an ambiguity within the play, stemming from Cassio's utterance of "I never/knew/A Florentine more kind and honest" (3.1.43-45). Refuting Iago as a Venetian does not mean that nationality is the focus of this study of Iago; rather, determining non-Venetian origins for Iago is a means to ascertain more fully the character's purpose in Othello . Through the course of this thesis, I will be illustrating how the ambiguity within Cassio's statement creates a space where it is possible to redefine and recreate Iago through the historical context of early modern Italy and England, how Iago's identity may have been created through the presence of the myths and anti-myths of Venice and Florence, and the way systems of credit and reputation become the impetus of Iago's motivations.
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The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church

The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church

The strength God gives is limitless , and we can have just as much of that as we
need . ' • But I know so little of Him ! I have never been good , or religious — I
never knew how , ' pleaded Bessie . • You will grow to both if you simply take the
way ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89012112009

Category:

Page:

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A Complete English Grammar

A Complete English Grammar

Sophia : had observed Tom's colour change at the parson's story . Finding his
schemes thus succeed almost beyond his hopes , he now assumed a higher
behaviour . He felt his heart beat with joy . I never knew one of them find fault with
our ...

Author: A.J. Mertens

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:UBA000038105

Category:

Page: 364

View: 550

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