We all know that the United Kingdom is a very majestic country. It is no surprise that it has a very long list of famous people that are an integral part of the British history.
William Shakespeare was one of the most well-known playwrights and poets all over the world. He wrote a lot of poems, plays and sonnets such as “Romeo and Juliet”, “Hamlet”, and others. He made a great contribution to English literature, culture and language.
Isaac Newton was the greatest scientist and physicist of all time. He represented his theory of gravity and gave his understanding about optics and mathematics. (далее…)
Madam Tussaud’s is the most amazing wax museums in the world that attracts more than 2.5 million people every year. This museum is located in London close to the Baker Street where the house of the well-known fiction dective, Sherlock Holmes, is situated.
Although the museum is one of the tourist attractions in London, Marie Tussaud, the founder of the museum, was French. Young Marie worked in Strasbourg for Dr. Philipp Curtis, a wax modeller. Firstly she helped him to organise an exhibition in Paris and then started doing models herself. She made her first wax model (Voltaire) being only 17 years old! (далее…)
Different nations have different characters. We expect every nation to have some typical qualities. The geographical position of Great Britain has produced a certain spirit among its inhabitants. Those who know the British say that they look on foreigners with contempt and think nothing is as well done elsewhere as in their own country. Actually the British have also been known as superior, snobbish, hypocritical and unsociable.
English vanity grew as England became the world’s leading trading nation. People say that Englishmen often think much of themselves. They appear to be very reserved and not straightforward. They like to hide their feelings. But British people have not only bad points. (далее…)
The earliest English music was born in the 13th century, with the remarkable composition “Summer Is Icumen In”.
During the 15th century there was only one sphere of musical work — that was folk songs and church music.
Carols — English traditional songs of a joyful character for two, three or more voices. Mystery and miracle plays were very popular in the 15th and 16th centuries, and were based on events in the Bible. (далее…)