Famous landmarks in England

Some of the most famous landmarks and tourist attractions in England, including Big Ben, Blackpool Tower, Palace of Westminster and Windsor Castle. Blackpool Tower Opened in 1894, it was inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It is 158 metres tall. The Tower Ballroom is a major entertainment venue. Blackpool is one of the most […]

Facts about Scotland

Population of Scotland: 5,313,600 (9% of UK population 64m) Area: 33% of UK landmass including 790 islands. (660 uninhabited) Capital: Edinburgh Patron Saint: Saint Andrew Scotland’s major cities Glasgow – 592,820 Edinburgh – 486,120 Aberdeen – 217,120 Dundee – 144,290 Inverness – 56,660 Stirling – 89,850 Mountains: Ben Nevis is the highest peak in the […]

Facts about the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was a period between the late 18th Century and early 20th Century, which saw rapid growth in mechanisation, industrial production and change in society. Two stages of Industrial Revolution First stage of the Industrial revolution – (1770-1870) Centred on steam, water, iron and shift from agriculture. Second stage of Industrial revolution (1870-1914) […]

Facts about the Renaissance

The Renaissance was a period in history between the 14th and 17th Century, associated with a wave of new artistic, scientific and cultural achievements. The French word renaissance literally means ‘rebirth’, and was first seen in English in the 1830s.  The first quote of Renaissance in English: “A style possessing many points of rude resemblance […]

Renaissance Quotes

“I think therefore I am” – Rene Descartes. Descartes’ Meditation (1641) was a ground-breaking philosophical work, which challenged many established beliefs. Descartes tried to prove existence of God, from use of rational reasoning. “In her (Nature’s) inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.” – Leonardo da Vinci – who made detailed investigations of natural […]

Gilded Age definition

The Gilded Age is a period in American society at the end of the Nineteenth Century (roughly 1870-1900). The Gilded Age was a time of unbridled capitalism, with some business leaders becoming very wealthy through the consolidation of key industries into power monopolies. The Gilded Age was a time of rapid economic growth, but also […]

Famous Olympic runners

Some of the great Olympic runners from sprinters to middle distance and marathon runners. Sebastian Coe (1956 – ) (Great Britain, athletics) Double Olympic gold medallist at 1500m in 1980 and 1984. Also chairman of the successful London Olympics of 2012. In 2015 became President of the IAAF, amidst dificult circumstances of doping problems in […]

Famous Olympic sprinters

Famous Olympic sprinters, including the most prolific Olympic medallists, such as Usain Bolt, Carl Lewis, Gail Devers and Jesse Owens.   Usain Bolt (1986 – ) Jamaica, athletics. Usain Bolt has set the world record for 100m and 200m. The first 100m record was set in his first Olympic final of 2008. Bolt has won […]

Famous feminists and quotes

Feminism is a broad range of movements and ideologies which seek to work towards greater equality between men and women. Within feminism there are different strands and emphasis, but most feminists would share the same idea of equal rights and equal opportunities. A list of famous feminists and famous quotes. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 – 1797) […]