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10 Fun & Interesting Facts about England for Children


Here's a selection of facts you may find interesting. I bet many grown-ups don't know most of these - ask them!

The Saxons destroyed London Bridge in 1014 by using boats and ropes to tear it down. Some people wonder if this is where the idea originated for the nursery rhyme, “London Bridge”. 

Berengaria of Navarre married King Richard the Lionhearted and became Queen, but never once stepped on English soil!

Windor Castle is both the oldest and the largest royal residence anywhere in the world that is still being used as a royal home. 

London is the largest city in Europe. There are over twelve million people living within the greater London area.

In Medieval England animals were brought into court, and tried and sentenced by the judge for any mischief or damage they did!

A clever Frenchman opened London’s first hot chocolate store during the mid 1600s. By the early 1700s these chocolate stores were almost as common and popular as the coffee stores.

The Bank of England has a nickname, 'The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street'

During the summer heat wave of 2003 the temperature in London reached 100 degrees F for the first time.

The world's first public zoo first opened in 1829 in London. 

The English drink more tea per person than any other people in the world (over twenty times more than Americans!).


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