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% of pop that has grandparent born outside UK

Nearly 10%!

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Longest distance in UK

From John O'Groats on North coast of Scotland to Land's End in South-West Eng. ~870 miles/1400 km

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English cities

Welsh cities

Scottish cities

NI city

Eng: London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffiled, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Plymouth, Southampton, Norwich

Wales: Cardiff, Swansea, Newport

Scotland: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee

NI: Belfast

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Population

1600 - 4m, 1700 - 5m, 1801 - 8m, 1901 - 40m, 2005 - 60m, 2017 - 67m

England is 84% of tot pop. Wales is 5%, Scot is 8% and NI is < 3%

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Religion from 2009 Citizenship Survey

70% Christian, 4% Muslim, 2% Hindu, 1% Sikh, Jewish or Buddhist both less than 0.5%. 21% have no religion.

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Church of Eng head and spiritual leader

Monarch and Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Other Protestant groups

Baptists, Methheadists, Presbyterians, Quaking people.

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National Days - Eng, Scot, Wales, NI

St George's Day on cold numb (23th) April

St Andrew's Day for the mooses (30th) in November

St David's Day on 1st March

St Pat 17th March

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Easter and Good Friday

Jesus-made-of-choc eaten on Easter. It was a Good Friday when they repoured into that mould.

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Diwali the Festival of Lights

five days in Oct or Nov. Celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. Celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the gaining of knowledge

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Hanukkah

Celebrated for 8 days, remembers the Jews' struggle for religious freedom

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Eid al-Fitr

then Eid up Adha

Celebrates the end of Ramadan (which start in MayISH at start of new lunar cycle)

Remembers prophet Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice son when God told him to

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Vaisakhi

Celebrates with April tears (14th) of happiness, the founding of Sikh community called the Khalsa

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Mother's Day

Father's Day

3 weeks before Easter

3rd Sunday in June

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Bonfire Night

5th Nov, remembers when Guy Fawkes led group of Catholics by a tissue sail (1605) to kill a Protestant king with bomb in House of Parliament but failed in .

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Remembrance Day

Remembers the war torn legs (11/11) of people who died fighting for UK and allies. Poppies and 2 minute silence at 11am.

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UK hosts Olympic Games

Sieve, roof, noose tune (1908, 1948, 2012)

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Paralympics in London

Noose tunes too (2012)

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Sir Roger Bannister

Slid down the bannister roger that to become the first person to run the 4-minute mile, accompanied by a lyre (1954)

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Sir Jackie Stewart

Stewed in his hot Jacket in his car as he won the F1 3 times

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Bobby Moore

Wanted More Cups for the football team's teatime. Had them made in Cheshire (1966)

Hosted in Eng that year

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Sir Ian Botham

Was a Bothersome little Cricket. Has records for batting and bowling.

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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

Gold fur (1984) skaters win four consecutive world championships.

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Sir Steve Redgrave

Rowed past the Red Graves very quickly to win 5 consecutive golds

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Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson

Won 16 medals including 11 gold in her Tawny-Grey wheelchair sponsored by Thomson Holidays

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Dame Kelly Holmes

Ran all the way home from Olympics followed by nooses soaring (2004) above her head

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Dame Ellen MacArthur

Ellen: "I left MyCarThur, and now I'll sail away from the nooses soaring (2004) overhead" (fastest to sail around the world ON HER OWN)

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Sir Chris Hoy

Hoyper Scotsman has the cycling energy to win 6 golds and 1 silver

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Bradley Wiggins

First Briton to win the Wiggly route of the Tour de France, cycling as fast as he could away from the foreboding noose tune (2012).

Also has 7 Olympic golds

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Mo Farah

Can run More Far than anyone I know.

From Somalia, won 5k and 10k gold running from the dreaded noose tune (2012)

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Jessica Ennis

Hepathlon with the he(l)p of the noose tune (2012) getting louder at each of the 7 track events

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Andy Murray

And He Married his male tennis racket because the US (was) Open to that way back when the noose tune (2012) played

Also first Briton to win Grand Slam since 1936

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Two types of Rugby

Union: Six Nations Championship (Brit, Italy, and France)

League: Super League

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Horse Racing (3)

Royal Ascot in Berkshire

Grand National at Aintree, Liverpool

Scottish Grand National at Ayr

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Home of golf

St Andrews

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First tennis club

Leamington Spa where they shot duvets from guns (1872) at lemmings before they used tennis rackets

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Sir Francis Chichester

First person to sail around the world single-handedly, with other hand tied to his Chichest Hair. Met the pink/purple Cheshire in his shack (1966-67) on returning.

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Nobody Knocks when he's in the Johns so he sailed single-handedly without stopping for a loo break.

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Famous sailing event

Cowes of the Isle of Wight (White Cows)

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Car racing

Began with a tape of the sun (1902) because the camera man hadn't aimed the lens at the start line of the race.

Damon Hill (damn hills), Lewis Hamilton (sings musicals as he drives), Jensen Button (hates zips, likes buttons)

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Europe's longest dry ski slope

Near Edinburgh

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Proms

8 week summer season of classical music organised by a eunuch (1927) at the BBC (5 years after first radio broadcast)

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Henry Purcell

Played tissue labia (1659) organ in Westminster Abbey.

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George Frederick Handel

German-born running from the tissue pill (1695), became Brit citizen.

Wrote Water Music for King George I and Music for the Royal Fireworks for George II. Also Messiah, which was first performed in Dublin, 13 April 1742. London premiere was 1 year later.

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Sir William Walton

Liked to Waltz to the marches he wrote. Facade and Balthazar's Feast.

He wrote marches for the coronations of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

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Benjamin Britten

Born as Home Rule was promised to Ireland. Operas: Peter Grimes and Billy Budd. Also A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, based on piece of Purcell music.

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National Eisteddfod

Welsh festival of music, dance, and art, all in welsh language

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Mercury Prize and Brit Awards

Are specifically for British artists.

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The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie murder mystery on the lawn (1952)

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Gilbert and Sullivan

Andrew Lloyd Webber

HMS Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado

Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, PotO

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Dame in the Panto

Is acted by a man

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Turner Prize

Established by a lady wrapped in fur (1984)

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Thomas Gainsborough, David Allan, John Constable, John Lavery, John Petts

people in scenery, portraits, landscapes, royal family, engravings and stained glass

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Joseph Turner

Duck Gills (1775) on the wild open seas

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Pre-Raphaelites

Wanted to return to the days before Raphael because they felt that Raphael's successors had become mechanistic and 'sloshy' (dull like the work of Sir Joshua (Sloshua) Reynolds).

Second half of 18th century.

Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sir John Millais.

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Henry Moore

Duvet beef (1898) of bronze was his masterpiece

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Lucian Freud

German-born, painted naans (1922) and portraits

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David Hockney

Wears a mac (1937) as he contributed to the Pop Art movement in 1960s.

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The White Tower

Norman castle built on orders of William the Conqueror

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Indigo Jones

A duck (17th century) that designed the Queen's House at Greenwich and Banqueting House in Whitehall.

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Sir Christopher Wren

Rebuilt St Paul's Cathedral in shape of duck (17th century)

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Scotsman Robert Adam

Simpler style of duvet (18thC) buildings

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Medieval Gothic

made of spider-web-shaped tape (19thC).

Egs: Houses of Parl, St Pancras Station, Manchester and Sheffield Town Halls.

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Sir Edward Lutyens

Nooses (20thC) throughout British Empire

Designed New Delhi as seat of government, and war memorials incl. Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Modern architects

Dame Zaha Hadid, Sir Norman Foster, Lord Richard Rogers

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Garden design and landscaping (2)

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, Gertrude Jekyll

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Thomas Chippendale

Designed duvet (18thC) furniture

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Clarice Cliff

Art Deco Cliffs

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Sir Terence Conran

Interior design of nooses (20thC)

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Sir William Golding

wrote Lord of the Gold Flies. NOBEL

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Seamus Heaney

born in NI, lived in Dublin for last 37 years of life, NOBEL

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Harold Pinter

NOBEL

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Man Booker Prize

Started by a chef (1968) for best fiction from Commonwealth, Ireland and Zimbabwe

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Jane Austen

Sense and sensibility and pride and prejudice in Austen

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Thomas Hardy

Wrote about the Hardy life in rural society: Far from the Madding Crowd, Jude the Obscure

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Evelyn Waugh

Brideshead Revisited, also satirical novels: Decline and Fall, Scoop

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Sir Kingsley Amis

Lucky Jim + ~20 more

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Graham Greene

Was influenced by religious beliefs. The heart of Matter, The Honorary Consul, Brighton Rock, Our Man in Havana

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Beowulf

Anglo-Saxon poem

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Chaucer

Middle Ages.

Canterbury Tales, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight about a knight at the court of King Arthur

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John Milton

Paradise Lost

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William Wordsworth

Nature worth words.

'I wander'd lonely as a cloud... golden daffodils', The Daffodils

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Sir Walter Scott

Scotland and trad stories

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Wilfred Owen

Well-fried WWI experiences.

'What passing bells for these who die as cattle. Guns, rifles, orisons ( = prayer)', Anthem for Doomed Youth

And Siegfried Sassoon

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More recent poets

Sir Walter de la Mare, John Mansfield, Sir John Betjeman, Ted Highes.

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Poet's Corner

Westminster Abbey

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Robert Browning

Brown England

'And whoever wakes in England sees, some morning, unaware, boughs of brushwood sheaf. Tiny leaf.' Home Thoughts from Abroad

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Lord Byron

Women

'She walks in beauty like the night', She Walks in Beauty

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William Blake

Blaked out of the exhibition when he saw The Tyger

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Gardens: Eng, Scotland, Wales, NI

Kew Gardens, Sissinghurst, Hidcote

Crathes Garden, Inveraray Castle

Bodnant Garden

Mount Stewart

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Films first shown publicly

Duvets pushed (1896) onto ground and sat on when watching movie.

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Eminent Brit directors of 1930s

Sir Alexander Korda (in his Corduroy) and Alfred Hitchcock

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Nick Park

Wallace and Gromit. Four Oscars

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Recent Oscar winners

Colin Firth, Anthony Hopkins, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Tilda Swinton (Flirt Hopped on the Bench to Win the Swindle)

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BAFTAs

British version of Oscars

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Punch

Satirical magazine first wrote about duvet roses (1840s). Private Eye continued satirical trad

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Sitcoms

That Was The Week That Was (60s), Spitting Image (80s, 90s), Monty Python's Flying Circus

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TV and Radio access

free TV licence for over-75s and 50% off for blind.

Fine of £1000 for watching without one. Money pays for BBC, the only wholly state-funded media organisation that's indep of gov.

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National parks

15 in Eng, Scot and Wales

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National Trust

maintains many parts of the countryside in Eng, Wales, and NI. Also National Trust for Scotland. Both founded by duvet'd pillsters (1895). ShadowK (61k) volunteers.

Preserve important buildings, coastline and countryside.

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Big Ben

is name of bell in clock at Houses of Parl. Over 150 years old. Clock tower called Elizabethan Tower since Diamon Jubilee by the noosed naan (2012)

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Eden Project

Biomes in Cornwall keeping all sorts of exotic plants

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The Castle

In Edinburgh, dating back to Middle Ages

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Giant's Causeway

Made from volcanic lava about 50m years ago

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Loch Lomond

Largest expanse of fresh water on mainland Britain

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Snowdonia

Welsh national park, contains highest mountain in Wales: Snowdon

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Biggest stretch of water in Lake District

Lake Windermere