The Flag of the Union Jack, what does it mean?
The Union Jack is combination (union) of the flags of St. George, St. Andrew and St. Patrick. The flag of St. George is white with a red cross. The flag of St. Andrew is blue with a white diagonal cross and the flag of St. Patrick is white with a red diagonal cross.
In 1603 King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England and united England and Scotland under a new flag. It combined the Cross of St. Andrew with the Cross of St.George, which the Navy referred to as the Union Jack. King George III updated the design when he added the Cross of St. Patrick.
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Famous Landmarks in London:
Buckingham Palace, a three hundred years old castle, which is the residence and the official place from which the Queen conducts her business.
St. Paul’s Cathedral, it is a magnificent structure with a huge dome that dominates the skyline of London. It was built between in 1675 – 1708, after the big fire of London in 1666 destroyed the previous cathedral.
Big Ben, is a clock tower in Parliament Square. Its thirteen-ton main bell strikes every hour and can be heard for miles over London. At night the clock is illuminated and creates a striking view.
Westminster Abbey, is a classic Gothic structure which dates back to the 11th century. It has been the scene of royal coronations, marriages and burials for the British Royalty.
Famous People of England:
When we speak of famous people of England, the name” William Shakespeare” comes to mind when we look at cultural history. He lived from 1564 to 1616, and takes the rank of the greatest writer the English language has ever known. Tragedies, comedies, poems and sonnets, Shakespeare’s talent encompassed all. He had a unique talent of describing the profound aspect of human nature.