Culture of London 1

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Culture of London 1

The Blitz ("lightning in German") is known as the tragic air bombing of UK by Germany during Word War II. Not much to tell. See the video.

"The only time when there was no King or Queen in Britain was when the country was a republic between 1649 and 1660. (In 1649 King Charles I was executed and Britain became a Republic for eleven years. The monarchy was restored in 1660.)"

London Wall was the defensive wall, as well as standing for the status of the city, first built by the Romans in late 2nd century. "Until the later Middle Ages the wall set the boundaries of the City of London. "Today, a few remains of the wall can be seen at Tower Hill. Yeah, London smells history.


50 Foundation of Londinium220 city wall completed

London is the oldest, the largest and the most developed city in the United Kingdom. It was founded by the Romans in around AD50 and now it has a population of over 7 millions. London has been the capital of England since the Middle Ages, and of Britain since 1707."London’s history is usually divided into time periods, corresponding with the rulers or monarch at the time."In ever corner of the city, you come across thrilling pieces of British history. I guarentee you that you will find yourself travelling in time while wondering in the noble streets of London.

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The fire started as a small fire in the bakeshop of the baker of King Charles II. At one o'clock in the morning, a servant woke up to smoke and found the house aflame, and the baker and his family escaped. At that time, most London houses were made of wood and the fire easily expanended throughout the city. "Although the loss of life was minimal, (only 16), the property loss was severe."Charles II appointed six architects to redesign the city and the city was rebuilt with most of the houses made of bricks. Now, you know why the houses of London are always made of bricks.

Brief History

Roman (AD50 – AD400s)

1078 Tower of London constructed1209 First stone London bridge

1577 first London theatre1666 Great Fire of London

1710 St Paul’s Cathedral completed1750 Westminster Bridge, London’s second bridge

1928 London’s first civilian airport1940 the London Blitz

Saxon and Medieval (AD400s – 1550s)

Tudor and Stuart ( 1550s – 1700)

Georgian or 18th century (1700 – 1800)

1851 The Great Exhibition1863 world’s first underground railway

Victorian or 19th century (1800 – 1900)

20th century (1900 – 2000)

click on the push-pins for further detail

Great Fire of London 1666

details of the scene by an unknown painter

Londonium was invaded by Romans in around 43 AD. The Trinovantes, the inhabitats at the time, tried to fight agaist them but the Romans pursued them out of the city. The name "Londinium" is pre-Roman. "Londinium was the centre for the Roman Empire until its abandonment during the 5th century. "After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Britain became vulnerable to attack by Germanic invaders, Saxons and eventually Romans abondened the city. The city remained untouched for 200 years, then the Saxons came in.


London City Wall AD200

London Blitz 1940

the iconic "St Paul's Survives" photo of the BlitzThe symbol of British resilience and courage.

Interesting Fact

Royal Family

One does not simply summarize Royal Family. Visit here.

Britain's Royal Emblem



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