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Stratford, Oxford and London

StratfordLocated on the river Avon, hince the name "Stratford-upon-Avon"Birthplace of ShakespeareMajor historical sites include All Saints West Ham Church, St. Johns Church and the Martyrs Memorial

Read more about the history of Stratford here

Shakespeare's BirthplaceMore info

In 1568, Shakespeare's father became the mayor of Stratford. When he inherited the house he turned it into a tavern he called Swan and Maiden Head. The Birthplace Trust bought it in 1847.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Anne married Shakespeare on Nov 28, 1582She was 8 years older than himShe was 3 months pregnant when they marriedThis is the cottage she grew up in


Founded in 9th century by Alfred the GreatBy 1930s, town was an important manufacturing centerFun Fact: In 1954, Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutesFor more click here

Brasenose College

Founded in 1509 by Sir Richard Sutten and William SmythWomen not allowed until 1971

History Coat of Arms Legends

Big Ben9' diameter, 7'-6" high, and weighs 13 tonsOfficially named "Elizabeth Tower" in 2012Latin words under clockface mean "O Lord, keep safe our Queen Victoria the First"Regulated by a stack of coins placed on pendulum

Parliament is located in center of London and is also known as the Palace of WestminsterMore Info

Piccadilly CircusTimes Square of LondonFamous for the Shaftesbury memorial fountain installed at the end of the nineteenth century

Piccadilly = type of collarCircus = the roundabout way traffic goes

Windsor Castle

This is the oldest and largest castle in the world

Katherine Daniel, Haley Lamb, Lindsey Goode, Morgan Perez, Michelle Svehla, Kate Cavender, Lindsey Schofield, and Mallory Stephens



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