Tag Archives: London England

Welcome to the My English Journey!

This is a picture of Buckingham Palace like you have probably never seen it. Beyond the cobblestone streets outside Buckingham Palace is a garden that can be seen from the palace. As I waited for the changing of the guard … Continue reading

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Windsor Castle

About Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It was originally built by William the Conqueror over 1,000 years ago. It is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II. Not only a … Continue reading

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St. Paul’s Cathedral

About On September 5, 1666 a fire started at a bakery on Pudding Lane. It gutted the medieval city of London inside the old Roman city walls. It threatened, but never reached the aristocratic city of Westminster. 13,200 homes were … Continue reading

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Verulamium – A Roman Town Near London

About Verulamium was one of the largest cities in Roman-Britain. Today it is known as St. Albans, after the martyred saint who was beheaded in 308 AD on order of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. This site was the center of … Continue reading

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Leeds Castle, Outside London

About Leeds Castle has been called “the loveliest castle in the world”. William the Conqueror, the first Norman King in 1066, demanded a survey of English lands, wealth and property for tax purposes. The compilation today is known as the … Continue reading

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Tyburn Tree: London, England

About “How dismal is the Lot of these we see, Poor Guilty Suff’rers at the Fatal Tree! Warn’d by their Fate, their Crimes O, Let us Shun Least We, like them, transgress and be Undone.” Author Unknown The Tyburn River … Continue reading

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Hampton Court Palace Outside London

About Hampton Court Palace is the former residence of the English monarchy prior to the 18th century. The palace was originally built and owned by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and taken by King Henry VIII when Wolsey was unable to convince … Continue reading

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