During 1940's Battle of Britain, Luftwaffe bombers tried to destroy British air power ahead of a planned invasion of the UK. When that failed, Hitler resorted to terror attacks on civilians, including the full-scale bombing of London (pictured) and other English towns. The attacks killed tens of thousands of Britons, but "The Blitz" fizzled: the invasion never materialized.
Caerlaverock Castle in Dumfries and Galloway Scotland with its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold. The castle’s turbulent history owes much to its proximity to England which brought it into border conflicts.
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Land divided - at the time of Aelfred 'the Great' there was no England yet. That would follow, beginning in his grandson Aethelstan's time. Bit by bit over centuries England and English, kingdom, people and language came about
A warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) took a wrong turn in the Addo elephant park in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa when it crossed the path of a hungry lion (Panthera leo). Photograph: Dr. Trix Jonker/Caters News Agency