Britain will fall silent for two minutes to remember the end of the First World War on Friday the 11th of November. This tradition of holding a silence was started by King George V to ensure that the ‘thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead.’ This d
The London Stone. Popular legends include the Stone being the remains of an ancient stone circle that is alleged to have stood on Ludgate Hill, & even the stone from which Arthur withdrew the legendary Sword in the Stone. The earliest reference to the Stone is in a book belonging to Æthelstan, King of England in the early 10th century. In the book, some places are said to be "near unto London stone". It was already a landmark in 1198 when it was referred to on maps as Lonenstane or…
The House of Lords Chamber was designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin after the fire of 1834. The ornate room is decorated in red and gold and at each end of the Chamber there are three frescos representing Religion, Justice and Chivalry.
The Grand Shaft, Dover, England UK - Built between 1806-09 the Grand Shaft is a unique triple staircase at Dover to assist troops. It was used by British troops as a shortcut from the top of the white cliffs of Dover at Dover Castle to the town defences below. The shaft is 140 feet deep and 26 feet in diameter. The three staircases built of Purbeck Limestone wind clockwise one above the other.