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Stonehenge




Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. Archaeologists had believed that the iconic stone monument was erected around 2500 BC, as described in the chronology below. However one recent theory has suggested that the first stones were not erected until 2400-2200 BC, whilst another suggests that bluestones may have been erected at the site as early as 3000 BC. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC.

New archaeological evidence found by the Stonehenge Riverside Project indicates that Stonehenge served as a burial ground from its earliest beginnings. The dating of cremated remains found that burials took place as early as 3000 B.C, when the first ditches were being built around the monument. Burials continued at Stonehenge for at least another 500 years when the giant stones which mark the landmark were put up. According to Professor Mike Parker Pearson, head of Stonehenge Riverside Project

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Tower of London

Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London (and historically as The Tower), is a historic monument in central London, England, on the north bank of the River Thames. It is located within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and is separated from the eastern edge of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill.

The Tower of London is often identified with the White Tower, the original stark square fortress built by William the Conqueror in 1078. However, the tower as a whole is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat.

The tower's primary function was a fortress, a royal palace, and a prison (particularly for high status and royal prisoners, such as thePrinces in the Tower

and the future Queen Elizabeth I). This last use has led to the phrase 'sent to the Tower' (meaning 'imprisoned'). It has also served as a place of execution and torture, an armoury, a treasury, a zoo, the Royal Mint, a public records office, an observatory, and since 1303, the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom


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Let`s have a cup of tea

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Twinings mostly provides mid-range teas such as Lapsang Souchong

, Lady Grey and Darjeeling. It is generally accepted that the company was the first to blend Earl Grey in Britain during the premiership of Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, although this is disputed by rival tea merchants Jacksons of Piccadilly
, which is owned by Twinings.

During 2005, Twinings introduced its first generic, non-speciality tea, under the brand 'Everyday Tea'. In 2006 they started producing a tinned luxury chocolate drink, and in 2007 they also launched a selection of tinned luxury coffees onto the market.

The company is a founding member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, a group of tea-packing companies that work for a fair trade policy and monitor the ethical conditions on tea estates.

Stephen Fry recently appeared in the Twinings TV adverts. Notably on QI, a programme he hosts, he has been made fun of for being the front man of Twinings, especially from the likes of Phill Jupitus. The latest celebrity recruit is homemaker personality Nigella Lawson.

Twinings also owns Nambarrie a tea company based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which has been trading for 140 years. In April 2008 Twinings announced their decision to close the Nambarrie plant with the likely loss of 34 jobs. Twinings said it needed to consolidate its UK manufacturing operations in the face of increasing global competition. Nambarrie Managing Director Brian Davis commented 'Our employees have made us a local success and for that we owe them a deep debt of gratitude'. C:Documents and SettingsReaperDesktopla englfish_chips1.sized.jpg

Hungry?

The popular take-away food fish and chips (sometimes written fish 'n' chips) originated in the United Kingdom. It consists of deep-fried fish (traditionally cod or haddock) in







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