Meet the happiest bus driver in London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04sX2PgpUiM
All credits belong to ITV
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Why the British love tea and an interesting theory about the origin of word “tea”. Grab your cup of tea and enjoy ☕️
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Oh, if my teacher of history had been educated in Cambridge and had tattoed arms, I'd have chosen another major at the uni.
P.S. Documentary about London is good as always, by the way🇬🇧
The term 'public house' is fairly modern. it did not make its appearance until the late 17th century but within two or three generations was in general circulation. The convenient and affectionate abbreviation 'pub' had certainly arrived by 1812, and by the late 19th century was part of everyday speech.
On the photo - Peter Haydon, author of 'The English Pub: A History' and definetely lover of a good pint.
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William the Conqueror was an extraordinary and important person. Everything that he did left the mark in history. Even his funerals.
By the end of his life he had become overweight, he was literally a huge man. When his corpse was being laid down in the coffin, it burst - the whole church got the smell of the decomposed body. Definitely, it was a remarkable funeral.
When you’re the king, you need to get some hobbies. For example, Henry VIII showed his skills in cooking once.
In 1527, Henry VIII asked the Pope if he could divorce his queen, Catherine.
Some people failed to support Henry in this including the Bishop of Rochester. The bishop’s opposition to Henry’s divorce was about to have a devastating impact on his cook.
It all started on February 18th 1831 when the bishop held a banquet and he wasn’t feeling great that evening so he didn’t eat anything. But his guests scoffed away. And by the morning 17 of them were ill and two had died. Immediately rumours abounded.
Everybody thought it was poison and the finger was pointed at the cook that night who was Richard Roose.
They said he had deliberately attempted to murder the bishop on the instructions of a vengeful Anne Boleyn.
More likely it was just a bad case of food poisoning. But Henry was hopping mad that the name of his sweet Anne had bee through the mud. So, he sent Richard to the Tower to be tortures until, guess what? He confessed to it all being his fault. It sounds like things were pretty grim for Richard but they were about to get a whole lot grimmer. Henry passed a law especially for Richard, permitting a new form of execution. Death by boiling.
But it wouldn’t be a simple matter of 12 minutes in the pan and you’re done. No, it recorded that Richard was locked in a chain and pulled up and down with a gibbet at diverse times till he was dead. And that took two long hours.
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Browsing is a word from the Victorians. Before this time if the customer stepped in the stop, he was expected to buy something. But it was changed. Browsing was born — looking at the goods without feeling that you had a compunction to buy them. Nowadays we’re all brilliant at browsing, aren’t we?
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Women at Second World War
They worked hard, they played hard. They would go to the cinema, there would always be dances on Saturdays, women were very much in demand at the local Army barracks.
there’s a lots of nice accounts, where women talk about wearing a bit of lipstick, wearing non-regulation underwear because nobody’s going to notice they’re not wearing their khaki pants. So there are opportunities for these women to individualise the muddy green/dull uniform. There was a slogan that beauty is a duty too.
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London Underground is a union of private companies and it was in this way all time. For example, the first line belonged to two companies: Metropolitan Line and District Line. And these companies didn't have some stations or parts of line, no: one of them managed the clockwise direction, another one - the anti-clockwise direction. And this separation means two different ticket offices: each one for each direction. Help God if you messed them up!
The marks of this complicated situation are still in London. There can be two stations near each other, literally in few steps, but there is no any signs of transition between them because it used to own to different companies.
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King Henry VIII and his wives - oh, that's a puzzled and such a complicated story.
Do you want to know one more complication? The divorce with Catherine of Aragon didn't go well and easy, but Anne Boleyn was already pregnant. Henry couldn't wait the divorce papers because he could loose a potential heir of his throne. So Anne and he tied the knot before Henry was officially free. In the nutshell, it means he was a bigamist for some time.
No judge just a fact.
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