Собор Святого Павла

Собор Святого Павла является одним из самых известных зданий в Лондоне, ставшим символом надежды, стойкости и силы нации. И хотя нынешнему зданию чуть больше 300 лет, история древнего памятника во славу Божью началась 1700 лет назад.

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Мифы и факты

Первоначальный храм на этом месте был основан в 604 году первым христианским королем Этелбертом I, правителем Кента. Уничтоженный пожаром, он был перестроен в 680 году. Второй собор разрушили викинги через Читать далее Собор Святого Павла

The Tower of London

Construction of the Tower of London was initiated in 1070 by William the Conqueror, shortly after his victory at Hastings in 1066. The Tower was built to enforce the power of the king over the newly conquered region.
The fortress, strategically located at the Thames, was originally not more than a temporary wooden building which was replaced later by the White Tower. Over time the complex was expanded into a stronghold with about 20 towers.

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Today the Tower of London is best known for its Crown Jewels, but it used to be notorious for the many political opponents of the kings that were locked, tortured and killed in the Tower. The Tower was also a royal residence: several kings lived here, especially during turbulent times. Читать далее The Tower of London

Christmas Day in United Kingdom

Christmas Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom on December, 25. It traditionally celebrates Jesus Christ’s birth but many aspects of this holiday have pagan origins. Christmas is a time for many people to give and receive gifts and prepare special festive meals. Prior to Christmas Day, people decorate their homes and gardens. These decorations may include: Christmas trees,  small colored fairy lights, leaves and berries from holly trees and mistletoe bushes. Читать далее Christmas Day in United Kingdom