DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Great Britain

By Roger Williams, Michael Leapman

DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to hundreds and hundreds of locations world wide really express you what others in simple terms inform you. they've got turn into well known for his or her visible excellence, consisting of extraordinary images, three-D mapping, and in particular commissioned cutaway illustrations. DK Eyewitness trip Guides are the one courses that paintings both good for proposal, as a making plans device, a realistic source whereas touring, and a souvenir following any journey.

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In 1264 it was once the positioning of a severe conflict during which Simon de Montfort and his barons defeated Henry III, permitting them to set up the 1st English Parliament. The Tudor Anne of Cleves home is a museum of neighborhood historical past, even though Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII’s fourth spouse, by no means truly lived right here. On man Fawkes evening (see p64) lighted tar barrels are rolled to the river and diverse effigies, together with of the Pope and man Fawkes, are burned. This commemorates the town’s 17 Protestant martyrs burnt on the stake through Mary I (see p51).

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Stewed, in pies, or dried into prunes. The Victoria plum (left) is the vintage English dessert plum and is eaten uncooked. The crimson plum is usually well known. AUGUST Greengages are eco-friendly plums. they've got a particular flavor and will be made into jam. Bramley Seedling is the best cooking apples, however it isn't candy sufficient to devour uncooked. SEPTEMBER OCTOBER Dessert apples, comparable to Currants are one of the so much assertively flavoured fruit and are utilized in truffles and jams. Peaches, grown in China 4,000 years in the past, got here to England within the nineteenth century.

Royal Academy The everlasting paintings assortment the following comprises this Michelangelo reduction of the Madonna and baby (1505) nine P I C A C D I L L Y S J E R M Y T N Fortnum & Mason S T (see p148) was once based in 1707. J M E S S ġ D RY ER ST S S T PL St James’s Palace JA M A ok I N S T was once outfitted at the web site of a leper health center. ġ ES CE T G S Burlington Arcade, a luxurious coated stroll, has high quality outlets and beadles on patrol. A The Ritz César Ritz based one among London’s most renowned resorts in 1906 zero MA RL BO RO UG Spencer apartment, restored to its 18th-century splendour, includes advantageous interval furnishings and work.

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