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== Brief history of England ==
 
== Brief history of England ==
   
England was settled by the [[Angle]]s, the [[Saxon]]s, the [[Viking]]s and the [[Norman]]s. It was also invaded by [[Roman]]s.
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England was settled by the [[Angle]]s, the [[Saxon]]s, the [[Viking]]s and the [[Norman]]s. It had also been invaded by [[Roman]]s during the Classical period.
   
 
As a nation, its main opponents in [[war]] were the [[Viking]]s, the [[Norman]]s , the [[France|French]], the [[Scotland|Scots]], the [[Wales|Welsh]] and the [[Spanish Empire|Spanish]].
 
As a nation, its main opponents in [[war]] were the [[Viking]]s, the [[Norman]]s , the [[France|French]], the [[Scotland|Scots]], the [[Wales|Welsh]] and the [[Spanish Empire|Spanish]].
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The following is a list of important historical figures of England
 
The following is a list of important historical figures of England
 
* [[English Monarchs]]
 
* [[English Monarchs]]
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:* [[William I|William the Conqueror]]
 
:* "[[Queen Eleanor]]"
 
:* "[[Queen Eleanor]]"
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:* [[Elizabeth I|Queen Elizabeth]] or ''Good Queen Bess''
* William [[Shakespeare]]
 
 
* [[Geoffrey Chaucer]]
 
* [[Geoffrey Chaucer]]
 
* William [[Shakespeare]]
 
* [[Walter Raleigh]]
 
* [[Walter Raleigh]]
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== Cities of England ==
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The following are some of England's important cities
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* [[London]] -- [[Roman]] capital and always a major city
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* Winchester -- A traditional site of the Royal [[Treasury]], in Hampshire
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* Gloucester -- old [[Roman]] site, bordering South [[Wales]]
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* Chester -- as Gloucester, but at the N end of Wales
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* Lincoln -- cathedral city of the East Midlands
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* [[York]] -- main city of the North; [[Roman]], then [[Viking]], then [[England|English]]; seat of the Archbishop
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* Durham -- cathedral and castle defended in a loop of the River Wear; sufficiently close to [[Scotland, and away from [[London]] for the bishop to be given [[palatine]] powers
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* Lancaster -- [[Roman]] site, castle, medieval port
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* Bristol -- port which grew in importance as time passed until it challenged Gloucester for the title of main city of Western England
   
 
== Period events ==
 
== Period events ==
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* Signing of the [[Magna Carta]]
 
* Signing of the [[Magna Carta]]
 
* [[War of the Roses]]
 
* [[War of the Roses]]
* [[English Civil War]]
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* [[English Civil War]] -- ''technically post-[[Period]]''
   
 
''See also:''
 
''See also:''

Revision as of 20:37, 25 May 2005

England is a country in Europe but we guess you knew that. It is part of the British Isles. Much of the activities in the SCA are based around period English life and people tend to hold rather romantic views of places such as London.

England should not be confused with Britain, as the Welsh and Scots might not like it.

Brief history of England

England was settled by the Angles, the Saxons, the Vikings and the Normans. It had also been invaded by Romans during the Classical period.

As a nation, its main opponents in war were the Vikings, the Normans , the French, the Scots, the Welsh and the Spanish.

People of England

The following is a list of important historical figures of England

Cities of England

The following are some of England's important cities

  • London -- Roman capital and always a major city
  • Winchester -- A traditional site of the Royal Treasury, in Hampshire
  • Gloucester -- old Roman site, bordering South Wales
  • Chester -- as Gloucester, but at the N end of Wales
  • Lincoln -- cathedral city of the East Midlands
  • York -- main city of the North; Roman, then Viking, then English; seat of the Archbishop
  • Durham -- cathedral and castle defended in a loop of the River Wear; sufficiently close to [[Scotland, and away from London for the bishop to be given palatine powers
  • Lancaster -- Roman site, castle, medieval port
  • Bristol -- port which grew in importance as time passed until it challenged Gloucester for the title of main city of Western England

Period events

The following is a list of important 'period' events in England

See also:

The SCA in England

All SCA branches within England are part of the Principality of Insulae Draconis.


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