Les lieux symboliques britanniques
It was alternatively a Palace, a Royal Prison, the home of the
Royal Arsenal, the Royal Observatory, and even the Royal
Today it is the home of the Crown Jewels*.
Today you can easily recognize the warders thanks to their red and golden costume.
For instance :
1465 : Henri VI
1535 : Sir Thomas Moore, a statesman* and a scholar*.
1536 : Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII's second wife.
1606 : Guy Fawkes, a Leading conspirator.
A legend says that if one day they disappeared, there would be a great disaster in England...
Great Royal Ceremonies, State visits and Investitures take place there.
The Changing of the Guard takes place at 11.30 am every day in
It is a very popular event for tourists.
It seems it was already a teaching place in 1096 !
Since 1974, it has admitted men and women together.
1492 : Thomas Moore, a statesman and a scholar, executed at The Tower of London.
1608 : Thomas Hobbes, a philosopher.
1968 : Bill Clinton, the President of the USA from 1992 to 2000.
1972 : Tony Blair, England's Prime Minister.
1975 : Rowan Atkinson, the famous "Mister Bean" !
But nothing bad! You can experience their "opposition" every year (late March) during the traditional students' Boat Race on the River Thames.
The Loch Ness is located at about 150 kilometres North from
Glasgow, in the Highlands.
This region is typical of the Scottish landscapes* : a mountainous and green area in the North of Scotland.
The Loch Ness is 40 kilometres long, 2 kilometres large and 230 metres deep*. It is the largest lake in Great-Britain.
Many people say they have seen a monster, but nothing has been proved yet !
In 1933 a road was built, and a great number of tourists have come since then, hoping to see something !
Does Nessy really exist ? What do you think ?!...
Jewels : joyaux
Warders : gardiens
Statesman : homme d'état
Scholar : un érudit
Landscapes : paysages
Deep : profond
Anno Domini : après Jésus-Christ
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