231 Interesting and historical facts about England.
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The Lake District National Park is the largest National Park in England.
Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock, England. He was Prime Minister from 1940-45 and 1951-55.
Professor Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford, where he also studied.
The poet Matthew Arnold was the person who first called Oxford the 'City of Dreaming Spires' in his poem 'Thyrsis' which was written in December of 1865.
Oxford is the oldest surviving university in the English-speaking world. It is known to have existed in 1096.
The Botanic Gardens in Oxford are the oldest botanic garden in Britain.
The name Big Ben is not the name of the clock tower itself as most people think, but the name of the Great Bell inside the tower.
Lake Windermere in Cumbria is the largest lake in England. It is 10.5 miles long (over 18 km), and is 219 feet deep (66.7 m).
At 978 metres (3,209 ft) above sea level, Scarfell Pike in Cumbria is the tallest mountain in England.
Adolf Hitler hoped to use the city of Oxford as his capital should he succeed in conquering England. This is the reason Oxford was never bombed during WWII.