Bedfordshire English County
East of England
Berkshire English County
South East
Bristol City
South West
Buckinghamshire English County
South East
Cambridgeshire English County
East of England
Cheshire English County
North West
Cornwall English County
South West
County Durham English County
North East
Cumbria English County
North West
Derbyshire English County
East Midlands
Devon English County
South West
Dorset English County
South West
East Riding of Yorkshire English County
Yorkshire and the Humber
East Sussex English County
South East
Essex English County
East of England
Gloucestershire English County
South West
Greater London English County
Greater Manchester English County
North West
Hampshire English County
South East
Herefordshire English County
West Midlands
Hertfordshire English County
East of England
Isle of Wight Island
South East
Kent English County
South East
Lancashire English County
North West
Leicestershire English County
East Midlands
Lincolnshire English County
East Midlands Yorkshire and the Humber
London City
Merseyside English County
North West
Norfolk English County
East of England
North Yorkshire English County
Yorkshire and the Humber
Northamptonshire English County
East Midlands
Northumberland English County
North East
Nottinghamshire English County
Oxfordshire English County
South East
Rutlandshire English County
East Midlands
Shropshire English County
West Midlands
Somerset English County
South West
South Yorkshire English County
Yorkshire and the Humber
Staffordshire English County
West Midlands
Suffolk English County
East of England
Surrey English County
South East
Tyne and Wear English County
North East
Warwickshire English County
West Midlands
West Midlands County English County
West Midlands
West Sussex English County
South East
West Yorkshire English County
Yorkshire and the Humber
Wiltshire English County
South West
Worcestershire English County
West Midlands


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
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1628/06/07 Adopted Petition of Right
1689/12/16 Adopted English Bill of Rights 1689
1764/00/00 Adopted The Sugar Act American Revolution - From Protest to Revolt
1765/03/22 British Parliament English Government The Stamp Act passed by the British Parliament The Stamp Act American Revolution - From Protest to Revolt
1765/03/22 British Parliament English Government The Stamp Act passed by the British Parliament The Stamp Act Stamp Act Congress
1765/03/22 British Parliament English Government The Stamp Act passed by the British Parliament The Stamp Act Declaration of the Westmoreland Resolves

Eat and Drink »

1698 Beer
Adnams Broadside Beer
Adnams The Bitter Beer
Arctic Global Warmer Beer
Barnsley Bitter Beer
Batemans Triple XB (XXXB) Beer
Batemans Victory Ale Beer
Bee's Organic Ale Beer
Benedictus Beer
Bishops Finger Beer
Black Adder Beer
Black Sheep Best Bitter Beer
Blandford Fly Beer
Brakspear Bitter Beer
Brakspear Triple Beer
British Bulldog Beer
Brodie's Prime Beer
Butcombe Gold Beer
Combined Harvest Beer
Cornish Knocker Beer
Cottage loaf
Crumpet Bakery Goods
Dark Star Espresso Beer
Devonshire 10'der' Beer
Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout Beer
Double Maxim Beer
East Street Cream Beer
Exmoor Beast Beer
Exmoor Gold Beer
Fish and Chips Look for a chip shop or Chippy
Fuller's ESB Beer
Fuller's Golden Pride Beer
Fuller's London Porter Beer
Fuller's London Pride Beer
Fuller's Vintage Ale Beer
Gale's Prize Old Ale Beer
Gin and Tonic Alcohol
Gloucester Old Spot Pork Meat Old Spot Pork is named for Gloucestershire
Greene King Abbot Ale Beer
Harvest Pale Beer
Harvey's Christmas Ale Beer
Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout Beer
Hereford Pale Ale Beer
Highgate Old Ale Beer
Hobgoblin Beer
Hobsons Postman's Knock Beer
Honey Dew Beer
Honey Spice Triple Beer
Hook Norton Double Stout Beer
J W Lees Bitter Beer
JHB Beer
Little Scotney Pale Ale Beer
Mackeson Stout Beer
Manns Brown Ale Beer
Martha's Mild Beer
Meantime Coffee Porter Beer
Meantime India Pale Ale Beer
Meantime London Pale Ale Beer
Meantime London Porter Beer
Meantime London Stout Beer
Moonraker Beer
Moorhouse's Black Cat Beer
Morrissey Fox Blonde Beer
Newcastle Brown Ale Beer
Nightmare Beer
Nottingham Extra Pale Ale Beer
O'Hanlon's Port Stout Beer
Old Empire Beer
Old Freddy Walker Beer
Old Hooky Beer
Old Peculier Beer
Old Slug Porter Beer
Old Tom Strong Ale Beer
Otter Head Beer
Pale Rider Beer
Pedigree Beer
Pendle Witches Brew Beer
Proper Job Beer
Ridgeway Foreign Export Stout Beer
Riggwelter Beer
Ripper Beer
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout Beer
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale Beer
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale Beer
Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter Beer
Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Beer
Scone Bakery Goods
Sharps Doom Bar Beer
Sneck Lifter Beer
St Peter's Cream Stout Beer
St Peter's Fruit Beer (Grapefruit) Beer
Sticky Toffee Pudding Dessert
Strong Suffolk Vintage Ale Beer
Summer Lightning Beer
Sussex Best Bitter Beer
T'Owd Tup Beer
Tanglefoot Beer
Thomas Hardy's Ale Beer
Thornbridge Alliance Beer
Thornbridge Bracia Beer
Thornbridge Jaipur Beer
Thornbridge Kipling Beer
Thornbridge Saint Petersberg Beer
Tickle Brain Beer
Timothy Taylor's Landlord Beer
Tribute Beer
Union Beer
Wadworth 6X Beer
Wells Banana Bread Beer Beer
Wells Bombardier Beer
Wild Hare Beer
Woodforde's Headcracker Beer
Woodforde's Wherry Beer
Worthington's White Shield Beer
Yankee Beer
Yorkshire Pudding Bread
Yorkshire Stingo Beer
Young's Special London Ale Beer

Geography »

Physiographic FeaturesTypeAsNotedIn
Isles of Scilly Archipelago
Jurassic Coast Coastal Environ
Lake District Natural Environ

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Particulars for England:
Locale Type Country

Demonym: English

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East Midlands English Region
East of England English Region
North East English Region
North West English Region
South East English Region
South West English Region
West Midlands English Region
Yorkshire and the Humber English Region

Creative Works »

A Century of our Sea Story Book
Walter James Jeffery
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Book
Mark Twain
A Day Off Book Storm Jameson
A Handful of Dust Book Evelyn Waugh
A Pale View of Hills Book Kazuo Ishiguro
A Room with a View Book E M Forster
A Room with a View Film James Ivory Setting
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal Book
Ben Macintyre Setting
A Town Like Alice Book Nevil Shute
A Traveler at Forty Book
Theodore Dreiser
Adam Bede Book George Eliot
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal Verfabula Ben Macintyre "Agent Zigzag" is set in England
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Lewis Carrol
American Werewolf in London Film John Landis
Animal Farm Book George Orwell
Aphrodite: Desperate Mission Book
Jack Olsen
Arcadia Book Jim Crace
Asphodel Book H D
Atonement (book) Novel Ian McEwan
Autumn Term Book Antonia Forest "Autumn Term" is set in Kingscote School for Girls, a fictional girls' boarding school in the fictional Cathedral town of Wade Abbas.
Back Book Henry Green
Billy Liar Book Kieth Waterhouse
Birdsong Book Sebastian Faulks
Blaming Book Elizabeth Coles Taylor
Bleak House Book Charles Dickens
Blindness Book Henry Green
Camilla Book Fanny Burney
Captain Corelli's Mandarin Book Louis de Berniers
Carry Me Down Book M J Hyland
Cause for Alarm Book Eric Ambler
Cider with Rosie Book Laurie Lee
Clarissa Book Samuel Richardson
Cloud Atlas Book David Mitchell
Cranford Book Elizabeth Gaskell
Crash Book J G Ballard
Crome Yellow Book Aldous Huxley
David Copperfield Book Charles Dickens
Day of the Triffids Book John Wyndham
Decline and Fall Book Evelyn Waugh
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Book Douglas Adams
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies Book Ben Macintyre Setting
Dracula (novel) Book Bram Stoker
Emma Book Jane Austen
Enduring Love Book Ian McEwan
Erewhon Book Samuel Butler
Evelina Book Fanny Burney
Excellent women Book Barbara Pym
Eyeless in Gaza Book Aldous Huxley
Far from the Madding Crowd Book Thomas Hardy
Flaubert's Parrot Book Julian Barnes
For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond Book
Ben Macintyre Setting
Frankenstein (novel) Book Mary Shelly Setting
Ghost Road Book Pat Barker
Great Expectations Novel Charles Dickens
Hadrian the Seventh Novel Frederick Rolfe
Hamlet, Revenge! Novel Michael Innes "Hamlet, Revenge!" the Lord Chancellor of England is killed during a private production of Hamlet at the fictional Scamnum Court.
Harriet Frean Book May Sinclair
Her Privates We Book Frederic Manning
Hideous Kinky Book Esther Freud
Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy Book Douglas Adams Arthur Dent's house is in a village in England's 'West Country'
House Mother Normal Book B S Johnson
Howards End Book E M Forster
In Parenthesis Book David Jones
Indigo Book Marina Warner
Inside Mr Enderby Book Anthony Burgess
Joseph Andrews Book Henry Fielding
Jude the Obscure Book Thomas Hardy
Kim Book Rudyard Kipling
King Solomon's Mines Book H Rider Haggard
Lady Chatterly's Lover Book D H Lawrence
Legend Book David Gemmell
Line of Beauty Book Alan Hollinghurst
Living Book Henry Green
Love in a Cold Climate Book Nancy Mitford
Love in Excess Book Eliza Haywood
Love's Work Book Gillian Rose
Loving Book Henry Green
Lucky Jim Book Kingsley Amis "Lucky Jim" is set at an unnamed English university, 1950s
Mansfield Park Book Jane Austen
Marius the Epicurean Book Walter Pater
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure: Fanny Hill Book John Cleland
Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus Book Alexander Pope
Middlemarch Book George Eliot
Moll Flanders Book Daniel DeFoe
Murder Must Advertise Novel Dorothy L Sayers
Never Let Me Go (book) Novel Kazuo Ishiguro
New Grub Street Book George Gissing
News From Nowhere Book William Morris
No Laughing Matter Novel Angus Wilson
North and South Book Elizabeth Gaskell
Oliver Twist (book) Book Charles Dickens
On the Black Hill Book Bruce Chatwin
Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II Book Ben Macintyre Setting
Orlando Book Virginia Woolf
Oroonoko Book Aphra Behn
Pamela Book Samuel Richardson
Parade's End Book Ford Madox Ford
Petition of Right Constitutional document
Pilgrimage Book Dorothy Richardson
Possession Book A S Byatt
Pride and Prejudice Book Jane Austen
Quartet in Autumn Book Barbara Pym
Regeneration Book Pat Barker
Remains of the Day (book) Novel Kazuo Ishiguro
Sense and Sensibility Novel Jane Austen
Sexing the Cherry Book Jeanette Winterson
Silas Marner Book George Eliot
Small Island Book Andrea Levy
Sons and Lovers Book D H Lawrence
Summer Will Show Book Sylvia Townsend Warner
Tarr Book Wyndham Lewis
Tenant of Wildfell Hall Book Anne Bronte
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Book Thomas Hardy
Thank You, Jeeves Book P G Wodehouse
The 39 Steps (film) Film Alfred Hitchcock Setting
The Adventures of Caleb Williams Book William Godwin
The Ambassadors Book Henry James
The Apes of God Book Wyndham Lewis
The Buddha of Suburbia Book Hanif Kureishi
The Castle of Otranto Book Horace Walpole
The Cement Garden Book Ian McEwan
The Country of the Blind Short Story H G Wells
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book Mark Haddon
The Darkling Thrush (poem) Poem
Thomas Hardy
The Decline and Fall of the House of Windsor Book
Donald Spoto
The End of the Affair Book Graham Greene
The Female Quixote Book Charlotte Lennox
The Forsythe Saga Book John Galsworthy
The French Lieutenant's Woman Book John Fowles
The Go-Between Book L P Hartley
The Golden Notebook Book Doris Lessing
The Good Soldier Book Ford Madox Ford
The Grass is Singing Book Doris Lessing
The Haunting Film Robert Wise "The Haunting" exterior scenes were filmed at Ettington Park Hotel, near Ettington, Warwickshire, England
The Heart of the Matter Book Graham Greene
The Island of Dr Moreau Book H G Wells
The Journeying Boy Novel Michael Innes Humphrey Paxton, the son of one of Britain's leading atomic scientist, has taken to carrying a shotgun to 'shoot plotters and blackmailers and spies'. His new tutor, the plodding Mr Thewless, suggests that Humphrey might be overdoing it somewhat.
The King's Yard Book
Walter James Jeffery
The Last Chronicle of Barset Book Anthony Trollope
The Last Word: Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue Book
Ben Macintyre Setting
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (book) Book C S Lewis
The Living and the Dead Book Patrick White
The Midwitch Cuckoos Book John Wyndham
The Mill on the Floss Book George Eliot
The Monk Book Matthew Lewis
The Moonstone Book Wilkie Collins
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Novel Agatha Christie
The Mysteries of Udolpho Book Ann Radcliffe
The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth Book
Ben Macintyre
The Nine Tailors Novel Dorothy L Sayers
The Old Devils Book Kingsley Amis
The Old Wive's Tale Book Arnold Bennett
The Once and Future King Book T H White Setting
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club Book
Charles Dickens "The Pickwick Papers" travels throughout the English countryside by coach
The Radiant Way Book Margaret Drabble
The Rainbow Book D H Lawrence
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Book Mohsin Hamid
The Stamp Act Law
The Stoic Book
Theodore Dreiser
The Sugar Act Law
The Thinking Reed Book Rebecca West
The Thirty-Nine Steps (book) Novel John Buchan Setting, May and June 1914
The Time Machine Book H G Wells
The Triple Mirror of the Self Book Zulfikar Ghose Setting
The Unconsoled Book Kazuo Ishiguro
The Unfortunate Traveller Book Thomas Nashe
The Virgin in the Garden Book A S Byatt
The War of the Worlds Book H G Wells
The Waves Book Virginia Woolf
The Way of All Flesh Book Samuel Butler
The Wings of the Dove Book Henry James
Thomas of Reading Book Thomas Deloney
Through the Looking Glass Book Lewis Carrol
To The Lighthouse Book Virginia Woolf
Tom Jones Book Henry Fielding
Vathek Book William Beckford
Water Babies Book Charles Kingsley
Waterland Book Graham Swift
What a Carve Up! Book Jonathan Coe
What Maisie Knew Book Henry James
White Teeth Book Zadie Smith
Women in Love Book D H Lawrence
Written on the Body Book Jeanette Winterson

The Darkling Thrush (poem)


I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-grey,
And Winter's dregs made desolate
The weakening eye of day.
The tangled bine-stems scored the sky
Like strings of broken lyres,
And all mankind that haunted nigh
Had sought their household fires.

The land's sharp features seemed to be
The Century's corpse outleant,
His crypt the cloudy canopy,
The wind his death-lament.
The ancient pulse of germ and birth
Was shrunken hard and dry,
And every spirit upon earth
Seemed fervourless as I.

At once a voice arose among
The bleak twigs overhead
In a full-hearted evensong
Of joy illimited;
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
Upon the growing gloom.

So little cause for carolings
Of such ecstatic sound
Was written on terrestrial things
Afar or nigh around,
That I could think there trembled through
His happy good-night air
Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew
And I was unaware.


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