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Here are the top ten articles for the English Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. A Visitor's Quick Guide to English Currency
Visiting England and worried about how to negotiate the British currency? This brief overview should help to allay any fears and give you an idea of what to expect.
2. Pie Eaters of Wigan
The people of Wigan, a town famous for - amongst other things - its delicious pies, are happily known as "pie-eaters"; but should they be? What does this unusual nickname really mean, and where does it originate from?
3. The Grand National - A Grand Racing Tradition
The Grand National is a world-famous horse race held in April every year, at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool.
4. When We Were Very Young - Book Review
When We Were Very Young is a poetry book by A A Milne, author of the Winnie the Pooh stories. The book was first published in 1924, yet many of the poems are simple enough to delight children (and adults!) of today.
5. The National Trust
Founded in 1895, this charity is concerned with the protection, preservation and restoration of places, properties and heritage that could never be replaced. From taking care of individual works of art to managing enormous woodlands, the National Trust is involved in massively diverse projects.
6. Native English Animals
Were there ever wild, dangerous animals in England? The answer is yes. Here is what they were and where they are now.
7. Liverpool A City Divided?
From music to football, religion to recreation, Liverpool is a city with something to offer all visitors, no matter their age or interests.
8. Life in Stuart England and 1666
What was life like in Stuart England? For the rich it was comfortable but for the poor, it was a nightmare. And then there was the smell...
9. Kenneth Grahame Wind In The Willows Author
The characters of Mole, Toad, Ratty and Badger are familiar to many adults who grew up with the children’s classic The Wind In The Willows. Have you read the book, seen the story on stage or screen, listened to it on the radio or read the book to your children?
10. The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Jane Seymour
Henry VIII divorced Caterhine of Aragon and beheaded Anne Boleyn. Eleven days after the execution of his second wife he married Jane Seymour.
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