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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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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?
5. 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...
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. The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Catherine of Aragon
Henry VIII is best remembered for his numerous wives who between them were beheaded, divorced and died. The last bride, Kathryn Parr, was the only wife who survived her marriage with Henry. This article gives some tips for remembering the wives and looks at Henrys first wife Catherine of Aragon.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. The Brontė Sisters
The Brontė sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne wrote some of English literatures best loved classics including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. The sisters suffered more than their share of tragedy, and did not live to see the full fruits of their labours.
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