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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: Europe

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England 1: Intro to London, Bath and Devon (cc)

England  1: Intro to London, Bath and Devon (cc)

What better way to learn more about England than through its many world-famous sights? We begin at the Tower Bridge, a symbol of London with its two towers and its suspension bridge over the Thames River. Next to the bridge is the Tower of London, an ancient fortress started by William the Conqueror in the 1080s, with fortifications added by later kings to create a complex of buildings, including the original fortress, the White Tower; the Bloody Tower where legend says Richard III's nephews were murdered; the Royal Chapel, burial place for Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife; and the Jewel House where the Crown Jewels are on display for visitors. St. Katharine Docks are beside the Tower of London, and from there we take a memorable boat ride down the Thames River to see two more London symbols: Big Ben, the bell and clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, and St. Paul's Cathedral. From London we journey to Somerset in the southwest of England where we tour the Golden City of Bath, a spa resort since the Roman occupation and now a World Heritage site. We visit Prior Park, a lovely Palladian villa with gardens designed by Capability Brown, and the main attraction of the city: the Roman Baths and Museum. Also in Somerset is the small town of Wells, a trading center since Roman times. There we tour its Gothic cathedral and the Bishop's Palace, a historic site with 14 acres of gardens. The next town we visit is Glastonbury, legendary burial place of King Arthur and Lady Guinevere and site of the Abbey ruins, a tranquil sanctuary for England's oldest Christian beliefs. Moving into Devon, we visit Dartmoor National Park and the city of Exeter with its beautiful cathedral. These magnificent sights give us a glimpse of the essence of England itself. 02/09DE Closed-Captioned IJSCA 30 min.
Also See: London; England 1: Journey Through the Heart of England; England 2: The River Thames; England 3: In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes; United Kingdom

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