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William the Conqueror







Why does Britain have such bizarre place names?
"Bishop’s Itchington, Westley Waterless: there is plenty to smile or snigger at on a map of the UK.
But in fact, these names reveal a hidden – and fascinating – history."






  • Would you visit 'Celtic Britain'?
    I. Before you go
    2. Where to stay
    3. Travellers' essentials
    4. CLICKABLE: Things to do
    5. Useful phrases
    6. Trip advisers
    7. Where next?







Related pages :

The Amish : history


Information :



  • The Amish Population Boom
    "The number of Amish in North America has doubled since 1991 and their distinctive communities can now be found in Canada as well as 28 U.S. states, including unlikely ones like Texas and Maine."




  • Amish (Wikipedia)

    1 Population and distribution
    1.1 The Amish as an ethnic group
    2 History
    3 Religion
    3.1 Hochmut and Demut
    3.2 Separation from the outside and between groups
    3.3 Baptism, rumspringa, and shunning
    4 Religious services
    4.1 Communion
    4.2 Baptism
    4.3 Weddings
    4.4 Funerals
    5 Lifestyle and culture
    5.1 Modern technology
    5.2 Language
    5.3 Dress
    6 Health issues
    7 Education
    8 Relations with the outside world
    8.1 The Amish in fiction
    8.2 Groups sometimes confused with the Amish
    9 Abuse controversy
    10 See also
    11 Notes
    12 Further reading
    13 External links

  • The AMISH, the MENNONITES, and the PLAIN PEOPLE - (800padutch)

    "Here are some questions and answers about the Amish, the Mennonites, the Brethren, and the other "Plain People" of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country."



Listening :


Interactive activities :




Webquests :



Songs :

  • Amish Paradise - Weird Al Yankovic - with a VIDEO (YouTube)
    - see the lyrics (

    Amish paradise - a parody with a song
    "The video clip to Weird Al Yankovic's hit single song "Amish Paradise" from the album "Bad Hair Day".
    This song parodies Coolio's "Gangsta Paradise"."

Cinema :

Videos :

  • Explaining the Amish Way of Life - VOA Story
    "Not far from the hustle and bustle of city life live the Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. These deeply religious people shun the conveniences of modern society to live a simpler life where transportation is a horse and buggy and horsepower really means horsepower..."





  • First trip
    "A group of Amish teens on rumspringa take their first trip aboard an airplane and land smack dab in the middle of urban London."



  • Amish: A Secret Life (59:06)
    "An intimate portrait of Amish family life and faith, following Old Order Amish couple Miriam and David and their family, and capturing
    the reason why this family decided to open their lives to the cameras in a society where the church forbids photography."






William the Conqueror :

  • William the Conqueror - a song
    DMX krew and the Bayeux Tapestry combined.


    + LYRICS :
    "I'm William the Conqueror
    Britain's first Norman king
    I found renown and won my crown
    at the battle of Hastings
    in September of 1066
    I crossed the sea from France..."


    "The lyrics of this song tell the story of the Norman Conquest.
    I use the song alongside images from the Bayeux Tapestry to act as an introduction to the Norman Invasion."


  • William I of England (about 1027 or 1028 - 1087) - "better known as William the Conqueror (French: Guillaume le Conquérant), was Duke of Normandy from 1035 and King of England from late 1066 to his death."





Vocabulary :

  • History Dictionary - contains "explanations for all historical terms and key words used ...
    The explanations are presented in a pop-up window when the link is clicked."
    (History on the Net)
  • Glossary - The British Empire (
  • Idem (



Webquests :

United Kingdom - London -
- Henry VIII - Queen Victoria



  • About the United Kingdom - niveau 6ème (Valérie Nagel - Académie de Reims : Chaumont 52)
    - webquest conçue à partir de celle de Michelle Henry du même nom, avec une recherche sur Londres.
    Objectifs : "entraînement en vue de la validation du B2i niveau 1
    et objectif culturel : connaissance du Royaume-Uni"



  • Webquests (onestopenglish) :
    London with Dickens, a listening exercise featuring the voice of Virginia Woolf and some lighter material with ghosts and dungeons.





Kings and Queens :

  • Tudor Kings and Queens (
    "There were five crowned Tudor kings and queens and they are among the most well-known figures in Royal history. Henry VII, his son Henry VIII and his three children Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I ruled for 118 eventful years.
    ( Lady Jane Grey reigned as Queen for just 9 days.)"

  • "Explore the kings and queens of England
    and later the United Kingdom through time, illustrated with contemporary portraits and key events from each period.

    (with Fast Facts and Family Tree) - WITH A MOVIE
    Then see if you can remember who reigned when in the game." (BBC)



  • Virtual Museum. (
    "It provides a showcase for some of the treasures at the PRO s new Education and Visitor Centre at Kew, including a host of landmark documents from the past 1000 years of British history. Many of these items have never before been on display.
    Visitors can explore everything from Famous Names to Crime & Punishment, and from War & Defence to Kings & Queens.
    They can find out surprising facts about famous people - including William Shakespeare, Robin Hood and Sir Elton John - as well as the extraordinary feats of ordinary people."



Anglo-Saxons :




Berkshire :

  • Bright Berkshire, Bad Berkshire (Early British Kingdoms for Kids)
    Heroes & Villains - Where it all Happened
    Castles - Mansions & Manors - Churches & Monasteries
    Events to Remember - The Big Picture - Scary Stories - You What?
    Berkshire Life...



Richard III







Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots - The Trailer




Sir Francis Drake :

  • Sir Francis Drake (1545-1596) - a British explorer - with a map of Drake's Route (Enchanted Learning)





Games :

  • History Games (BBC) avec animations
    Quelques exemples :
    - Women's rights "Find out how many doors were open to Victorian women."
    - Spying Game "Crack the mysterious code that Mary used in secret to plot against Elizabeth. Walsingham, Elizabeth's spymaster, deciphered it and Mary's fate was sealed."
    - Whose house? "Step inside the rooms of eight historic characters. Gather clues to help you guess whose room you are in."
    - Gunpowder Plot "Search the cellars of the Houses of Parliament and find the gunpowder kegs before it is too late."


  • A time line - Find the correct order (




Vikings :

  • Viking art: Beyond barbarians - a video
    "In this clip, Andrew Graham-Dixon travels to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo to reveal the greatest of all the Viking Age discoveries:
    the Oseberg ship."



  • The Vikings - Invaders and Settlers - a PowerPoint presentation (


  • The Vikings - the Tudors - The Victorians... (site pour enfants) - (


  • Vikings - History (BBC)
    + "Explore the Viking world with Thorkel and visit the Viking house to spot the items that don't belong."
    + 3-d Viking Farmhouse : "Explore a reconstruction of a real farmhouse."
    + Videos




The Battle of Hastings :

  • The Bayeux Tapestry
    "Watch the video and try to understand as much as you can, then click to start the activity."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid




  • Battle of Hastings (Wikipedia)
    # 1 Background to the battle
    # 2 The battle
    # 3 Aftermath
    # 4 Remembrances and retrospections...





Guy Fawkes :




The British Empire :


  • The British Empire -
    Timelines - Biographies - Maps - Armed Forces - Art and Culture - Science and Technology - Resources -
    Glossary - TV & Film

  • Glossary - The British Empire (
  • Idem (




The Industrial Revolution :


  • An encyclopedia of the Textile Industry in Britain between 1700 and 1900.
    "The website includes information on the different aspects of the domestic system as well as the woolen, cotton, silk and linen industries. The website also features entries on twelve important textile inventions and biographies of inventors (16) and entrepreneurs (28). There is also a series of lessons available that simulates the debate that took placed in the 19th century on the morality and the economic value of child labour in textile factories." (Spartacus Educational)










Churchill :

  • The Churchill Museum - with a virtual tour (
    "The Cabinet War Rooms have created the first ever museum dedicated to the complete life and times of Winston Churchill, the greatest Briton ever, according to a BBC poll."

  • Churchill and the Great Republic (Library of Congress) -
    "This exhibition examines the life and career of Winston Spencer Churchill and emphasizes his lifelong links with the United States--the nation he called "the great Republic."
    The exhibition comes nearly forty years after the death of Winston Churchill and sixty years after the D-Day allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France during World War II. It commemorates both of these events."




The Loch Ness Monster :




The Metropolitan Police Service


Related pages :

Jack the Ripper - Scotland Yard






Northern Ireland


Related pages :

'NORTHERN IRELAND' (civilization)




  • Photographer shot in second night of Belfast rioting - 22 June 2011 - with a video
    "A barrage of petrol bombs, missiles and fireworks were thrown at police lines...
    Police estimated about 700 people were involved in disturbances on Tuesday."

    + ANALYSIS by Mark Simpson - BBC Ireland Correspondent



  • British Army Exits Northern Ireland
    "Morning Edition, August 1, 2007 ·
    The British army's operation in Northern Ireland ends after nearly 40 years. Operation Banner was the army's longest continuous campaign, with more than 300,000 personnel. A garrison of 5,000 troops will remain in the province, but security will be in the hands of the police...."



  • VIDEO :

    • Army in NI troop withdrawal
      "The army's longest campaign in Northern Ireland, Operation Banner, is to formally end after nearly four decades."



  • Northern Ireland Quick Quiz (interactive) - (History on the Net)
  • Mural (


BRITAIN and the EU