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England is part of the United Kingdom and makes up the central/southern part of Great Britain.
It is bordered by Scotland in the north and Wales in the west, the Irish Sea
in the north west, the Celtic Sea in the south west, the North Sea in the east
and the English Channel in the south.

The country includes over 100 smaller islands including Portsea Island,
the Isles of Scilly, the Isle of Wight and the Isle of Sheppey.

London is the capital and largest city.
The population is over 53 million.

FACTS
The name 'England' means 'Land of the Angles'.

English is the most widely used language in the world.

London was founded by Rome in 43 A.D.

According to legend Glastonbury Abbey was founded by Joseph of Arimathea
during the 1st century.

Sherwood Forest is a Royal Forest in Nottinghamshire, England.
It is famous for its association with the legend of Robin Hood.

The University of Oxford (founded 1096) is the oldest university in the English-speaking world,
and the 2nd oldest surviving university in the world.

The King James Version of the Bible (1611) has been ranked, along with Shakespeare's works,
as the greatest masterpiece of English literature.

At its height, the British Empire (1583-1914) was the largest empire in history
and covered a 4th of the planet's surface.

During the Victorian Era (1837-1901) London was the largest metropolitan area in
the world.

The Big Ben clock tower was built in 1858.
It is the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world.
 
Collies originated in Scotland and northern England.
The Bulldog and English Sheepdog were also bred in England.

DEMOGRAPHICS
85.5%  White
7.7%    Asian
3.4%    Black
2.2%    Mixed
1.0%    Other

59.4%   Christian
24.7%   None
7.2%    Undeclared
5.0%    Muslim
1.5%    Hindu
0.8%    Sikh
0.5%    Jewish
0.5%    Buddhist
0.4%    Other

FAMOUS ENGLISH
Rulers
King Arthur (Late 5th-early 6th century)
William I/William the Conqueror (1028 –1087)
Richard I (The Lionheart) (1157 – 1199)
Henry VIII (1491-1547)
Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603)
Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901)
Elizabeth II (b 1926)

Other Leaders
Sir Francis Drake (1540–1596)
Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658)
Winston Churchill  (1874 – 1965)

Scientists
Isaac Newton  (1642 – 1727)  Physicist and mathematician
Charles Robert Darwin, (1809-1882) Naturalist
Stephen William Hawking,  (b 1942) Physicist and cosmologist

Theologians
John Wycliffe ( 1320-1384)     Scholar and Bible translator
William Tyndale (c. 1494–1536)  Scholar and Bible Translator
John Wesley ( 1703-1791)

Philosophers
John Locke  (1632 –1704)
Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Writers
Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)  Author of The Canterbury Tales
William Shakespeare (1564- 1616)  Poet and playwright
John Milton (1608 – 1674)    Author of ‘Paradise Lost’
John Bunyan (1628 – 1688)    Author of ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’
Mary Shelley (1797 – 1851)   Author of ‘Frankenstein’
Charles Dickens (1812–1870)  Author of ‘Christmas Carol’
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) Author of ‘Sherlock Holmes’
Herbert George Wells (1866–1946) Author, Regarded as a "father of science fiction"
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien   (1892–1973) Author of ‘The Hobbit’, and ‘Lord of the Rings’
Joanne "Jo" Rowling (b 1965) Author of the 'Harry Potter' Series

Musicians
Elton Hercules John  (b 1947)
Roderick David "Rod" Stewart  (b 1945)

Music Bands
The Beatles          Formed in Liverpool, in 1960
The Rolling Stones   Formed in London in 1962
Led Zeppelin         Formed in London in 1968
Pink Floyd           Formed in 1965
Queen                Formed in London in 1970

Movie Actors
Christopher Lee  (b 1922)         Starred in 'Hobbit', 'Lord of the Rings'
Richard Attenborough (b 1923)     Starred in 'Miracle on 34th Street' and 'Jurassic Park'
Hugh John Grant    (b 1960)       Starred in 'Bridget Jones's Diary'
Christian Bale (b 1974)           Starred in 'Batman Begins'
Benedict Cumberbatch (b 1976)     Starred in 'Sherlock' tv series.
Thomas "Tom" Hiddleston (b 1981)  Starred in 'War Horse', 'Thor' and 'Avengers'

HISTORY
England has been inhabited for thousands of years.

People from the Beaker culture arrived in England around 2500 B.C.
The Beakers built the Neolithic monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury.

Around 800-100 B.C. England was settled by Celtic groups.

Julius Caesar attempted to invade England twice in 55 B.C. but was unsuccessful.

Rome invaded and conquered England and Wales in 43 A.D.
London was the first Roman settlement in Britain.

England was under Roman rule until the 5th century.
During this time the inhabitants were called Britons.

In 60 A.D Boudica/Boadicea, Queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe led an unsuccessful
uprising against Roman forces.

Roman forces withdrew from Britain in 410 A.D.

After the Romans withdrew, Germanic tribes (Angles, Saxons and Jutes) invaded
and settled in England.

The Britons fought for years to repel the Saxon invaders.
One of the leaders during this time was King Arthur.

By the 7th century the Angles and Saxons had established several kingdoms:
East Anglia
Essex
Kent
Mercia
Northumbria
Sussex
Wessex

Their territory was called 'Angle-Land' which in time became 'England.'
From the Angles and Saxons came the term 'Anglo-Saxon'.

During the 9th -10th centuries Vikings invaded and conquered large areas of England.

In 1066 the Normans, under William the Conqueror, conquered England.

In 1282 England gained control of Wales.

During the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) England and France fought a series
of wars for control of France.

In 1348 the Black Death (bubonic plague) wiped out half of the population.

During the War of the Roses (1453-1487) two branches of the royal family
(The House of York and The House of Lancastrians) fought a civil war for
control of England.

Eventually a branch of the Lancastrians, led by Henry Tudor, gained control.

From 1485-1603 the Tudor Dynasty ruled England.
During this time England began to develop naval skills and explored the Americas.

In 1534 Henry VIII broke with the Catholic Church over issues of divorce
and established the Church of England.

Wales was officially annexed by England in 1536.

Roanoke, England's 1st American colony, was founded in Virginia in 1585.
Jamestown, the 1st permanent settlement was founded in 1607.
Plymouth was founded in Massachusetts in 1620.

During the 17th-18th centuries, England established many territories in Canada,
North America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

From 1642-1651 a civil war was fought between the forces of Parliament
and of Charles I.
In the end Charles was executed and the kingdom replaced with the Commonwealth.
In 1653 Oliver Cromwell, leader of the Parliament forces,declared himself Lord Protector.

After Cromwell's death, Charles II was invited to return as king in 1660.
From that point on monarchs and Parliament ruled together.

In 1666 London was devastated by the Great Fire but was rebuilt.

In 1707 England and Scotland joined into the Kingdom of Great Britain.

In 1775 the North American colonies rebelled and broke away from British rule.

In 1801 England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland formed the United Kingdom.

During World War I and II, England fought on the side of the Allies.

After the end of WWII the British Empire lost many of its colonies.

CONDITIONS
England is the 3rd largest economy in Europe and the largest of the UK.
The main industries are banking, high tech manufacturing, textiles,
chemical and pharmaceutical sectors and consumer goods.

England is highly industrialized but since the 70’s there has been more emphasis
on the service industry.

Agriculture provides 60% of the population’s food needs.

England, along with the rest of the UK, is a leading trade and financial power.

Tourism is a huge vector.
London gets millions of international tourists each year.

England is highly educated.
Nearly 100% of the population is literate.

Materialism and secularism are high.

England is a center for money laundering.

Since the 20th century there has been a rise in immigrants and asylum seekers.
Many asylum seekers end up in detention centers for months.

Oil and gas reserves are declining.

The global financial crisis has hit the economy hard.
Many are suffering from debt.

There is a rising lack of concern for the 'common' person.
Many who needs benefits to survive are looked down upon.

There has been increasing anger toward politicians and government figures.
Many feel cynical about the future.
There has also been increasing despair and hopelessness about the future.

Violent crime is increasing.
Prostitution and sexually transmitted diseases are increasing.
England is a major consumer of heroin and cocaine.

With an aging population, it’s becoming more common for people to suffer sight loss.

SPIRITUAL CONDITIONS
59% of the population claims the Christian faith.
For many this is purely cultural/tradition.
There has been a steep decline in attendance.
Nominalism and spiritual deadness is rampant.

Secularism and humanism are very high.
There is increasing apathy and cynicism.
24.7% of the population are agnostic/atheist.

Due to immigration there has been an increase in Islam and other groups.

There has been a rise in neo-paganism and the occult.

PRAYER NEEDS
Pray that the government makes wise decisions.

Pray that the economy stabilize.
Pray for those suffering from debt.

Pray that natural resources be managed wisely.

Pray for those who have lost hope for the future.

Pray that violent crime stop.
Pray for those who have suffered as a result of violent crime.

Pray for those suffering from drug addiction.

Pray for those suffering from sexual transmitted diseases.

Pray for those trapped in prostitution.

Pray that money laundering cease.

Pray for those suffering from blindness or vision problems.

Pray for the disabled and long-term unemployed.

Pray that asylum seekers be treated with compassion and justice.
Pray for those who are in detention centers.

Pray that churches experience a revival.

Pray that the Gospel spread.

Pray that immigrants and asylum seekers be exposed to the Gospel.

Pray that occult spirits be bound.
Prayer update: England

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:icongmquilmataalpha:
GMQUilmataalpha Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
England will get better, now it left that accursed EU
They are ones that caused this migrant crisis
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Khialat Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you mind adding Herbert George Wells (1866–1946) to the list of writers? As a "father of science fiction", I feel he deserves a mention!
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Done! :)
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:iconmtaf-fishcake:
MTAF-Fishcake Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JULIUS CEASER CANNOT INVADE A COUNTRY
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:iconthedorkknightreturns:
This is quite good a quick snapshot of England. 
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you like it. :)
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ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this, since I'm half English. :)
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IceClaw24 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student General Artist
This is really nice. There is a lot if stuff here I didn't know, and I'm from England! Beautiful.
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:) Glad you like it!

GOD bless
John 3:16
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NicolaMichelle Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is brilliant, I learnt a lot about my home country.
Thank you for putting this up!
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
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TheEternalDream Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
amazing thank you for informing me of your work, its lovely to not only learn these interesting facts about my home land, but a great pleasure to see someone take such an interest. great work Clap 
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!  Very informative :)
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KathinaGallery Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I didn't know there was a lot of what you mentioned going in England that I had no idea.  England will be in my prayers let God bring revival to his children and touch the lost souls.   :pray: 
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Glad to know that I'm of use! :)

 

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SomniumAstrum Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
:pray:

Please also pray for the vulnerable. Those who are disabled, long-term unemployed etc. Of course there will always be a few that try to take advantage of the system. But because of this and the current government's lack of concern for the average 'common' person, almost everyone who actually needs benefits to survive are being looked down upon and persecuted.

Those with long-term illnesses and disabilities are being ordered to work when they are physically incapable of doing so. Even those with degenerative conditions. And those who have been unemployed for a while are being forced into working for free to survive, which is basically slavery. This reduces the amount of paid positions available for people to apply for and means that those unemployed people have no free time left over to apply for the ones that are available. Honestly I think we just need a new government. x_x
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've made some updates to this :)
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SomniumAstrum Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thankyou:heart:
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
This is a great project, both thoughtful and informative. And I'm sure it's nice for the country to be getting some good wishes from abroad. 
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

:)

 

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freuddwyn Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:pray:
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Dylan-Bonilla Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Prayed
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)
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DuloNomaD Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
So far the highest % of people practicing witchcraft are in England. I will pray for judgement. Because judgement brings meekness and humbleness and that brings repentance and people get saved.
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Feesu-san Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
My prayers go to England :pray:
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WinterCabin Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   General Artist
Wow I learnt a lot about the country I live in from this :hug:
Thank you all who pray for England
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HolyCross9 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
:pray:
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