Frommer's England 2011: with Wales by Darwin Porter

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Thoroughly up-to-date each year (unlike lots of the competition), Frommer's England 2011 gains lovely colour  maps, a removable foldout map of London, and info on all the country's most sensible towns, villages, gardens, nation-state locations, and extra.

Frommer's England 2011 info the easiest total go back and forth stories, from pub crawls to vintage procuring to theater-going; the simplest of literary England (Stratford-upon-Avon, Jane Austen state, and more); the simplest old and Roman websites, together with Roman baths and "Hadrian's Wall"; the simplest museums and galleries, from the Tate sleek to the nationwide Museum of Wales; and the simplest inns and eating places in all rate different types. you will additionally locate over a hundred thirty pages dedicated to the simplest of London, together with the simplest within sight riding excursions and day journeys through train.

it is all performed with the trademark Frommer's cognizance to type, accuracy, and element, together with up-to-date addresses and specified costs. learn an in-depth consultant to England's artwork and structure, and get the most recent trip-planning suggestion on every little thing from cut price airfares to rail passes.

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687), built by the emperor across the north of England, marked the northernmost reaches of the Roman Empire. During almost 4 centuries of occupation, the Romans built roads, villas, towns, walls, and fortresses; they farmed the land and introduced first their pagan religions, then Christianity. Agriculture and trade flourished. 2 ENGLAND & WALES IN DEPTH England’s preeminent myth is, of course, the Arthurian legend of Camelot and the Round Table. So compelling was this legend that medieval writers treated it as a tale of chivalry, even though the real Arthur, if he lived, probably did so around the time of the Roman or Saxon invasions.

His works grace the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath (where he first came to fame), London’s National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, Oxford’s Cathedral Hall and Ashmolean Museum, Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery, and Birmingham’s Museum and Art Gallery. 2 ENGLAND & WALES IN DEPTH Celtic art survived the Roman conquest and medieval Christianity mainly as carved swirls and decorations on the “Celtic crosses” peppering cemeteries. During the medieval period, colorful Celtic images and illustrations decorated the margins of Bibles and Gospels, giving the books the moniker of illuminated manuscripts.

The closest thing to a British Andy Warhol, Hockney employs a less pop-arty style than the famous American—though Hockney does reference modern technologies and culture. His work resides in London and Liverpool. W Damien Hirst (b. 1965). The guy who pickles cows, Hirst is a celebrity artist whose work sets out to shock. He’s a past winner of Britain’s Turner Prize. indd 33 8/24/10 2:06 PM8/24/10 2:06 PM Gothic Architecture (1150–1550) ENGLAND & WALES IN DEPTH England's Art & Architecture 2 The French Gothic style invaded England in the late 12th century, trading rounded arches for pointy ones—an engineering discovery that freed church architecture from the heavy, thick walls of Norman structures and allowed ceilings to soar, walls to thin, and windows to proliferate.

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