London Cityscape Part 2

London Cityscape 2

The Gothic Revival direction represented by A. W. Pugin received its first manifestation in the new building of the Parliament building (1837 ff., Including Westminster Hall, with Big Ben; UNESCO World Heritage Site) by Sir C. Barry. Around the middle of the century, the churches All Saints, Margaret Street (1850–59), and Saint James-the-Less in Westminster (1858–61) followed, and by G. G. Scott the Saint Pancras Station with the associated neo-Gothic…

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London Cityscape Part 1

London Cityscape 1

Only parts of the Roman Londinium have so far been excavated and identified. The profane basilica (commercial and administrative center), a hall structure (160 × 50 m), was probably built under Trajan or Hadrian built on the north side of the forum. The first stone forum was built in 80 AD (renewed around 100 AD in five times its size). The Governor’s Palace at the Forum (at Cannon Street Station)…

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London History

London History

The area of ​​London was already settled in the Mesolithic (finds on the cathedral hill of Saint Paul’s; other finds here from the Bronze Age). The Roman Londinium was founded after the invasion of Britain by Emperor Claudius in AD 43 at the same time as the construction of the first bridge (about 500 m downstream of today’s London Bridge). It quickly developed into a naval and customs station and…

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London Economy

London Economy

London is the financial, commercial, administrative and political center of Great Britain and a major industrial city. With around 86% of the workforce, the service sector is the most important economic sector. Together with New York, London is the world’s leading financial metropolis; A large number of foreign banks, among them the most important in the world, illustrate the still outstanding position as an international financial center (London Stock Exchange).…

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London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

London [English l ʌ ndən], capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in southern England, with (2017) 8,830,000 residents (Urban Area 10.5 million residents) and 1,572 km 2 one of the largest Cities of Europe. Since 1965 made restructuring and expansion through incorporations London is made up of only 2.9 km 2 large City of London, the old town center, and 32 London boroughs, the boroughs.…

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Northern Ireland Conflict Part 3

Northern Ireland Conflict 3

In the regional parliament elections in March 2007, the DUP (30.1%) and Sinn Féin (26.2%) emerged as the winners. Under the pressure of a British ultimatum (the threat of the complete dissolution of the self-governing institutions), the two formerly warring parties agreed to form a government. On May 8, 2007, I. Paisley (DUP) was sworn in as First Minister and M. McGuinness (Sinn Féin) as his deputy. With the formation…

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Northern Ireland Conflict Part 2

Northern Ireland Conflict 2

On February 22, 1995, a British-Irish master plan was presented in Belfast as the basis for the all-party negotiations on Northern Ireland, in which the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain agreed to give up their claims to sovereignty over Northern Ireland (further key points: election of a new Belfast parliament by the Northern Irish population, establishment of a pan-Irish authority). In the elections for a body for peace talks…

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Northern Ireland Conflict Part 1

Northern Ireland Conflict 1

Northern Ireland Conflict, especially from 1968–1998 also terrorist conflict between the Catholic Irish and the Protestant descendants of the British settlers over the area of ​​Northern Ireland. According to physicscat, the internal development of Northern Ireland was v. a. shaped by the conflict between the Protestant majority and the Catholic minority. The Catholic nationalists, who refused to cooperate with the Protestant unionists (loyalists) and insisted on the unification of Northern…

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Northern Ireland and Belfast

Belfast Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (engl. Northern Ireland), which belongs to the UK northeast part of the island of Ireland, with 13,562 km 2 and 1.85 million residents; the capital is Belfast. History: According to philosophynearby, when Ireland broke away from Great Britain in 1920/21, the six counties of the historic province of Ulster, which were predominantly Protestant (mainly Presbyterians and Anglicans), remained with the motherland. H. its own parliament (Stormont) and its…

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Northern Ireland Overview

Northern Ireland Overview

Northern Ireland, English Northern Ireland [ n ɔ ː ðən a ɪ ələnd], part of the country of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, including the northeast part of the island of Ireland, 13,562 km 2, of which around 580 km 2 inland waters, (2015) 1850000 Resident; The capital is Belfast. Northern Ireland occupies part of the historic Ulster Province. Constitutional situation: Within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern…

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