Anthem #78: England

We went to two different places in England: London and Oxford. London is one of the oldest cities in the world with a lot of history:

London was formed when Romans invaded Britain in 55 B.C and soon founded the city of Londinium. But in A.D 60 Queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe attacked the Roman city and burned it to the ground. However, the Romans regained control and slowly built up a wall around it to protect against future attacks. The Romans left Londinium around the fifth century as the Roman Empire began to crumble, leaving Londinium deserted. As different tribes took control of England London became important enough to have a church built: St. Paul's. There is a church (not the same one) on the same spot as the original one was built. During the ninth and tenth centuries London was attacked several times by the savage viking tribes of Scandinavia.

Few years passed before the Normans invaded from France, that was when William the conqueror seized power.  He built a stronghold in the middle of London (the tower of London still standing today). It was complete with a mint (where coins are made) and a prison and weapons room.

Our experience of London was great, our hotel room, not so much!! It was the smallest hotel room you can possibly think of. We visited Big Ben and I did a video blog. Just so you know, Big Ben is the name of the bell in the clock not the clock!! (vlog below)

Capri sang at the Gilbert and Sullivan festival before the operetta called the  Pirates of Penzance. Please listen to the beautiful God Save The Queen below:

A big thanks to Amanda and Damien for letting us stay at their house and for driving us three hours to the festival!!

We had media come and they wrote an amazing article: http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/girl-11-steals-show-in-harrogate-at-international-gilbert-sullivan-fest-1-8057045

Thanks for reading and watching!!!!

Bye!!!

Bowen