9 Wonderful Things that the British have Given the World
The tiny country of Britain, made up of many isles, has contributed a lot to the world, in ancient as well as modern times. The inhabitants of the country seem to be an extraordinary lot because over the years they have made their mark felt in the world and got their country’s name to the fore as one of the biggest forces to reckon with. Her are some of the most brilliant things that this nation has gifted the world.
1. Victorian era royalty
The whole idea of the Victorian era royalty, the princesses, princes, duchesses, palaces, kingdoms, in short, the whole fairy tale kind of image that every generation grows up with has been largely made up by the British. Although royalty still exists in some parts of the world, it is the British royalty which is taken most seriously and has ardent followers throughout the world.
2. Sumptuous food
Very few countries in the world can boast of cuisines which are loved by people all over the world. British cuisine is one of them and it comprises fish and chips, kippers, puddings, pork pie, whole roast chicken and the concept of high tea, among many others.
3. Wonderful artists
Some of the best entertainment personalities we have today, in the fields of music and movies, are British. Adele, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen, Robbie Williams, Cheryl Cole, Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Pattinson and many more internationally loved and renowned entertainers are all from Britain.
While talking of all things British, how can the greatest playwright and poet of all time, Shakespeare, not be mentioned? The world has been largely inspired, influenced, entertained and awed by his brilliant plays, poems and stories.
5. Delightful classic novels
Besides Shakespeare, Britain has been the birthplace of many famous and respected novelists who have kept the world entertained with their timeless classic books. Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Bronte sisters, J.K. Rowling, H.G. Wells, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf and many others have hugely and mainly contributed to the evolution of novels.