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What is the name of the first Viking who became the King of England?
Sweyn Forkbeard the King of Denmark and Norway in 1013 after many tries finally has conquered British soil and announced himself as the King of England. Another Vikings that became the King of England were his son Cnut and William the Conqueror.
Where did the famous beer flood happen?
London. The London Beer Flood happened on 17 October 1814 in London. A huge vat containing over 610,000 litres of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the same building to succumb in a domino effect. As a result, more than 1,470,000 litres of beer burst out and gushed into the streets, killing couple of people in the process.
Where in Europe are the double-decker trams used?
In Blackpool. Blackpool is the only city in Europe and one of three places in the world that uses double-decker trams. In the years 1962-1992 it was the only British city with a working tram network.
What are the ingredients of Earl Gray tea?
Tea leaves and bergamot oil. The blend was named in honor of Count Charles Gray, who reportedly received it as a gift from the Hindu Rajah or Chinese Mandarin. The bergamot oil is added to the tea after the entire fermentation and drying process is completed, before packing.
What is the title of the national epic poem of England?
Beowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3,182 alliterative lines. It may be the oldest surviving long poem in Old English and is commonly cited as one of the most important works of Old English literature.
Which country produced the first tank to be used in combat?
Great Britain. The first tank ever produced was Mark I in Great Britain.
What vegetable is the national emblem of Wales?
Leek. The leek is the national emblem of Wales. According to legend the patron saint of Wales, Saint David, ordered his Welsh soldiers to identify themselves by wearing the leek on their helmets in an ancient battle against the Saxons that took place in a leek field.
The person from the picture is Michael Jackson. Whom was he?
Beer and whisky book author. Michael James Jackson was an English writer and journalist. He was the author of many influential books about beer and whisky. Jackson's books have sold over three million copies worldwide and have been translated into eighteen different languages. He is credited with helping to start a renaissance of interest in beer and breweries worldwide in the 1970s, particularly in the United States.