Thank you, Sarah, for this first post in the glimpses of our world series.

Welcome to England: home of the British monarchy, cities steeped in history and wonderful countryside.

England is part of the British Isles and has borders with Wales and Scotland. It is part of the United Kingdom which comprises England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is ruled from Westminster.

England is relatively small, over five times smaller than Texas. Its area is 130 400km2.

We have ancient monuments:
Roman sites
Replica Roman potting shed at Fishbourne Roman Palace.
Bodiam Castle

Leeds Castle

Over the moat at Leeds Castle

Tudor buildings
At the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

and so much more.
Rye, Sussex.

Nowhere, in England, is more than about 70 miles from the sea and despite a population of 53 million, there is still woodland and unspoilt countryside
even within a few miles of the centre of London.

For some virtual tourism, or to plan the real variety, these sites have plenty of information and pictures:

Sarah lives in England with her family. She blogs about home education including field trips around England, books and life at Delivering Grace

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