Terribly difficult to some up briefly, so short and sweet:
One of the greatest nations ever.
Has an outstandingly extensive and fascinating history.
Once controlled virtually the whole world.
Has one of the most amazingingly diverse and exciting capitals in the world.
The English have played a significant role in the development of the arts and sciences throughout the globe.
Thanks to the legacy of the British Empire
, the English language is now the world's unofficial lingua franca, while English common law is also the foundation of legal systems throughout the English-speaking countries of the world.
England has a long and rich musical history.
England has remained a central figure of literacy excellence throughout the past few centuries, notably Romanticism and Modernists.
Sir Winston Churchill
, Isaac Newton
, William Shakespeare
and Charles Darwin
- some of the most outstanding Englishmen.
Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit
(Translated: "God and my right")
This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,—
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
Richard II (Act 2, Scene 1)
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