The first men and women came to Britain over two and a half million years ago. They were hunters and gatherers of food who used simple stone tools and weapons. It is believed that on 6500BC, the land bridge joining Britain to Europe is flooded as the sea level rose making Britain an Island. Britain
There are about 4,500 different species of mammal in the world and 1,000 of these are bats. Norfolk’s most common bat, the Pipistrelle is only 4cm long and weighs less than a 2p coin! British bats only eat night-flying insects but tropical bats also eat many other foods such as fruit, flowers, frogs, fish and
Berengaria of Navarre, who was married to King Richard of England, had never once stepped on English soil! The Queen of England, who once enjoyed extensive powers and authority over almost the whole world, and despite all her present majesty and glory, is not allowed to enter the House of Commons simply because she is not its
1. Buckingham Palace is The Queen’s official London residence, but St. James’s Palace is the ceremonial Royal residence. Even today foreign ambassadors are formally accredited to ‘the Court of St. James’s’. 2. Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.