About the Union Jack

I have been studying for the British citizenship test because I want a British passport. There are a lot of interesting topics. I don’t just want to memorise the answers; I want to know what it means to be British.

The Union Jack is a national flag belonging to the British. Uniquely British incorporating the symbols within the Monarchy of Britain, representing England (with Wales), Scotland and Northern Ireland.

To represent the Union Jack to the British is the quality of embodying a noble British character. It’s their Britishness. A quality that binds and distinguishes the British people and forms the base of their unity and identity and the expressions of their culture.

To agree to disagree and to own the readiness to debate are such habits. These behaviours are the symbols they have in common. They are familiar here; an iconic quality and readily identifiable within.

The British are good with dialogue and with the ability to discuss topics with legitimacy and authenticity which are intrinsically tied to the power relations in their politics.

The Union Jack is a British national identity symbol, enabling a belonging, common courtesy and community while respecting exchanges of expression.

The British have a right to gather and to protest. This is their Britishness and it can provoke a range of responses and attitudes, such as advocacy or to be indifferent, but it’s indifference without rejection.

The Union Jack associates these British ideals of pride and patriotism, democracy and tolerance.

I believe it emphasises the very nature of the people of the United Kingdom: and to be British perpetuates diversity, unity and strength. I love Britain and the Union Jack!

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Le Château

Led by William the Conqueror, The French Normans took Britain from 1066 CE to 1071 CE by William who led Many hard fought battles.

William was not just a warrior, but he built castles, redistributed the land with the British people, contributing to architecture, village community and agriculture bringing with him a new language with tactics that ensured the Normans were here to stay.

The percent of modern English words derived from the language group Anglo-Norman French and French is 29%. A great number of words of French origin have entered the English language. The castle is Le Château in French.

The Normans saw the Norman elite replace that of the Anglo-Saxons; taking over the country’s lands.

The Church was restructured with incredible new architectural introduced in the form of motte and bailey castles and Romanesque cathedrals. Many of the Castles in South Wales are French Marcher Castles; Swansea and Oystermouth and Cadtle Coch shown in the picture above.

It was the beginning of French feudalism in Britain and it came much more widespread.

There the English language absorbed thousands of new French words, amongst a host of many other lasting changes which all combine to made the Norman invasion a watershed memory in the history of the English Language.

Infinity

Infinity

The state or quality of being infinite.”the infinity of space.”

Endlessness, infinitude and infiniteness, Boundlessness, limitlessness and unlimitedness,

Infinity is extensiveness,

The vastness, immensity; its the distance.

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Royal Doulton has created Infinity in their China. Throughout their history, Royal Doulton has introduced various luxury bone China collections at a value relating to specific elegant Tableware. Infinity is one of these elegant collection in these specific ranges of wares even for the most discriminating taste.

For more info and prices visit:

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Royal-Doulton-Tea-Set-6-Infinity-Trios-Teacup-Complete-Tea-Service-Platinum-Gild-/263354140810?_mwBanner=1

Melba Daisy

Melba China Daisy
Tea Set In violets pattern.
A 1921 Royal
Art Deco Mayer & Sherratt
12 Piece
A Service for 4.

Porcelain, bone and clay
Made for me and Tea
An Early 20th Century Design.

By Mayer And Sherratt
From Longton, Stoke On Trent,
England’s Old Foley Style
A Daisy Tea Cup
Named Melba.

Melba is all hexagonal,
She is fluted And Scalloped
Thin and finely dressed
Ready for high Tea.

More photos at

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/littlebitoftexasinswansea/

Minerva by Royal Doulton

Royal Doulton Minerva range which dates from 1989.

Vintage.

More photos at http://stores.ebay.co.uk/littlebitoftexasinswansea/

Royal Adderley or Queen Anne

Rare Royal Adderley Tea Trio cup from Ridgeway potteries. It is a Beautiful vintage stamp defect in bone china ceramic tea cup. Except the saucer and cake plate are stamped Terra Nova Queen Anne England. However it is a brilliant match. Why would they miss match such fine pieces of bone china? A manufacturer defect perhaps.

I discovered from researching “The Potteries” that The ‘Queen Anne’ trade name introduced by Ridgeway Potteries around 1950 was used 1966. The trade name was retained by Allied English Potteries Ltd and was used by Ridgway Potteries and was still in use by Royal Doulton until 1981. Ridgway Potteries were in the same group as Shore & Coggins and they also used the trade name ‘QUEEN ANNE.

So Royal Adderley And Queen Anne were from Ridgeway Potteries.

Standard size tea cup and saucer. Can combine post. Very good condition. No chips or cracks.

Royal Worcester

Worcester is a city

In the central of England

West Midlands is the region.

By the River Severn,

A medieval village

Is Worcester.

Born from earthworks and local

Came Cathedral’s, royal tombs,

With crypts and cloisters

And where pottery Rose

Became Porcelain and Bone China.

It traces the evolution

It’s back from the Middle Ages.

The History of England

Even survived Civil War to the 1950s.

Then Timber-framed and Tudor;

A focus on life in the Tudor style

The way of 17th-century life

Of Worcester days; a fancy teacup

With displays on tradition;

Tea, brewing, basket weaving

And a pottery born fine bone

So graced With a grandeur

To name it Royal and Worcester.