Who was the first illustrator of Alan Milne's
book "Winnie-The-Pooh and All, All, All"
and what illustration technique
did he use? Answer:
(Ernest Howard Shepard. He used a pen and ink) 2.
What is Lily Font
and who was the first to "try" it? Answer:
(It is a large silver-gilt font
used for the baptism of members of the British Royal Family
. The first Royal baby to be baptized in it was Queen Victoria's eldest son, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales
How did a hat for gamekeepers get the name "bowler hat"? Answer:
(It was designed by London hatmakers Thomas and William Bowlers for Lock & Co. Hatters) 4.
Why the nickname for the first police officers in England was "peelers"
(They were named so after Sir Robert Peel who introduced them, first in Ireland, and then in England) 5.
Field Marshal Lord Raglan
lost his right arm in the Battle of Waterloo. How did his injury affected military uniform in the British Army? Answer:
(Не asked his tailor to design a coat with special sleeves to ease his pain and to allow greater movement to the wearer. Soon the coat became so popular that many British officers preferred the Raglan sleeved coats to wear) 6.
What was originally the main demand for a dress code at the Royal Ascot
Horse Races? Answer:
(Ladies had to wear hats, men - waisted black coats (later - frock coats). 7. The Clock Tower
with a famous Big Ben is the icon of London. Why was the tower renamed Elizabeth Tower
(It was renamed Elizabeth Tower on the occasion of Elizabeth II
's Diamond Jubilee
, celebrating 60 years on the British throne). 8.
The Russians call their famous river "Volga Russian Mother
". What is the name of the Thames
(Old Father Thames) 9.
Why is the walkway around St. Paul's Cathedral
base called the Whispering Gallery
(Because if you talk close to the wall, your words will carry to the opposite side, 32m away) 10.
William the Conqueror
commanded that an earth-and-timber fortress be built beside the Thames
. Now it is the world's largest and oldest continuously occupied fortress and one of the Queen's
favourite summer residences
. Do you know its name? Answer: