Coventry

What is Coventry known for?


green+great

* Ernesford (or Ernsford) Grange (Ernesford Grange) '''F''' * Finham * Fenside (Stivichall) * Foleshill '''G''' * Green Lane (Green Lane, Coventry) * Gibbet Hill * Gosford Green * Great Heath '''N''' * Nailcote Grange '''O''' '''P


offering education

", Education Act 1944, Section 35 though the change was not implemented until 1973. The Act also provided for community colleges, offering education for both children and adults, a measure that was only followed through by a few LEAs such as the Cambridgeshire Village Colleges, and Coventry, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire community schools. Defeats against England In the years before the outbreak of the war, Wales regularly played England


extensive+line

in clothing from the band's extensive line of merchandise. The band was as active in its own marketing as it was with its music and members of the fan club were regularly sent information about the band, along with a free lollipop. '''Kelvin Steven Langmead''' (born 23 March 1985 in Coventry) is an English (England) professional footballer (Association football) who currently plays for English League Two (Football League Two) club Northampton Town (Northampton Town F.C.). He began his


stage career

'''cahoot''' is the internet division of Santander UK plc, the United Kingdom subsidiary of Banco Santander of Spain. Cahoot was launched in 2000 as the internet-based banking brand of Abbey National plc, and at the end of 2004 had some 650,000 customers. Cahoot is based in Coventry, England. Born in Coventry as '''Dennis Pratt''', King had a stage career in both drama (including Shakespeare (Shakespeare's plays)) and musicals (musical theater). He emigrated

. Theatre Her stage career started at the Royal Shakespeare Company; roles there included Olivia in John Barton (John Barton (director))'s production of ''Twelfth Night'' opposite Judi Dench, and Portia (Portia (Merchant of Venice)) in ''The Merchant of Venice'' opposite Patrick Stewart. Other leading roles in the UK theatre include Juliet (Juliet Capulet) opposite John Hurt's Romeo (Romeo Montague) at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, and Ann Whitfield in ''Man and Superman'' opposite Peter O'Toole at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. The village is not mentioned by name in Leofric's (Leofric, Earl of Mercia) foundation charter of Coventry priory in 1043 or in Domesday Book, but the wording of the confirmation of the charter by Henry III (Henry III of England) in 1267 implies that the place was in possession of this priory from its foundation. At the time of the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII (Henry VIII of England) the estate was purchased by the Knightley family who possesed it until the First World War (World War I). weight WikiPedia:Coventry Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England West Midlands Coventry Commons:Coventry


political presence

diaspora populations due to the Industrial Revolution and, in the case of the first two, the strength of the motor industry in the 1960s and 1970s. As with their experience in the U.S., the Irish have maintained a strong political presence in the UK, most especially in local government and at the national level. Prime Ministers Callaghan (James Callaghan) and Blair (Tony Blair) have been amongst the many in Britain of part-Irish ancestry, with Blair's mother coming from County Donegal. Current Chancellor George Osborne is a member of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy and heir to the baronetcies of Ballentaylor and Ballylemon. Kenilworth's inner court consists of a number of buildings set against a bailey (Ward (fortification)) wall, originally of Norman origin, exploiting the defensive value of a natural knoll (Hillock) that rises up steeply from the surrounding area. Pettifer, pp.257–8. The 12th-century great tower (keep) occupies the knoll itself and forms the north-east corner of the bailey. Ruined during the slighting, the great tower is notable for its huge corner turrets, essentially hugely exaggerated Norman pilaster buttresses. Thompson 1991, p.77; Pettifer, p.258. Its walls are 5 metres (17 ft) thick, and the towers 30 metres (100 ft) high. Hull 2009, p.102. Although Kenilworth's great tower is larger, it is similar to that of Brandon Castle near Coventry; both were built by the local Clinton family (Geoffrey de Clinton) in the 1120s. Morris 2010, p.37. The tower can be termed a hall keep, as it is longer than it is wide. The lowest floor is filled with earth, possibly taken from the earlier motte that may have been present on the site, and is further protected by a sloping stone plinth around the base. The tall Tudor windows at the top of the tower date from the 1570s. Morris 2010, p.8. Leicester's gatehouse was built on the north side of the base court, replacing an older gatehouse to provide a fashionable entrance from the direction of Coventry. Morris 2010, p.26. The external design, with its symbolic towers and, originally, battlements, echoes a style popular a century or more before, closely resembling Kirby Muxloe (Kirby Muxloe Castle) and the Beauchamp gatehouse at Warwick Castle. Johnson 2000, p.233; Morris 2010, p.26, 47. By contrast the interior, with its contemporary wood panelling, is in the same, highly contemporary Elizabethan fashion of Leicester's building in the inner court. Johnson 2000, p.233. Leicester's gatehouse is one of the few parts of the castle to remain intact. The stables built by John Dudley (John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland) in the 1550s also survive and lie along the east side of the base court. Morris 2010, p.28. The stable block is a large building built mostly in stone, but with a timber-framed, decoratively panelled first storey designed in an anachronistic, vernacular style. Morris 2010, p.28; Johnson 2000, p.224. Both buildings could have easily been seen from Leicester's building and were therefore on permanent display to visitors. Leciester's intent may have been to create a deliberately anachronistic view across the base court, echoing the older ideals of chivalry and romance alongside the more modern aspects of the redesign of the castle. Johnson 2000, p.226; Stokstad, p.80. birth_date WikiPedia:Coventry Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England West Midlands Coventry Commons:Coventry


comic+songs

a music hall act of talking about life's mundane subjects, mixed with comic songs and surreal (surreal humour) observations and created a host of mostly working-class characters to illustrate his stories. In 1901, still at the peak of his career, he performed his "Huntsman" sketch for Edward VII at Sandringham (Sandringham House). The monarch was so impressed that Leno became publicly known as "the king's jester". Biography Sewall was born in Bishopstoke


television dramatic

;path" (becoming like the nonce words "barth" and "parth" as pronounced in a non-rhotic accent (Rhotic and non-rhotic accents)) starts to occur regardless of class or geodemographic grouping across an east to west band of settlements somewhere between Southam and Banbury, positioning Coventry right at the edge of England's phonetic crossroads. '''Coventry accent on Television''': Dramatic representations on film have been very uneven down the years, ranging from Yorkshire sounding builders visiting the Queen Vic in ''EastEnders'' 1987 to Black Country sounding factory workers in the Jeffrey Archer adaptation 'First Among Equals' (1984). WikiPedia:Coventry Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England West Midlands Coventry Commons:Coventry


leading roles

as the First Lady in ''The Magic Flute'' in 1956. She created the role of Hecuba in Michael Tippett's ''King Priam'' which premiered in Coventry in May 1962; and sang the leading roles in the Western premieres of ''Katerina Ismailova (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (opera))'' (2 December 1963) ''Musical Times'', Vol. 104 No. 1450 (December 1963), p. 878 at the Royal Opera House, and ''The Makropulos Case (The Makropulos Affair (opera))'' at Sadler's Wells (Sadler's Wells Theatre) (12 February 1964). ''Musical Times'', vol. 105, No. 1451 (January 1964), p. 78 Brandon is located upon the A428 road between Coventry, 6 miles (9.5 km) to the west, and Rugby (Rugby, Warwickshire), 7 miles (11 km) to the east. Local Housing Allowance was introduced across all Local Authority areas on 7 April 2008. The legislation to enable the scheme is contained in the Welfare Reform Act (Welfare Reform Act 2007) which received Royal Assent in May 2007. The local authorities that trialled the new system were known as Pathfinder Authorities. They were Argyll and Bute, Blackpool, Brighton and Hove, Conwy county borough, Coventry, East Riding of Yorkshire, City of Edinburgh, Guildford (Guildford (borough)), City of Leeds, London Borough of Lewisham, North East Lincolnshire, Norwich, Pembrokeshire, City of Salford, South Norfolk, Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, Teignbridge, London Borough of Wandsworth Jackie and Alan Gear took over management of the charity in 1976, and in 1985 the organisation relocated to its present WikiPedia:Coventry Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom England West Midlands Coventry Commons:Coventry


radio commentary

to Coventry in 1907 to work for the Standard Motor Company. In his later life he was troubled by ill-health, caused by injuries to his legs in his footballing days, and took early retirement. Nevertheless, he was one of the few founding members of Arsenal to live to see the club's rise to success in the 1930s; he reportedly cheered the side's 1936 FA Cup win from his sickbed, whilst listening to the radio commentary. After many years of ill-health, he died in a hospice in Warwick in 1948


published early

There is not much evidence for his preaching tours in Wales; they could only have been made during a few months of 1586 or the autumn of 1587. In 1562 an act of parliament had made provision for translating the Bible into Welsh (Welsh language), and the New Testament was issued in 1567; but the number printed would barely supply a copy for each parish church. Indignant at this failure, Penry published, early in 1587, ''The Æquity of an Humble Supplication'' "in the behalf of the country of Wales

Coventry

'''Coventry''' ( ) is a city (City status in the United Kingdom) and metropolitan borough in the centre of England. It has been the capital of England more than once in the 15th century when the seat of Government was held in Coventry. Historic Coventry - Coventry, Some History "Historic Coventry", ''Historic Coventry'' Coventry's outstanding heritage includes the Roman Fort at Baginton, Lady Godiva, St Mary's Guildhall (where kings and queens were entertained) City Guild of Tour Guides "City Guild of Tour Guides", ''City Guild of Tour Guides'' and three cathedrals. Historic Coventry - Cathedrals "Historic Coventry", ''Historic Coventry''

Coventry is located in the county of West Midlands (West Midlands (county)) although historically (Historic counties of England) speaking, it is part of Warwickshire. Coventry is the 10th-largest city in England and the 12th-largest UK (United Kingdom) city overall. List of English districts by population based on Census 2011 figures, Coventry is the 10th-largest city in England and the 12th-largest city in the UK proper with a population of 316,915; after London (1st: 8,204,407), Birmingham (2nd: 1,074,283), Leeds (3rd: 750,683), Glasgow (Scotland) (4th: 598,830), Sheffield (5th 551,756), Bradford (6th: 523,115), Manchester (7th: 502,902), Edinburgh (Scotland) (8th: 495,360), Liverpool (9th: 465,656), Cardiff (Wales) (10th: 346,100), Leicester (11th: 329,627) and Wakefield (12th: 326,433). It is also the second largest city in the West Midlands (West Midlands (region)) region, after Birmingham, with a population of 329,810 in 2013. 2013 mid-year estimates from the Office for National Statistics "UK Population Estimates", ''ONS (Office for National Statistics)'' Coventry is an ancient settlement that predates Birmingham and Leicester.

Coventry is situated north of Warwick. It is further from the coast than any other city in Britain (City status in the United Kingdom). Although harbouring a population of almost a third-of-a-million inhabitants, Coventry is not amongst the English Core Cities Group due to its proximity to Birmingham. Approximately half a million people live within 10 miles (16 km) of Coventry city centre.

Coventry was the world's first twin city (Twin towns and sister cities), when it formed a twinning relationship with the Russian city of Stalingrad (Volgograd) (now Volgograd) during the Second World War. The relationship developed through ordinary people in Coventry who wanted to show their support for the Soviet (Soviet Union) Red Army during the Battle of Stalingrad. A part of the city centre at the entrance to the Lower Precinct is named Lidice Place.

Coventry Cathedral is one of the newer cathedral buildings, having been built after the destruction of the 14th century cathedral (Coventry Blitz) church of Saint Michael by the German Luftwaffe on 14 November 1940. Coventry motor companies have contributed significantly to the British motor industry. The city has two universities, the city centre-based Coventry University and the University of Warwick on the southern outskirts.

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