Autor: Jimena González Sanz.
Hi everyone and welcome back to our English section. Hope all of you are ok and keep a high spirit these days. Today we are going to continue digging in the most bizzarre facts about English history you wouldn’t want to miss…
It is a fact we live in a capitalist society and one of the most representatives of this lifestyle is the USA. They have either bought or plundered any unimaginable treasures worldwide and England has suffered it too.
The City of London sold the London Bridge in 1831 because it was not strong enough to support the traffic flow in 1967. The bridge was purchased by Robert P. McCulloch and moved to Arizona, USA.The London Bridge in 1831 was built by John Rennie and his son across the Thames. In 1967, the bridge was sold and demolished, and then shipped to Arizona. The bridge completed the reassembly of Lake Havasu in 1971, and McCulloch received a promise from the US government free of charge and promised to develop it. It took nearly a year to dismantle the bridge, transport it to the Port of Long Beach, and then transport it by land to the lake. It took about three years to assemble and rebuild.
In the early 19th century, the British government used 40% of its annual expenditure to release slaves and compensate slave owners.
Under the terms of the Abolition of Slavery Act, the British government raised 20 million pounds, equivalent to 69.93 billion pounds in 2013, and also raised 400,000 pounds (1.4 billion pounds) from free slaves. The law provides compensation for slave owners who will lose their property. The abolition of slavery began in 1772. After Lord Mansfield’s judgment, a slave was released in England. Since then, many anti-slavery movements have taken place, and these movements have completely abolished it.
In the late 19th century, attempted suicide was treated the same as attempted murder and was hanged.
Since the advent of Christianity and other modern religions, people generally believe that suicide is opposed. The church expelled anyone who tried to commit suicide or punish. One such practice was common in France in the 17th century, when the person was dragged face down into the street, then hanged or thrown on a garbage dump, and his property confiscated. There are many people in history including Thomas Moore who supported the victims.
Well that is all about weird historical facts of British history. Hope you enjoyed and learnt something new today. Do not forget to keep updated to our webpage for new interesting stories like this!
Jimena González Sanz.