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British food has traditionally been based on beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish and generally served with potatoes and one other vegetable. The most common and typical foods eaten in Britain include the sandwich, fish and chips, pies, and roasts dinners. Some of the main dishes have strange names like Bubble&Squeak and Toad-In-The-Hole. They also drink a lot of tea. Some lucky superstitions include meeting a black cat, touching wood, a four leaved clover, horseshoe, saying "white rabbit, white rabbit, white rabbit" on the first day of the month etc. Some unlucky superstitions are walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, pass someone on the stairs, spill salt etc. People in UK play many sports including cricket, lawn tennis, football, golf, and soccer. The people in UK have many of the same customs and festivies as us. They also celebrate Christmas, Halloween, and April fools day.
At least six Englishmen were awarded empresario contracts in the 1820s, though none were successful in bringing in families; in the 1830s attempts at colonization began again, though with limited success. Beale's colony included a few English families, and the Peters colony in 1841 eventually resulted in the scattered settlement of large areas in North Texas, covering parts of twenty-six future counties. By the end of 1886 the English had invested about $25 million in western ranches and controlled more than twenty million acres of Texas land. The largest investor, the Capitol Freeland Land and Investment Company, invest a total of 1,532,226 Euros in 1885. So in 1891 Governor James S. Hogg approved the Alien Land Law, which restricted others from holding land unless they became United States citizens. Joseph Heneage Finch built a hotel so he could have the best rooms in town and bought a butcher shop so he could have the best pieces of meat. He invested $40,000 in cattle, but when he died they only sold for $750. The Anson brothers bred horses and during the Boer War in South Africa they sold 20,000 horses to the British there. Ben Thompson became famous for his silk hats, tailored suits, waxed mustaches and his skill with a gun.
Did You Know????????????
- Newtown is the most popular name for a British town. Over 150 towns are named Newtown.
- An Englishman drinks more tea than any person of any other nation.
- Soccer is the country's favorite and most loved sport
- England is 74 times smaller than the United States
- The largest number of English immigrants to enter Texas, came in mid-20th century at the end of World War II. They were the brides of U.S. soldiers returning to their home state
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