By Alan Allport, George Wingfield
England: exact exploration of the folks, tradition, background, geography, setting, economic system, and govt of this enduring state.
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It is estimated that there may soon be more practicing Muslims in England than Christians. Occasional controversies have broken out in recent years because of clashes between traditional Islamic belief and the more permissive attitudes of secular Britain. As already mentioned, the terrorist activities of some Muslim extremists in England have caused a considerable polarization of attitudes both within and outside of the Muslim community since the 2005 attacks in London. Polls show that as many as 40 percent of British Muslims would like to see elements of Islamic Sharia law incorporated into the laws of Britain.
In other words, there are scarcely enough births to keep the population from falling, excluding the effects of immigration. This also means that the national age distribution is changing rapidly, with more elderly people relative to young. Such a disparity may create economic problems in the future, as a dwindling workforce attempts to support an everincreasing retirement generation. The “New Commonwealth” British One of the most significant changes in England’s population structure has been the emigration of non-Europeans from the “New Commonwealth” nations of the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia, all of whom began arriving in large numbers for the first time after World War II.
The Norman Conquest and the Middle Ages In 1066, one of Athelstan’s descendants, St. Edward the Confessor, an exceptionally pious king who built the original Westminster Abbey, died without an heir. The earl of Wessex, Harold, claimed the English throne. Edward’s French cousin, William of Normandy, also sought this rich prize, claiming that Edward had promised it to him, and so he promptly invaded England. Their armies met at Hastings in Sussex on October 14, 1066, and after a fierce battle, Harold was killed.