The national flower of England is the Tudor rose, otherwise called The Rose of England. The Tudor rose became popular after being adopted by Henry VII in the late 15th century.
The Tudor rose has a similar appearance to a traditional rose but has an inner layer of white petals that are surrounded by red petals. When Henry VII was the king of England, there was a civil war, led by the House of York on one side and the House of Lancaster on the other. The House of York wore white roses as its symbol while the Lancasters wore red roses. The Tudor rose was a symbol that peace had been reached because it was a mix of both.Learn More
The Netherlands does not have an official national flower, but the tulip is regarded as the unofficial national flower of the Netherlands. The Netherlands produces roughly 9 million flower bulbs a year, and the tulip is the most popular.Full Answer >
England covers an area of 50,346 square miles on the island of Great Britain. Its area also includes a number of smaller islands off the coast of Great Britain, including Portland, Foulness and the Isle of Wight.Full Answer >
France is over twice the size of England (37 percent larger), containing 643,801 square km, while the United Kingdom contains 243,610 square km. France ranks 49th in land area size among the world's countries. The United Kingdom ranks 79th in land area size.Full Answer >
England has a temperate maritime climate. The Gulf Stream creates generally mild, maritime-influenced weather patterns, leading to England's rainy climate and resulting in a lush green countryside.Full Answer >