In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The British annexed Burma in 1886 during the reign of its last monarch - King Thibaw - who was taken to Calcutta, where he died in 1916.
- Since then I have described the Queen as our monarch or sovereign, and the governor-general as our head of state.
- Being a constitutional monarch, the Queen consistently follows the recommendation of the head of government as required.
- The last time the monarch refused to give Royal Assent was in 1707 with Queen Anne.
- Ministers will be put under pressure to scrap the law that bans the eldest daughter of a British monarch from becoming queen if she has a brother.
- Centuries after the city famously locked out the reigning monarch King Charles I, it was a time to forgive and forget.
- Although politically unified since the reign of the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabel in the late fifteenth century, Spain continues to be divided by regional loyalties.
- Manuscript illumination flourished under the patronage of the dukes of Burgundy, kings of England, Portuguese monarchs, and Hapsburg rulers.
- He returned to the throne in 1993 as a constitutional monarch who ‘reigns but does not govern.’
- The English and French monarchs were kings and queens of the land and not the people.
- Recently, the museum had the good fortune to acquire the portraits of the monarch and his queen illustrated here.
- He served as a principal secretary to four successive Tudor monarchs, from Henry VIII to the early reign of Queen Elizabeth.
- Stamboliiski boldly opposed Bulgaria's entry into the First World War in the face of the monarch Tsar Ferdinand.
- He shakes hands with the principality's reigning monarch, Prince Hans Adam II, at a garden fête.
- He managed to curry favour with a succession of kings of England and was consort to the nine-year-old monarch Henry III.
- The 15th-century gothic church is the burial place of 10 monarchs, including Henry VIII, Charles I and the Queen's father, King George VI.
- When the Queen first began her reign, monarchs were expected to be somewhat detached, grand and distant figures, especially the British monarch.
- They called themselves the king and supreme monarch of their respective monarchies by the mandate of heaven.
- This should not be too surprising as emperors and monarchs had been famous in history for their love of flowers and gardens.
- In 1900, when Queen Victoria was our monarch, banks accounted for roughly a sixth of the value of the entire stock market.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.