What does wold mean?

What does wold mean?

1 : a usually upland area of open country. 2 capitalized : a hilly or rolling region —used in names of various English geographic areas Yorkshire Wolds.

What is a wold in UK?

The Wolds is a term used in England to describe a range of hills which consists of open country overlying a base of limestone or chalk.

What is a moor?

(Entry 1 of 3) 1 chiefly British : an expanse of open rolling infertile land. 2 : a boggy area especially : one that is peaty and dominated by grasses and sedges.

What was America called before it became America?

On September 9, 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. This replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general use.

Who first reached America?

It’s an annual holiday that commemorates the day on October 12, 1492, when the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus officially set foot in the Americas, and claimed the land for Spain. It has been a national holiday in the United States since 1937.

Why did England colonize America?

◦ England wanted to start an American colony to increase their wealth and power so that they could compete with other European countries like Spain and France. ◦ They were hoping to be able to find silver and gold in America. (This would help increase their wealth!)

Who colonized British?

Although England tended to trail behind Portugal, Spain, and France in establishing overseas colonies, it established its first overseas colony in 16th century Ireland by settling it with Protestants from England drawing on precedents dating back to the Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169.

How many countries are under British rule?

There remain, however, 14 global territories which remain under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United Kingdom. Many of the former territories of the British Empire are members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Why is Canada French English?

Canada’s two colonizing peoples are the French and the British. They controlled land and built colonies alongside Indigenous peoples, who had been living there for millennia. They had two different languages and cultures. The French spoke French, practiced Catholicism, and had their own legal system (civil law).