There have been many great things come out of England over the centuries. Many have become so ingrained in our everyday lives that we take them for granted, like the tin can or cement. We find it difficult to imagine what life was like prior to these innovations.

Inventions such as the steam engine and the electric telegraph would eventually lead to improved methods of travel and communication, paving the way for the future we now live in (still waiting on the flying cars).

Authors such as Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and, of course, J.R.R Tolkien have become such legends in the literary world. They have given us superheroes and supernatural worlds to enjoy, histories and tales of races and wars to be enamored of.

This article will take a look at some of the most interesting things to come from England

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its natural beauty, and were fond of combining it with the other precious metals used to mint coins.

Sterling silver eventually became big for making beautiful pieces of jewelry, ornaments, and elaborate tableware that is reminiscent of the 1800’s. This alloy metal was used in hospitals and doctor’s offices up until the middle of the 20th Century, before the medical profession began switching to plastic tools of the trade.

Vitamins

Health and fitness have become a major lifestyle craze over the past 20 years. The obesity brought on by sedentary lifestyles and ignorance is being combated by a desire for change, a desire to stay healthy. Some of the ways people are doing this is by exercising and eating right. Fast food is being traded out for organics, while working in an office no longer means you have to stay seated all day.

Along with these crucial aspects to leading a healthy life, people are supplementing their diets with vitamins to account for anything they are not getting enough of. Vitamins were first discovered in 1912 by Frederick Gowland Hopkins. His discovery of “accessory food factors” led to the establishment of dietary guidelines that, although constantly changing as new information becomes known, the world uses to live longer, healthier lives.

Fax Machine

This one may be surprising considering the technology of the day. Developed by another Scotsman in 1843, the Electric Printing Telegraph was designed to transmit images over telegraph wires. While others tinkered and improved upon the original design, it was Alexander Bain’s concept that allowed for the first successful fax transmission, back in 1846.