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If England players must sing the national anthem at the football World Cup, it should not be ‘God Save the Queen’

http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=5850 If England players must sing the national anthem at the football World Cup, it should not be ‘God Save the Queen’ With the football World Cup approaching, England manager Roy Hodgson is insisting that his players sing the national anthem before each game. We asked a number of democracy experts to share their views […]

Should English sports teams have an English anthem?

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/blog/2012/jul/15/english-sports-teams-anthem Should English sports teams have an English anthem? David Cameron apparently thinks so, and his choice would be Jerusalem. What song would you like to hear before matches and during medal ceremonies? Divers Tom Daley and Max Brick were part of England’s Commonwealth Games team in Delhi that used Jerusalem as an anthem. David […]

MP calls for fresh debate over ‘English anthem’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10407937 From the section UK Politics Image caption The English team is in South Africa and some say they need an English anthem Parliament should debate the case for an “English national anthem” that fans can sing at sporting events like the World Cup, a Lib Dem MP has said. Greg Mulholland said it was […]

“England’s green and pleasant land”

http://www.thisdayinquotes.com/2011/03/englands-green-and-pleasant-land.html  March 28, 2015 “England’s green and pleasant land” If you’re not British, you may only be vaguely aware of the song “Jerusalem.” But the tune and lyrics are very familiar to the people of England. It is England’s unofficial national anthem, like “God Bless America” is in the United States. Some Brits have urged […]

Geographic Imagination in the English Anthem ‘Jerusalem’

http://geographyeducation.org/articles/geographic-yearnings-in-the-english-anthem-jerusalem/ I first learned to appreciate this anthem as a child watching the movie Chariots of Fire with my father.  My father was an avid runner in the early 80’s and still continues to run to this day; he also is a devout Christian who seeks to earnestly honor the Sabbath Day.  Clearly the movie […]

England in my heart – God save the queen is not popular

https://yougov.co.uk/news/2014/06/05/half-young-brits-dont-know-national-anthem/ Half of young people don’t know the national anthem by Will Dahlgreen @willdahlgreen on June 5, 2014, 4:57 p.m. 43% of 18-24 year old Britons don’t know the first verse of the British national anthem and a further 13% are unsure if they do – while 28% have never sung it in their lives England football manager […]