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The Island of Jersey's history has created a dynamic community, one which looks for challenges and opportunities beyond its own 45 square mile (117 square km) shores.
A Norman territory from 933 until 1066, the Channel Islands chose allegiance to the English Crown when, in 1204, when the Anglo-Norman Kingdom was divided.
Whilst remembering its heritage, with many French place names and a second ’Jersey-French’ language, Jersey has remained a loyal English Crown Dependency ever since.
Royal Charters, drawn up in 1204, which detail Jersey’s constitutional rights of self-government, judicial independence and freedom to set its own taxes, have remained the foundations of Jersey’s success for 800 years. The Island is loyal only to the English Queen or King, Our Duke, not to any United Kingdom Government or political party.
During the English Civil War, Jersey became the refuge for King Charles II which was provided by Sir George (de) Carteret, Lord of the Manor and Seigneur of the Parish of St Ouen. In 1660, after the English throne was returned to him, King Charles II wrote to Sir George promising to reward him for his kindness. In 1664 the King made good his promise and gave George Carteret joint ownership of a province in America which he renamed New Jersey in honour of his Island home.
In more recent times, the Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Germans during World War II until allied liberation on May 9th 1945. Many fortifications remain and now prove popular with international historians and visitors. More information can be found on the website of Jersey’s award-winning historical trust (www.jerseyheritagetrust.org).
Jersey’s history has been a colourful one. The Island’s economy has evolved from the days of thriving knitting, boat building and fishing industries, to successes in agriculture, tourism and finance; the latter now provides around 60% of the Island’s revenue.
- Pros:Friendly and safe for visitors
- Cons:Getting quite expensive to live here...
- In a nutshell:Nevermind the locals
This beach is particularly good for competent swimmers and divers. There is a PADI centre here and Kayaks can be hired... more travel advice
Located in the Parish of St Ouen and St Mary it is by far the best beach on the north coast of the island.. There is a... more travel advice
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