"THE FAMOUS STATUE OF LIBERTY....." Top 5 Page for this destination Jersey Favorite Tip by eden_teuling

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  STATUE OF LIBERTY JERSEY.
by eden_teuling
 
 

Favorite thing: Over 700 years ago Jersey was declared INDEPENDENT.....

Originally the Island was part of NORMANY in France but William the Conqueror won the fight / war in 1066 and of that day Jersey was ruled by the English for over 200 years.

In 1204 however, Jersey was part of Normandy and thus of France, again and the inhabitants had to choose: do we stay French or do we want/have to be loyal to England....

Their choice was for England and they acquired special rights and privileges which are still subject to the king or queen of England, now the United Kingdom.

The "STATES ASSEMBLY' promotes internal affairs;
There is also a Department in London.
A Governour represents the Queen and of course there are some Secretaries of State and other civil servants.

Each day you can attend a parliament-meeting in the "STATES CHAMBER (Royal Square, St. Helier)

Fondest memory: I love seeing this proud statue of Liberty because isn't LIBERTY what we need and love above everything else??

And don't forget that Jersey too was occupied by GERMAN TROOPS for 5 years during WW II (1940 - 1945).

There is also the OCCUPATION MUSEUM, the OCCUPATION TAPESTRY and THE GERMAN UNDERGROUND HOSPITAL (see my MUST SEE tips)

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  • Updated Apr 2, 2003
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