English culture, undoubtedly, has had a huge impact across the world. Throught its traditions, customs and noteworthy and respectable cultural figures, significant contributions were made by english speakers in many arts, such as music and cinema, and instituitions throughout time. However, before we analyse this it is important to understand what culture really is and how it manifests.
Culture can be defined as a set of patterns of human activity within a community or social group and the symbolic structures that give meaning to such activity. In other words, it means that culture can be identified as the customary beliefs, values, conventions and traditions of a certain community and social group. Those meanings are expressed in symbolic structures such as instituitons or arts and are manifested through different cultural elements such as customs, laws, religious beliefs and traditions.
English culture, as mentioned previously, is characterized by its notable contributions in several arts, such as Music, Literature, Art and Cinema. Names like William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens or Jane Austen in Literature, The Beatles, David Bowie or Queen in Music, David Lean and Carol Reed on Cinema and William Blake and Banksy on Art are reference names and some of them are considered to be some of the best in their own domains.
It is also inconceivable not to mention its cuisine, best known for the famous Full Breakfast, Puddings and for its traditional meals based on beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish.
Religion and Politics shall not be forgotten. The Church of England is the established state church in England and has been an Anglican Church since the 16th century. The British Monarch is formally the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
The United Kingdom is governed by a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy, in which the monarch is currently Queen Elizabeth II. It is important to emphasize that England culture cannot be mistaken by the culture of the United Kingdom, since England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own culture and their own traditions.
In conclusion, i believe that Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, encompassing language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.