England is today celebrating St George’s Day in honour of the country’s patron saint.
A story dating back to the 6th century tells that St George rescued a maiden by slaying a fearsome fire-breathing dragon, with his name shouted as a battle cry by English knights who fought beneath the red-cross banner of St George during the Hundred Years War (1338-1453).
To mark the occasion, we’ve got the red and white bunting out and rounded up ten of the most English records you’ll be likely to find on the Guinness World Records database.
Largest serving of fish and chips
Largest serving of fish and chips
What could be more English than picking up a portion from the chippie on a Thursday evening?
The classic combination of battered fish and chipped potatoes deep-fried stands proud as the archetypal English fast food.
The largest serving of fish and chips weighed an astonishing 47.75 kg (105 lb 4 oz) and was cooked up by Fish and Chips@ LTD (UK), in London, back in 2012 in an event to raise money for children’s charity NSPCC.
Morris dancing
Morris dancing

While not widely practiced across the country, Morris dancing nevertheless is commonly considered as an iconic example of English culture and heritage.
Recorded as far back as the 15th century, it’s a form of folk dancing which sees participants wield sticks, swords, handkerchiefs and bells.
The largest morris dance recorded involved 88 dancers for an event organised by The Moreton-in-Marsh Show in Glouucestershire, back in September 2007.
Largest Walking Robot
With St George’s greatest triumph being the sleighing of a dragon, it would be amiss not to include a record-breaking example of his biggest foe.
Measuring 15.72 m (51 ft 6 in) in length, 12.33 m (40 ft 5 in) in width and 8.20 m (26 ft 10 in) in height, the biggest four-legged walking robot is Fanny - a dragon unleashed by Zollner Elektronik AG (Germany) in Zandt, Germany, back in 2012. The mighty mechatronic beast is radio remote-controlled and is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine with 140 hp!
Most expensive tea

First grown in China, before being taken to India by the British, tea has gone to become the drink of choice within English households with a total of 165 million cups said to be drunk per day drunk across the country.
The most expensive tea is Puer Hong Yin Yuan Cha, which is grown in China's Yunnan province and sold at £15,000 (US$22,507) for a 12oz. block, a cup of which can be ordered at Harrods in London for the staggering price of £85 (US$127).
Best selling group

America may have invented rock ‘n’ roll, but it was a group of four lads from Liverpool that became the genre’s most successful act. 
The Beatles remain engrained in English popular culture and hold the record for best selling group with global sales estimated at more than 1 billion discs and tapes, with around 177 million sales in the USA alone, some way ahead of Elvis Presley (USA) holder of the best-selling solo artist with 129.5 million sales in the USA.
Longest cricket marathon
Longest marathon playing cricket
Cricket is synonymous with English summers, with the sport’s roots able to be traced back to Tudor times in the early 16th-century.
The longest marathon playing cricket is 150 hours and 14 minutes, a record set by Loughborough University Staff Cricket Club (UK) at Loughborough College Rubber Crumb in Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK, over the course of fours days in June 2012.
The marathon pitted Chris' Crusaders against Waghray's Warriors, with the Crusaders winning 10 matches to the Warriors nine. Chris' Crusaders scored a total of 6,382 runs, whilst Waghray's Warriors managed 6,346.
Full English Breakfast
Full English breakfast

It may not be the healthiest way to start your day, but there are few more satisfying meals than a traditional full English breakfast.
Usually consisting of bacon, sausages, and eggs, the world’s largest commercially available English breakfast weighed 3.928 kg (8 lb 10 oz) and went on sale for €19.95 (£15.93; $24.81) at the Hard Boiled Egg Café, in County Cavan, Ireland in August 2009.
Most Pubs visited
Most pubs visited 

The history of the traditional English pub can be traced back to Roman taverns, through the Anglo-Saxon alehouse to the development of the modern tied house system in the 19th century.
One man who has seen more than his fair share of drinking establishments is Bruce Masters who as of January 2014, had visited 46,495 pubs since 1960, sampling the local brew each time where available.
Largest trilithons

From Big Ben, to The Angel of The North to Buckingham Palace, England has more than its fair share of landmarks. Arguably the most famous of them all is Stonehenge, a wonder of the world, the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe and the inspiration for one of cinemas funniest scenes.
The ancient also holds the honour of featuring the world’s largest trilithons (megalithic structures consisting of two upright stones and a third across the top as a lintel).
Situated to the south of Salisbury Plain, with single sarsen blocks weighing over 45tonnes they required over 550 men to drag them up a 9 degree gradient. The tallest upright stone is 6.7m (22ft) high, with another 2.4m (8ft) below ground. The earliest stage of the construction of the ditch has been dated to 2950BC.
William-Shakespeare-Article-580-327Best-selling playwright

Finally, today also marks the birthday of another English icon –William Shakespeare.
The Great Bard is recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s best-selling playwright, with sales of his plays and poetry believed to have achieved in excess of four billion copies in the almost 400 years since his death. He is also the third most translated author in history.