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  Castles of Britain
Britain is strewn with ruins of castles, rubble from the centuries of her existence.
Castles are tangible relics of a remarkable past, a lengthy heritage etched in stone, as well as with the blood and sweat of those who built, labored, fought, and died in their shadow.
All photos on this web site © 1995-2007 by Lise Hull, except where noted.
www.castles-of-britain.com   (179 words)

Britain was therefore seen as a land beyond the limits of civilisation.
He and subsequent governors of Britain were to find the troublesome native tribes a severe test of their abilities as the province was expanded.
The campaigns conducted in Britain by the militaristic governors of the first century, carried in their wake the luxuries of Roman civilization, and were to have a profound effect on the future development of the British Isles.
www.roman-britain.org /main.htm   (691 words)

  United Kingdom - MSN Encarta
The first industrial revolution occurred in Britain in the 18th and early 19th centuries and led to the development of the world’s first society dominated by a middle class.
Britain was the first nation to have more than half of its population living in urban areas.
Britain’s dependent territories are scattered throughout the world and are the remains of the former British Empire.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553483/United_Kingdom.html   (2287 words)

  Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The etymology of the name Britain is thought to derive from a Celtic word, Pritani, "painted people/men", a reference to the inhabitants of the islands' use of body paint and tattoos.
The original reference seems to have been to the territory in which the Brythonic languages were spoken, which more or less coincided with the Roman province of Britannia, an area equivalent to modern England, Wales and southern Scotland.
In the term British Isles, the traditional term for the entire archipelago of islands that lie off the north west coast of France, of which Great Britain and Ireland are the two biggest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Britain   (1252 words)

 Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Great Britain is an island lying off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe and to the east of Ireland, comprising the main territory of the United Kingdom.
Great Britain is also used as a geopolitical term describing the combination of England, Scotland, and Wales, which together comprise the entire island and some outlying islands.
The climate of Great Britain is milder than that of other regions of the Northern Hemisphere at the same latitude, because the warm waters of the Gulf Stream pass by the British Isles and exert a moderating influence on the weather.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Britain   (1426 words)

 Great Britain (Harpers.org)
Britain's Task Force on Near Earth Objects issued a report calling for the establishment of an early warning system to help protect the earth from a collision with a major asteroid, 900 of which are in orbits that cross the earth's; an encounter with any one of them could destroy civilization.
Britain banned all exports of live animals, milk, and meat, after foot and mouth disease was discovered among some pigs and cattle; Britons were asked to stay away from the countryside; Ireland stationed extra troops along its border to keep out wayward British cows.
Britain was burying hundreds of thousands of sheep and cattle that have been killed in an attempt to control the spread of foot-and-mouth disease; scientists were trying to figure out whether the disease can be transmitted via the smoke of burning animals.
www.harpers.org /Britain.html   (4811 words)

 Britain - Uncyclopedia
Great Britain is a large boot shaped land mass the same length as Florida and with a population of approximately 60 billion, 70 billion of which are aged over 110.
Britain Motors Inc. was founded in 1833, several years before the invention of the car, to produce rubber cladding for train wheels, which, once they'd worn out, made handy swings for children.
Britain is attached to the mainland of Europe by the Channel Tunnel.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Britain   (2210 words)

 United Kingdom: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Great Britain; the legislative union of Great Britain and Ireland was implemented in 1801, with the adoption of the name the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; the Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921 formalized a partition of Ireland; six northern Irish counties remained part of the United Kingdom as
Britain became the staunchest ally of the U.S. after the Sept. 11 attacks.
In Aug. 2006, London police foiled a major terrorist plot to destroy several airplanes traveling from Britain to the U.S. Intelligence sources asserted that the plan was close to execution, and had it succeeded, it would have been the deadliest terrorist attack since Sept. 11.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108078.html   (3369 words)

 Interdependence, institutions and the balance of power: Britain, Germany, and World War I.
Britain and Germany were the chief protagonists in pre-1914 Europe, for their capabilities and real and perceived intentions were crucial to the balance of power.
Britain's trade with Germany was increasing in the period before World War I and it was a greater proportion of total British trade than was trade with France, which was decreasing, while British trade with Russia was only about half of what it was with Germany from 1905 to 1913.
Germany's beliefs about Britain's intentions were influenced by a recognition of economic constraints, therefore, and those expectations were reinforced by the detente that emerged between Britain and Germany beginning in 1911, since this was a series of ambiguous signals sent by the British.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/papa.htm   (12340 words)

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Britain's overseas possessions (see British Empire) were augmented by the victorious outcome of the War of the Spanish Succession, ratified in the Peace of Utrecht (1713).
Britain had undertaken to help Greece and Turkey resist Communist subversion, but the financial burden proved too great, and the task was assumed (1947) by the United States.
Britain's sometimes stormy relationship with the EU was heightened in 1996 when an outbreak of mad cow disease (see prion) in England led the EU to ban the sale of British beef; the crisis eased when British plans for controlling the disease were approved by the EU.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/world/countries/greatbritain.html?nav=el   (8129 words)

 History of New Britain
In 1870, New Britain became a city with a population of 9,840.
New Britain has one of the top 10 winning records in football in the U.S. New Britain High marked 150 years of existence in the year 2000.
New Britain General Hospital, which started in the home of John and Lucy Smith (known as Hillcrest) is today the City's largest employer.
www.new-britain.k12.ct.us /hist.htm   (1348 words)

 Britain, Phoenicia's Secret Treasure
Julius Caesar knew of the importance of British tin when he invaded the island in 55 to 54 B.C. After the conquest of Britain during the reign of Claudius, the Romans were in control of most of the world's supply of the metal.
Cardinal Pole, twice over, when solemnly reconciling Britain to the Pope and the Church of Rome, at the beginning of Queen Mary's reign, claimed that Britain was the first country to be converted to Christianity.
Britain was the first of all nations to accept Christianity as its national religion.
phoenicia.org /britmines.html   (2886 words)

 Kingdom of Great Britain Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was created by the merger of the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, under the Acts of Union 1707, to create a single kingdom encompassing the whole of the island of Great Britain.
The Kingdom of Great Britain was ruled by a single monarch, as it had been between 1603 and 1707 (excepting the Interregnum).
The adoption of the Act of Settlement required that the British monarch be a Protestant descendant of Sophia of Hanover, effecting the future Hanoverian succession.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Kingdom_of_Great_Britain   (528 words)

 Music Celebrations International - American Celebration of Music in Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Great Britain offers American performing groups the widest possible range of performance possibilities, including cathedrals, parish churches, music colleges, community centers, pavilions, concert halls, and theaters.
A journey to Britain is a discovery of our own past and this experience is enhanced by the sharing of music with appreciative audiences.
Britain offers numerous and unique opportunities for shared concerts and exchanges with local performing groups.
www.musiccelebrations.com /britain.html   (322 words)

Britain and Japan were, of course, allies during this period, as during World War I. The Dreadnoughts of France, Italy, Austria, and Russia ended up playing only secondary roles in the War.
Britain had to at least plan 4 more battleships and 4 more battlecruisers to keep up, but then all three powers got together at the Washington Naval Conference to stop an apparently pointless arms race before it went too far.
Britain, Germany, and the United States were the principal participants in the Dreadnought race, with Japan close behind.
www.friesian.com /dreadnot.htm   (8601 words)

 More Survey Research from a British Islamist Hell [Weblog] - Daniel Pipes
Believe that Jews in Britain are in league with the Freemasons to control the media and politics: 46 percent.
Believe that Jews in Britain are "legitimate targets as part of the ongoing struggle for justice in the Middle East": 37 percent.
Muslim protestors in Britain who carried placards which celebrated the London bombings of last year and urged violence against those who insult Islam should have been arrested at the time by the police for incitement to violence: 76 percent.
www.danielpipes.org /blog/483   (1687 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Britain 'a racist society' - poll
The opinion poll, weighted to include the views of whites, fls and Asians in the UK, is one of the largest surveys on race conducted in recent years.
More than half of each group said they feel that Britain is now more tolerant racially than it was 10 years ago.
Among Asian respondents, 41% said they believe Britain is racist compared with 45% who rejected the suggestion.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/1993597.stm   (903 words)

 Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The kingdoms established on the island of Britain were perceived to be dominant over whole archipelago which was known as the British Isles.
Since its formation the kingdom was enlarged 1801 by the addition of the island Ireland - already ruled by the British - and was then reduced in 1922 by the independence of the Irish Free State now the Republic of Ireland.
Great Britain is undisputedly the name of the island but is occasionally used to mean UK for instance in the modern Olympic Games.
www.freeglossary.com /Britain   (1060 words)

 Britain may set up secretive courts - Attacks on London - MSNBC.com
LONDON - Britain is considering setting up secretive courts to make it easier to prosecute terrorist suspects — and to hold them without charge for longer than the current 14 days — as part of the crackdown following the deadly London bombings, officials said Tuesday.
The sweeping measures, which could include deporting foreigners to countries where torture is believed to be widespread, sparked concern Tuesday from the U.N. special envoy on torture.
An agreement has been reached with Jordan, and Britain is talking to Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/8889347   (626 words)

Although Britain was the first country in modern times to organise an underground resistance movement in advance of invasion and enemy occupation, the idea of irregular resistance was not new.
Britain's erroneous belief that a subversive Fifth Column in civilian clothes somehow conspired in the downfall of Poland, Norway, Denmark, the Low Countries and France is the final ingredient in this unfolding tale.
By 1940 Britain possessed a complete armoury of departments capable of adapting the machinery of state - in all its aspects - to counter the new kind of warfare that harnessed political and economic rather than purely military techniques.
www.btinternet.com /~david.waller/awardstart.htm   (11140 words)

 Great Britain, the British Isles, the United Kingdom, British Islands
The term "Great Britain" came into being when England and Scotland became a single kingdom under King James VI of Scotland who also became King James I of England, after the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603.
Therefore, the United Kingdom of Great Britain, used to indicate the political union of England, Scotland and Wales, was expanded, in the 20th century, to include Northern Ireland: the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" as it now appears on passports.
They are a group of islands off the northwest coast of Europe consisting of Great Britain, the whole of Ireland, the Orkney and Shetland Islands, the Isle of Man, the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Wight, the Scilly Islands, Lundy Island, the Channel Islands and many other smaller islands.
www.know-britain.com /general/great_britain.html   (1236 words)

 Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The legend relates that a group of Trojan refugees led by Brutus came to Britain in 1149 BCE and wrested control of the island from its previous inhabitants, the Giants, who were led by Gogmagog (note a strong set of parallels between this and the story of the Milesian invasion of Ireland).
The Dux Britanniarum, based at York, was responsible for defending northern Britain against the Picts and other invaders; as such, the Wall of Hadrian and the Antonine Wall were under his jurisdiction.
Magnus Maximus is well-known as a rebel Emperor who gained nearly all of the West (Britain, Gaul, and Hispania) in 383-388 from Gratian, and was recognized by Theodosius in the East.
www.hostkingdom.net /Britain.html   (2304 words)

 Subud Britain: About us   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Subud Britain is a charitable company, limited by guarantee, which has a number of charitable objects.
The Congress is open to all members of Subud, but under its constitution those entitled to vote at congress are limited to the chairpersons of each of the fifty-plus groups, the chairpersons of each of the eight regions, and the national chairperson, who has a vote and a casting vote.
Subud Britain is a member of the World Subud Association (WSA) and is in the region known as Zone 3.
www.subud-britain.org /organisation/about_sb.html   (276 words)

 Tate Britain: British Art from 1500
Tate Britain is the national gallery of British art from 1500 to 2007.
The first major exhibition of photography at Tate Britain takes a unique look at the journey of British photography, from the pioneers of the early medium to today.
To coincide with the exhibition How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain is inviting members of the public to contribute to the content of an exhibition for the first time.
www.tate.org.uk /britain   (306 words)

 Britain in 1914
The foundations for the empire were laid between 1750 and 1850 during which Britain acquired India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Rhodesia, Hong Kong, Gibraltar, several islands in the West Indies and various colonies on the African coast.
Britain was also concerned by the growth in the German Navy and in 1904 the two countries signed the
The objective of the alliance was to encourage co-operation against the perceived threat of Germany.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWinBritain.htm   (480 words)

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