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  British Fencing
The Performance Pathway season formally came to a conclusion at the end of the 2007 World Championships in St Petersburg,
The new British Fencing 2008 Calendar is now available to buy for just £8
British Fencing, 1 Baron's Gate, 33 Rothschild Rd., London W4 5HT
www.britishfencing.com   (156 words)

  'British Archaeology' home page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jill Cook, deputy keeper of the Department of Prehistory and Europe at the British Museum, argues against the view that only a chosen few might see the evidence for the beginnings of humanity.
At the recent launch of new archaeological galleries at the British Museum, Rasoul Movahedian, Iranian ambassador to the UK, pleaded for "peace and friendship", suggesting that museums expressed "a common message of human cultural heritage".
British Archaeology magazine is available bimonthly in larger WH Smith stores, Borders and the best independent newsagents, and by subscription.
www.britarch.ac.uk /ba/ba.html   (1162 words)

 British Library Newspapers
Welcome to British Library Newspapers, the national archive collections in the United Kingdom of British and overseas newspapers.
Concise History of the British Newspaper Since 1620
The database includes 8,000 newspaper images from the British Library's collection.
www.bl.uk /collections/newspapers.html   (345 words)

  CBC.ca Arts - British review rejects extension of music protection
The report rejected calls by aging musicians, record companies and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) to extend Britain's copyright on sound recordings to 95 years, from the current 50 years.
It was unclear whether the government would act on all of the report's recommendations, but the BPI — the group representing the mainstream British recording industry — said it would continue to push for the extension.
British authorities have denied rapper Snoop Dogg an entry visa to perform in the country, the second time in less than year.
www.cbc.ca /arts/music/story/2006/12/06/british-copyright-report.html   (1639 words)

  United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Support for a British republic usually fluctuates between 15% and 25% of the population, with roughly 10% undecided or indifferent.
In Scotland, the chief courts are the Court of Session, for civil cases, and the High Court of Justiciary, for criminal cases, while the sheriff court is the Scottish equivalent of the county court.
The British monarch is required to be a member of the Church of England under the Act of Settlement 1701 and is the Supreme Governor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom   (7133 words)

 Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British was also used to describe members of nations that formed part of the British Empire.
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.
Sometimes British applies to an area or territory currently or formerly governed by or a dependent territory of the United Kingdom, for example the British Virgin Islands, the British Indian Ocean Territory, or British Columbia which is now a province of Canada.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Britain   (1252 words)

 British - Uncyclopedia
The British have an elaborate social structure in which a number of all female 'workers' maintain their country under the rule of the Queen.
These cities have vibrant British communities, each with their own "Londontown" district in which traditional cuisine is served, football hooliganism is practised, the weather is complained about and ale is quaffed.
British speakers also have a really annoying accent, which makes you want to grab your American shotgun, but they are known to beat Americans to death(or at least try to) for no good reason other than they keep being late to save their ass in wars.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/British   (782 words)

 Manas: History and Politics, British India
The consolidation of British rule after the initial military victories fell to Warren Hastings, who did much to dispense with the fiction that the Mughal Emperor was still the sovereign to whom the Company was responsible.
British rule was justified, in part, by the claims that the Indians required to be civilized, and that British rule would introduce in place of Oriental despotism and anarchy a reliable system of justice, the rule of law, and the notion of 'fair play'.
This was by far the greatest threat posed to the British since the beginnings of their acquisition of an empire in India in 1757, and within the space of a few weeks in May large swathes of territory in the Gangetic plains had fallen to the rebels.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/British/BrIndia.html   (998 words)

 The Sun Never Set on the British Empire
In 1909 the British Empire encompassed 20% of the land area of the Earth and 23% of its population.
The Union of South Africa was formed from the British colonies of the Natal and the Cape Colony, together with the subjugated Boer Republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.
The flag of the Union was, significantly, an archaizing Dutch flag, with an orange instead of a red stripe, and the flag of Britain, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal on the middle stripe.
www.friesian.com /british.htm   (6467 words)

 BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Do you agree with Chirac's views on British food?
It's fine for Chirac to be ho ho about British food even though for many Brits their palates have been totally transformed for the better in the past 20 years or so.
To say British food is universally bad is like suggesting all Frenchmen ride around in stripy shirts on bicycles with onions around their necks.
The main problem is that most British people know nothing about food and continue to eat fish and chips, soft drinks etc. Foreign visitors continually comment on the number of fat children in the country.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/talking_point/4651777.stm   (5546 words)

 Background to British Nationality Law from BritainUSA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A British woman marrying an alien lost her British subject status automatically on marriage, before 1933 whether or not she acquired her husband's citizenship; from that date onwards she lost it only if she acquired the nationality of her husband.
The nationality of minor children was tied to that of their father or widowed mother, and they gained or lost British subject status accordingly.
The United Kingdom legislation, the British Nationality Act 1948, created the status of British subject: Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (BS/CUKC) for all those whose connection was with the United Kingdom itself or with a place which, on 1 January 1949, was still a colony.
www.britainusa.com /consular/bnatlaw.asp   (817 words)

 Bermuda and Great Britain
It is based on old British military Field Marshals, with a white pith helmet with dyed scarlet swan's feathers plumage and Mameluke sword by Wilkinson Sword.
The file British Army Units in Bermuda from 1776 to 1953 is because Bermuda was then strategically important.
He used to be a British Army officer on a secondment of about 2 years but this was stopped after both the Governor and his ADC - Captain Hugh Sayers, Welsh Guards - were assassinated in March 1973 while walking in the grounds of Government House.
www.bermuda-online.org /colonial.htm   (4786 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel
This is the first time that the details of what the Foreign Office can – and can't – do to help British people in trouble abroad have been set out in a single document.
It is designed to help British travellers to make informed decisions about travelling abroad.
Know Before You Go is an awareness campaign aimed at encouraging British travellers to prepare better before going overseas.
www.fco.gov.uk /travel   (610 words)

 British Library Integrated Catalogue - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This catalogue unites a number of previously separate sources to list over twelve million items in the British Library's outstanding collections.
If you hold a British Library reader pass, log in to search and reserve items in advance of visiting our St Pancras reading rooms.
If you are a registered British Library document supply customer, log in to search and order copies or loans on your account.
catalogue.bl.uk /F?func=file&file_name=login-bl-list   (186 words)

 British Flags, England, Scotland, Wales
The British flag is also know as the UK (United Kingdom) flag, the Great Britain flag and the Union Jack.
We offer top quality nylon British flags made by a leading US Flag company from durable heavyweight nylon.
We stock the British flag in 4x6 inch, 12x18 inch, 2ft x 3ft, 3ft x 5ft and 4ft x 6ft sizes in nylon and 3ft x 5ft in Superknit polyester.
www.united-states-flag.com /world-british.html   (413 words)

 British Airways News
British Airways News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
A British Airways jet preparing to land at London Heathrow Airport in November 2006.
Britain's British Prime Minister Tony Blair is likely to speak to U.S. President George Bush on Tuesday to urge the United States to commit to further liberalizing its aviation industry, the Sunday Times...
www.topix.net /com/bab   (1004 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: World Literature: British   (Site not responding. Last check: )
British Literature (Articles) - Articles published by academics - both Turkish and non-Turkish - working in Turkey.
British Poetry 1780-1910 - A hypertext archive of scholarly editions: Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia.
Suite 101: British Literature - Articles discussing British literature with an emphasis on contemporary novels.
dmoz.org /Arts/Literature/World_Literature/British   (420 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science.
Anguilla, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena and Ascension, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands
House of Lords (highest court of appeal; several Lords of Appeal in Ordinary are appointed by the monarch for life); Supreme Courts of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland (comprising the Courts of Appeal, the High Courts of Justice, and the Crown Courts); Scotland's Court of Session and Court of the Justiciary
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/uk.html#Govt   (1624 words)

 British Television   (Site not responding. Last check: )
adaptations of British TV might as well skip to...
The news for fans of British telly on DVD is both good and bad.
The good is there are more new releases than ever gracing our shelves, the bad news s they're still coming in at a trickle and quality and value are sometimes lacking.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/british_television   (531 words)

 British-Italian Society
If you are interested in Italy, its culture and politics you should join today.
The British-Italian Society (BIS), in conjunction with the Society for Italian Studies (SIS), is pleased to announce the winners of the 2005 Rooke Memorial Prizes - a competition aimed at raising the profile of Italian Studies at British Universities.
Once again, these awards have been made possible by the generous bequest of a long-standing BIS member, the late Rosemary Rooke.
www.british-italian.org /pages/rooke.htm   (177 words)

 British Blog Directory
is a blog directory solely for British bloggers from all over the world.
British Blogs are categorised by both geographical location and by category, so it should be easy to locate the British blogs that are of interest to you.
The blog directory is broken down into two halves: (a) blogs by location, and (b) blogs by category.
www.britblog.com   (522 words)

 Etext Center: Collections
British Poetry 1780-1910: a Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions: Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
Other British Poetry, outside the period 1780-1910, from the University of Virginia
Members of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) can also use Chadwyck-Healey's English Poetry Database, AD 600-1900.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /britpo.html   (158 words)

 British police report another girl missing in English town - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
British police report another girl missing in English town - USATODAY.com
British police report another girl missing in English town
LONDON (AFP) — Another girl has been reported missing in the English town of Ipswich, where five prostitutes are thought to have been killed by a serial killer, a police spokesman told AFP.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-12-15-british-deaths_x.htm   (287 words)

 The British Schools of America provide high quality education in a structured, positive and caring environment, which ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The British Schools of America provide high quality education in a structured, positive and caring environment, which meets the individual needs of pupils.
Congratulations to all the cast and crew of the Secondary production of 'Spellbound the Musical' which was performed at...
Year 8 pupil, Benjamin Geyer, is competing for the second year in a row in the National Geo Bee Finals.
www.britishschool.org /aboutbsa.shtml   (126 words)

 Flickr: Photos tagged with british
We sell/buy British registrations, offering 0% finance on all of our 30...
Search over 275 million UK names to discover your British ancestors.
You can assign as many tags as you wish to each photo.
www.flickr.com /photos/tags/british   (137 words)

 B.C. Home - Province of British Columbia
VICTORIA –; The B.C. government is providing $100,000 to the Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in British Columbia (SABCS) to complete two scientific projects to be used in developing regulatory guidance, Environment Minister Barry Penner announced.
VICTORIA –; More than 150 British Columbia communities are embracing the Province’s vision of greener, healthier and more active communities, applying for the $81 million available in new provincial Green Cities infrastructure funding, said Community Services Minister Ida Chong.
VICTORIA –; The Province and the Council of Forest Industries have teamed up to develop education kits for teaching secondary school students about the mountain pine beetle and how British Columbia is responding to the epidemic.
www.gov.bc.ca /bvprd/bc/home.do   (194 words)

 The British Museum shop online
Unique book to accompany an extraordinary new exhibition of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China.
The DVD of a 2007 film produced to accompany the major exhibition at the British Museum.
Keep up to date with British Museum events and online shop offers
www.britishmuseum.co.uk   (98 words)

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