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  British Shorthair Kittens | British Shorthair Breeder - Hi Crown Cattery
Hi Crown requires that the new owner neuter or spay their newest family member.
British Shorthair is always in quiet control of its environment, supervising everyone and everything that happens in the family.
he British Shorthair is best known for its deep dazzling blue color, but are available in almost all cat colors and patterns — tabbies and calicos, bicolor, tortes and solids.
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  The Story of the British Crown Coin. A Brief History, by Chard
The first crown (that of the double rose) of Henry VIII had a reverse similar design to the "ecu d'or au soleil", a shield topped by a large crown, and for its obverse, had a double rose also topped by a large crown.
The "Crown of the Rose" was issued in 1526, at the strange sounding value of 4s.6d (four shillings and sixpence).
A crown was again struck for the Coronation of George VI in 1937, and one other was issued in 1951 on the occasion of the Festival of Britain.
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  British Empire - LoveToKnow 1911
In some crown colonies, chiefly those acquired by conquest or cession, the authority of this council rests wholly on the crown; in others, chiefly those acquired by settlement, the council is created by the crown under the authority of local or imperial laws.
As a consequence of this organization the finance of crown colonies is under the direct control of the imperial government; the finance of representative colonies, though not directly controlled, is usually influenced in important departures by the opinion of the imperial government.
The extent of this burden was emphasized in 1909 by the revelations as to the increase of the German (and the allied Austrian) fleet.
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 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Crown colonies, such as Hong Kong, were differentiated from other colonies in being administered directly by the Crown, without the degree of local autonomy found in self-governed colonies such as Bermuda.
The growth of the British Empire in the 19th century, to its peak in the 1920s, saw the UK acquire over one quarter of the world's land mass, including territories with large indigenous populations in Asia and Africa, which were held for commercial and strategic reasons rather than for settlement.
British Indian Ocean Territory - the island of Diego Garcia is home to a large naval base and airbase leased to the United States by the United Kingdom until 2036 (unless renewed), but that either government can opt out of the agreement in 2016.
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  The British Crown Jewels
The St. Edward's Crown represents the accession of the monarch at the ceremony of the coronation.
This crown was later modified for the coronations of King George in 1937 and Queen Elizabeth in 1953.
The Crown And The Diadem Of Mary Of Modena
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 The Crown - Free net encyclopedia
The rights which the Crown possesses in right of a Canadian province are exercised by the province's lieutenant-governor (e.g., Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia), not the Canadian governor general, and such rights are exercised under the advice of the provincial ministers (not the federal ministers).
Crown servants may not sit as Members of Parliament and this is used as a way of allowing MPs to retire before their time—they are awarded a sinecure job which is that of a Crown Servant and thus disbarred as an MP (see resignation from the British House of Commons).
In practice, in the vast majority of cases, the powers of the Crown outside the United Kingdom are not exercised by the Monarch personally, but rather by a Governor-General, Governor, or Lieutenant Governor (as the case may be), on the advice of the ministers of the local federal/national, state or provincial government.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/The_Crown   (960 words)

 The British crown jewels in the Tower of London
The famous Tower of London holds the British Crown Jewels belonging to the royal family.
Crown jewels are valuables that belong to a king or queen.
The Crown Jewels are on display in an underground vault under the parade ground in front of Waterloo Barracks.
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 History of Lake Champlain: French & British Conflicts
British royal grants to Massachusetts in 1620 and to New York in 1664, confirmed by a treaty in 1665, also gave the British vague claims to the Champlain Valley.
Until 1690, the British minimized direct contact with the French; all conflicts appeared to be struggles between the French and the Iroquois.
The British commander James Abercromby made a tragic blunder, however, by insisting that the well-fortified stronghold be taken by a frontal assault in broad daylight after learning that a large French reinforcement would be arriving shortly.
www.lcmm.org /shipwrecks_history/history/history_french_british_conflicts.htm   (3244 words)

 Mandy's British Royalty - Crown Jewels
These Crown Jewels are part of the national heritage of England and held by The Queen as Sovereign.
This is also the crown that is usually seen on the newly anointed Monarch's head out on the balcony to greet his/her subjects.
She wore it at her coronation alongside her husband, George VI, and when her daughter was crowned Elizabeth II in 1953, she wore it without the arches.
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 British monarchy at AllExperts
Thus, as the modern British monarchy is a constitutional one, the Sovereign's role is in practice limited to non-partisan functions (such as being the fount of honour).
Edward's Crown, the crown used during the British monarch's coronation, is sometimes used on coats of arms, flags, and logos as a symbol of royal authority.
The Crown's role in the Church of England is titular; the most senior clergyman, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is seen as the spiritual leader of the Church and of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
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 The British Raj
Indeed, British Rule in India, known immortally as the British Raj, was a result of the Victorian eraĆ­s infusion of British liberal philosophy in colonial policy and social governance with that of the diverse, regional, religious and princely regimes that defined the Indian mosaic.
In the eyes of many of the British in India, however, the brown skin of the indigenous man and woman was perceived to be an even greater burden, serving as a badge of inferiority and a bar to progress towards European political rights and freedoms.
Leaving aside the British regiments serving in India, the total number of non-military personnel living in the sub-continent by the turn of the century, was under 20,000.
www.drake.edu /artsci/PolSci/ssjrnl/2001/nunn.html   (5025 words)

 American Revolution - American war of independence
To the North of the colonies lay the British province of Canada, with its mainly French speaking population, and to the West the hinterland of the American landmass.
The main element that kept the colonies and the British Crown in uneasy alliance was the threat from France with its powerful base along the St Lawrence seaway in Canada and along the western borders of New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The British Army was decades behind the Prussian Army in the education of its officers and the training of its soldiers.
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 British Overseas Territories
The British Overseas Territories (formerly known as a dependent territories or earlier as a crown colonies) is a territory that is under the sovereignty and formal control of the United Kingdom but is not part of the United Kingdom proper (Great Britain and Northern Ireland).
Crown dependencies are possessions of the British Crown, as opposed to overseas territories or colonies of the United Kingdom.
The Isle of Man is a dependency of the British Crown, it is not part of the United Kingdom or a member of the EU.
www.britlink.org /index.htm   (885 words)

 British Empire page
After the Suez Canal was built in Egypt the Canal Zone was a British base to protect it and Egypt itself became a protectorate, and Aden at the southern tip of Arabia was a fueling point for ships passing from Suez to India and a Naval base for patrolling the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
From here British traders extended to the island of Borneo where two colonies were formed in the north, one the quasi-feudal state of Sarawak, ruled by the so-called White Rajahs of the Brooks family on behalf of the Sultan of Brunei, the other North Borneo (now Sabah).
The last major conquest of the British was South Africa, where their armies fought not the "natives" but the descendants of the Dutch settlers at the Cape.
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 The British Empire
Movements for the end of slavery came to fruition in British colonial possessions long before the similar movement in the United States; the trade was abolished in 1807 and slavery itself in Britain's dominions in 1833.
Fighting between the British and French colonies in North America was endemic in the first half of the 18th century, but the Treaty of Paris of 1763, which ended the Seven Years' War (known as the French and Indian War in North America), left Britain dominant in Canada.
Elsewhere, British influence in the Far East expanded with the development of the Straits Settlements and the federated Malay states, and in the 1880s protectorates were formed over Brunei and Sarawak.
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 Memorial sites > The Queen Mother > Life > Crown
The design of the elegant platinum crown made for Queen Elizabeth, consort of George VI, in 1937, was heavily influenced by that made for her mother-in-law, Queen Mary, in 1911.
In fact, Queen Mary's Crown was actually taken to Garrard's in 1937 with 'the purpose of preparing designs for a new Crown for the Queen'.
The Crown is based on a circlet worn by Queen Victoria, and was worn by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother at her coronation in 1937.
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 The Birth of the Town of Crown Point
The British Crown would maintain a minimal presence at the fortress and some repairs were executed.
Crown Point’s lake community remained a small population center until a new breed of pioneer arrived about the turn of the nineteenth century.
Crown Point was bulging with lumbering gangs in the woods, mills along Put’s Creek, small wharfs on the lakeshore and stores popping up near population centers in the town.
www.adirondackgoldpages.com /regional/crownpoint.htm   (2355 words)

 Jewel in the Crown
These fictions were produced during, and indeed reflected, a moment of crisis and change in British life: mass unemployment, the arrival of new social and class configurations tied to emerging political and economic trends all conspired to destabalise and recast notions of national and cultural identity in the early 1980s.
Although Jewel in the Crown was broadcast in 1984, with a repeat screening the following year, by the late 1980s the serial still had a high public profile as it became embroiled in debates about television, quality and the future of British broadcasting.
In both cases Jewel in the Crown has been able to articulate and represent the anxieties and the sense of loss felt by sections of the British public who were faced with the decline of a particular idea of national and cultural identity.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/J/htmlJ/jewelinthe/jewelinthe.htm   (1000 words)

 British Crown Jewels   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Crown Jewels are part of the national heritage and held by The Queen as Sovereign.
In 1841, a serious fire in a neighbouring storehouse led to the Crown Jewels being forcibly removed from their display cases through bent bars (the keys could not be found) for safety.
The Jewel House of 1842 enabled visitors to view the jewels in a glass cage in the middle of the room, but security was inadequate and a new Jewel House was opened in 1868 in a different part of the Tower of London, where the jewels remained for a hundred years.
www.paralumun.com /royaltyjewels.htm   (479 words)

 Monarchy Canada
David Smith subtitles The Invisible Crown, his monograph on the Crown in Canada, "the First Principle of Canadian Government", and argues for the fundamental importance of the institution of the Crown in the governmental organisation of this country.
One can therefore speak of "the British Crown" or "the Canadian Crown" or indeed the "Barbadian" or "Tuvaluan" Crown, but what one will mean by the term is the Crown acting or expressing itself within the context of that particular jurisdiction.
But there is a danger that this concept of the "divisibility" of the Crown, which, given the manner in which the legislative independence of the Queen's realms in the Commonwealth has developed, I must admit is a fact, can lead to the idea that the Crown is at present "divided".
www.monarchist.ca /mc/invisibl.htm   (1704 words)

 Crown Agents -- The Queen's Managers
Crown Agents, officially known as Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administration, occupies a non-descript office block in Surrey, in the suburbs of London.
Crown Agents printed the stamps and banknotes of the colonies; provided technical, engineering, and financial services; served as private bankers to the colonial monetary authorities, government officials, and heads of state; served as arms procurers, quartermasters, and paymasters for the colonial armies.
In 1996, as the British were in the process of unleashing the dogs of war in Africa, as the cutting edge of its final assault against the nation-state system worldwide, Crown Agents was ``privatized,'' under the new name, Crown Agents for Overseas Government and Administrations Ltd., with its own board of directors and management.
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Particularly after the departure of the British regular troops, when the British Imperial government effectively refused to continue to underwrite the war, the kupapa were often the major fighting forces on the colonial government side.
The Picts and other cousin peoples occupying the British Isles at late epochs could be described under the umbrella title of Hebraic or Hebrew…later branches of which became Israelite at the Eastern base of the Mediterranean or Celtic in Europe.
The Crown right of pre-emption imposed reciprocal duties to ensure that the tangata whenua retained sufficient for their needs.
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 MontserratGenWeb Project
The British Virgin Islands, immediately east of their United States counterparts, consist of more than forty islands, rocks, and islets, the most important of which are Tortola (containing the capital of Road Town), Virgin Gorda, and Anegada (see fig.
In 1773, upon their second petition to the crown, the planters were granted civil government and constitutional courts with a completely elected twelve-member House of Assembly and a partly elected and partly appointed Legislative Council, or "Board," which met for the first time on February 1, 1774.
In 1958 the British established the new West Indies Federation, with St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla as one unit and Montserrat another.
www.britishislesgenweb.org /~montserrat   (1293 words)

 United Kingdom: Crowns on Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prior to the accession of Edward VII (1902), the iconographic Crown was unregulated.
The instruction that changed the design of representations of the British Crown in 1952 was HD 4947, the 667th Report of the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals.
This is the official state crown for Scotland and would replace the St Edward's crown on any peculiarly Scottish flag, or flag created under the authority of the Scottish Executive, such as the Scottish Fisheries, or a Scottish constabulary.
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 People's Daily Online -- British Crown Prince Charles calls for greater religious tolerance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Visiting British Crown Prince Charles called for greater tolerance and respect for religion on Tuesday, the official MENA news agency reported.
Sheikh Mohammed Said Tantawi, head of Al-Azhar and the highest cleric in Egypt, awarded the British prince an honorary doctorate in recognition of his work to promote the understanding of Islam in the West.
They are scheduled to attend celebrations marking the inauguration of a British university in Cairo and lay a wreath at a Commonwealth cemetery at Al Alamein, the site of a major World War Two battle in 1942.
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 Crown Land Administration Division -
The allocation and administration of Crown land plays a pivotal role in expanding and diversifying the economy, sustaining the environment, and promoting the health and well-being of residents and communities.
The Crown land base and the values associated with it are a public asset and the Province has a responsibility to ensure they are managed to maximize and sustain the flow of economic, social and environmental benefits to British Columbians now and in the future.
The Crown Land Administration Division (CLAD) delivers guidance across government for Crown land administration by maintaining the land-use and allocation policy framework for the Province, provides leadership in the management of Crown contaminated sites and is responsible for managing and resolving complex land disposition proposals often involving multiple government agencies and parties.
www.agf.gov.bc.ca /clad   (522 words)

 Tower of London -- Britain's Crown Jewels, British Historical and Travel Destination Site
Founded nearly a millennium ago and expanded upon over the centuries since, the Tower of London has protected, housed, imprisoned and been for many the last sight they saw on Earth.
It has been the seat of British government and the living quarters of monarchs...
The Tower of London Virtual Tour is not officially connected with the Tower of London in London England, and is not connected with the British Government in any way.
www.toweroflondontour.com   (430 words)

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