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  British Isles cruises - Cruise Tour Planners - British Isles Discount Cruise
British Isles and Western Europe Cruises British Isles Discount Cruises Our programs give you the freedom to explore history-steeped market towns, idyllic villages and the glorious gardens of England, Scotland and Wales, where they are famous for their friendliness and their natural desire to welcome visitors to their countries.
British Isles, Northern and Western Europe: On these cruises you'll sail to places like Belgium (Brugge/Brussels), Amsterdam, Dublin, Edinburgh, Paris/Normandy and Hamburg.
Farewell to the British Isles QE2's Farewell to the British Isles voyage will depart Southampton on September 30, 2008 and replaces the previously announced Canary Islands Splendour voyage.
www.cruisetourplanners.com /britishisles.htm   (971 words)

  
  British Isles Cruises, British Virgin Islands Cruises and Luxury Travel Packages
British Isles cruise operate from May until August.
You may call our British Isles Cruise Travel Specialists, but first...we'd really appreciate it if you complete our British Isles Cruise planners so we have all your requirements beforehand and are prepared to present you with the latest options and up-to-the-minute specials.
Disclaimer: We've worked hard to make all the British Isles Cruise vacations, cruise and travel packages information on this web site as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information.
www.travelwizard.com /luxurycruise/cruise-destinations/british-isles-cruises   (603 words)

  
  British Climate
The climate of the British Isles is influenced by the movement of all the major air masses, including maritime tropical (mT), maritime polar (mP), maritime Arctic (mA), continental polar (cP) and continental tropical (cT) air.
The British Isles, residing in the mid-latitudes, lies in the path of air mass convergence between warm tropical airflow and cold polar airflow.
The climate of the western half of the British Isles is dominated by maritime tropical and maritime polar air, whilst the climate further east is often influenced by more continental regimes.
www.ace.mmu.ac.uk /eae/Climate/Older/British_Climate.html   (504 words)

  
  British Isles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the adjective "British" can mean 'of the United Kingdom', the term 'British Isles' can cause objection, particularly in Ireland, as the term is often interpreted to imply that the Republic of Ireland is part of the United Kingdom.
He understood that the concept of a Council of the Isles had been put forward by the Ulster Unionists and was referred to as a "Council for the British Isles" by David Trimble.
In 1140 the Hebridean Islands, the Isle of Man and Antrim came under the Norse-Gael rule of the Lord of the Isles who kept a varying degree of independence until the title was forfeited by the crown in 1493.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Isles   (4300 words)

  
 British Isles - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The British Isles is a term given to the group of islands off the northwest coast of Europe including Great Britain (containing England, Scotland, and Wales), Ireland and the many smaller adjacent islands.
The earliest quotation of "British Isles" given by the authoritative Oxford English Dictionary is in 1621.
In 1140 the Hebridean Islands, the Isle of Man and Antrim came under the Norse-Gael rule of the Lord of the Isles who kept a varying degree of independence until the Hebrides were forfeited to Scotland in 1493.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/b/r/i/British_Isles_ba5a.html   (2599 words)

  
 British Isles (terminology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
British Isles (as a geographical term) is the archipelago consisting of the island of Great Britain, the island of Ireland and thousands of smaller surrounding islands.
The Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth) is a loose confederation of nations roughly corresponding to the former British Empire, mostly for economic co-operation, formalised in 1931.
The Isle of Man and the two bailiwicks of the Channel Islands are Crown Dependencies; that is, non-sovereign nations, self-governing but whose sovereignty is held by the British Crown.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/British_Isles_(terminology)   (3599 words)

  
 British Isles DNA Project Home
British Isles 2 is a dual (Y-DNA and mtDNA) project that is open to persons whose family history or surname indicates a paternal or maternal lineage originating in the British Isles, but who have not identified an ancestor who lived in the British Isles.
The British Isles include England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. The British Isles DNA Project is intended to supplement, not replace, existing regional or county geographical projects for Great Britain and Ireland.
The aims of the British Isles DNA project are twofold: first, to aid genealogists in the task of identifying ancestral origins and distribution of descendents; secondly, to assemble a detailed haplogroup map of the British Isles by county, corresponding to the DNA profile of the region's early history and settlement.
britishislesdna.com /index.htm   (590 words)

  
 Learn more about British Isles in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The British Isles is a traditional term used to identify the group of islands off the northwest coast of Europe consisting of Great Britain, Ireland and the many smaller adjacent islands.
The term British Isles can lead to misinterpretation; this was exemplified by an embarrassing and controversial misunderstanding by then United States First Lady Nancy Reagan during an Irish visit.
The term British Islands is not an alternative; it is an official term used for the United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies, i.e.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /b/br/british_isles.html   (1621 words)

  
 Great Britain. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
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).
Domestically the long ministry of Sir Robert Walpole (1721–42), during the reigns of George I and George II, was a period of relative stability that saw the beginnings of the development of the cabinet as the chief executive organ of government.
The Conservative governments of Churchill and his successor, Anthony Eden (1955), were beset by numerous difficulties in foreign affairs, including the nationalization (1951) of British petroleum fields and refineries in Iran, the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya (1952–56), turmoil in Cyprus (1954–59), and the problem of apartheid in South Africa.
www.bartleby.com /65/gr/GreatBri.html   (7942 words)

  
 The British Isles and all that ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This page is intended to provide some basic geo-political facts about the British Isles and a chronology of significant unions and separations amongst the political entities constructed upon them.
NB The term British Islands has been used by the UK government since the Interpretation Act 1978 to collectively denote those lands within the British Isles which are inhabited by British citizens, i.e.
County, Districts and unitary Council of the Isles of Scilly
www.macs.hw.ac.uk /britishisles   (1705 words)

  
 The Church in the British Isles
In 1989 unemployment was a major social problem in the British Isles, and the rate for LDS men was similar to the national figure of 13 percent.
British contributions to the Church have taken two main forms: providing a training ground for many early Church leaders, and helping to build and sustain the fledgling Church through the influx of British immigrants.
In June 1982 the British contribution to the choir—indeed, to the Church itself—was graphically demonstrated at the conclusion of a concert in the Royal Albert Hall, London, when the presenter asked all members of the choir with British ancestry to stand.
www.lightplanet.com /mormons/daily/history/british.html   (2984 words)

  
 British Isles information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The British Isles is a geographical and ecological term for the archipelago of islands off the northwest coast of Europe, including Great Britain, (the largest island in the group), the Isle of Man, Ireland, and several thousand smaller adjacent islands.
The geographical term British Isles is not synonymous with the United Kingdom, since it includes the crown dependencies such as the Isle of Man, and (usually) includes the Republic of Ireland.
In 1140 the Hebridean Islands, the Isle of Man and Antrim came under the Norse-Gael rule of the Lord of the Isles who kept a varying degree of independence until the Hebrides were forfeited to Scotland in 1493.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/British_Isles   (2969 words)

  
 GENUKI: United Kingdom and Ireland
British Isles Genealogy on the Internet: Timeline - a guide to the main developments on the Internet which are important for UK and Irish genealogy.
Country House Database is listing of country houses in the British Isles from the late medieval period to about 1850, and their occupants.
The Association of British Counties (A.B.C.) "is a society dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing existence of the 86 traditional Counties of Britain".
www.genuki.org.uk /big   (2157 words)

  
 British Isles
And while the English-speaking peoples from the British Isles may not have been an ethnic group in the traditional sense, they certainly had an ethnicity, even if there were very few occasions when any explicit mention was made of it.
By stressing the white, Christian and British nature of the dominant groups in the city, Vancouver politicians and community leaders played prominent roles in lobbying for restrictions on Asian immigration from China, Japan and India, and on pressuring Victoria and Ottawa to pass laws discriminating against Canadians of Asian descent.
It wasn't that people of British ancestry were any more racist than others; the difference was that in the Vancouver region their control over government, police and the courts meant they could give their prejudices the force of law.
www.discovervancouver.com /GVB/british-isles.asp   (3177 words)

  
 A Refuge in The British Isles
As they have very little prior knowledge of the British Isles, the people who live there and their way of life, the people need assistance in making up their minds as to whether they will accept the offer.
The British Isles are a group of islands in north-western Europe the biggest of which are Great Britain and Ireland.
Try to imagine the situation of the people who are going to visit the British Isles for the first time and their expectations.
www.prof2000.pt /users/joaojardim/webquests/britishisles.htm   (1858 words)

  
 Celtic/British Isles Downloads - Download Celtic/British Isles Music - Download Celtic/British Isles MP3s
Modern Celtic music has made a major impact on the New Age genre; its influence on pop and rock is a two-way street, with some modern Celtic bands absorbing the harder-edged sound of rock, while rock bands like the Pogues and the Saw Doctors incorporate Celtic instruments and rhythms into their music.
It has the structure of traditional British and Celtic music, but the attitude and aesthetics of modern-day folk and contemporary singer/songwriters.
Celtic Pop usually compares to traditional Celtic music in much the same way American and British folk-pop draws upon its counterparts -- while the melodies (and perhaps instrumentation) are unmistakably influenced by the authentic article, at its core the music follows pop conventions and would rarely be mistaken for the traditional form.
www.mp3.com /celtic-british-isles/genre/796/styles.html   (1630 words)

  
 British Crossroads
Changeling Legends from the British Isles by D. Ashliman offers extracts from folklore works about fairy changelings in the British Isles.
Early British Kingdoms by David Nash Ford is a website dedicated to the Early Celtic Kingdoms of the British Isles and the historical King Arthur.
Isle of Man - Folklore and Traditions offers the story of the Black Dog of Peel Castle and a few other tidbits.
www.mythiccrossroads.com /british.htm   (1039 words)

  
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Some twenty-five miles south-west of Land's End, the almost 200 Isles of Scilly are scattered across the Atlantic Ocean, their climate tempered by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.
Some twenty-five miles southwest of Land's End, the almost 200 Isles of Scilly are scattered in the Atlantic Ocean, their climate tempered by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.
Founded in 1843, the Tresco Abbey Gardens are very unusual in that they contain a collection of plants unique to the British Isles, regarded by botanists as one of the most interesting in the world.
members.lycos.co.uk /ashleysantics/british_isles2.htm   (5612 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - British Isles: A Natural History
Alan Titchmarsh unravels the epic story of the evolution of the British Isles.
Uncover your natural past through a series of specially devised walks by BBC presenters and experts throughout the British Isles.
All you need to piece together the story behind how the British isles has changed, with tips on collecting and identifying your own rock and mineral samples.
www.bbc.co.uk /sn/tvradio/programmes/britishisles   (249 words)

  
 British - Wikinfo
In a geographical context, it usually applies to a person or object from Britain, which usually means the island of Great Britain, or possibly the British Isles collectively.
In an historical context, it refers to a territory or person with allegiance to the British Empire.
In a linguistic context, it refers to the various forms of the English language known as British English.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=British   (775 words)

  
 British Isles Online
British Isles has been filling the demands of Houston's cosmopolitan consumers for British merchandise since 1993.
British Isles also supplies food, tea and candy--everyday favorites and gourmet.
British Isles, 2366 Rice Blvd, Houston, Texas 77005 (713) 522-6868
www.britishislesonline.com /cms_about   (65 words)

  
 The Connection.org : The British Isles, with Norman Davies
The Connection.org : The British Isles, with Norman Davies
"Britishness," he suggests, is just one phase in a long narrative stretching back to the millennium before Christ, when the Celts gave the islands their culture and the Anglo-Saxons were running around in bearskins in Germany.
The Isles: their past, present and future is on this hour.
www.theconnection.org /shows/2000/03/20000317_a_main.asp   (241 words)

  
 British Isles definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
British Isles definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
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Brit·ish Isles group of islands in the northeastern Atlantic, separated from mainland Europe by the North Sea and the English Channel.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861592783   (116 words)

  
 MAPCO : British Isles Maps and Views
There are currently 6 high quality British Isles map displayed on this site.
1865 ~ The British Atlas, comprising separate Maps of every County in England each riding in Yorkshire and North & South Wales showing the Roads, Railways.
Compiled from the Maps of the Board of Ordnance and other Trigonometrical Surveys, by J. and C. Walker.
archivemaps.com /mapco/britisle.htm   (754 words)

  
 British Isles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The British Isles comprise an archipelago located in northwestern Europe.
Below is a listing of the sovereigns of Great Britain, followed by an index to localities within the Isles which have retained separate historical identities.
George II was the last British sovereign to personally lead troops into battle, at Dettingen, 16 June, 1743.
www.hostkingdom.net /gbrindex.html   (293 words)

  
 The Great British Venn Diagram @ Things Of Interest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There are many other islands in the British Isles which are not shown here.
Most of these are politically part of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, with the exceptions of the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, which are British crown dependencies and not part of the UK (or ROI) at all.
As "British" can be used to mean "of or pertaining to the United Kingdom", people from the Republic of Ireland often object to calling the whole kaboodle "The British Isles", as the ROI isn't actually "British" in that sense.
qntm.org /uk   (359 words)

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