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  England and Wales Cricket Board - ECB
The England selectors have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the third and final npower Test match against India at The Brit Oval starting on Thursday.
England need to win the clash in order to draw the series 1-1.
The England and Wales Cricket Trust welcomes eligible ECB affiliated cricket clubs with junior sections to consider an interest-free loan to assist in the development of facilities on their ground.
www.ecb.co.uk   (600 words)

  
 BADMINTON England - Badminton England
Our goal is to develop badminton as a sport for all, and to encourage the best players to progress up through the rankings both at club, county and International level.
England have strengthened their coaching set-up with the appointment of China's Lu Jian as Assistant National Coach.
England today confirmed their squad for the Proton-BWF World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, starting August 13.
www.badmintonengland.co.uk   (120 words)

  
  BBC NEWS | England
Smokers across England have sparked up at work and in the pub for the last time as the smoking ban begins.
A suspicious vehicle that led police to close Liverpool John Lennon Airport is removed for examination.
Smokers party until the dawn of England's tobacco ban
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/default.stm   (149 words)

  
  England Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Until recently England was generally thought of as a gentle, fabled land freeze-framed sometime in the 1930s, home of the post office, country pub and vicarage.
When To Go Anyone who spends any extended period of time in England will sympathise with the locals' obsession with the weather, although in relative terms the climate is mild and the rainfall is not spectacular.
King of England is an awful job: Harold II copped an arrow through the eye, Edward II was killed by his wife and Edward V murdered by his uncle.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/england   (495 words)

  
  England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
England is named after the Angles (Old English genitive case, "Engla" - hence, Old English "Engla Land"), one of a number of Germanic tribes believed to have originated in Angeln in northern Germany, who settled in England in the 5th and 6th centuries.
England comprises the central and southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain, plus offshore islands of which the largest is the Isle of Wight.
England is both the most populous and the most ethnically diverse nation in the United Kingdom with 50 million inhabitants [3], or 83.7% of the UK's total.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/England   (4519 words)

  
 William III of England Encyclopedia Article @ FbgArt.com (Fbg Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Many Protestants heralded him as a champion of their faith; it was partly due to such a reputation that he was able to take the crown of England, many of whose people were fervent anti-Catholics (though his army and fleet, the largest since the Armada, provided more cogent reasons for his success).
William III of England encouraged the passage of the Act of Toleration 1689, which guaranteed religious toleration to certain dissenters.
England joined the League of Augsburg, which then became known as the "Grand Alliance." Whilst William was away fighting, his wife, Mary II, governed the realm, but acted on his advice.
www.fbgart.com /encyclopedia/William_III_of_England   (4003 words)

  
 Church of England Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In addition to England proper, the jurisdiction of the Church of England extends to the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and a few parishes in Flintshire, Wales.
The Church of England traces its formal corporate history from the 597 Augustinian mission, stresses its continuity and identity with the primitive universal Western church, and notes the consolidation of its particular independent and national character in the post-Reformation events of Tudor England.
England adhered to the Roman Catholic church for nearly a thousand years, before the church separated from Rome in 1534, during the reign of King Henry VIII.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Church_of_England   (2341 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: England (Since the Reformation)
This statute severed England from the unity of Christendom and transferred the jurisdiction of the supreme pontiff to "the Imperial Crown" of that realm.
Moreover, stricter conceptions of their duty in respect of heretical worship were gaining ground among English Catholics, partly on account of the decision of a congregation appointed by the Council of Trent, that attendance at it was "grievously sinful", inasmuch as it was "the offspring of schism, the badge of hatred of the Church".
The establishment of the society was sanctioned by the archbishops and bishops of England and by the vicars Apostolic of Scotland (the hierarchy in that country was not restored until 1878), and was emphatically approved by Pius IX.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05445a.htm   (13358 words)

  
 England travel guide - Wikitravel
England's weather is highly changeable on a day-to-day basis, but has a quite small difference between average conditions on a seasonal level.
England has many options for foreign students including language, history, and cultural programmes as well as advanced degrees at such well-known universities as Cambridge and Oxford.
England is generally a safe place in which to live and visit, especially away from the major inner city areas and public housing estates where petty and alcohol-fuelled crime does occur - but if you use your common sense it will be highly unlikely that you will experience any of these.
wikitravel.org /en/England   (5489 words)

  
 England Geography
England is part of the United Kingdom, along with Scotland and Wales.
England is an island off the west coast of the European mainland.
Many North Americans have trouble driving in England because the steering wheel is on the left hand side of the car, and you drive on the left hand side of the road.
www.kidport.com /RefLib/WorldGeography/England/England.htm   (284 words)

  
 united kingdom england map and information page by world atlas
England is the major part of the United Kingdom, and one of the most recognized (and visited) spots of land on the planet.
The UK (England) pages and maps are currently being revised, but you can find additional information about the country here.
Much of central England is a series of rolling hills, with much flatter land in the south and southeast.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/uke.htm   (460 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Eriksson Cup-confident for England despite injury and form worries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
England was eliminated in the quarterfinals at the 2004 European Championship, ousted on penalty kicks by Portugal after losing Rooney to injury and letting a 1-0 lead slip with 10 minutes left in regulation.
England next came close in 1990 when it unexpectedly reached the semifinals, losing on penalty kicks to West Germany, which went on to win the title.
England failed to qualify in 1974, '78 and '94, and lost in the second round at the 1998 World Cup in France.
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/worldcup/2006-05-24-england-preview_x.htm   (922 words)

  
 England, England - Julian Barnes
England is become -- not just in Barnes's world but in reality -- a country that is brand-name and basically lives off of tourism (yes, yes, there is some industry somewhere in the country, and there is the City, but it is tourism that props ye olde country up and keeps it going).
England has, naturally, already been reduced to theme park status, but it is a spread out, hard to navigate theme park, with too many irrelevancies and too much distance between sights.
England is also an ideal subject -- always insular, Empire lost, even now at a distance from its European Union neighbors (as Barnes explored, less successfully, in his collection, Cross Channel).
www.complete-review.com /reviews/barnesj/england.htm   (1349 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: England, England: Books: Julian Barnes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Julian Barnes's England, England is a sharp-edged satire of Englishness at the end of the 20th century.
England, England is the story of one man's successful attempt to turn the Isle of Man into a gigantic theme park containing everything that represents England.
England, England is a strange book which aims to cut through the whole myth of an English national identity.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0330373447   (1443 words)

  
 James II of England Encyclopedia Article @ BareHands.com (Bare Hands)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
James VII of Scotland and James II of England (14 October 1633 – 16 September 1701) became King of Scots, King of England, and King of Ireland on 6 February 1685.
He was, however, unable to secure the Crown of England, and consequently fled to France.
In England, attempts were made by Anthony Ashley Cooper, the Earl of Shaftesbury, a former government minister, and now the leading enemy of James and a Catholic succession, to have him excluded from the line of succession.
www.barehands.com /encyclopedia/James_II_of_England   (2771 words)

  
 TheFA.com - Welcome to England
ENGLAND: After England's flying 5-0 win you can have your say on who'll be the Nationwide England Man of the Match.
ENGLAND: It's all over at Old Trafford and England have started their Euro 2008 with a 5-0 win over Andorra.
ENGLAND: Jermain Defoe proved he has not lost his goal-scoring touch for England as he grabbed a terrific brace.
www.thefa.com /England   (94 words)

  
 England Encyclopedia Article @ CreatedByGod.com (Created by God)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
England are planning to target Andorra goalkeeper Koldo with testing crossing during their Euro 2008 qualifier at Old Trafford today, coach Ray Clemence has...
There are calls for a devolved English Parliament, and some English people go further and support their Scottish and Welsh Nationalists in calling for the dissolution of the Union entirely.
English national identity is often taken to have been appropriated by far right organizations such as the British National Party and the English Democrats Party [8].
www.createdbygod.com /encyclopedia/England   (4725 words)

  
 Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University : IFSA-Butler Programs : England
This country has a hip, urban edge that undercuts its watercolor image, and England’s many cities offer renowned art, culture, and nightlife that attract visitors and immigrants from all corners of the world.
Although beautiful countryside and lovely villages still abound, England is more likely to give you an urban academic experience than cottages and cozy tea parties with the vicar.
Outside of London, twelve universities, some of which are among the most prestigious in the world, allow you to immerse yourself in the culture of England while living in locations that range from small cities to large metropolises.
www.ifsa-butler.org /programs/england   (224 words)

  
 GENUKI: England
Lambeth Palace Library "is the historic library of the archbishops of Canterbury and the principal library and record office for the history of the Church of England".
Moving Here, 200 Years of Migration to England, is a "database of digitised photographs, maps, objects, documents and audio items from 30 local and national archives, museums and libraries which record migration experiences of the last 200 years.
The Population History of England, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1989, is the standard text on the historical demography of England, based on many years of work by the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng   (1990 words)

  
 Christmas in England. Santa's Net. Christmas Traditions. Christmas Around the World.
Christmas in England began in AD 596, when St Augustine landed on her shores with monks who wanted to bring Christianity to the Anglo Saxons.
In England Christmas dinner was usually eaten at Midday on December 25, during daylight.
In England, the only thing that people ate on the day before the feast was Frumenty, which is, was a kind of porridge made from corn.
www.santas.net /englishchristmas.htm   (319 words)

  
 Amazon.com: England, England: Books: Julian Barnes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
England, as the mighty William and many others have observed, is an island.
It puts the reader into a future in which England is falling apart but simultaneously a replica England (replete with Beefeaters, Robin Hood and Dr. Johnson) on the Isle of Wight becomes a huge commercial success, overtaking the original.
England is in decline and rather than deal with reality, Sir Jack Pitman (who appears to me to be based on Robert Maxwell) decides to take over the Isle of Wight and create a Disney style England as an independent state.
www.amazon.com /England-Julian-Barnes/dp/0375405828   (2380 words)

  
 ESPNsoccernet: England Team Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Steve McClaren's competitive career as England boss began with the expected thrashing of Pyrenean principality Andorra.
England should celebrate their first competitive match under Steve McClaren with a goal bonanza against Andorra in their opening Euro 2008 qualifier on Saturday.
England are planning to target Andorra goalkeeper Koldo with testing crossing during their Euro 2008 qualifier at Old Trafford today, coach Ray Clemence has revealed.
soccernet.espn.go.com /team?id=448&cc=5901   (355 words)

  
 English Emigration
John Smith was elected president of the Virginia Colony in 1608 and soon afterwards explored the coast of New England.
Samuel Grompers had arrived from London in 1863 and he eventually established the American Federation of Labour, an organisation was based on the structure of the Trade Union Congress in Britain.
The Cigarmakers' Society Union of England, whose members were frequently unemployed and suffering, established an emigration fund - that is, instead of paying the members unemployment benefits, a sum of money was granted to help passage from England to the United States.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAEengland.htm   (3702 words)

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