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  British History
For this history guide, we shall divide the period of British history into four main chunks, and each of these four main chunks then subdivided into bite sized chapters that try to explain the way that things happened
History is an interweaving of events and people, and its not just about kings and queens, its about ordinary people and how events influenced them, and on occasions how they influenced events.
Also one has to realise that Britain is not one nation, but a hodge podge of different peoples who tend to remain distinct in spite of a millenium or more of intermarriage.
www.great-britain.co.uk /history/history.htm   (303 words)

  Economic History of Great Britain
Britain, in as sense, continued to adhere to the Cobdenite notion that informal colonialism was preferable — the established consensus among industrial capitalists during the age of Pax Britannica between the downfall of Napoleon and the Franco-Prussian War.
Britain, the forerunner of Europe's capitalist powers, however, was clearly the chief world investor, though the direction of its investments underwent a striking change, becoming oriented less toward Europe, the United States, and India, and more toward the rest of the Commonwealth and Latin America.
Britain was even growing incapable of dominating the markets of India — a crown colony by 1858 that Disraeli would later deem "the brightest jewel of the crown" —, Manchu China, the coasts of Africa, and Latin America.
www.fastload.org /ec/Economic_History_of_Great_Britain.html   (5282 words)

 History of Great Britain
History of Britain The kingdom of Great Britain was formed by the Act of Union (1707) between England and Scotland.
Great Britain became Austria’s chief ally, and British armies and ships fought the French in Europe, in North America, on the high seas, and in India, where the English and French East India companies competed for influence.
Britain and World War II Memories of World War I left Britons with an overwhelming desire to avoid another war, and the country played a leading role in the League of Nations and at interwar disarmament conferences such as those in Washington, D.C. in 1921 and 1922 and London in 1930 that limited naval size.
www.5ka.ru /29/4850/1.html   (9416 words)

 EIPS - The Source of Britain's Greatness – and the Cause of her Decline
To understand it, the history of Britain needs to be recognised in its true light as predominantly a struggle for freedom and independence from the Papacy and its persecution of the Bible and Bible believers.
When Britain signed the Treaty of Rome, she subscribed to a second Counter-Reformation in economic disguise; she took a first constitutional step aside from her Biblical Protestant heritage and began an association with a traditional historical enemy which could prove to be her undoing if she does not wake up and act in time.
History has vindicated the view that Britain's abandonment of God's Law has largely been the fruit of her rapprochement with the Church of Rome, which is the one instrument that has consistently attempted to destroy the principles of Biblical Protestantism and with it Britain's national greatness and independence.
www.ianpaisley.org /article.asp?ArtKey=england   (4068 words)

 Great Britain: History
A vain attempt to solve the centuries-old Irish problem was the abrogation of the Irish Parliament and the union (1801) of Great Britain and Ireland, with Ireland represented in the British Parliament.
Great Britain's period of hegemony was ending, as both Germany and the United States were surpassing it in industrial production.
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.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0858458.html   (6022 words)

 History Of Great Britain
Great Britain went to war with France in 1793, because the French had taken the area that is now Belgium and threatened to conquer other areas.
Great Britain and its allies, including Prussia and Russia, finally defeated the French on land in 1814 and sent Napoleon escaped and started the war again.
London is the capital of Great Britain and on one of the largest and most interesting cities in the world.
www.articledashboard.com /Article/History-of-Great-Britain/102346   (534 words)

 Geological History of Great Britain - by Discovering Fossils
Britain has always been located on continental margins and, as such, has been subject to collisions and rifting since the Precambrian.
Britain is situated in the southern desert-belt and the resulting sediments are arid sandstones (the Old Red Sandstone).
Britain is situated within the immediate zone of rifting and begins to subside, allowing marine waters to flood in from the Tethys (to the SE) and later from the boreal too (to the N).
www.discoveringfossils.co.uk /howbritainformed.htm   (1201 words)

 ASU Libraries: Primary Sources in History- Great Britain
The microfilm presents the contents of the surviving 214 rolls, together with the texts and index of a modern calendar of the rolls, two medieval lists of their contents, and an index of testaments.
They are of prime importance for anyone working on the political, ecclesiastical or social history of 16th and 17th century England.
They document the rise of the country gentry in the early modern period and also form the main body of evidence for the history of the earlier medieval peasantry.
www.asu.edu /lib/hayden/ref/his/primary/great_britain.htm   (9476 words)

 Great Britain encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Great Britain politics and officials, Great Britain History. ...
Great Britain encyclopedia : Cultural Information, Maps, Great Britain politics and officials, Great Britain History.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to the United Kingdom or the UK) is a political union occupying part of the British Isles in northwestern Europe, comprised of the constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales on the island of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
Most of its territory and population are on Great Britain and it shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland on the island of Ireland; it is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and its ancillary bodies of water: the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, and the Irish Sea.
www.ukiworld.com   (300 words)

 History of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The legislative union of Great Britain and Ireland was completed on January 1, 1801, in both the Irish and the British parliaments, under the Act of Union 1800, changing the country's name to "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland".
This was also the time that the IRA took the issue of Northern Ireland to Great Britain, maintaining a prolonged bombing campaign on the island.
The "United Kingdom" as a name is taken to refer to the kingdom that emerged when the Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland merged on 1 January 1801.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_United_Kingdom   (5315 words)

 History of the British Isles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The History of the British Isles, until the last few hundred years, was one of struggle and competition between the separate nation-states that occupied various parts of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.
Islands: Great Britain  · Ireland  · Isle of Man - List of Islands of England  · Ireland  · Isle of Man  · Scotland  · Wales
Britain  · England  · Ireland  · Isle of Man  · Scotland  · United Kingdom  · Wales
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Britain   (404 words)

 Britannia: British History
Edited by David Nash Ford, the department features narrative histories of England, Wales, Scotland and London, timelines, biographies, glossaries, bibliographies, historical documents and much more.
- A history by Peter Williams, Ph.D. Wales
- Britain in the 5th-7th C. Prehistoric Britain
www.britannia.com /history   (144 words)

 Great Britain Postal History
Alcock, R. and Holland, F. The Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland, Being A Survey of British Postmarks From 1660 to 1940, 1940.
Hendy, J. History of the Early Postmarks of the British Isles, 1905.
Kirk, R. British Maritime Postal History, Volume 2; P and O Lines to the Far East, (the history of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. in the Far East up to 1914), no date.
www.postalhistory.org /sites/great_britain.htm   (1596 words)

 History of Brunel's ss Great Britain
Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (Right), the ship was built in 1843 at the Great Western Dockyard in Bristol, under the supervision of Brunel and his colleagues at the Great Western Steamship Company and Thomas Guppy, Christopher Claxton and William Patterson.
This achievement marked the beginning of a rich nautical history, and the ss Great Britain is now widely recognised as one of the technological forerunners of much modern shipping.
She is also viewed by many as exemplifying the industry and inventiveness of the Victorian era, while symbolising the birth of international passenger travel and world communications.
www.ssgreatbritain.org /history   (218 words)

 History Data Service - Great Britain Historical Database Online
The Great Britain Historical Database is a large database of British nineteenth and twentieth-century statistics.
The Great Britain Historical Database has been created by Humphrey Southall, David Gilbert and Ian Gregory as part of the Great Britain Historical GIS Programme.
Although all efforts are made to ensure the quality of the materials, neither the copyright holder, the original data producer, the relevant funding agency, AHDS History, nor the UK Data Archive bear any responsibility for the accuracy or comprehensiveness of these materials.
hds.essex.ac.uk /gbh.asp   (868 words)

 Barnard Library Subject Guide for History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Avalon Project of the Yale Law School reproduces documents relevant to law, diplomacy, politics, economics, and history.
American Memory, from the Library of Congress, consists of collections of primary source and archival material relating to American culture and history.
It is intended to serve general scholarship and courses in American rhetorical history at Northwestern University." Speeches are arranged by speaker, title, chronologically, and by controversy/movement.
www.barnard.edu /library/guides/history.htm   (2174 words)

 Great Britain -- History -- To 1066 -- Chronology (subject at ISBNdb.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Great Britain -- History -- To 1066 -- Chronology (subject at ISBNdb.com)
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1945 (535)
Great Britain -- History -- To 1066 -- Fiction (24)
isbndb.com /d/subject/great_britain_history_to_1066_chronology.html   (140 words)

 Military History of Great Britain( a quick summary)
This is part II of my five part series on the military histories of the Great Powers.
Britain declared war on Germany in September of 1939...
Personally I think the The Battle of Chateauguay (1813) was as one sided, but at the time even de Sallaberry, perhaps one of the greatest officers Quebec ever produced, didn't know it He wrote to his father, The enemy's force consisted of all his troops, about 7,000 men and 5 pieces of cannon, 300 cavalry.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/844309/posts   (3641 words)

 PUL History Resources + Great Britain, 1700-1900
Great Britain, 1700-1900: a guide to primary sources at Princeton
Issued under the direction of the American Historical Association and the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain.
Cobbett's parliamentary history of England (1066 to 1803)
library.princeton.edu /help/research/history/guides/britain.php   (3007 words)

 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
Peter Williams tells the story of England's history from Prehistory through the Twentieth Century.
Biographies of the men and women who have ruled Britain since 802 AD.
We also wish to thank Jennifer Halligan of the University of Western Australia for the contribution of her award-winning Lady Jane Grey minisite.
www.britannia.com /history/monarchs/index.html   (259 words)

 §16. His "Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain". VII. Historical and Political Writers. Vol. 9. From Steele and ...
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes.
39 His Ecclesiastical History itself, massive in conception, and covering a large body of more or less unassimilated materials, does not disdain occasional resort to modern issues, and, while it remains on the whole a trustworthy book of reference, is by no means devoid of interesting and even stimulating passages.
Collier lived till 1726, being after the death of Hickes regarded as the leader of the non-jurors.
www.bartelby.com /219/0716.html   (232 words)

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The campaign for women's rights was not confined to New Zealand and dates from the publication in Great Britain in 1792 of Mary Wollstonecraft's treatise, "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" - the first publication of its kind.
Help fill the gaps in the great arterial railway to the East Coast 3.
The biography explores the persistence of certain elements in his life which were evident in the lives of his grandfather and great grandfather.
www.lycos.com /info/new-zealand-history--great-britain.html   (215 words)

 Great Britain, UK tourist information guide
Great Britain - whether you live here in the UK, or are planning a visit to England, Scotland or Wales, then this is the web site to use to get all the information you need to enjoy a holiday or business trip
For this history guide, we shall divide the period of history into four main chunks, and each of these four main chunks then subdivided into bite sized chapters that try to explain the way that things happened
The twentieth century has seen two world wars at considerable human and crippling economic cost.
www.great-britain.co.uk   (367 words)

 Modern British History Links
PUNCH was perhaps the most influential satirical journal in the British Press during the 19th and 20th centuries.
This page, based on a senior seminar given at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY is a great resource for cultural studies.
A history journal about the history of the Liberal Democrats, Britain's third party--and maybe in twenty years, one of its major parties.
suite101.com /links.cfm/british_history   (377 words)

 Great Britain: History
Taking the great out of Britain.(Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles)(Book Review)
History at University 2000.(teaching of history in universities in Great Britain)
BEYOND THE BIBLE.(history of moral education in Great Britain)
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0858458.html   (6158 words)

 Arms museum offers history of U.S., Great Britain
LOUISVILLE - Hundreds of people viewed weapons from the United States and Great Britain as the Frazier Historical Arms Museum opened its doors to the public.
The museum is a $32 million, 100,000-square-foot showcase that details the history of Great Britain and the United States through weapons and their trappings.
Gen. Sir Roger Wheeler, a trustee of the Royal Armouries, said he initially wondered about the Armouries' partnership with the Frazier museum, but he added he was pleased after seeing the results.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2004/05/24/loc_kymuseum24.html   (301 words)

 International Review of Social History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
International Review of Social History, a leading journal in its field, attempts to combine theoretical innovation with thorough research.
It also publishes book reviews, a bibliography of social history titles, and an annual supplement of specially commissioned essays on a current topic.
North America, Canada and Mexico: Order by phone (845) 353-7500 or fax (845) 353 4141 or you may phone your order direct (toll free) on 1-800-872-7423.
uk.cambridge.org /journals/ish   (143 words)

 Great Britain
Great Britain is more than just England, but trying to figure out what is what was difficult for us Americans.
Britain from Portals to the World from the Library of Congress
BBC History of Britain and their site for kids
www.waldsfe.org /unitstudies/countries/britain.htm   (327 words)

 Microtext Collections in the History of Great Britain
Excellent primary source material on the administration and history of British colonies.
Other series of published records of the Council cover earlier and later periods, but this one reveals the large share the Council played in the work of colonial administration.
Documents in the history of Great Britain and international relations from 1373-1934.
www.mtsu.edu /~library/microtxt/grbrit.html   (1677 words)

 The Naval History of Great Britain: During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars - Wal-Mart
The Naval History of Great Britain: During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars - Wal-Mart
Hardcover: The Naval History of Great Britain: During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
William M. James's Naval History is one of the most valuable works in the English language on the operation of the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
www.walmart.com /catalog/product.gsp?product_id=2055206   (654 words)

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