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 Railway & canal histories
One of the key reference works for canal history is The Canals of the British Isles, edited by Charles Hadfield (Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1950-85), 14 vols.
The Modern British Collections are a rich source for information on the railway and canal histories of the British Isles.
The foremost bibliography in the field is George Ottley, A Bibliography of British railway history.
www.bl.uk /collections/britirish/modbrirailcanhist.html   (324 words)

  
 GENUKI: United Kingdom and Ireland
The Catholic History Website is a partnership of societies and individuals with an interest in Catholic history in the British Isles since the Reformation.
Country House Database is listing of country houses in the British Isles from the late medieval period to about 1850, and their occupants.
Together, these constitute the British Isles - which is a geographical term for a group of islands lying off the north-west coast of mainland Europe.
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big   (1864 words)

  
 Religious Movements: British-Israelism/Anglo-Israelism
Others assert that the idea precipitated from a Dr. Abade of Amsterdam when he allegedly wrote in 1723, "Unless the ten tribes have flown into the air...they must be sought for in the north and west, and in the British Isles" (Orr).
British-Israelism asserts that these ten tribes migrated from the middleeast to the British Isles, thereby establishing a direct lineage from the Jews of Israel to the present day British, Americans, and Canadians.
Writers of British-Israelism contend that the Stone of Scone, which the British use in the coronation of their kings and queens, is the same stonethat coronated King David in Israel.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/britisrael.html   (2131 words)

  
 History of English
The earliest known residents of the British Isles were the Celts, who spoke Celtic languages—a separate branch of the Indo-European language family tree.
Over the centuries the British Isles were invaded and conquered by various peoples, who brought their languages and customs with them as they settled in their new lives.
The figure below shows the timeline of the history of the English language.
www.danshort.com /ie/timeline.htm   (2131 words)

  
 994 Documents about 'flyguide'
Based on the legendary guide services of the late 1800's, the guides of Tahawus are experienced outdoor professionals who will delight you with the natural history and lore of the Adirondacks.
Tahawus Limited - Adirondack outdoor adventure travel company, Lake Placid, New York, the Olympic Village, specializing in flyfishing, trout & bass, war canoe tours, and corporate team training, recreation programs Phone/Fax 518-891-4334 HISTORY OF TAHAWUS Tahawus is the original Native American name for Mount Marcy meaning the "Mountain in the Clouds".
His executive retreats and team training programs are utilized extensively by corporate groups and he has served as an adventure training instructor for both the U.S. and British Armed Forces.
www.oldtownmall.com /crazy.htm   (11590 words)

  
 Ancient British Isles
Dalriada exists to preserve and promote the culture, customs, language, mythology and folklore of the native Celtic peoples within the British Isles and Ireland.
Includes the Celtic as well as later kingdoms.
The History of Celts: a useful if graphic-intensive site discussing history, language, geography and culture of the Celtic peoples.
www.bmarch.atfreeweb.com /Ancient_Brit.htm   (778 words)

  
 British History Online
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, we aim to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.
With so much material now being published on the world wide web in either un-reviewed form, or in fee-based services, the IHR has shown its commitment to promoting the study of history by publishing these priceless resources for their historical value, cross-searchable, in one place and free of charge.
www.british-history.ac.uk   (266 words)

  
 British Crossroads
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.
history of North-Western Britain during the period 400 - 1000, emphasizing the legend of King Dunmail.
Skyelander's Scottish and Medieval History features original articles on Scottish History, Medieval History, Celtic History, Scottish Battles and Wars of England and Scotland.
www.mythiccrossroads.com /british.htm   (1039 words)

  
 Britannia: British History & Travel
The internet's most comprehensive treatment of the Times, Places, Events and People of British History.
Sometimes they led the march of history and at other times they followed in its swath.
Either way, the Saxon, English and British men and women who wear/wore the crown are colorful figures whose lives and reigns are in the spotlight in this section.
www.britannia.com   (279 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)

  
 BBC - British Isles - A User's Guide To Natural History
Although only a set of small islands, the British Isles are home to a vast variety of species and landscapes.
British Isles: A Natural History is a major new programme for BBC ONE.
Go further with the Open University: get involved and try the Great British Snail Hunt, explore the deeper issues, join the walks and other events and discover the rocks beneath our feet.
www.open2.net /naturalhistory   (221 words)

  
 British History Online
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, we aim to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.
The Victoria County History volume for this cathedral city and the two hundreds of the island is now live.
www.british-history.ac.uk   (260 words)

  
 British.html
UK and Ireland Genealogy Index - This server is a virtual library of material relating to genealogy and family history of the British Isles.
British Monarchy, The - official site, includes the royal family tree, answers to frequently asked questions and articles about the crown jewels and other subjects.
Liberal Democrat History Group - for the study of the history of UK Liberal Democrats, Liberals and Social Democrats - newsletter, meetings, publications, help with research.
www.brocku.ca /history/British.html   (976 words)

  
 Inventors from the British Isles - EnchantedLearning.com
A geologic time scale is a diagram that details the history of the Earth's geology, noting major events like the formation of the Earth, the first life forms and mass extinctions.
Because of his invention, Shaw was awarded the Order of the British Empire ("OBE") by Queen Elizabeth of England in 1965.
One horsepower equals 33,000 foot-pounds of work per minute; it is the power required to lift a total of 33,000 pounds one foot in one minute.
www.enchantedlearning.com /inventors/brit.shtml   (4410 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Become A British Isles Explorer: Software
They loved it, and it was thanks to Become a British Isles explorer that they gained an interest and an insight into this part of our history and culture.
Become a British Isles Explorer would be a good buy for children aged 7-11 years old and it would really extend their understanding of the British Isles.
Being British myself I really feel that DK have neglected a lot of facts and information that should have been included, nevertheless, I do not regret buying BECOME A BRITISH ISLES EXPLORER as it still offers some information to my children that they did not have before.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004UCNP   (844 words)

  
 The Peoples of the British Isles: A New History
Indeed, one of the main themes of British history in the modern period—that is, since the end of the seventeenth century—has been the expansion of English power and influence within the British Isles.
One is the expansion of English influence within the British Isles and the formation under English leadership of the multinational British state.
Because Britain is a multinational state that does not now include all of the peoples of the British Isles, it is important to be very careful about using labels like "English" and "British." But this is an area in which it is difficult to be perfectly consistent and to avoid irritating nationalist sensibilities.
www.lyceumbooks.com /PeoplesBritishIslesv3PF.htm   (1259 words)

  
 British Isles - History Favorites - Localités/Localities
Concise History of the British Newspaper Since 1620 (to 2000)
British History Online (from IHR and History of Parliament, sources from medieval and early modern period)
John Bull and Uncle Sam: four centuries of British-American Relations (from Library of Congress and British Library)
www.eiu.edu /~localite/britain   (944 words)

  
 Ancient British Isles
Dalriada exists to preserve and promote the culture, customs, language, mythology and folklore of the native Celtic peoples within the British Isles and Ireland.
CADW (Heritage Trust of Wales), National Trust of Scotland, English Heritage, Manx National Heritage, Ireland Heritage and the Irish Heritage Council are helpful for finding historical and prehistorical sites in the British Isles.
These pages for Isle of Man (and Isle of Man II) aren't overly useful for ancient history, but it's a start.
www.bmarch.atfreeweb.com /Ancient_Brit.htm   (778 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles : The J. P. Mass Collection: English Short Cross Coins, 1180-1247 (Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles): Books: Jeffrey P. Mass
Amazon.com: Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles : The J. Mass Collection: English Short Cross Coins, 1180-1247 (Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles): Books: Jeffrey P. Mass
Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles : The J. Mass Collection: English Short Cross Coins, 1180-1247 (Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles) (Hardcover)
British & Irish history: c 1000 to c 1500
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0197262546?v=glance   (454 words)

  
 Battle of Hastings 1066 Introduction
They are included for those who are interested in the early medieval history of the British Isles.
This site will attempt to tell the story of the British Isles from the first Roman Invasion to the fateful culmination known as the
This must surely be the one conflict that every British student and adult alike can recount - hopefully, along with the naming of the two main protagonists.
www.battle1066.com   (1161 words)

  
 Quebec 1763-1791: Terminology and Population - Readings - Quebec History
The English speaking population of the Province of Qu├ębec is referred to as the British, the Old Subjects and, more rarely, the British Americans or the English.
Protestantism, especially the established religion of the Church of England (Anglicanism), to accept ‘British laws’ (these being the reflection of British culture) as well as ‘British institutions’, especially the political institutions of England.
It was a language readily used by the British upper class and regulations in the St. Lawrence Valley were usually issued by the British Government in English and in French.
www2.marianopolis.edu /quebechistory/readings/quepop.htm   (384 words)

  
 Seventh-day Adventist Church - United Kingdom and Ireland
BUC News is a free weekly email newsletter produced by the Communication department of the British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Rex Riches' British Adventist History Book - full html version now available on the web
In the case of donations for local church use (or where the Gift Aid element can be earmarked for a particular local church), the donor has the option of selecting his or her preferred recipient church from a list.
www.adventist.org.uk   (909 words)

  
 ipedia.com: British military history Article
Battle of Hastings - Last invasion of the British Isles by a foreign force (1066)
History of Britain Chronological Ancient Britain Roman Britain Anglo-Saxon Britain Viking Britain Medieval Britain Modern Britain Geographic History of England History of Ireland History of Scotland H...
Battle of Culloden (1746) - last battle on the British mainland
www.ipedia.com /british_military_history.html   (171 words)

  
 British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
The information was extracted by volunteers from the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) and cross-checked against the different sources.
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
It complements the indexing of home children in passenger lists, another BIFHSGO project in cooperation with the National Archives of Canada.
www.bifhsgo.ca /special_projects/home_children/middlemore_old/mchild.htm   (155 words)

  
 English 205 Syllabus
ENGL 205: Writers of the British Isles meets the mission of General Education by challenging students to become critical, creative thinkers in reading, writing, and speaking.
ENGL 205: Writers of the British Isles meets the GE Aesthetics and Humanities component.
Week 1 Course introduction, Irish history, postcolonial theory, poetry terminology, William Butler Yeats
www.eou.edu /~nknowles/spring2004/engl205.html   (937 words)

  
 Military History of the British Isles & their waters
Military History of the British Isles and their waters
Battles, sieges, wars, skirmishes and other forms of conflict taking place over the centuries in the British Isles [see separate page for Ireland]
This page was last updated on: April 22, 2006
britishbattles.homestead.com /britishisles.html   (41 words)

  
 Tucson Weekly: Lectures (October 5 - October 11, 2000)
The Friends of Family History Land and Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson offer classes in October on Fridays and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.
Seminars include Methods, Forms and Organization; U.S. Vital Records; U.S. Church Records and British Isles Church Records.
UA Center for English as a Second Language building, room 103 (one building east of the Arizona State Museum).
www.tucsonweekly.com /tw/2000-10-05/l-lect.html   (470 words)

  
 Journal of Social History: Freemasonry on Both Sides of the Atlantic: Essays Concerning the Craft in the British Isles, Europe, the United States, and Mexico
Journal of Social History: Freemasonry on Both Sides of the Atlantic: Essays Concerning the Craft in the British Isles, Europe, the United States, and Mexico
Freemasonry on Both Sides of the Atlantic: Essays Concerning the Craft in the British Isles, Europe, the United States, and Mexico.
Freemasonry on Both Sides of the Atlantic: Essays Concerning the Craft in the British Isles, Europe, the United States, and Mexico
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2005/is_4_37/ai_n6097955   (558 words)

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