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  Kingdom of Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was created by the merger of the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, under the Acts of Union 1707, to create a single kingdom encompassing the whole of the island of Great Britain.
The Kingdom of Great Britain was superseded by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801 when the Kingdom of Ireland was absorbed with the enactment of the Act of Union 1800 following the suppression of the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
The Kingdom of Great Britain was ruled by a single monarch, as it had been between 1603 and 1707 (excepting the Interregnum).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kingdom_of_Great_Britain   (643 words)

  
 United Kingdom - MSN Encarta
Great Britain is the largest island in the cluster of islands, or archipelago, known as the British Isles.
The United Kingdom is bordered on the south by the English Channel, which separates it from the continent of Europe.
Britain’s dependent territories are scattered throughout the world and are the remains of the former British Empire.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553483/United_Kingdom.html   (2268 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).
Great political leaders of the late 18th cent., such as the earl of Chatham (see Chatham, William Pitt, 1st earl of) and his son William Pitt, could not govern in disregard of the crown.
Britain’s sometimes stormy relationship with the EU was heightened in 1996 when an outbreak of “mad cow disease” (see prion) in England led the EU to ban the sale of British beef; the crisis eased when British plans for controlling the disease were approved by the EU.
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 United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to the United Kingdom or the UK) is a union occupying part of the British Isles in northwestern Europe, comprised of the constituent entities 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.
At the April 2001 UK Census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom   (6618 words)

  
 Kingdom of Great Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Kingdom of Great Britain, also sometimes known as the 'United Kingdom of Great Britain', was created by the merging of the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England under the 1707 Act of Union to create a single kingdom encompassing the whole of Great Britain.
Scotland and England were given seats in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords of the new parliament.
The Kingdom of Great Britain was superseded by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801 when the Kingdom of Ireland was absorbed with the enactment of the Act of Union 1801.
www.sugarland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Kingdom_of_Great_Britain   (326 words)

  
 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Besides the largest islands Great Britain (divided into England, Scotland and Wales) and Ireland we should mention the Isle of Wight off the southern coast of England, the Isles of Scilly off the extreme south-west, Anglesey off North Wales, the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea.
King Alfred the Great (849-901) was successful in stopping their influence in the southern parts of the country, nevertheless the Danish wars wiped out many villages and the peasants suffered most.
Britain was not able to prevent this because of its weak land forces.
www.maturita.cz /referaty/anglictina/united_kingdom_of_great_britain_.htm   (2483 words)

  
 United Kingdom / Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Great Britain is the term used for the island containing the contiguous nations¹ of England, Scotland and Wales.
Great Britain is used to distinguish Britain from Brittania Minor, or Brittany, in France.
The term "Great Britain" was officially used only after King James I (who was also James VI of Scotland) acceded to the throne of England and Wales in 1603, styling himself King of Great Britain, although legislative union between Scotland and England did not take place until 1707.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/scotland/britain.html   (432 words)

  
 UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND - LoveToKnow Article on UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Great Britain was employed as a formal designation from the time of the union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland in 1707.
United Kingdom, in which the most important statistics are summarized for each of the fifteen years preceding 2,204,756 the year of issue.
The United Kingdom is subdivided into 7 commands and 12 districts, the commands under a lieutenant-general or general as commander-in-chief and the districts under brigadier-generals.
34.1911encyclopedia.org /U/UN/UNITED_KINGDOM_OF_GREAT_BRITAIN_AND_IRELAND.htm   (6310 words)

  
 Great Britain, the British Isles, the United Kingdom, British Islands
The term "Great Britain" came into being when England and Scotland became a single kingdom under King James VI of Scotland who also became King James I of England, after the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603.
Therefore, the United Kingdom of Great Britain, used to indicate the political union of England, Scotland and Wales, was expanded, in the 20th century, to include Northern Ireland: the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" as it now appears on passports.
They are a group of islands off the northwest coast of Europe consisting of Great Britain, the whole of Ireland, the Orkney and Shetland Islands, the Isle of Man, the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Wight, the Scilly Islands, Lundy Island, the Channel Islands and many other smaller islands.
www.know-britain.com /general/great_britain.html   (1236 words)

  
 Wikinfo | United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
In the 1707 Act of Union, the separate kingdoms of England and Scotland (though having shared the same monarch since 1603) agreed to permanent union as the Kingdom of Great Britain.
With the formation of 32 Irish counties into the Irish Free State, with six northern Irish counties remaining part of the United Kingdom as Northern Ireland, in 1922, the country was renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1927.
Britain (England) has been described as a land without music, but it supports a number of major orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and its several music colleges have helped to teach many well known musicians.
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 Kingdom of Great Britain Vocabulary @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Kingdom of Great Britain was a state in Western Europe, in existence from 1707 to 1800.
From 1707 a joint British throne replaced the English and Scottish thrones and a joint Parliament of Great Britain replaced the Parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of England.
Although Scotland's representation in both houses was smaller than its population indicated it should have been, representation in parliament was at that time based not on population but on taxation, and Scotland was given a greater number of MPs than its share of taxation warranted.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Kingdom_of_Great_Britain   (366 words)

  
 History of GREAT BRITAIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The inhabitants of Britain - the island containing England, Wales and Scotland - live in a state of some confusion over their group identity.
It becomes official in 1800, in the Act of Union with Ireland, when the enlarged kingdom is called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Britain in the early 18th century is the scene of a strong reaction against the self-indulgence of baroque architecture, replacing it with the clear-cut classical lines of Palladio.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab07   (2320 words)

  
 About Britain - The United Kingdom of Great Britain
Britain ranks 20th in the world in terms of population size.
It is the northern part of the island of Britain situated between latitudes 54º38' and 60º51' north and longitude 1º45' and 6º14' west.
It is the third of the land mass of Britain and accounts for 10 percent of the British population.
www.britain4kiwikids.org.nz /about/theuk.html   (1098 words)

  
 TGOL - Great Britain
The Great Britain stranded on the shores of Dundrum Bay.
Retaining her name, the Great Britain was now intended for the Australian emigration run, and for this purpose her passengers accommodations were altered to 50 people in First Class and 680 in Third.
The Great Britain did not see much action out of the ordinary, but one voyage was interrupted to claim the uninhabited island of St. Martin for the Empire.
www.greatoceanliners.net /greatbritain.html   (1755 words)

  
 AUE: Britain/Great Britain/United Kingdom &c: Some Common Confusions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A geographical term referring to the islands off the north-west coast of continental Europe, including the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, groups such as the outer and inner Hebrides, Shetlands and Orkneys, and countless others.
It also forms part of the official title of the United Kingdom, in which case it means the political entities of England, Scotland, Wales, including the offshore islands which belong to those countries.
The north-east portion of the island of Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, and is officially called Northern Ireland.
alt-usage-english.org /english_british_uk_et_al.shtml   (1311 words)

  
 The Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The eldest son of a monarch is from birth Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, Great Steward of Scotland.
The children of a sovereign, the children of his/her sons and the oldest son of the oldest son of a Prince of Wales are Royal Highness, Prince/Princess of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
www.nettyroyal.nl /britain.html   (900 words)

  
 England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Britain is the island, comprising the main territory of the United Kingdom, and consisting of England, Scotland, and Wales.
One problem is that the terms Britain and British are often used to refer to the whole of the UK, and not just Great Britain.
The Kingdom of Britain merged with the Kingdom of Ireland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 1 January 1801.
www.henman.ca /paul/england.htm   (667 words)

  
 1993 Human Rights Report: UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Britain has two established churches legally recognized as official churches of the State: in England the (Anglican) Church of England, and in Scotland the (Presbyterian) Church of Scotland.
The Home Secretary may exclude from Great Britain anyone connected with terrorism in Northern Ireland, unless that person was born in Great Britain or has been resident there for 3 years.
The compatibility with Great Britain's international undertakings of parts of the recent legislation affecting unions has been subject to challenges by the TUC in various European and international bodies (see below and also Section 5).
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /ERC/democracy/1993_hrp_report/93hrp_report_eur/UnitedKingdomNorthernIreland.html   (8492 words)

  
 Concluding Observations/Comments - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Committee considered the fifth periodic report submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (CCPR/C/UK/99/5) and the fourth and fifth combined report on the Overseas Territories of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (CCPR/C/UKOT/5) at its 1960th to 1963rd meetings, held on 17 and 18 October 2001.
The Committee has examined the reports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and on the Overseas Territories of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
OVERSEAS TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF The Committee welcomes the abolition of the death penalty for all offences in all of the overseas territories; it notes its retention in the Turks and Caicos Islands for piracy and treason.
www.law.wits.ac.za /humanrts/hrcommittee/uk2001.html   (3092 words)

  
 World Directory of National Parliamentary Libraries - About the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The United Kingdom is also responsible for security and external affairs of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, which are Crown dependencies and not part of the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom is committed to the defence of the Islanders' right to live under a government of their own choosing.
The United Kingdom is committed to honouring the wishes of the people of Gibraltar as to their future, as set out in the 1969 Gibraltar Constitution.
www.bundestag.de /bic/bibliothek/library/kingd3.html   (432 words)

  
 Concluding Observations/Comments - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Concerning a question on the lower living standards of women in the United Kingdom, which was included in the statement received by the Committee from non-governmental women's organizations, the representative replied that most people lived in families and that their living standards were thus family living standards.
In the reply, the legislation was said to be adequate; however, the continued exploitation of women in the media by means of sexually explicit pictures was a grave concern and needed to be remedied.
Regarding the position that the United Kingdom occupied within EEC in terms of the percentage ratio of women and men in Parliament, she said the United Kingdom ranked seventh among the 12 member States.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/cedaw/uk1993.html   (5742 words)

  
 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Emirates Human Rights Practices, 1995   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) is a longstanding, constitutional monarchy with a democratic, parliamentary government elected in periodic, multiparty elections and an independent judiciary.
Following some widely publicized prison escapes in Great Britain, the Home Office in January drafted a plan that stressed prison "security as the overriding priority." Prison facilities and regimes vary depending on location, with the best conditions found in prisons in northern Ireland.
Discrimination on the basis of religion is only illegal in Great Britain when its effect is to discriminate against a member of a minority ethnic group.
www.usemb.se /human/human95/unitedki.htm   (6993 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The term Great Britain seems to have first been used in the reign of King James I of England (James VI of Scotland) to refer to the separate kingdoms (England and Scotland) on the same landmass that were ruled over by the same monarch.
The 'United Kingdom of Great Britain' was formed in 1707 by the Act of Union that created a single kingdom with a single Parliament (Westminster).
The United Kingdom of Great Britain lasted until 1801 when Ireland was formally incorporated and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was formed.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A2027008   (1971 words)

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