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  Matter of Britain - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Arthurian legend or the Matter of Britain is a name given collectively to the legends that concern the Celtic and legendary history of the British Isles, centering around King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table.
The name distinguishes and relates the Matter of Britain from the mythological themes taken from classical antiquity, the "matter of Rome", and the tales of the paladins of Charlemagne and their wars with the Moors and Saracens, which constituted the "matter of France".
While Arthur is the chief subject of the Matter of Britain, other lesser-known legendary history of the British Isles, including Brutus of Britain, Old King Cole, King Lear, and Gogmagog is also included in the subjects covered by the Matter of Britain: see King of the Britons.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Matter_of_Britain   (358 words)

  
 Qwika - similar:Britain
Britain Yearly Meeting is the umbrella body for the Religious Society of Friends in Britain (England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man).
Britain was the target of invasion by forces of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire several times during its history.
In the Matter of Britain, the Civil War of the Two Brothers was a war between Mempricius and his brother, Malin, the sons of Maddan, high king of the Britons.
www.qwika.com /rels/Britain   (1439 words)

  
 Representations of Britain
Although modern Britain is still the land of the Royal family, Cream teas, British breakfast and landladies, but it is also the land of Balti curry, of Danish lager, American jeans and Korean trainers.
I also believe that in `coming at' Britain from a ‘level of representations’ perspective will facilitate the conception of the existence of Britain on a not just a range of levels, but also within a range of existences wherein is located the reality of contested cultural phenomena.
Thus, Britain does not spontaneously sort itself out into kinds, causal hierarchies, discrete spheres; on the contrary, it is we who do all this by talking and writing about Britain.
members.tripod.com /~warlight/STONE.html   (2319 words)

  
 §6. The “matter of France,” “of Britain,” and “of Rome”. XIII. Metrical Romances, ...
The “matter of France,” “of Britain,” and “of Rome”;.
In the “matter of Britain” the English had a better right to share.
The “matter of Rome the great,” that is, classical antiquity, is well represented in English.
www.bartleby.com /211/1306.html   (774 words)

  
 ORB: Arthur's Britain Bibliography
DA 670.W49 T63 1987 2 THE CELTS AND CELTIC BRITAIN 2 Chadwick, Nora K. The British heroic age: the Welsh and the men of the North.
DA 28.1.A84 1982 4 Collingwood, R.C. Roman Britain and the English Settlements.
The history of the Kings of Britain Translated with an introduction by Lewis Thorpe.
www.the-orb.net /bibliographies/arthur.html   (2649 words)

  
 Britain’s Resident Neocon
In addition to all this, Britain could be said to have suffered from an inveterate national complacency born of being an island which has never been invaded and of the chauvinistic sense that the British enjoy a providential destiny.
Consider her contention that Britain is now at the mercy of Islamist extremism because of the country’s uncritical embrace of multiculturalism.
For if Britain truly is in the state of terminal decay she alleges it to be, then there is no longer an established British national identity and way of life for minorities to accommodate themselves to.
www.arabnews.com /?page=7§ion=0&article=84248&d=23&m=6&y=2006&pix=opinion.jpg&category=Opinion   (1377 words)

  
 Kim Newman & Eugene Byrne Alternate History Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The stories follow the fortunes of a number of characters from the initial Occupation through to the end of the 20th century.
KandE are in St Helier, Jersey, doing SERIOUS HISTORICAL RESEARCH, looking at life in one of the only bits of Britain to have been occupied by the Germans during the war.
The poster is trying to persuade people to join a Waffen SS unit of British volunteers which was being raised to fight on the Russian front.
www.angelfire.com /ak2/newmanbyrne/matter.html   (316 words)

  
 Romano-celts And Roman Britain - Ancient Roman Empire Forums
As Roman Britain is also an oustanding example of a military province, this could interest military buffs.
I was going to suggest Arthur as a likely separate thread,given that the "Matter of Britain" (as the "return of the once and future king" is called) is both a sub-roman Brythonic historical "epoch" and quite distinctly a national legend.Might be best to keep Arthur in a "controlled zone" so posting doesnt become too romantic.
Britain was perhaps more of a co-operative society than a truly romanised part of the empire, something that survives in the mind-set of britons today I think.
www.unrv.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=3537   (1124 words)

  
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But these narratives in the 'cycle of Britain' had an even deeper aim: embodied in their mythical pre-history of Britain is a set of themes that define an impressively original interpretation of morality and human nature, a world-view which served as the primary inheritance and context for subsequent British literature.
Unlike the Olympian myth, for instance, in the Matter of Britain the theme of victory by combat is tempered with an inevitable aftermath of sadness.
In the tradition of the Matter of Britain, this chaotic split that divides the knights of the Round Table leads inexorably to Arthur's death and the end of his realm.
www.fordham.edu /philosophy/davenport/texts/britain.htm   (20098 words)

  
 King Arthur
The cause of the death of Arthur, was the adultery of Lancelot and Guinevere, the disappearance of the Grail from Britain and the betrayal and treason of Mordred, his son by his half-sister Morgawse.
Then it was, that the magnanimous Arthur, with all the kings and military force of Britain, fought against the Saxons.
Though the Roman legions may have left Britain in AD 410, the general population of mixed Romans and Celts, would have had generations of Roman law, education, culture and way of life.
www.timelessmyths.com /arthurian/arthur.html   (3673 words)

  
 Long Distance Paths and Promoted Routes in Britain - The Ramblers' Association
There are hundreds of long distance walking routes in Great Britain and many more shorter local waymarked routes, covering every corner of the land and varying in length from short health walks up to lengthy trails of 1000km/600 miles or more.
Promoted routes in Britain have largely developed from the extensive network of public rights of way and other local footpaths open to the public (see An Introduction to Walking in Britain).
In Britain, the E-paths are being implemented by the Long Distance Walkers Association.
www.ramblers.org.uk /info/paths   (2776 words)

  
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The attackers had planned to ignite a peroxide-based solution using a camera flash or another electronic device and were plotting a practice run of the attack within the next two days, British authorities said.
The officials spoke of the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.
Britain's Home Secretary, John Reid, said if the terrorist plan had been carried out, it would have caused death "on an unprecedented scale." Reid said British police and government are confident the main suspects in the alleged terror plot were taken into custody.
www.news10.net /storyfull2.aspx?storyid=19266   (713 words)

  
 Chronology of Magnetospheric Exploration
1588 The "Spanish Armada," a fleet attacking Britain, is destroyed by the British navy and by storms.
For the first time Britain is able to claim part of the American continent.
Britain's colonies in America achieve a growing degree of self-sufficiency.
www.phy6.org /Education/whchron2.html   (2839 words)

  
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So, no matter what you ask for, it always ends up in that and the purpose is defeated.
As you may or may not know, it is very important for a woman to feel a sense of security in a relationship, to feel protected when she's with a man. This is true no matter how powerful or successful she is, and comes back to what I call defining authority in a relationship.
Looks matter in the dating game and never more so that in the media-savvy world we live in today.
www.slinky.com.au /articles/Hi-tech-dating-on-high-in-Britain.htm   (11016 words)

  
 Merrie Haskell's King Arthur Site: The Legend
It was he who supposedly invited the Saxons into Britain, to aid in repelling the invasions of the Picts.
Depending on the version of the story, the unification of the petty kings was as easy as forming a Round Table where everyone was equal in the eyes of the King and had a voice in the affairs of the realm, or as difficult as beating the rebellious leaders into submission.
After this was accomplished, the united forces of Romano-Celtic Britain began the long and arduous task of fighting the Saxons.
www-personal.umich.edu /~merrie/Arthur/story.html   (2883 words)

  
 DEVELOPMENT: Ask What Britain Can Do for Africa
Britain has made such international effort the centrepiece of its agenda as head of G8 this year, and plans to do so under its European Union presidency in the second half of this year.
Britain has been going the opposite way from reforms recommended by the Commission for Africa on some fronts, Hilary says.
Britain has sought a voluntary and not a binding code for the regulation of corporations, Hilary said.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=27890   (854 words)

  
 Matter of Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Matter of Britain is a name given collectively to the legends that concern the Celtic and legendary history of the British Isles, centering around King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table.
In more recent years, the trend has been to attempt to link the tales of King Arthur and his knights with Celtic mythology, usually in highly romanticized, early twentieth century reconstructed versions.
The Stability of Matter: From Atoms to Stars: Selecta of Elliott H. Lieb
www.abacci.com /wikipedia/topic.aspx?cur_title=Arthurian_Legend   (309 words)

  
 Freemuse: Britain at War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
I think it is probably true to say that it is not a matter in Britain of the central state saying, "you can't play this".
Britain is quite often seen as a place where censorship doesn't occur but it certainly does.
During the Golf war in Britain I think it was very hard to resist the war and not be tainted with being a supporter of Saddam Hussein.
www.freemuse.org /sw6638.asp   (3155 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Britain in the Second World War: Books: Mark Donnelly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
World War Two was the defining episode for twentieth century history, and indeed for much of the war Britain was by far the most important nation of the allies.
Structured around themes such as "Wartime Media" and "Britain and its Allies," the book covers the major historical debates of these areas--including Britain's commitment to remain in the conflict until unconditional surrender and the effect of war on the status of women.
The most significant political developments in Britain during the second world war followed the formation of a new coalition government under Winston Churchill in May 1940.
www.amazon.com /Britain-Second-World-Mark-Donnelly/dp/0415174260   (803 words)

  
 Cadency in the Matter of Britain
I have turned now to a study of a selection of mediaeval coats of arms, the bearers of which should be familiar to all: the characters of the Matter of Britain-the story of King Arthur.
Its members, especially Sir Gawaine, are among the oldest characters in the Matter of Britain, and are in-laws of King Arthur.
In fact, most of the Matter of Britain after the quest for the Sangreal is the story of the feud of the house of Benwick and the house of Orkney.
pages.ripco.net /~clevin/artarms.html   (2083 words)

  
 Britain sees a climate crisis
LONDON -- Raising the stakes in the global warming dispute with the United States and China, Britain issued a sweeping report Monday warning that the Earth faces a calamity on the scale of the world wars and the Great Depression unless urgent action is taken.
But Blair and the report also said that no matter what Britain, the United States and Japan do, the battle cannot succeed without deciding when and how to control greenhouse gas emissions by such fast-industrializing giants as China and India.
Britain is one of only a few industrialized nations whose greenhouse gas emissions have fallen in the last 15 years, the United Nations said.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /national/290544_warming31.html   (1461 words)

  
 The Sacred Fire - Celtic Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Quest For Arthur's Britain examines the historical foundations of the Arthurian tradition, and then, in five archaeological chapters, presents the results of excavations to date at Cadbury (reputed site of Camelot), Tintagel, Glastonbury, and less-known places.
In this magnificent treasure trove of medieval Arthurian legend, Hopkins brings to life the great medieval story-cycle known as the Matter of Britain, drawing on the romance masterpieces of such writers as Geoffrey of Monmouth, Chretien de Troyes, and Sir Thomas Malory.
In Chronicles of King Arthur, Andrea Hopkins brings to life the great medeval story-cycle known as the Matter of Britain, drawing on the romance masterpieces of such writers as Geoffrey of Monmouth, Sir Thomas Malory, and Chretien de Troyes.
www.sacredfire.net /books_arthur.html   (1056 words)

  
 Calls for Presentations, Papers, Publications: Mr. Merlin's Neighborhood: The Matter of Britain on TV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Merlin's Neighborhood: The Matter of Britain on TV Calls for Presentations, Papers, Publications
of Britain is a fascinating world, which includes animated series (most recently discussed by Michael Salda), comedies, documentaries, dramas, made-for-television movies, science fiction series, and westerns in addition to the expected action adventure and fantasy series.
The purpose of this panel is to let the spotlight shine briefly on this ephemeral cousin to Arthurian film and allow those who know these works most intimately to share them with the wider audience that they deserve.
www.unm.edu /~loboblog/mort/archives/008375.html   (276 words)

  
 Why does Britain appease the Muslims?
Both Britain and Australia have suffered from Muslim bombings but in Britain there is no end to the appeasement -- as we see here and here.
Britain has to BE the good guy it promotes itself as being.
It is basically Britain's moral claims that eventually brought isolationist America to its side in two world wars (Yes.
www.bloggernews.net /2006/07/why-does-britain-appease-muslims.html   (975 words)

  
 UK Travel: London, Britain, Wales, Scotland
It's packed with all sorts of useful travel information including dimensional drawings, floor plans, detailed neighborhood maps, as well as timelines, charts, walks, drives and even popular bus routes.
There is no shortage of people and publishers eager to tell you what to see, where to stay, how much to pay and how to get around London.
Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget.
britannia.com /travel/guide/londonbooks   (283 words)

  
 The Vulgate Rewrite
P M Matarasso, in the introduction to her translation of the Queste, actually describes it as an ‘anti-romance’: "The stage is the same and so are the players, but all the accepted values are inverted."[6] The Vulgate writers were not won over.
They adopted the Matter of Britain, not because it was a suitable vehicle for their teachings, but precisely in order to subvert a propaganda weapon aimed at themselves.
Mordred’s earliest appearance as Arthur’s enemy is in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain, for which, as usual, that writer had a source, the Camlann entry in the Welsh Annals which says both Arthur and ‘Medraut’ died in that battle, though it doesn’t specify that they were on opposite sides.
www.hereticemperor.co.uk /VulgRewrt.html   (2027 words)

  
 Howard: repeat the line, answer no questions - OpinionWebDiaryArchive2003 - www.smh.com.au
What Britain did "is a matter for Britain".
He was even evasive on a matter he HAD been candid about - his support for the new Bush doctrine of pre-emptive attack.
It was a deeply unsatisfactory performance, one which deliberately avoided addressing the matter of most concern to most Australians - the dangers of acting outside UN authority.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/03/13/1047431141954.html   (622 words)

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