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  England - Wikipedia
England (formerly the Kingdom of England up to its merger with Scotland in 1707, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain) is the largest and most densely populated of the nations that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
England comprises most of the southern half of the island of Great Britain, bordered to the north by Scotland and to the west by Wales.
According to the 2001 census the population of England was 49,138,831.
www.web-dictionary.org /encyclopedia/en/England.html   (369 words)

England, as a significant political entity, ceased to exist with the Act of Union with the Kingdom of Scotland in 1707, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain.
England comprises most of the 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 around 49 million inhabitants, of which roughly a tenth are from non-White ethnic groups.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/e/en/england.html   (2300 words)

 England Information - TextSheet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
England is the largest, the most populous, and the most densely populated of the nations that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
England, as a significant political entity, ceased to exist with the Act of Union 1707, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain.
England is both the most populous and the most ethnically diverse country in the United Kingdom with around 49 million inhabitants, of which roughly a tenth are from non-White ethnic groups.
www.digicoaster.sferahost.com /encyclopedia/e/en/england.html   (990 words)

 England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The country of England (as distinct from the states and provinces which had occupied the same territory at earliertimes) formed through the gradual merging of the Angle, Saxon and Jute kingdoms duringthe 7th to 9th centuries.
England comprises most of the southern two-thirds of the island of GreatBritain, plus offshore islands of which the largest is the Isle ofWight.
England is both the most populous and the most ethnically diverse nation in the United Kingdom with around 49 millioninhabitants, of which roughly a tenth are from non-White ethnic groups.
www.therfcc.org /rfcc/england-584.html   (2061 words)

 England Article, England Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
England is the largest, the most populous, and the most densely populated country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and NorthernIreland, occupying the south-eastern portion of the island of GreatBritain.
From the late 13th century, the neighbouring principality of Wales was joined to England, and gradually came to be a part of that kingdom for most legalpurposes, although in the modern era it is more usually thought of as a separate nation (fielding, for example, its own athletic teams).
England ceased to be an independent political entity with the Actof Union with the Kingdom of Scotland in 1707, which created the Kingdom of GreatBritain.
www.anoca.org /english/britain/england.html   (2780 words)

 The things we dont like   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Not so in England, not only must you wait a full term of office (up to 5 years) they are protected with Libel laws of there own making, so unless you have a great deal of money and are willing to chance it in court the lies continue.
Politics in England is sick, very sick, and needs a change from the old boys/girls club to a non party system where liars are penalised and thrown out of office.
But England does not suffer the extremes of weather that other parts of the world does, It does suffer rapid changes and it is why visitors will find that the English are preoccupied with the weather, it is often brought into conversation, and perplexes many people from other countries.
www.xtal.info /england/page5.html   (677 words)

Paulin thought Hazlitt maybe saw the British political system as being really a republic with a monarchy dangling off it, or maybe it was just wishful thinking on behalf of a dissenter who had Napoleon the destroyer of European monarchs as his hero.
The engaged political gusto of these speeches recalls the history of such acts where, at its best, in the rapid whirl of events, we get lifted up from the depths of woe to the highest contemplations on human life.
The ability of Hazlittian dissent to bring together philosophy, history, drama, politics, the visual arts and literary criticism offers a suggestive alternative to po-mo. The roots are Unitarianism and are perhaps as interesting a place for plain speaking revolutionary left wingers to regroup as any other.
www.3ammagazine.com /politica/2003/apr/englands_missing_critic.html   (2357 words)

 Gulliver's Travels Summary by Jonathan Swift
Politics 2: Gulliver requests his freedom from the Emperor of Lilliput, however, is turned down.
Politics 12: Gulliver explains a bit of English politics to his master when he explains the differences between horses and humans.
Politics 13: Gulliver begins to explore the differences in politics between England and Houyhnhnm, beginning with the rule by reason.
www.bookrags.com /notes/gt/TOP3.htm   (839 words)

 New Statesman: How the rich rule politics again - England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The strengthening of oligarchy is a direct consequence of the poverty of democratic politics.
Politics is cash poor compared to the rest of the society.
A calculation quoted by the political writer Nicholas Lehman in the New Yorker last month showed that a middle-income family would pay $453 less a year in federal taxes, while a family in the top 1 per cent of earners would pay $46,072 less.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FQP/is_4530_130/ai_72703161   (1389 words)

 Politics for Little England
The British media is not biased in favour of England, the BBC in particular has a very high proportion of Scottish and Welsh voices, it sometimes smacks of tokenism.
England is a natural entity, a language community, the borders of England enclosed all those people who spoke English as their mother tongue and very few who didn't (Cornwall is perhaps the only English colony).
England had a form of democracy before it was a Christian country.
www.mwillett.org /Politics/politics4.htm   (2328 words)

 University of the West of England, Bristol - Politics - November 2001 - Q472/2001
However, joint honours Politics students are not expected to engage the subject with the breadth and depth of the single honours student.
Students on the politics award at UWE should have the opportunity to develop both their knowledge and their understanding of the core concepts in the discipline and to enhance their skills.
The quality of education in politics at the University of the West of England, Bristol is approved.
www.qaa.ac.uk /reviews/reports/subjectLevel/q472_01_textonly.htm   (5130 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Dismembering the Body Politic: Partisan Politics in England's Towns, 1650-1730   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
My estimate is that Halliday's work needs to be read by political historians of England.
England's civil wars in the 1640s broke apart a society that had been used to political consensus.
Though all sought unity after the wars ended, a new kind of politics developed--one based on partisan division, arising first in urban communities, not at Parliament.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0521526043   (369 words)

 Sport England Imposes Winter Freeze
Sports politics: Sport England's new chairman Patrick Carter has imposed a three -month freeze on lottery funding to allow a period of "stock-taking" within the organisation.
British sport is facing another financial squeeze after Sport England's new chairman last night imposed a three-month freeze on lottery funding to allow a period of "stock-taking" within the organisation.
In the past five years Sport England has seen the lottery money it allocates fall from a high of £268m in 1997-8 to a projected £170m for 2002-3.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/12-16-2002-32347.asp   (376 words)

 Italian Pastoral Opera and Pastoral Politics in England, 1705-1712
Moreover, as the owners were considered metaphorical “shepherds” within their landscaped pastoral environments, the portrayal of them as shepherds through literature, sketches, and paintings was a blatant promotion of their right to exploit the land and rule over those of lesser status, in imitation of foreign despotism.
Since pastoral in England was equated with the English environment, the pastoral genre symbolically represented an outward manifestation of political power, where the cultural views imbued in the poetry reflected the patron as being either a friend of despotism, or a friend to civil liberty.
Moreover, as pastoral in England was directly associated with country estates, to associate Italian pastoral opera with the seats of British political and financial power was thus perceived to be a threat of the fashionable elite imposing despotism and papacy over the civil liberties of those of lesser status.
www.discourses.ca /v5n2a2.html   (3917 words)

 New England Council :: Initiatives :: Politics & Eggs
Since its inception in 1996, "Politics and Eggs" has hosted nearly every major party presidential candidate, fast becoming a "must-stop" on the presidential campaign trail.
In fact, the NBC television show "The West Wing" featured "Politics and Eggs" on a recent episode and even had candidates signing wooden eggs.
"Politics and Eggs" operates as a partnership between The New England Council and the New Hampshire Political Library and relies on the generosity of sponsors to offer this program at no cost to our guests.
www.newenglandcouncil.com /politicsEggs.php   (111 words)

 The Independent (London, England): PARLIAMENT & POLITICS: INTERVIEWING - Hague turns the tables to sink ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
On one side was a man who had occupied one of the most powerful positions in British politics, a well known conservative who has often made Tony Blair squirm.
But when Sir David Frost, doyen of the TV interviewing trade, was quizzed by the former Tory leader yesterday, there was only one prizefighter left standing at the end.
The encounter, the centrepiece of Cancer Research UK's annual "Turn the Tables" lunch at the Savoy Hotel in London, was strictly for charity but certainly allowed Mr Hague the...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:93175704&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (213 words)

 BBC News | UK Politics | Devolving England
The Campaign for Yorkshire to establish a parliament for England's largest county was launched earlier this week.
The Yorkshire campaign, spearheaded by local politicians and trade unions, insists the county is the best place for England's first regional assembly because of its strong regional identity and "undisputed boundaries".
The campaign has met with organisations from different parts of England who are also seeking devolution, including their neighbours in the north east.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/298391.stm   (1221 words)

 Plagiarism, politics and England's setting sun by Seth Rogovoy
The wave of political and electoral reform, writes King, is moving in entirely the wrong direction.
What we need to fix our political system, suggests King, are measures to strengthen the ability of our elected officials to focus on their work and to reduce the pressure on them to run permanent campaigns.
Perhaps because he is a Canadian living in Great Britain, King stops short of recommending a wholesale shift toward the parliamentary system that most of the world's democratic nations seem to favor, for fear of having his suggestions be dismissed out of hand as the ravings of a mad Brit.
www.berkshireweb.com /rogovoy/other/england.html   (861 words)

 England. Who is England? What is England? Where is England? Definition of England. Meaning of England.
Egbert of Wessex (d.839) is often regarded as the first king of all England, though his true title was Bretwalda (literally, "King of Britain").
She doen't even know my name but there was something about her that gave me buterflys in my stomach, and when we left the hotel b/c of huracaine emily i felt sick with out her.
So if any one knows adout a girl name Haliey that lives somewere in England please email me. Her mom is not maried now but could of been and her mom is a little big but
www.knowledgerush.com /kr/jsp/db/viewWiki.jsp?title=England   (1178 words)

 Politics | Has Middle England fallen out of love with Blair?
Health, education and the domestic agenda have been pushed into a political second division, lost in the maelstrom since 11 September, war in Afghanistan and military action against Saddam Hussein.
He wants plans for 50 such city academies in disadvantaged areas to be expanded to 250, making up 10 per cent of all schools in England.
Kennedy, himself, watching the count live on TV in his flat with his wife Sarah - who, unusually, accompanied him on the campaign trail in Brent East - and aides Anna Werrin and Jackie Rowley, did not let himself believe it until the result was announced a little before 3am.
politics.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4757965-110252,00.html   (1736 words)

 Do Politics : England
The same message was repeated over and over; politics is important, too important perhaps to be left to politicians, a bunch of people in suits fighting their own little battles.
'Politics is my world and we cant give up on it as much as we might want to.' And like Zahra, most felt that voting, though flawed, seemed a good place to start in the struggle to make things better.
The Do Politics team, works with the Princes Trust Team Programme to deliver workshops explaining how politics affects the lives of young people and why it is important for them to participate in our democracy.
www.dopolitics.org.uk /Regions/England.cfm   (720 words)

 England and France
Topics will include the changing idea of divine right monarchy, the theory and practise of state justice at the village level, popular politics in the English Revolution, the emergence of a new public sphere through journalism and political clubs, and the rise of outspoken political criticism in the early decades of the eighteenth century.
Coursework is focused on learning to analyze primary documents in light of the social, economic, and political history of the age.
James I of England, Robert Filmer, and Thomas Hobbes all insist on the right of a powerful sovereign to rule the state; but each has different ideas about where the sovereign's authority comes from, and what its limits might be.
www.georgetown.edu /faculty/schneidz/Engfra.html   (926 words)

 Lecture 14: The Language of Politics -- England and the French Revolution
A pamphlet war is one manifestation of "an alternative structure of politics." In the late 1780s, and throughout the 1790s, the number of pamphlets rose dramatically.
All politics did was to make man less of an individual and more a part of that brute machine of oppression.
In political associations, the object of each man, is to identify his creed with that of his neighbor.
www.historyguide.org /intellect/lecture14a.html   (4083 words)

 Cultural Politics in Fifteenth-Century England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This volume is an analysis of the development of cultural politics in Lancastrian England.
It focusses on Duke Humphrey of Gloucester, brother of Henry V and Protector of England during Henry VI's minority.
Particular attention is dedicated to Humphrey's donations to the University of Oxford and to his relations with English poets and translators, such as John Lydgate and Thomas Hoccleve, highlighting his contribution towards the making of the nation's cultural autonomy.
www.brill.nl /product.asp?ID=18102   (221 words)

 ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
5.22 Tittler, Robert,The Reformation and the Towns in England: Politics and Political Culture, c.1540-1640(Oxford: Clarendon, 1998).
POLITICS 6.1 Archer, Ian W., "The London Lobbies in the later Sixteenth Century," Historical Journal31 (1988): 17-44.
Ward, eds.,The Country and the City Revisited: England and the Politics of Culture, 1550-1850(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp.
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 Wesley J. Smith on Cloning & New England Journal of Medicine on NRO
With this editorial pronouncement, the New England Journal of Medicine effectively ceased to be an objective scientific/medical journal — at least on the issue of human cloning and embryonic stem-cell research.
In becoming so blatantly political, it has undercut its crucial role as a dispassionate and credible arbiter of reliable medical information.
In doing so, they have undermined their own reputation for probity, credibility, and scientific objectivity — the very qualities the editors have tried to appeal to as they strive to defeat what they claim is an ignorant drive to outlaw SCNT human cloning.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-smith073103.asp   (1216 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Politics Without Democracy: England, 1815-1918 (Blackwell Classic Histories of England S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Politics Without Democracy provides an entertaining and highly original view of how Britain made a peaceful transition to representative democracy - a change characterized in other countries by convulsive and bloody civil strife.
Professor Bentley takes the reader into the minds of the politicians of the day, men such as Wellington, Peel, Disraeli, Salisbury and Asquith, as they and their colleagues did their best to control, manipulate (and often retard) the onset of "democracy".
Combining a deep personal knowledge of political history with the latest research he presents a highly original account of how Britain was transformed from a society governed by the landed gentry to one responsive to the pressures of the newly-industrialized masses.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0631218130   (580 words)

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