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  Royal Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the 19th century the Royal Navy enforced a ban on the slave trade and the suppression of piracy.
In the latter stages of the Cold War, the Royal Navy was reconfigured with three anti-submarine warfare aircraft carriers and a force of small frigates and destroyers.
The Royal Navy is established under the royal prerogative and the head of the Royal Navy, known as the Lord High Admiral, is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (who is the overall head of the UK Armed Forces).
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 Royal Navy - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Royal Navy
Alfred the Great established a navy in the 9th century, and by the 13th century there was already an official styled ‘keeper of the king's ships’.
During the 18th century the Royal Navy successfully vied for maritime supremacy with the French navy, leading Britain to victory in four separate wars between 1688 and 1763.
Meanwhile the navy had been the means by which the British Empire extended round the world from the 17th century.
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 Royal Navy CVF programme: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The royal navy of the united kingdom is the "senior service" of the armed services, being the oldest of its three branches....
The French Navy is understood to be unwilling to proceed with another nuclear powered carrier of the Charles de Gaulle[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] design due to the problems and costs experienced both building and operating that ship.
There have been five ships in the royal navy to bear the proud name illustrious, and as her name suggests, she and her predeccessors have had an illustrious...
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 Encyklopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was later bought by the Medici family in 1549: as the official residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, it was enlarged and enriched almost continually over the following three centuries.
In the 19th century, the palazzo, by then a great treasure house, was used as a power base by Napoleon I, and later served for a brief period as the principal royal palace of the newly united Italy.
In the early 20th century, the palazzo together with its contents was given to the Italian people by the King Victor Emmanuel III, subsequently its doors were opened to the public to serve as one of Florence's largest art galleries.
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