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- BRITAIN, the largest island in the archipelago just north of France; the island of Britain contains three countries: ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, and WALES.
- Britain was an attractive target for Rome because of its material wealth — particularly mines and slaves.
- Britain was the target of invasion by forces of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire several times during its history.
- Britain is a hilariously shaped little island, and as such is an ideal place for Situation Comedy.
- Britain is the original town of Compassion, Cove is nearest the shrine.
- Towards the end of the First World War, panic buying in Britain prompted rationing of first [[sugar], then meat, for the rest of the war.
- The Battle of Heligoland Bight was the first major naval engagement of World War I between Britain and Germany.
- Britain became involved in the costly Crimean War with Russia in 1854, its first major war since the British victory at Waterloo in 1815.
- First evidence of Britain having a name - Albion - (albino, white - called after the chalk-cliffs of Dover).
- On his banishment from Italy he managed to reach Albion (Britain) whose gigantic warriors he overcame in battle and so took posession of the island.
- Once subjugated, the flags of Britain, the Boers and finally those of the Union (and later Republic) of South Africa flew over Zululand.
- The Transvaal was again annexed by Britain and became part of the Union of South Africa in 1910.
- Britain, which was at war with France, soon moved to occupy Dutch colonies in Asia, South Africa and the Caribbean.
- In 1910, Britain established the Union of South Africa, which unified the Cape Colony with the two defeated Boer Republics and the British colony of Natal.
- The decisive moment for the colony occurred in 1806 when Britain seized Cape Colony during the Napoleonic Wars.
- The bay was annexed by Britain in 1878 and became part of the Cape Colony in 1884.
- Following the Nazi invasion of Poland in September 1939, Britain and Germany declared war on each other and World War II began.
- The two men were unaware of each others work, and both Germany and Britain had developed jet aircraft by the end of World War II.
- At the outbreak of World War I all elements in India were firmly united behind Britain, but discontent arose as the war dragged on.
- By then France had become a close ally whilst Germany and Britain were embarking on a naval arms race.
- Faced with the prospect of a naval arms race against the USA, Britain was keen to conclude the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.
- At the time, the Royal Navy was strengthening its presence along the eastern seaboard of Great Britain due to a naval arms race with Germany.
- Representatives of Britain, Prussia, Russia and Austria went to Norway to attempt to persuade them to join with Sweden.
- The organizers of IMWe, known as teamers, are currently a group of scouts from Germany, Austria, Norway, Britain, Slovenia, Iceland and Italy.
- This led to the Fourth Coalition (Britain, Russia, Austria, and Prussia) and to Napoleon's downfall two years later.
- Britain and France honoured their pledge to Poland by declaring war on Germany, but there was no practical assistance they could render.
- Italy waited until the threat of France was dealt with during the Battle of France before declaring war on Britain and France on 10 June 1940.
- When Britain went to war against Germany in 1939, New Zealand immediately followed by also declaring war.
- The Royal Navy has historically played a central role in the defence and wars of England, Great Britain and later the United Kingdom.
- Several ships that Britain was building for Turkey and other countries ended up being taken by the Royal Navy and used in the War (e.g.
- After the Second World War, the decline of the British Empire and economic hardships in Britain forced reduction in size and capability of the Royal Navy.
- In the years following the battle of Trafalgar there was increasing tension at sea between Britain and the United States.
- For Britain, victory at Trafalgar ensured her security from invasion and dominance of the seas for the next century.
- The Battle of Trafalgar originated from the plans of Napoleonic France to invade Great Britain in 1805 under the protection of the fleet.
- Caesar launched another invasion of Britain in the following year, and this time managed to subdue a larger number of Celts.
- Caesar wrote extensively about his Gallic Wars in 58-51 BC. Diodorus Siculus wrote about the Celts of Gaul and Britain in his 1st-century history.
- Caesar used his position in Gaul to win a string of military successes, in Gaul, Germany and Britain.
- Caesar"s conquest of Gaul extended the Roman world to the North Sea, and in 55 BC he also conducted the first Caesar"s invasions of Britain.
- The Romans invaded Britain in AD43 and by AD78 the conquest of Wales was complete.
- He also proceeded with the conquest and colonization of Britain (in 43), and incorporated more Eastern provinces into the empire.
- Ulawun is a volcano situated on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea, about 130 km southwest of Rabaul.
- Rabaul caldera, named after the town of Rabaul (town is built inside the caldera), is a large volcano in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
- Ulawun volcano is the highest in New Britain, and one of the most active in Papua New Guinea.
- Ulawun volcano, also known as the Father, rises above the north coast of the island of New Britain across a low saddle NE of Bamus volcano, the South Son.
- Many Poles took part in defence of France, in the Battle of Britain and other operations beside British forces (see Polish contribution to World War II).
- Later that year, Germany subjected the United Kingdom to heavy bombing during the Battle of Britain.
- The famous Spitfire of the RAF. The RAF won the Battle of Britain and ended Germany 's advance in western Europe during World War II.
- Albinus had under him the legions of Britain, Gaul, Germany, and Spain, yet in spite of severe losses Severus was the conqueror.
- Albinus in Britain and Septimius Severus in Upper Pannonia (western Hungary) had each aspired to the purple, and Severus was marching an army on Rome.
- Albinus had remained in Britain as governor during the struggles between Severus and Niger.
- It is the largest castle in Wales, the second largest in Britain (second to Windsor castle) and is one of the largest fortresses in Europe.
- South Wales, the largest castle in Britain after Windsor, was built in 1268-1271 by the Anglo-Norman lord, Gilbert de Clare.
- Caerphilly Castle is the largest castle in Wales, the second largest in Britain (second to Windsor castle).
- Caerphilly is the site of Caerphilly Castle, built between 1268 and 1271, which is the largest castle in Wales, and second largest in Britain.
- Caerphilly Castle is one of the great medieval castles of western Europe and the second largest in Britain after Windsor.
- After the defeat of China in the Second Opium War, the Kowloon Peninsula was ceded to Britain in 1860.
- Parts of the adjacent Kowloon Peninsula were ceded to Britain in 1860 by the Convention of Peking after the Second Opium War.
- A second Opium War, also known as the Arrow War, fought from 1856 to 1860, pitted China against Great Britain and France.
- Ningbo was one of the five Chinese treaty ports opened by the Treaty of Nanjing (signed in 1842) at the end of the First Opium War between Britain and China.
- It was implemented in the aftermath of the First Opium War between Great Britain and China Qing Dynasty involving the Hong Kong islands.
- But the experience of the world, from China to Britain, has exposed the vain attempt of fortifying any extensive tract of country.
- Kinsky remained in England until his world was blown asunder in 1914 when Austria-Hungary went to war with Britain.
- However, the plan would only work if both Britain and France made it known to the world that they would fight to preserve Czechoslovakia.
- The first postage stamp, the One Penny Black, was issued by Great Britain in 1840.
- Stamp collecting began immediately after world saw the first postage stamp in 1840 issued by Great Britain.
- The country of Malta became independent from Britain and joined the Commonwealth in 1964 and was declared a republic on Dec.
- At the outbreak of World War II, Iran declared its neutrality, but the country was soon invaded by both Britain and the Soviet Union.
- Hence, the postage stamps of Britain are the only stamps in the world not to bear the name of the country of origin.
- Greece continues to seek full independence through diplomatic negotiations with the Empire as well as with Russia, France and Britain.
- The islands won full independence from Britain in 1965, and in 1968 a republic was founded and the sultanate abolished.
- Although Bechuanaland spawned no nationalist movement, Britain granted it internal self-government in 1965 and full independence as Botswana on Sept.
- Hitler's reading of history convinced him that Britain posed the main threat to his dream of a Germany that dominated Europe.
- The first documented history was during the Roman occupation of Britain.
- The history of the tea cosy begins when tea was first introduced to Britain in the 1660's, when King Charles II married Catherine of Braganza.
- Roman invasion of Britain — Britain was the target of invasion by forces of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire several times during its history.
- Roman invasion of Britain begins 50 - Battle of Caer Caradoc - British chieftain Caractacus is defeated and captured by the Romans under Ostorius Scapula.
- The name "Devon" derives from the Celtic people who inhabited the southwest of Britain at the time of the Roman invasion, the Dumnonii.
- China, which had just lost the Opium War with Britain, was unable to act to maintain the region.
- The island was ceded by China to Great Britain in 1842, after the conclusion of the opium war.
- As an alternative, Britain began producing Opium in India and forced China to trade tea for Opium as part of several treaties after the Opium wars.
- The area began to attract the attention of China and the rest of the world again in the 19th century, when it was ceded to Britain after the Opium Wars.
- China was defeated by Britain and France in the Opium Wars (1840-2, 1857-60), forcing ports to be opened and leading to the sack of Beijing.
- LONDON, England -- Britain is ready to share sovereignty of Gibraltar with Spain after 300 years of dispute.
- The Roman legions left Britain in 410AD. The Bishop of London seemed to hold considerable authority over the city at this time which was almost a city state.
- She has toured in Britain, France, Italy, Austria and Germany with ensembles and has played in the major concert halls of London, New York and Vienna.
- That region was settled by many British immigrants during the period of Anglo-Saxon migration into Britain, and named "Little Britain" by them.
- Little Britain is also the name of a BBC radio and television sketch show, and the name of a street in the City of London.
- At that time, it was in contrast to the smaller island of Ireland, which he called Mikra Brettania (Little Britain).
- Although Britain annexed Hong Kong, most of its trade with China was regulated by treaties which allowed trade through a number of coastal ports.
- The 1990s saw two foreign colonies returned to China, Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, and Macau from Portugal in 1999.
- This war with the British became known as the Opium Wars, and in 1842 A.D., China was forced to sign a treaty in which Great Britain received Hong Kong.
- Subsequently, Hong Kong was ceded to Britain in 1842 under the Treaty of Nanking, at which point in time the territory became a Crown Colony.
- In 1916 the Gilbert and Ellice Islands and Banaba became a crown colony of Britain; the Phoenix Islands joined the colony in 1937.
- Seychelles was ceded to Britain by France in 1814 and was ruled as part of Mauritius until it became a crown colony in 1903.
- Llanwrtyd Wells is set in the Heart of Wales in the largest area of unspoilt countryside in Britain.
- The Neuadd Arms Hotel has stood in the centre of Llanwrtyd Wells, the smallest town in Britain, for over 130 years.
- Llanwrtyd Wells is the smallest town in Great Britain and sits astride the River Irfon in the picturesque Irfon Valley.
- Geographical terms The British Isles is an archipelago consisting of the islands of Britain, Ireland and many smaller surrounding islands.
- Ireland is an island of the British Isles, to the west of Great Britain, and it is divided into the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.
- The plate in the National Geographic Atlas of the World once titled British Isles now reads Britain and Ireland." ^ a b Foster, p. 1.
- The account is, that Pytheas departed from Marseilles, coasted Spain, France, and the east or north-east side of Britain, as far as its northern extremity.
- Pytheas sailed from Brittany to Belerium (Land's End) in Cornwall, the southwestern tip of Britain, which was the source of tin.
- After completing his survey of Great Britain, Pytheas travelled to the shallows on the continental North Sea coast.
- Anglo-Saxons is the name collectively applied to the descendants of the Germanic people who settled in Britain between the late 4th and early 7th cents.
- Collectively the Germanic settlers of Great Britain, mostly Saxons, Angles and Jutes, came to be called the Anglo-Saxons.
- The Anglo-Saxons took control of most of Britain, although they never conquered Scotland, Wales and Cornwall.
- Annals of Innisfallen - 614: The battle of Chester, in which hosts of saints fell, [was fought] in Britain between the Saxons and Britons.
- Late that summer, having subdued the Morini and Menapii, he crossed to Britain, claiming that the Britons had aided the Veneti against him the previous year.
- After Severus's death the Romans want to make Geta king of Britain, but the Britons prefer Bassianus because he had a British mother.
- From the year in which the Saxons came into Britain, and were received by Vortigern, to the time of Decius and Valerian, are sixty-nine years.
- Whether or not the story of Vortigern is true, Britain fell prey to the same Germanic emigrations and invasions that spread across Gaul, Spain, and Italy.
- The name of the king of Britain at this period was Vortigern.
- A Roman general named Magnus Maximus took advantage of this feeling to raise the standard of revolt in Britain and invaded Gaul with a large army.
- At that time, Magnus Maximus commanded the Roman troops in Britain.
- Magnus Maximus, a Spaniard serving in Britain was proclaimed Emperor by his troops and attempted, unsuccessfully, to oust Valentinian II from power.
- This was not, strictly speaking, the national flag of Britain (or of Canada), but a flag of Queen Victoria, the monarch of Canada.
- The British throne lost claim to that of Hanover when Queen Victoria was crowned; Hanover practiced the Salic law, while Britain did not.
- In the treaty, China was forced to pay an indemnity to Britain, open four ports to Britain, and cede Hong Kong to Queen Victoria.
- The first official postal stationery is the Mulready stationery that was issued by Britain at the same time as the Penny Black in 1840.
- History The first postage stamp, the Penny Black, was issued by Britain in 1840 and pictured a young Queen Victoria.
- The first postage stamp, the Penny Black, was issued by Britain in 1840.
- The troops in the East had proclaimed as emperor the capable governor of Syria, Pescennius Niger; the legions in Britain, the governor Clodius Albinus.
- Clodius Albinus was the governor of Britain with 3 legions under his control and a large contingent of supporters in the senatorial class in Rome.
- Calvisius Rufus was a governor of Britannia Inferior, a province of Roman Britain some time between AD 222 and 235.
- Albinus was a former legate of Britannia and commanded legions in Britain and Gaul.
- Britannia is the Roman province of Britain, or a poetic reference to later Britain, or a personification of Britain.
- Following the conquest of AD 43 the Roman province of Britannia was established, and Roman Britain expanded to cover much of the island of Great Britain.
- Britain was under Roman rule for about four hundred years, so a great many of the Welsh of England during that time became citizens of Rome.
- In fact, in Germany he was able to expand the frontiers of the empire, and a great deal more of Britain was brought under Roman rule.
- Allectus was defeated and killed, and Roman rule in Britain restored.
- During his reign Diocletian fought a successful war against the Persians, defeated Achilleus in Egypt, and subdued Carausius and Allectus in Britain.
- Constantius' forces attacked Allectus in Britain; Allectus was killed and Constantius made a triumphal entry into London.
- However, Allectus proved unable to prevent the invasion of Constantius I, who launched a two-pronged attack on Britain in September 296.
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