Terminology of the British Isles
Various terms are used to describe the different (and sometimes overlapping) geographical and political areas of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, and the smaller islands which surround them. Th...
Terminology of the British Isles - Wikipedia
Grand cruise ship Britannia finally unveiled... and she really does rule the waves
As the Queen officially named P&O Cruises luxury new vessel Britannia at a red carpet ceremony today in Southampton, special guests were given a first look at the luxury on board.
DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years ago
DNA evidence suggests the hunter-gatherers of Britain were importing wheat from their agrarian neighbors on mainland Europe as much as 8,000 years ago.
British Isles
The British Isles are a group of islands off the north-western coast of continental Europe that consist of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland and over six thousand smaller isles. Two sovereign stat...
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Names of the Irish state
There have been various names for the state that is today officially known as Ireland. The state makes up almost five-sixths of the island of Ireland. Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, c...
Names of the Irish state - Wikipedia
Britain (name)
The term Britain is a linguistic descendant (reflex) of one of the oldest known names for Great Britain, an island off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The terms Briton and British, simi...
British Isles naming dispute
In standard English usage, the toponym "the British Isles" refers to a European archipelago consisting of Great Britain, Ireland and adjacent islands. However, the word "British" is also an adjective ...
British Isles naming dispute - Wikipedia
Geography of Ireland
Ireland is an island in northwest Europe in the north Atlantic Ocean whose main geographical features include low central plains surrounded by a ring of coastal mountains. The highest peak is Carraunt...
Geography of Ireland - Wikipedia
Grand cruise ship Britannia finally unveiled... and she really does rule the waves
As the Queen officially named P&O Cruises luxury new vessel Britannia at a red carpet ceremony today in Southampton, special guests were given a first look at the luxury on board.
DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years ago
DNA evidence suggests the hunter-gatherers of Britain were importing wheat from their agrarian neighbors on mainland Europe as much as 8,000 years ago.
Demographics of the Republic of Ireland
Ireland had a population of 4,581,269 at the 2011 census.
Ireland, throughout most of its history, had a small population, comparable to that of other regions of similar area in Europe. In the 18t...
Demographics of the Republic of Ireland - Wikipedia
Channel Islands
The Channel Islands (Norman: Îles d'la Manche, French: Îles Anglo-Normandes or Îles de la Manche) are an archipelago of British Crown Dependencies in the English Channel, off the French coast of Norma...
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Royal Commission on the Constitution (United Kingdom)
The Royal Commission on the Constitution, also referred to as the Kilbrandon Commission (initially the Crowther Commission) or Kilbrandon Report, was a long-running royal commission set up by Harold W...
Common Purse Agreement
The Common Purse Agreement (Manx: Coardailys yn Chosporran) entitles the Isle of Man to a share in the United Kingdom's Customs and Excise revenues in return for being in customs union with the UK...
Caledonia
Caledonia is the Latin name given by the Romans to the land in today's Scotland north of their province of Britannia, beyond the frontier of their empire. The etymology of the name is probably from a ...
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Isle of Man to England Interconnector
The Isle of Man to England Interconnector is a submarine power cable connecting the transmission system of the Manx Electricity Authority to that of Great Britain. With an undersea section of approxim...
Jersey
Jersey (/ˈdʒɜrzi/, [ʒɛʁzɛ]; Jèrriais: Jèrri [ʒɛri]), officially the Bailiwick of Jersey (French: Bailliage de Jersey; Jèrriais: Bailliage dé Jèrri), is a possession...
Jersey - Wikipedia
Guernsey
Guernsey (/ˈgɜ:nzi/, /ˈɡɜrnzi/ GURN-zee), officially the Bailiwick of Guernsey (French: Bailliage de Guernesey, [bajaʒ də ɡɛʁnəzɛ]), is a possession of the Crown in...
Guernsey - Wikipedia
Trees of Britain and Ireland
Many lists of trees of Great Britain and Ireland have been written. There are a number of issues surrounding the inclusion of a species in such a list. As can be seen from the outline of debate below...
British Islands
British Islands is a term within the law of the United Kingdom which since 1889 has referred collectively to the following four states:The latter three territories are Crown dependencies and are not a...
British Islands - Wikipedia
Isle of Man
The Isle of Man (/ˈmæn/; Manx: Ellan Vannin [ˈɛlʲən ˈvanɪn]), otherwise known simply as Mann (Manx: Mannin, [ˈmanɪn]), is a self-governing British Crown depende...
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Islands of the Clyde
The Islands of the Firth of Clyde are the fifth largest of the major Scottish island groups after the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. They are situated in the Firth of Clyde between Ayr...
Islands of the Clyde - Wikipedia
Éire
.Éire (/ˈɛərə/; [ˈeːɾʲə]) is Irish for "Ireland", the name of an island and a sovereign state.
The modern Irish Éire evolved from the Old Irish word Ériu, which was the name of a Gaelic goddess. É...
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Geography of the Channel Islands
The Channel Islands (Norman: Îles d'la Manche, French: Îles Anglo-Normandes or Îles de la Manche) are an archipelago of British Crown Dependencies in the English Channel, off the French coast of Norma...
Geography of the Channel Islands - Wikipedia
Politics of the Republic of Ireland
Ireland is a parliamentary, representative democratic republic and a member state of the European Union. While the head of state is the popularly elected President of Ireland, this is a largely ceremo...
Politics of the Republic of Ireland - Wikipedia
Countries of the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) comprises four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Within United Kingdom, a unitary sovereign state, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have gained a de...
Countries of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Britannia
Britannia is an ancient term for Roman Britain and also a female personification of the island. The name is Latin, and derives from the Greek form Prettanike or Brettaniai, which originally designate...
Britannia - Wikipedia
Prydain
Prydain (Middle Welsh: Prydein) is the modern Welsh name for Britain.
Prydain is the medieval Welsh term for the island of Britain (the name Albion was not used by the Welsh). More specifically, P...
History of the British Isles
The history of the British Isles has witnessed intermittent periods of competition and cooperation between the people that occupy the various parts of Great Britain, Ireland, and the smaller adjacent ...
History of the British Isles - Wikipedia
Culture of the United Kingdom
The culture of the United Kingdom is the pattern of human activity and symbolism associated with the United Kingdom and its people. It is influenced by the UK's history as a developed island country, ...
Culture of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia