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Great Britain(Encyclopedia)Great Britain, officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2015 est. pop. 65,397,000), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. T...
Britain(Encyclopedia)Britain brt´n [key], alternate term for Great Britain, comprised of England, Scotland, and Wales. Often used synonymously with the United Kingdom, the name Britain is derived from Britannia, give...
Prime Ministers of Great Britain(Encyclopedia)Prime Ministers of Great BritainPrime MinisterParty1Dates in OfficeNote 1: The modern party system did not evolve until the end of the 18th cent. ...
National Theatre of Great Britain(Encyclopedia)National Theatre of Great Britain: see Royal National Theatre.
Rulers of England and Great Britain(Encyclopedia)Rulers of England and Great Britain(including dates of reign)Saxons and DanesEgbert, 802–39Æthelwulf, son of Egbert, 839–58Æthelbald, son of Æthelwulf, 858–60Æthelbert, 2d son of Æthelwulf,...
New Britain(Encyclopedia)New Britain, industrial city (1990 pop. 75,491), Hartford co., central Conn.; settled c.1686, inc. 1871. The tin shops and brassworks in the city were established in the 18th cent. New Britain became ...
New Britain(Encyclopedia)New Britain, volcanic island (1990 pop. 315,649), c.14,600 sq mi (37,810 sq km), SW Pacific, largest island of the Bismarck Archipelago and part of Papua New Guinea, in which it forms two provinces (E...
Battle of Britain(Encyclopedia)Battle of Britain, in World War II, series of air battles between Great Britain and Germany, fought over Britain from Aug. to Oct., 1940. As a prelude to a planned invasion of England, the German Luft...
Britain, Battle of(Encyclopedia)Britain, Battle of: see Battle of Britain.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland(Encyclopedia)United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: see Great Britain.
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