Pages tagged with Britain

England is the largest part of the United Kingdom. It has some great coastlines, parks and countryside which can be visited in the north and south. If you are considering taking a vacation in England, first check out some of these on-line travel resources which can provide further det...
Plymouth is the biggest city of Devon, in the United Kingdom. Located on the south coast it has a maritime and naval heritage, and also a few good sit es of note.
The Industrial Revolution in Britain saw the rise of manufacturing industry. From the late 18th century to the 19th a number of exciting industrial advancements were made that saw Britain's manufacturing output rise steeply during the period.
The British Empire was the empire in which the sun never set. An empire established over centuries which was gradually expanded into the world's largest by the 19th, eclipsing the other European empires such as France, Germany, Italy etc. The British Empire remained as such some way i...
Ultimately, the causes of the British Industrial Revolution can be put down to a number of factors. Ranging from the technological advancements, to resource available, geographical and economic factors.
The British Empire was the largest of empires, which remained as such until the postwar decolonisation in the 1940s. The empire was prevalent in most continents, bar South America where Britain never really established any territories. However, elsewhere Britain established a number o...
Today, the Falkland Islands remains a British Overseas Territory. However, this would not have been the case had it not been for the Falklands War in 1982. During this war between Argentina and Britain, the British regained the Falkland Islands from Argentinian occupation. The causes ...
England is land of St George, London, pubs, tea & scones, the Beatles and perhaps a little more besides. As part of the UK (United Kingdom), it has some great attractions.
Easter is one of the most notable dates on the Christian calendar, and so like other Christian countries Britain has a public holiday over the Easter period. This holiday can become a four-day weekend when combined with Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday. As such, it’s great peri...
WW1 began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Then the European empires were dragged into a war that would last until 1918. During that war, it was the senior officers on both sides there were the most influential. These were a few of the famous military officers of...
A brief account of Britain's victories and defeats in the Pacific War.
A brief historical account of the fall of Britain's empire.
A brief account of Britain's role in the Industrial Revolution.
Now that the United Kindgom´s latest population statistics are available, Matyas Macek (me) asks, ´Do the British know who they are?´
Since Mona had but two weeks off in August, Adam decides to spend his summer working in St. John's and both would go home to see their families at the end of the summer.
Local authorities exercise important powers, spend large budgets and are democratically accountable to local residents. But they have lost much of their significance as central government has increased its reach, become London-centric, and more out of touch with many parts of the elec...
A look at C.S. Forester's famed fictional character Horatio Hornblower: How he came about, and why he was and is so popular.
Halloween or All Hollow’s Eve and some of its traditions.
British made products used to be found all over the world, renowned for excellent quality and design. Globalization played a big part in outsourcing much manufacturing away from the UK, leading to a serious drop in British made goods. Now, years later British made products are seeing ...
In this Chapter I go into more detail about the natives of the island of Newfoundland and of the attempts to befriend them and why it failed. I also touch on the lifestyle of the Inuit of Labrador at the time of the arrival of the first Europeans.
A history of the Cod Fishery in Newfoundland and the Credit System that developed between Fish Merchant and Fisherman that continued with little change until Newfound became a province of Canada in 1949.
On May 26, 2014, Americans and people around the world will celebrate Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day we honor all our veterans and those in military service. Though author Gillian Chan is Canadian born, the efforts of her book, _A Foreign Field_, are very appropriate Memorial Day...
After a hard day's work, do yourself a little favour and listen to some smooth jazz.
A brief polemic about the political incompetence and commercial malfeasance that sees many families around the world struggling to put food on the table as America celebrates its Thanksgiving holiday, which ironically has its origins in the relief of food poverty.
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