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Britain

(brĭt`ən), 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, given by the Romans to the portion of the island of Great Britain that they occupied. It has sometimes been used to refer to Great Britain in the period before the Germanic invasions of the 5th cent. A.D. After the union (1707) of England and Scotland, parliamentary legislation for a time used "South Britain" and "North Britain" to refer to the two parts. For a more complete history, see Great BritainGreat 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. The country is often referred to simply as Britain.
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Albion
poetic name for England. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 19]
beefeater
yeoman of the English royal guard, esp. at the Tower of London; slang for Englishman. [Br. Culture: Misc.]
Bull, John
personification of Britain. [Br. Folklore: Benét, 45]
Court of St
. James’s British royal court. [Br. Hist.: Misc.]
George, St.
patron saint of Britain. [Br. Hist.: Golden Legend]
God Save the Queen
British national anthem. [Br. Culture: Scholes, 408]
Nation of Shopkeepers
name disdainfully given to Britain by Napoleon Bonaparte. [Fr. Hist.: Wheeler, 256]
Rule Britannia!
patriotic song of Britain. [Br. Culture: Scholes, 897–898]
10 Downing Street
the British government; refers to location of Prime Minister’s residence [Br. Culture: Benét, 286]
Union Jack
British national flag. [Br. Culture: Misc.]
Whitehall
many government offices on this street; synonymous with government. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2970]

Britain

another name for Great Britain or the United Kingdom
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The story goes on to tell how good King Ludd freed the island of Britain from all three plagues and lived in peace all the days of his life.
Now, long long ago, before the Romans came to Britain, some of the people who lived in that part of France sailed across the sea and settled in Britain.
He was filled with the love of his land, and he made up his mind to write a history of the kings of Britain.
He begins with the coming of Brutus, the ancient hero who conquered Albion and changed its name to Britain, and he continues to about two hundred years after the death of Arthur.
In this respect our situation bears another likeness to the insular advantage of Great Britain. The batteries most capable of repelling foreign enterprises on our safety, are happily such as can never be turned by a perfidious government against our liberties.
Golden Week is a prime times of travel for Chinese holidaymakers and more than ever are choosing to visit Britain. China moved into Britains top 10 most valuable inbound visitor markets for the first time last year with visits reaching a record-breaking 270,000, up 46% on 2014, and spend up 18% to 586 million.
The two-month campaign Britain, Home of Amazing Moments digital marketing campaign is being rolled out across Chinas popular social and digital channels to showcase the amazing moments that can only be had in Britain.
For, from the Druides time there was a prophecie, That there should come a day (which now was neere at hand By all forerunning signes) that on the Easterne Strand, If Parret stood not fast upon the English side, They all should be supprest: and by the British pride In cunning over-come; for why, impartiall Fate (Yet constant alwaies to the Britains crazed state) Forbad they yet should fall; by whom she meant to showe How much the present Age, and after-times should owe Unto the line of Brute.
He now turns, in the wake of Camden, to the huge task of collecting the memories and sagas of Great Britain. He will fight with Time and save Antiquity, which men are disregarding.
China moved into Britains top 10 most valuable inbound visitor markets for the first time last year with visits up 46% to 270,000 and spend up 18% to 586 million.
Spend from inbound visits from the US, Britains most valuable inbound market, topped 3 billion last year, the first time a single visitor market has broken the 3 billion spending mark.
LAHORE, August 12, 2009 (Frontier Star): Quaid Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Mian Nawaz Sharif has urged Britain to play its role for starting of composite and productive talks between Pakistan and India as it is vital for sustainable peace in the region.