British Isles

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British Isles:

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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; IrelandIreland,
Irish Eire [to it are related the poetic Erin and perhaps the Latin Hibernia], island, 32,598 sq mi (84,429 sq km), second largest of the British Isles.
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During the 1580s, the British Isles and Ireland tested the self-proclaimed adaptability and flexibility of the new Society of Jesus, says McCoog, and describes how the three separate missions-Ireland, England, and Scotland,-were opposed and supported by various factions within and beyond the archipelago before the Jesuits were suppressed there.
Sgt Sean Morley, 38,from Camborne,Cornwall,is attempting to make the first solo circumnavigation of the British Isles and Ireland by sea kayak.