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Acts of Union

Acts of Union  

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Laws that cemented the political union of Great Britain and Ireland. Following the complete subjugation of Wales by 1284, the Statute of Rhuddlan, never submitted to a formal Parliament, sanctioned ...
affirmation

affirmation  

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In English civil law, a solemn declaration in place of an oath made by those who have conscientious objection to being sworn, either because of their religious conviction or because they have no ...
All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day  

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The feast, now kept in the W. on 1 Nov., to celebrate all Christian saints, known or unknown. It was apparently originally kept on the first Sunday after Pentecost, as it still is in the E. Its ...
Anacletus II

Anacletus II  

(antipope 14 Feb. 1130–25Jan. 1138)On the death of Honorius II (13 Feb. 1130), while a minority of cardinals led by the chancellor Aimeric rushed through the clandestine election of Innocent II, the ...
Anglo-Irish agreement

Anglo-Irish agreement  

1985,signed at Hillsborough, Co. Down, on 15 November 1985, by Margaret Thatcher and the taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland, Dr Garret FitzGerald. The agreement was intended to promote ...
annates

annates  

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The first year's revenue of an ecclesiastical benefice, paid to the Papal curia. In England payment was transferred to the Crown in 1535. It was assigned to ‘Queen Anne's Bounty’ in 1704 and ...
Archibald Campbell Tait

Archibald Campbell Tait  

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(1811–82), Abp. of Canterbury from 1868. At Oxford in 1841 he was one of the four tutors who protested against Tract 90 (see Tractarianism), and as Bp. of London (1856–68) he withdrew the licence of ...
Armagh

Armagh  

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Was the smallest of the six countries of Northern Ireland. The chief town is Armagh which has been an archbishopric since the 12th cent.: there is also a Roman catholic archbishopric. The catholic ...
art, Highland

art, Highland  

A widely recognized concept of Highland art is witness to a distinctive visual and aesthetic tradition; powerful, persistent, and conservative in character, it gives the impression of belonging in a ...
Attecotti

Attecotti  

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Ancient, historical people of the British Isles, cited in Roman records; tentatively identified with invading populations from early Ireland.
barbarian

barbarian  

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While we associate Classical culture primarily with emphasis on citizenship (membership of a polis), Classical Greek literature also assigns considerable importance to defining a common Greek ...
Black and Tans

Black and Tans  

Was the nickname, derived from a Limerick hound pack, or the colour of the uniform, for an auxiliary police force recruited in Britain 1920–1 from ex‐servicemen to reinforce the hard‐pressed Royal ...
bone people

bone people  

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(1983),is the award-winning novel by Keri Hulme. It was published by the Spiral Collective, after other publishers had required changes and cuts. It then won the New Zealand Book ...
Brian Boru

Brian Boru  

(d. 1014),king of Munster, who after successfully establishing his dominance as high king was finally killed in battle against the Norse at Clontarf; he is seen as the type of an early Irish warrior ...
British Council of Churches

British Council of Churches  

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An organization created in 1942 to further common Christian action and promote the cause of unity among the Churches of Great Britain and Ireland. On the foundation of the World Council of Churches ...
British Isles

British Isles  

The topography of the British Isles is varied but never extreme. The mountain ranges, although they may be vital ingredients in fine landscape, rise to no very dramatic peaks—Ben Nevis ...
Brittany

Brittany  

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Former duchy and province of north-western France on the Armorican peninsula, coextensive with modern French Departments of Finistére, Côte d'Armor, Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine, and Loire-Atlantique ...
Cáit Ní Dhuibhir

Cáit Ní Dhuibhir  

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[Ir., Kate, daughter of darkness (?)].A poetic personification of Ireland. See also RÓISÍN DUBH.
Catholic emancipation

Catholic emancipation  

Was achieved by an Act of Parliament of 1829, enabling Roman catholics in Britain to participate fully in public life by abolishing the Test and Corporation Acts. O'Connell's electoral success in the ...
Celtic church

Celtic church  

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This term, which describes the Christian church as it developed in Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, recognizes that church practice in all three countries had many features in common, but should not ...

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