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Abu Hamza al- Masri

Abu Hamza al- Masri  

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Abu Hamza al-Masri (b. 1958)was born Mustafa Kamel Mustafa in Alexandria, the son of a naval officer. Abu Hamza left for England in 1979 and married an English woman. After ...
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 ...
Albrecht Kesselring

Albrecht Kesselring  

(1885–1960)German air force chief and field-marshal who demonstrated great skill as an army commander in World War II, particularly during the defensive campaign in Italy.Commissioned in the Bavarian ...
Argentina

Argentina  

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Painful economic reforms have stimulated rapid economic growth, but economic and social stability remain elusiveTo the west, Argentina is bounded by the southernmost section of the Andes, but most of ...
asylum

asylum  

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Safe haven and protection from persecution, particularly for a refugee.
awards

awards  

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In most countries distinguished dance artists are honoured by national awards and decorations. For example, in Britain Ashton was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1977 and in the USSR Ulanova was ...
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 ...
bill of Rights

bill of Rights  

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A statement of the privileges, immunities, and authorities to act that may be legally and morally claimed by the citizens of a state within the bounds of reason, truth, and the accepted standards of ...
bombing offensives

bombing offensives  

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Attacks by bomber aircraft on military and civilian targets. As part of his Blitzkrieg tactics, Hitler deployed dive-bombers in the offensives in Poland (1939) and western Europe (1940). In August ...
Boy's Own Magazine

Boy's Own Magazine  

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Founded by publisher Samuel Beeton as an alternative to cheap popular fiction, The Boy's Own Magazine ran from 1855 to 1874. First sold for twopence weekly, it changed to sixpence ...
Boy's Own Paper

Boy's Own Paper  

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The British boys' magazine was published from 1879 to 1967. Troubled by the growth of cheap, sensationalist magazines, known as “penny dreadfuls,” the Religious Tract Society decided to publish its ...
Brenda

Brenda  

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pseud.:(1845–1933) married (1875) Castle Smith (1849–1936) and later used the surname Castle Smith.Daughter and wife of London solicitors, Georgina Castle Smith was a prolific author of children's ...
Britain

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Stephen P. Lock and Gordon Macpherson

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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2006
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Medicine and health
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3,941 words
As in many western countries, the early medical care of the poor in Britain was provided by the family, neighbors, and priests. The rich were treated in their homes by a mix of ... More
Britain

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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2004
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Religion
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336 words

British interest in Buddhism developed during the colonial period when a stream of officials and administrators were posted to different

Britain

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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32 words

Kingdom in nw Europe, officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It comprises England, Scotland

Britain

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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Social sciences, Politics
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2,512 words

By contrast to Germany, the states of Eastern and Central Europe, or the post-Soviet republics, Britain at the start of

Britain, Great

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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History, Local and Family History
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93 words

The whole island, including England, Wales, and Scotland. The term was used by the early antiquarians only in a historical

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 ...
Buddhist Society

Buddhist Society  

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The Buddhist Society of Great Britain and Ireland with its headquarters in London is the oldest Buddhist organisation in Europe. The Society was founded in 1907 under the presidency of T. W. Rhys ...
Cabinet Government

Cabinet Government  

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In its origins, cabinet government is an English concept, denoting government by a small collective decision-making body, answerable for its actions to—and, often, formally removable from office ...

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