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Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. The island of Ireland is situated to the west of Great Britain, and together with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands, form the British Isles archipelago.

The term "Great Britain" is often used to include the whole of England, Scotland and Wales including their component adjoining islands.

A single Kingdom of Great Britain resulted from the union of the Kingdom of England (which had already comprised the present-day countries of England and Wales) and the Kingdom of Scotland by the 1707 Acts of Union.

In 1801, Great Britain united with the neighboring Kingdom of Ireland, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, which was renamed the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" after the Irish Free State seceded in 1922.

The island is dominated by a maritime climate with quite narrow temperature differences between seasons.

Available Books

Images

Image Name
Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Abergeldie Castle
Battleships Manoeuvring
Surrey
Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
The Second Book - Wales
Seaman's Dress, circa A.D. 1833 to 1843
Common Wren
"A Distant View of the Towers of Windsor"
Long-eared Owl
A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World
A Newe Mape of Poland
Back Cover
Cumberland
Castle Rheinstein
Oberammergau
A Training Brig. 1902
Ships' Boats pulling round the Fleet
The Province of Connaugh
America
Suffolke
Bichardson's Skua
Somersetshire
The Dee at Ballatar
Razorbill
Seaman's Dress, circa A.D. 1649 to 1689
A River Class Destroyer
Water-Rail
The Kingdome of Denmarke
H.M.S. Dreadnought
Common Guillemot
Frontispiece
Greece
"The New Arrival"
The Kingdome of Scotland
Montgomeryshire
Castle at Fussen
Kestrel
Heavy Weather
Bullfinch
Hotel, John O'groats
Kittiwake
St. Wulfram's Church-grantham
Luxemburg-general View
Blake's Action at Sta. Cruz. 1657
The Counti and City of Lyn
Song Thrush
Barn Owl
Nuthatch
Title Page
The Turkisch Empire
H.M. First Class Cruiser Blenheim
The Bridge of Dee
Ringed Plover
Last Fight of the Revenge. 1591
Skylark
Hantshire
Wales
Goethe's House-frankfort
Port Du Croux-a Medieval Watchtower at Nevers
Ruins of Castle Rheinfels
Rook
A Submarine running Awash
H.M.S. St Vincent
Sand-Martin
Title Page
Seaman's Dress, circa A.D. 1787 to 1812
Golden Eagle
The Muir of Dinnet
Common Swift
Chaffinch
Moor-hen
Harvest Time, Strathtay
Bittern
The Countye of Monmouth
The West Road from London to Bristol
Pier Lane, Whitby
Seaman's Dress, circa A.D. 1748 to 1778
Merionethshire
Wight Island
"The Cotter's Saturday Night"
Ehrenfels on the Rhine
Bedfordshire
Blue-headed Wagtail
French Destroyers
Japanese Battleship Asahi
A Map of Virginia and Maryland
the South-East, South and South-West Roads from London
Drum Castle
St. Hilary's Church, Denbigh
Dunlin
A Newe Mape of Tartary
Dorsetshyre
Chiffchaff and Willow Wren
Starling
Bearded Reedling

Maps

Map Name
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Kingdome of China (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Buckingham (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Essex (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Asia (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Rutlandshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Anglesey (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Caernarvon (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A Newe Mape of the Romane Empire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Somersetshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Flintshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Countie Pallatine of Lancaster (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Montgomeryshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Devonshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Africae (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Invasions of England and Ireland (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Penbrokshyre (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Turkisch Empire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Mape of Hungari (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The North and East Ridins of Yorkshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Wight Island (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A Newe Mape of Germany (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Hantshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Darbieshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Stafford Countie and Towne (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Hartfordshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Counti and City of Lyn (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The West Ridinge of Yorkeshyre (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Dorsetshyre (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Cambridgshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Greece (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Bedfordshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Caermarden (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Kingdome of Scotland (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Britain (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Province of Ulster (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Evrop [Europe] (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Worcestershire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Cornwall (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A Map of Russia (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Huntington (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A Map of Jamaica and Barbados (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Herefordshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Barkshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Yorkshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Northumberland (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Kent (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Holy Iland, Garnsey, Farne and Iarsey (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Countie of Radnor (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Kingdome of England (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Glamorganshyre (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A Newe Mape of Tartary (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Kingdome of Persia (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Merionethshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A Newe Mape of Poland (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Kingdome of Irland (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Countye Palatine of Chester (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Counti of Nottingham (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Glocestershire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A New and Accvrat Map of the World (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A Newe Mape of Y XVII Provinces of Low Germanie (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Italia (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Leicester (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Countie Westmorland (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Shropshyre (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Midlesex (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Countye of Monmouth (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Wales (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Spaine (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Denbighshore (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Norhamtonshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A New Map of East India (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Kingdome of Denmarke (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Counti of Warwick (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Bishophrick and Citie of Durham (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A New Description of Carolina (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Isle of Man (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A Map of New England and New York (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Province of Connaugh (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Norfolk (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - France (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Bohemia (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Sussex (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Cumberland (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A Map of Virginia and Maryland (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Oxfordshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Wilshire (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - A Map of the Sommer Ilands (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - America (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Countie of Leinster (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Breknoke (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Cardiganshyre (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - The Province of Mounster (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Canaan (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Suffolke (1676)
The Theatre of the Empire of Great-Britain - Surrey (1676)

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