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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.

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Images

Image Name
The Dee at Culter
The Mountain Meadows, Bavarian Tyrol
Coaling a Battleship
Red-breasted Merganser
An 18-inch Whitehead Torpedo
Common Guillemot
Golden Eagle
Spotted Flycatcher
Marsh Tit
A Newe Mape of Tartary
Cruisers Manoeuvring
Chiffchaff and Willow Wren
Fire-crested Wren and Golden-crested Wren
A Coal Hulk. the Pitt now broken up
Shag
Snow Bunting and Lapland Bunting
A Map of Russia
Reed Warbler and Marsh Warbler
The Countie of Leinster
A Royal Escort. Arrival of the King of Portugal
Balmoral Castle
Ruins of Castle Rheinfels
The Launch of a Battleship
Abergeldie Castle
The Countie Pallatine of Lancaster
Surrey
Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
Dartford Warbler
The Third Book - Scotland
Scotland
Berry Pomeroy Castle, Entrance Towers
Shoveller
Herefordshire
Breknoke
Europe [Europe]
Worcestershire
"McCaig's Folly," Oban
H.M.S. Dreadnought
Bedfordshire
A Training Brig. 1902
"The New Arrival"
The Meeting of the Tanar and the Dee
Battleships Manoeuvring
Sunset near Land's End, Cornwall
Great-crested Grebe
Curlew
Kittiwake
Kynance Cove, Cornwall
Mealy Redpoll
Holy Iland, Garnsey, Farne and Iarsey
Goldfinch
Sketch Map of Deeside
H.M.S. Battleship Queen. 1839
Black Guillemot
Woods in Brittany
A Newe Mape of Hungari
Montgomeryshire
Blue-headed Wagtail
Title Page
Goethe's House-frankfort
Long-eared Owl
Cornwall
Waxwing
Probus Church Tower, Cornwall
The Countye Palatine of Chester
The Entrance to Portsmouth Harbour
Song Thrush
Water-Rail
Chenonceaux-the Oriental Front
Penbrokshyre
An Early Type of Seagoing Turret Ship, H.M.S Thunderer. 1877
Seaman's Dress, circa A.D. 1649 to 1689
Cirl Bunting
Glocestershire
The Temperley Coal Transporter. Portsmouth Harbour
The Bishophrick and Citie of Durham
Gate Towers Rhuddlan Castle, North Wales
Canaan
Front Cover
Grand Stairway of Francis I. at Blois
Land-Rail
Wigeon
Caermarden
Seaman's Dress, circa A.D. 1748 to 1778
In Glen Dee
St. Wulfram's Church-grantham
The Spanish Armada in the Bay of Biscay
Front Cover
Crossbill
France
Great Tit
Moor-hen
Glen Affrick, near Inverness
Kent
Norfolk
Nuthatch

Maps

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

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