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Great Britain comprises only England, Scotland and Wales.

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The British Isles - made up of several islands. Great Britain is the largest one.
England, Scotland, Wales, Great Britain refer to different 'parts of the UK. The British Isles includes many islands not even part of the UK.

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Nationality: English – Born: Torquay, Devon, England, BritainCause of Death: Murdered / Hypothermia
The United Kingdom is a well-developed system of countries has the sixth largest economic growth based on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the past few years, and the eighth largest based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). Considered as the first industrialised country in the world with the power that it had since the 19th century, Great Britain remained to be a power internationally.

 

Kingdoms of British Celts - Prydein / High Kings of Britain


1801 - The Irish Parliament voted to join the Union. The then Kingdom of Great Britain becomes the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.


These were the countries that remained under the great British Empire. In its reign in the 19th and 20th centuries, the empire was considered the largest empire in history as it covered almost a quarter of the world’s land mass. The culture, language as well as the legal systems of these colonies are very well inspired and influenced by the British Empire.


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Welcome to Maps Of Britain - a comprehensive resource of maps of the British Isles. On this site we hope you will find exactly what you are looking for.

British Explorers - The Top Ten - Britain Explorer

Its capital city, also the largest, is London. The UK has a population of more than 63 million governed under their government system – a constitutional monarchy with a parliament system. It is one of the remaining countries of the Commonwealth Realms. The United Kingdom is composed of four different countries namely Scotland, England, Wales and North Ireland. Apart from that, the United Kingdom has about fourteen off shore territories popularly referred to as the British Overseas Territories.

The British Province of Carmelites

Our extensive range of maps include a political map of Britain, a physical map of the UK, individual maps of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is also an extensive range of major maps including London, Manchester, York, Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol, Belfast and Edinburgh - plus a wide range of county and territory maps to help you gauge where major cities are within their counties.

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Continuing on from the ‘Top Twenty British Explorers’, here are the ones that have made it into the Top Ten. The investigation of the World by British explorers contributed significantly to the development of modern society as we know it today. Explorers were expected to discover new lands, break records and map the world for future travellers. It was a dangerous but exhilarating opportunity for adventurers, whatever their social class, to advance scientific knowledge, acquire new mineral and agricultural resources and to make their own fortunes. Still, even those that succeeded often paid for their bravery with their lives. Of the top twenty British explorers, in this and the previous list, only three – just 15% – survived to old age.

The British Isles have a rich history going back thousands of years

(1967) Led an expedition up the Jostedalsbreen Glacier in Norway.
(1968 – 1969) Led the very first expedition up the White Nile on a hovercraft.
(1970) Undertook a second expedition along the Jostedalsbreen Glacier.
(1971) Undertook the Headless Valley Expedition.
(1979 – 1982) Transglobe Expedition: Leader of the first team to journey around – circumnavigate – the world on its polar axis by only using surface transport. Nobody else has ever done so by any route before or since.
(1979 – 1982) First person (together with Charles Burton) to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means
(1981) Together with Charles R. Burton he completed the first west-to-east transit of the North West passage in an open boat (whaler).
(1986) Awarded the Polar Medal for “outstanding service to British polar exploration and research”.
(1992) Discovered the lost city of Ubar in the Rub al Khali desert of Oman near Ash Shisr and the Yemini border.
(1992 – 1993) Together with Mike Stroud became the first person to completely cross Antarctica on foot – the longest unsupported polar journey in history.
(2000) First person to visit both the North Pole and South Pole by surface means.
(2009) – Climbed the Everest Nepal Summit thus becoming the first person ever to reach the summit of Mt Everest and cross both polar ice caps. Also now credited as the oldest British person to climb Mt Everest to the summit.
(2013) Currently recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s greatest living explorer.