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Britain

By far the most probable derivation of this word is that given by Bochart, from the Phoenician Baratanic (country of tin), contracted into B'ratan'. The Greek Cassiterides (tin islands) is …

Little Britain

or Brittany. Same as Armorica. Also called Benwic. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Little CorporalLittle A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R …

History of Tea

Where did the name Earl Grey come from? by David Johnson In prehistoric China tea was probably used as a relish and as a medicine. Tea was first brewed as a medicine around 2700 B.C. i…

Great Britain's Longest River

The Question: Could you please settle a disagreement. My friend says that the Tay river in Scotland is the longest river in Great Britain; I say it is the Sev…

Britain: Rulers

See the list of Rulers of England and Great Britain. See the list of British Prime Ministers.Rulers of ScotlandKenneth I, traditional founder of the kingdom of Scotland (c. 843–858)Kenn…

Rulers of England and Great Britain

Find the name, birth date, and the number of years each monarch ruled England and Great Britain. Name Born Ruled1SAXONS2Egbert3 c. 775 802–839Ethelwulf ? 839–858Ethelbald ? 858…

The History of the Crossword Puzzle

In 1913, it was a "word-cross"; in ancient Rome, a word square by Christine Frantz Solve the current Visit the Crossword Archive Crosswords evolved from ancient word sq…

1940 – 1949 World History

Winston Churchill (1874–1965)National Archives and Records Admin.Yalta ConferenceU.S. Army PhotosAnne Frank(1929–1945)Archive PhotosHarry S. Truman (1884–1972)The Library of …

History of the Crossword Puzzle

On Dec. 21, 1913, the Sunday New York World printed a puzzle called a “word-cross,” devised by Liverpudlian Arthur Wynne. The puzzle was an immediate success and became a weekly f…