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Great Britain (or simply Britain) is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), it is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. The island is dominated by a maritime climate with narrow temperature differences between seasons. The island of Ireland is situated to the west of Great Britain, and together these islands, along with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands, form the British Isles archipelago.

Connected to mainland Europe until 8,000 years ago, Great Britain has been inhabited by modern humans for around 30,000 years. In 2011, the island had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan.

The term "Great Britain" is often used to refer to England, Scotland and Wales, including their component adjoining islands. Great Britain and Northern Ireland now constitute the United Kingdom. The single Kingdom of Great Britain resulted from the 1707 Acts of Union between the kingdoms of England (which at the time incorporated Wales) and Scotland.

Great Britain Media

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Cantebrigia, opulentissimi Angli[a]e Regni vrbs celeberrimi nominis, ab Academi[a]e conditore Cantabro, cognominata : a Granta fluuio vicino Cairgrant, saxonib. Grauntecestre, et Grantebrige iam olim nuncupata.
A case of conscience, whether it be lawful to admit Jews into a Christian common-wealth?, [Title page]
A map of ye English Empire in ye continent of America : viz Virginia, Maryland, Carolina, New York, New Iarsey, New England, Pennsilvania
A prospect of the inside of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster, from the Quire to the East End, with the furniture thereof, as it apeared before the Grand Proceeding entred; shewing the position of the altar, theatre, thrones, chairs, pulpit, benches, seats and galleries.
A prospect of the inside of Westminster Hall, shewing how the King and Queen, with the nobility and others, did sit at dinner on the day of the coronation, 23 Apr. 1685, with the manner of serving up the first course of hot meat to their Majesties table.
The inthronization of their Majesties King James the second and Queen Mary.
A ground plott of Westminster Hall, shewing the position and dimensions of the severall tables, seats, cupboards, galleries &c on the day of their Majesties coronation. 23 Apr. 1685.
The sub-dean & confessor; the prebemdaroes pf Westminster, in number 12; the dean of Westminster; the master of the tewell house; privy councellors, not peers.
The first plate of the regalia : the open pall, the supertunica of cloath of gold, the surcoat of crimson sattin, a armilla, the colobium sindonis, a buskin, a sandall, the spurrs, the ampulla or eaglet, the anointing spoon, King Edwards Chair in which his Majestie was crownd, curtana or the sword of mercy, the second sword, the third sword.
Barons in number thirty six; bishops, in number nine; portcullis pursuivant; blewmantle pursuivant.
The Queens vice chamberlain; two gentlemen ushers; the Queens lord chamberlain; the queens ivory rod, borne by the Earl of Dorset; the Queens scepter with the cross, borne by the Earl of Rutland; the Queens Crown, borne by the Duke of Beaufort.
The choir of Westminster in number 16; the groom of the vestry; the organ blower; two sackbuts, and double courtal; gentlemen of the Chapel Royal, in number 32.
The Queens Majestic; the Bishop of London; the Bishop of Winchester; the Dutchess of Norfork; four earls daughters; sixteen barons of the Qnaue ports; a lady of the Bed chamber; two of her majesties women; gentlemen pensioners.
The orb, borne by the Duke of Someset; the crown, borne by the Duke of Ormond; the scepter with the dove, borne by the Duke of Albemarle;...gentlemen pensioners.
Viscountesses, in number three; Viscounts, in number five; Chester herald, Somerset herald; countesses, in number twenty nine.
The Kings Herb-woman, & her 6 Maids, with baskets of sweet herbs & flowers, strewing the way; the deans beadle of Westin; the high constable of Westminster; a fife; drums; the drum major.
A marchioness; York herald alone, Windsor herald supplying the place of Garter; Duchesses, in number eight; a duke.
Aarenceux King of Armes; Norroy King of Armes; The Lord Privy Seal; The Lord Archbishop of York; The Lord High Treasurer; The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury; the Lord Keeper of the great Seal; The Duke of Normandy; The Duke of Aquitaine.
Children of the choir of Westminster in number 8; the sergeant porter; the sergeant of the vestry; children of his Majesty Chapel Royal, in number twelve.
A perspective of Westminster-Abby from the high-altar to the west end, shewing the manner of His Majesties crowning.
The closet keeper of the Chapell Royal; the Kings chaplains having dignities, in number 14; Aldermen of London, in number 21.
The history of the coronation of ... James II ... King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, and of ... Queen Mary ... in ... Westminster ... the 23 of April ... 1685 ... [Title page]
Gentlemen of the privy chamber, in number twenty seven; Judges, in number 9; the Lord chief justice of the Kings bench; the Lord chief Baron of the exchequer.
The ground plot of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster with two profiles relating thereunto...23 Apr. 1685.
The manner of the champions performing the ceremony of the challenge.
A discourse concerning coining the new money lighter: In answer to Mr. Lock's considerations about raising the value of money
The assiento, or, contract for allowing for the subjects of Great Britain the liberty of importing negroes into the Spanish America
Artachthos or A new book declaring the assise or weight of bread, Added title page
The description and use of the table of assise, or the weight of bread.
The table of the assise of bread
A map of the British Empire in America : with the French, Spanish and Hollandish settlements adjacent thereto
George III, king of Great Britain, France and Ireland etc.
The brave old Hendrick, the great Sachem or chief of the Mohawk Indians, one of the six nations now in alliance with, and subject to the king of Great Britain.
James the First, king of Great Britain.
Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima
Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima
An accurate map of the British, French & Spanish settlements in Nth. America and the West Indies : as stipulated by the preliminary articles of peace sign'd at Fontainebleau by the ministers of Great Britain, France & Spain, Novr. 3d, 1762.
Carte générale de l'Amérique séptentrionale : avec les posséssions Angloises dans cette partie du nouveau monde
I'll tell you what
Signor Piozzi ravishing Mrs. Thrale
An accurate map of North America : describing and distinguishing the British and Spanish dominions of this great continent according to the definitive treaty concluded at Paris 10th Feby. 1763 : also all the West India Islands belonging to, and possessed by the several European princes and states
Petition to George III, King of Great Britain, 1775
Carte nouvelle de l'Amerique angloise : contenant tout ce que les Anglois possedent sur le continent de l'Amerique septentrionale voir le Canada, la Nouvelle Ecosse ou Acadie, les treize provinces unies qui sont: les quatres colonies de la Nouvelle Angleterre ... avec la Floride
Carte nouvelle de l'Amerique angloise : contenant tout ce que les Anglois possedent sur le continent de l'Amerique septentrionale voir le Canada, la Nouvelle Ecosse ou Acadie, les treize provinces unies qui sont: les quatres colonies de la Nouvelle Angleterre ... avec la Floride
The vis a vis bisected or the Ladies Corp
A new and correct map of North America with the West India Islands : divided according to the last treaty of peace, concluded at Paris, 10th Feby. 1763 ; wherein are particularly distinguished, the several provinces and colonies, which compose the British Empire
The Paw-miny. The cock a toe vulgurly call'd cockatoo.
James Gillray - The kettle hooting the porridge-pot
Britain's hope, or political nobodies
The poll.
Part IV. [No. 3]Trade of particular towns (cont'd.) and [No. 4] The Import and Export of Negros
A New and correct map of the British colonies in North America comprehending eastern Canada with the province of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Government of Newfoundland : with the adjacent states of New England, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Anne Wagner album

Anne Wagner album

Friendship album kept by Anne Wagner, with entries by her niece, the poet Felicia Dorothea Browne (later Hemans), and other friends and family members, mostly between 1795 and 1805. Contains inscriptions and qu... More

James Gillray - London Corresponding Society, alarm’d. – Vide. Guilty Consciences.
The importance and propriety of a better system of musical education: as a medium for moral training
[Ordnance Survey of England and Wales, old series, one inch to one mile map] [cartographic material].
Francis Stanfell papers
Bishop. Alexander William, British
A Billinsgate fish-woman.
Chelsea pensioner. Alexander William, British
A lady in Summer dress.
Watchman. Alexander William, British
Match-girl. Alexander William, British
Dragoon. Alexander William, British
Market-woman. Alexander William, British
Milk-maid. Alexander William, British
Yeoman of the guard.
Baron. Alexander William, British
Butcher's boy. Alexander William, British
Waterman to a coach-stand.
Baker. Alexander William, British
Female shrimper. Alexander William, British
Serjeant trumpeter. Alexander William, British
Picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the English....(Title page)
Farmer's boy. Alexander William, British
Blue-coat boy. Alexander William, British
Dustman. Alexander William, British
Highland shepherd. Alexander William, British
Alderman. Alexander William, British
Barrow-woman. Alexander William, British
Officer of horse artillery.
General Alexander William, British
Hastings fisherman. Alexander William, British
Fireman. Alexander William, British
Knight of the Garter.
Hussar. Alexander William, British
Peer in his robes.
Postman. Alexander William, British
Admiral. Alexander William, British
Private of the 42nd Regiment.
Drover. Alexander William, British
A judge. Alexander William, British
Chimney-sweeper on the first of May.
A greenwich pensioner. Alexander William, British
Lord-Mayor. Alexander William, British
Newsman. Alexander William, British
Edward V. Richard III. Henry VII. Henry VIII
The history of England, [Frontispiece]
The history of England, [Title page]
Henry II. Richard I. John. Henry III
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