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  • Britain's
  • Rhys Jones' presenting roles include Restoration (BBC Two), The Quizeum (BBC Four), Greatest Cities of the World and A Great Welsh Adventure With Griff Rhys Jones, It'll Be Alright On The Night (all ITV), Three Men in a Boat, Burma, My Father and the Forgotten Army, Rivers With Griff Rhys Jones (BBC One), Britain's Lost Routes (BBC One) and National Treasures Of Wales (BBC Two). (itv.com)
  • In an apparent about-face on Great Britain's long-held opposition to the death penalty, the Tory government is planning to extradite two alleged Islamic State fighters to the United States, where they could face execution. (courthousenews.com)
  • Britain and Spain say they have held their first informal Brexit-related talks this week in Madrid touching on how Britain's future departure from the European Union could apply to Gibraltar. (courthousenews.com)
  • Scotland
  • Three universities in Scotland appear in the top 25: the University of Edinburgh , University of Glasgow and the University of St Andrews , while the best university in Wales is Cardiff University ranked at number 25. (timeshighereducation.com)
  • Athelstan claimed to be 'Emperor of Britain' in the tenth century, the Norman kings of England regarded themselves as being the superior overlords of the whole island and Edward I clearly pursued an imperial vision of a united island in his campaigns in both Wales and Scotland in the thirteenth century. (everything2.com)
  • It is therefore somewhat ironic that it was a Scot who was to bring the idea of Great Britain somewhat closer to realisation, as it was James VI of Scotland who succeeded the last of the Tudors, Elizabeth I to become king James I of England in 1603. (everything2.com)
  • 2016
  • Following the success of A Great Welsh Adventure, Griff Rhys Jones sets out on a typically intrepid series of explorations and challenges in a brand-new ITV series for early 2016. (itv.com)
  • British
  • The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge take the top two spots in this ranking of best British universities, while some of the best universities in London complete the top five. (timeshighereducation.com)
  • With seven months to go before Great Britain leaves the European Union, negotiations between British and European officials are ratcheting up to smooth the transition, but an outcome is still far from clear. (courthousenews.com)
  • This Radio Society of Great Britain summary of the work of the British government's RadioCommunications Agency Technical Working Group on DSL and PLC the WG's position on PLC, the extent of the interference problems reported and expected with PLC and lists a number of papers that have been produced by companies and organizations that support this conclusion. (arrl.org)
  • Take the scenic route past grassy moors and still lochs on these great British road trips. (flightcentre.com.au)
  • Britannia major or Great Britain was originally purely a geographical expression for the British mainland, named thus either because it was simply the largest of the many islands that made up the British Isles or in order to distinguish it from Britannia minor, Lesser Britain or Brittany and possibly, by happy coincidence, both. (everything2.com)
  • place
  • The town was given the name of Caesaromagus (the market place of Caesar), although the reason for it being given the great honour of bearing the Imperial prefix is now unclear - possibly as a failed 'planned town' provincial capital to replace Londinium or Camulodunum . (wikipedia.org)
  • terms
  • Great Britain awoke Thursday to a day of political drama, including two Cabinet resignations, market volatility, a severely weakened prime minister, and nasty headlines, all in response to a draft agreement laying out the terms of its exit from the European Union. (courthousenews.com)
  • major
  • A major goal of infectious disease epidemiology is to understand and predict the spread of infections within human populations, with the intention of better informing decisions regarding control and intervention. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • study
  • A new study conducted by researchers in Britain says that while women should abstain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy as a precautionary measure, there is a lack of data on so-called "light" drinking to support a finding of considerable harm. (courthousenews.com)
  • England
  • The term Great Britain was first used as a political expression in 1547 during what is known as the Rough Wooing when Henry VIII of England sought to marry his son, the soon to be Edward VI to the infant Mary, Queen of Scots with the intention of united the two kingdoms under one crown. (everything2.com)