Britain

Britain may refer to:

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a sovereign state in western Europe
    • Kingdom of Great Britain, a sovereign state from 1707 to 1801
    • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, a sovereign state from 1801 to 1922 (and between 1922 and 1927 in its superseded form)
  • Great Britain, the largest island in the British Isles and the largest island in Europe
    • Great Britain (disambiguation)
    • Prehistoric Britain, Britain prior to 43 AD
    • Roman Britain or Britannia, a Roman province covering most of modern England and Wales and some of southern Scotland from 43 to 410 AD
    • Sub-Roman Britain, Britain from 410 AD to 597
    • Britain in the Middle Ages, various parts of Britain from 410 AD to 1485
    • Early Modern Britain, Britain from the Tudor period, from 1485 to 1707
  • Britain (placename), the place name Britain and its toponymy
  • British Isles, a group of islands that includes Great Britain, Ireland, and other islands
    • Terminology of the British Isles, discusses the sometimes ambiguous or contentious names for parts of the island group
  • British Empire, during the 19th to early 20th century
  • British (disambiguation), adjective meaning from/of Britain; and derived senses

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Famous quotes containing the word britain:

    Hath Britain all the sun that shines? day? night?
    Are they not but in Britain?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I’ll stay until I’m tired of it. So long as Britain needs me, I shall never be tired of it.
    Margaret Thatcher (b. 1925)

    The only reason I might go to the funeral is to make absolutely sure that he’s dead.
    —“An Eminent Editor” Of Press Baron. Quoted in Anthony Sampson, Anatomy of Britain Today, ch. 9 (1965)