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This section provides information on various places in the British Isles. It will be developed over time to include at least one article on every region of the islands and will provide links to many specialist sites where more information may be found. If the number of articles/posts requires it, I will revert to dividing this Category into 5 different Subcategories as shown below.

UKf I use the normal definitions of the British Isles and their constituent parts as follows:The British Isles = Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of ManGreat Britain = England, Scotland and Wales Ireland = Republic of Ireland (Eire) and Northern Ireland The United Kingdom = Great Britain and Northern Ireland


To start with I include pages on the following:

GREAT BRITAIN ENGLAND SCOTLAND A History of Scotland WALES IRELAND (not yet ready) MAPS  GBmap01 - The Counties of Great Britain  GBmap02 - Physical Map of the British Isles



Events & Trends



The Butterfly Effect : the idea, proposed by Edward Lorenz in 1972, that the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil could set off a chain of events which could lead to a tornado in Texas. Lorenz was one of the proponents of Chaos Theory which (some say) has 2 main postulations:

1. even complex systems rely upon a simple underlying order;

2. even trivial actions can have major consequences.

This seems to be somewhat relevant to History!


I was keeping this page 'Public' to provide (on the menu shown by clicking 'Events & Trends' on the right) a link to the 'Kings & Queens' pages that will be kept after the present restructuring exercise has been completed. Now that that link is being provided on the Extra Content page, there is little point in keeping this page but I am doing so, for the moment at least, simply because I am rather fond of the above 'butterfly effect' note.