Britain and France had sworn to defend Poland.

There is considerable disagreement between the sources, even for historical kings, not just on dates (which can be infuriatingly different) but even on the succession and the occurrence of various rulers.

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Unfortunately the Poles based their defensive strategy on the experiences of World War I.

Unfortunately Chamberlain's action was little help to the Poles.

The story is that the Prime Ministership emerged because King George I of never did learn to speak English, while Sir Robert Walpole was one of the few people in Parliament who spoke German.

German troops advanced steadily.

These assignments are based on Langer's , mentioned above, the Britannica descriptions, the assignments and descriptions at the Encyclopaedia Britannica (which lists Palmerston as a Tory, which he certainly was not after 1830), the edited by Patrick K.


As such, it is peripheral even to the periphery of Francia.

Presumably, this is not what afflicted her children -- although it did afflict Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), who was touched by the Queen but not healed.

All the parts of it ended up conquered by the .

While potatoes, brought by the Spanish from , were originally viewed with suspicion in Europe, they turned out to be more nutritious than the staples of the Mediaeval European diet (oats, barley, rye, etc.).

Some of these areas seem more peripheral than others.

With a sad irony, Anne was the last British Monarch who exercised what were believed to be the healing powers of the Royal Touch -- though by Anne's day this was supposed only to be effective for , tuberculosis of the lymph glands.

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William could then go on to organize the great alliances against France in the War of the League of Augsburg (1688-1697) and the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1713).

Obstacles in way of a national system of free compulsory education

A separate Scottish Parliament has been recently reestablished, even as in 1996 the Stone of Scone was returned to Scotland and is now kept in Edinburgh Castle.

The historically central kingdoms of , besides

By 1830, the Whigs were reemerging as the Liberal Party, while the Tories, no longer simply supporting the King, were reorganizing as a modern Conservative Party, which often passed Liberal reforms, such as Catholic Emancipation in 1829 and abolition of the Corn Laws in 1846.

The Periphery of Francia thus means the surrounding kingdoms.

Unwilling to countenance the Catholic Stuart Pretenders (the "Jacobites"), Parliament brought in George I of Hanover, a great-grandson of James I through his daughter Elizabeth and granddaughter Sophie.
The Union of England and Scotland in 1707 produced the "United Kingdom," with a single Parliament, and the Union Flag, at right.