Daily Archives: June 28, 2013

Brecknock

BRECKNOCK An old alternative name for the town of Brecon, closer to the Welsh original of Brycheiniog;  likewise BRECKNOCKSHIRE for Breconshire.  With the changes in Welsh local government in 1975, Brecknock became the name of a district (abolished in 1996) … Continue reading

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Breadalbane

BREADALBANE Historical district in the central Highlands of Scotland, in the region of the upper Tay.  Its name means top end of Alban, Alban being Scotland north of the Forth-Clyde valley.

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Brda

BRDA Region now in central Montenegro, which in the 18th century lay east and northeast of the Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro, though its tribal chieftains usually cooperated with the Prince-Bishop. After the Montenegrins had trounced the Ottomans in battle in 1796, … Continue reading

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