Daily Archives: June 28, 2013


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 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 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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