Daily Archives: July 5, 2013


BRISTOL City and port of southwestern England, a unitary authority and ceremonial county. By late Anglo-Saxon England Bristol was becoming an important port in trade with Ireland, an importance that grew with the Anglo-Norman intervention in Ireland in the 1170s.   … Continue reading

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BRINDISI Province in the Puglia (Apulia) region in southeastern Italy, formed in 1927 by dividing the province of Lecce, the former Terra d’Otranto.   The city of Brindisi is the nearest Italian port to the southern Balkans.

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BRIENNE The Count of Brienne was one of the Seven Peers of Champagne in eastern France (Brienne-le-Chateau and Brienne-la-Ville are in the valley of the Aube, a tributary of the Seine, northwest of Bar-sur-Aube, and ENE of Troyes). The last … Continue reading

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BRIEG   Duchy in Lower Silesia, named after a town, now called BRZEG, which stands on the Odra (Oder) below Opole and above Wroclaw, in southwestern Poland When Lower Silesia was partitioned in 1251, Brieg formed part of the Duchy of … Continue reading

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