Daily Archives: July 7, 2013


BROD-POSAVINA   County in Croatia;  see SLAVONSKI BROD-POSAVINA. link_to_follow

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BRNO     Brünn. The capital of Moravia, the eastern land of the Kingdom of Bohemia and of the present Czech Republic.   In the 12th century it was held as a principality by cadets of the Premyslids, the ruling House of Bohemia.   … Continue reading

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BRIXEN Former Bishopric, the southwestern diocese in the province of Salzburg, lying on both side of the Alps.   The city, now in northern Italy and called BRESSANONE, stands near the confluence of the Rivers Isarco and Rienza, the former leading … Continue reading

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BRITTANY     BRETAGNE (Fr);  BREIZ (Breton). The northwestern peninsula in France, and A pre-Viking Kingdom; A medieval Duchy; A gouvernement in the Ancien Régime; An administrative region in present-day France. The region was called Armorica in Roman times, but there was … Continue reading

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BRITANNIA     The Roman province (and later diocese) that included most of the later England and all of Wales, and at its greatest extent reached into central Scotland.   It was called after the people living there. By the reign of Septimus … Continue reading

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