Brittany

What is Brittany known for?


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considered as Belgians and ″Lemovices″ is probably a mistake for ″Lexovii″ (Lower-Normandy). Gallo-Roman era thumb upright 0.7 The temple of Mars in Corseul (File:Corseul - Temple de Mars 03.jpg). The region became part of the Roman Republic in 51 BC. It was included in the province of Gallia Lugdunensis in 13 BC. Gallic towns and villages were redeveloped according to the Roman standards, and several cities were created. These cities are Condate (Rennes), Vorgium


military expertise

marched ahead of the rest of the French, also came into conflict with the slower Germans whom they met on the way.


satirical poem

Britanniae '' by Geoffrey of Monmouth. Smith was also a vociferous opponent of the Disestablishment (Disestablishmentarianism) of the Welsh portions of the Church of England (Church in Wales), calling the Welsh Disestablishment Bill introduced into parliament in 1913 “a bill which has shocked the conscience of every Christian (Christianity) community in Europe”. This prompted G. K. Chesterton to write a satirical poem, “Antichrist, Or the Reunion of Christendom: An Ode” (s:Antichrist, or the Reunion of Christendom: An Ode), which asked if Breton (Brittany) sailors, Russian peasants and Christians evicted by the Turks (Ottoman Empire) would know or care of what happened to the Anglican Church of Wales (Church in Wales), and answered the question with the line “Chuck it, Smith”. The bill was approved by parliament, under the provisions of the Parliamentary Act of 1911 (Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949) but its implementation delayed by the outbreak of the First World War (World War I). When it was finally implemented in 1920, Smith was part of the Lloyd George Coalition (Lloyd George Coalition Government) that did so. Biography He was born at Rennes in Brittany, where his father was ''bâtonnier'' of the corporation of lawyers, a title equivalent to President of the Bar (Bar association). He entered the law profession, and was a noted orator. thumb Major Dutch defence lines in 1940 (Image:Dutch defense lines - ln-en.jpg) From the middle of the 19th century until 1914 the fortress city of Antwerp was the official National Redoubt of Antwerp (Réduit national) in Belgium, and until 1940, the "Fortress Holland" was that of the Netherlands, although in neither case did the "redoubt" prove defensible — even though the same area of Holland proper did manage to stop the advances of the French troops in the ''Rampjaar'' 1672 (Rampjaar), providing the Dutch with much-needed time to eventually gain the upper hand. In 1940 Brittany was briefly considered as such in the last stages of the Fall of France, but again proved impractical. :*Upon breaking out of Normandy in August, the Americans committed two armored divisions to operations in Brittany when armored units were direly needed for the pursuit of the German army across France. While the port of Brest (Brest, France), France was ultimately captured by the Americans, it consumed the operations of an American corps for an entire month and ultimately did little for the Allied effort because the Germans so thoroughly destroyed the port before it was captured. Weigley, p. 285. Seismographical (Seismology) research shows that the crust (Crust (geology)) of the Earth below Great Britain is from 27 to 35 km (17 to 22 miles) thick. The oldest rocks are found at the surface in north west Scotland and are more than half as old as the planet (Age of the Earth). These rocks are thought to underlie much of Great Britain and Ireland (although boreholes have only penetrated the first few kilometres), but next appear extensively at the surface in Brittany and the Channel Islands. The youngest rocks are found in south east England. It lies on the threshold of Brittany and on the border between Normandy and Anjou. Its citizens are called ''Lavallois''. * Medieval Château de Laval (tower and building) * Significant remains of the town walls and of a town gate. The town came together around the foundation of the castle in 1020 in its position in the march (Marches), the border lands between France and Brittany. It was built for Guy I of Dénéré who became a vassal of the Count of Maine. at the end of the 12th century, local troubles combined with the town's position on the road into Brittany led the lord of Laval to build a great round keep which still has its original hoarding (Hoarding (disambiguation)). At first the town was composed of scattered settlements such as the ''bourg cheverel'' and the ''bourg hersent''. However, from the time of the new castle, it grew rapidly. It was enclosed in ramparts from the 13th century. There were five gates in the walls of which the sole one remaining is the ''porte Beucheresse'' or gate of the woodcutters. * Cathedral of the Trinity (''La Trinité''). Pre-Romanesque and Romanesque (Romanesque architecture) characteristically, it has rich wall paintings (Mural) and figurative stone carving (Sculpture) but the general architectural style of the buildings is restrained. In Laval, that architectural sobriety was retained through the early Gothic period (Gothic architecture). The painting can be seen well in the calendars in ''Notre-Dame de Pritz, Saint-Martin'', and ''Saint-Pierre-le-Potier''. The architecture shows best at ''Grenoux'', and ''Avesnières''; while the stone carving is well displayed in the zoomorphic column capitals at ''Avesnières''. The early Gothic, what in England would be called Early English (Early English Period) but in Laval is Angevin Gothic, is to be seen in ''la Trinité''. Here we are close to Anjou, the home of the Angevin kings of England beginning with Henry II (Henry II of England). In the Cathedral, on the effigy tomb of the bishop Louis Bougaud (1888), the following inscription may be read: In 1946 Messali founded the ''Mouvement pour le triomphe des libertés démocratiques'' (MTLD). Messali lived under house arrest in Brittany, France, and could not travel to Algeria. His group was perceived as moderate and accommodating, but his revolutionary ideals alienated parts of Algeria's conservative (Conservatism) Muslim society. Messali's brand of Algerian nationalism gained its most important following among Algerian workers in France, while the FLN and other grass-roots groups took hold in Algeria. Carrick-on-Shannon is twinned (Town twinning) with the following places: *


comic character

Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford Jasper Tudor . Although some French politicians expressed appreciation for their caricatures, some have greeted them with less enthusiasm. Jean-Marie Le Pen sued the show, as he disliked being represented as the vampire "Pencassine", shown wearing a traditional girl's costume from Brittany - a reference to "Bécassine", a 1910s classic French comic character, and to Le Pen's origins in Brittany, while retaining his vampire fangs. Édith Cresson expressed great displeasure at her own puppet: she was depicted as an air-headed panther, submissive to the sexual whims of "Kermitterrand". Louis was generous in making up for those losses. On 27 January 1473 the king wed him to a Poitevin (Poitou) heiress, Hélène de Chambes (d.1532), ''dame (lord of the manor)'' of the ''seigneuries'' of Argenton, Varennes, and Maison-Rouge.


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; The swim extended from Hyannis, Massachusetts to Quiberon, Brittany, France. He stopped for 1 week in the Azores, a Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean due to equipment failure. September 25, 1998 he reached the shore of Quiberon. '''''Ouest-France''''' ("West-France") is a provincial daily French (France) newspaper known for its emphasis on local news and events. The paper is produced in 47 different editions covering events in different


impressive architecture

a cloves aroma The romancers' versions of Camelot drew on earlier descriptions of Arthur's fabulous court. From Geoffrey's grand description of Caerleon, Camelot gains its impressive architecture, its many churches and the chivalry and courtesy of its inhabitants. Geoffrey's


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trips available during key stage three; students have previously visited various countries including Hawaii, Italy, New Zealand, Brittany, Isles of Scilly, South Africa and Austria. In 2006, the school made news worldwide when students were attacked and held hostage during a sports trip to South Africa. BBC NEWS England Northamptonshire Trip pupils attacked at gunpoint !-- Bot generated


distinctive local

the formation of the Pyrenees and the Alps. Changes in sea levels and climate led to a strong erosion and to the formation of more sedimentary rocks. Metamorphism is responsible for the distinctive local blue schist and for the rich subsoil of the Groix island (Groix), which comprises glaucophane and epidote.


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classical training

sensation. birth_date origin Brest (Brest, France), Brittany, France instrument Piano, Violin, Accordion, Guitar, Toy piano, Voice and various others. Tiersen was born in Brittany, France, in 1970 and received classical training at several musical academies, including those in Rennes, Nantes, and Boulogne (Boulogne-sur-Mer).

Brittany

'''Brittany''' ( .

The historical province of Brittany is now split among five French departments: Finistère in the west, Côtes-d'Armor in the north, Ille-et-Vilaine in the north east, Loire-Atlantique in the south east and Morbihan in the south on the Bay of Biscay. Since reorganisation in 1956, the modern administrative region of Brittany (Brittany (administrative region)) comprises only four of the five Breton departments, or 80% of historical Brittany. The remaining area of old Brittany, the Loire-Atlantique department around Nantes, now forms part of the Pays de la Loire region.

At the 2010 census, the population of historic Brittany was estimated to be 4,475,295. Of these, 71% lived in the region of Brittany, while 29% lived in the Loire-Atlantique department. In 2008, the largest metropolitan areas were Nantes (854,807 inhabitants), Rennes (654,478 inhabitants), and Brest (Brest, France) (311,735 inhabitants).

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