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12 Topic Pages Found in Great Britain -- History and starting with the letter S
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Scottish Borders

Unitary authority in southeast Scotland, created in 1996 to replace the former Borders region. Area 4,733 sq km/1,827 sq mi Towns Galashiels, Hawick,

Scott Report

Report in 1996 resulting from an inquiry into alleged British government complicity in secretly allowing sales of arms or arms-related equipment to

Open Shelley, Mary (1797 - 1851)
Shelley, Mary (1797 - 1851)

Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft was a British Romantic novelist, poet, travel writer, and biographer whose most popular novel Frankenstein (1818) is

Open Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792 - 1822)
Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792 - 1822)

The Gothic writings of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) have often been marginalized by critics, and tend to be dismissed as juvenilia bearing little

Open Shute, Nevil (1899 - 1960)
Shute, Nevil (1899 - 1960)

(born Jan. 17, 1899, Ealing, Middlesex, Eng.—died Jan. 12, 1960, Melbourne, Vic., Australia) English-born Australian novelist. Trained as an

Open Sidney, Philip, Sir
Sidney, Philip, Sir

Handsome and talented, Sir Philip Sidney was accepted in his time as the archetypal Elizabethan courtier-poet. The son of Sir Henry Sidney , lord

Southend-on-Sea (England)

Seaside resort and administrative centre of Southend unitary authority in southeastern England, on the Thames estuary, 60 km/37 mi east of London;

Speaker of the House

According to Thomas B. “Czar” Reed (1839–1902) (R-Maine), who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives for six years between 1889 and 1899,

Star Chamber

ancient meeting place of the king of England's councilors in the palace of Westminster in London, so called because of stars painted on the ceiling.

Stewart, J.I.M. (1906-1994)

pseudonym Michael Innes 1906-94 Scottish novelist and critic Born in Edinburgh, he was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Oriel College, Oxford, then