Great Britain (England) and Northern IE (GB)

The United Kingdom, including England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, also the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, covering an area of about 94,000 square miles (243,500 square kilometers), with a population (1994) of 58 million. Historical Background. Britain was invaded by Julius Caesar in 55 B.C. In A.D. 43 it was made a Roman province under Claudius. Julius Agricola, the general who pushed the Roman frontier as far north as Scotland, erected a series of fortresses across the country from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde. The emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117-138) built a wall from the Tyne to the Solway Firth, much of which remains today. Constantine was saluted by his troops as emperor in York in A.D. 306. After the Roman occupation ended, a century later, the country was suc...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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