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  1. GREAT BRITAIN It’s regions…

  2. The British Isles • England, Scotland, Wales occupy one large island • Northern Island & the Republic of Ireland occupy the other

  3. Great Britain • Aprox. 244 000 sq. km • 965 km north to south • 508 km west to east • Separated from Europe by the English Channel • 8000 km of coastline • Europe’s largest island

  4. Great Britain • good harbours • Rivers inland provided transportation • island nation • Seafaring people • Sea-farer n. 1. a traveller who goes by sea. 2. a less common word for sailor

  5. Major Regions 1. Highland Britain • In the north & east • Hilly, mountainous • Thin soils • Pockets of fertile land

  6. Major Regions 2. Lowland Britain • In the south and east • Low lying • Fertile land • Good for agriculture • Warmer climate • Due to the Gulf Stream • carries warm water & winds from the Gulf of Mexico

  7. Lowland Britain • Heavily populated • Important politically during the 17th century

  8. 17th Century English SOCIETY