Brittany


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a former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay

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But the Normans conquered part of Brittany, and a close relationship grew up between the two peoples.
Now you know that in 1066 the great Duke William came sailing over the sea to conquer England, and with him came more soldiers from Brittany than from any other land.
He said he translated all that he wrote from an old British book which had been brought from Brittany and given to him.
Geoffrey then says that he hands over the matter of writing about the later Welsh and Saxon kings to others, "Whom I bid be silent as to the kings of the Britons, seeing that they have not that book in the British speech which Walter, Archdeacon of Oxford, did convey hither out of Brittany, the which I have in this wise been at the pains of translating into the Latin speech."
[*] Louis XII divorced his wife, Jeanne, daughter of Louis XI, and married in 1499 Anne of Brittany, widow of Charles VIII, in order to retain the Duchy of Brittany for the crown.
Daae seemed not to recover his strength until the summer, when the whole family went to stay at Perros-Guirec, in a far-away corner of Brittany, where the sea was of the same color as in his own country.
But these criticisms fall before the fact that the noble catholic, apostolic, and Roman religion is still erect in Brittany and in the ancient duchy of Alencon.
Did she ever get back to Brittany and her bains de mer?"
I tell you that, in the emigration, the Abbe de la Marche who was here and was employed in the Quiberoon business with Puisaye and Tinteniac, was the same Colonel of Mousquetaires Gris with whom Steyne fought in the year '86--that he and the Marchioness met again--that it was after the Reverend Colonel was shot in Brittany that Lady Steyne took to those extreme practices of devotion which she carries on now; for she is closeted with her director every day--she is at service at Spanish Place, every morning, I've watched her there--that is, I've happened to be passing there--and depend on it, there's a mystery in her case.
And for the Brittany (Jillian Bell) of "Brittany Runs a Marathon," that's especially true.
MISS Universe Ireland boss Brittany Mason has opened up about meeting Donald Trump as a teenage beauty queen and confessed she's not a fan.
The vehicle door of the Brittany Ferries Plymouth to Roscoff service could not be opened after the incident, leaving passengers unable to get off for around an hour and a half yesterday morning.
In this hopeful and engaging novel, Brittany, 11, lives in a beat-up area of Chicago, and hope for her family is scarce.
A film crew from Brittany was at the Eisteddfod in Cardiff last week, with writer, poet and broadcaster Aneirin Karadog presenting both programmes, Mr Karadog, who was brought up in Pontypridd, has a Breton mother and Welsh father, and is fluent in both languages.