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Index Burgh

A burgh was an autonomous municipal corporation in Scotland and Northern England, usually a town, or toun in Scots. [1]

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Acts of Union 1707

The Acts of Union were two Acts of Parliament: the Union with Scotland Act 1706 passed by the Parliament of England, and the Union with England Act passed in 1707 by the Parliament of Scotland.

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Ad hoc

Ad hoc is a Latin phrase meaning literally "for this".

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Administrative division

An administrative division, unit, entity, area or region, also referred to as a subnational entity, statoid, constituent unit, or country subdivision, is a portion of a country or other region delineated for the purpose of administration.

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In linguistics, an affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new word or word form.

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Alburgh (pronounced "Ahbra") is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.

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Aldeburgh is a coastal town in the English county of Suffolk.

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An artisan (from artisan, artigiano) is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative, for example furniture, decorative arts, sculptures, clothing, jewellery, food items, household items and tools or even mechanisms such as the handmade clockwork movement of a watchmaker.

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In development or moral, political, and bioethical philosophy, autonomy is the capacity to make an informed, un-coerced decision.

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Ayr (Inbhir Àir, "Mouth of the River Ayr") is a large town and former Royal Burgh on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland.

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A bailie or baillie is a civic officer in the local government of Scotland.

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Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany and the North and Central European Plain.

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Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England.

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Barnburgh is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England.

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Bawburgh is a village and civil parish in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk, England, lying in the valley of the River Yare about west of Norwich city centre.

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Bell tower

A bell tower is a tower that contains one or more bells, or that is designed to hold bells even if it has none.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed (Sooth Berwick, Bearaig a Deas) is a town in the county of Northumberland.

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Blythburgh is a village and civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal district of the English county of Suffolk.

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A borough is an administrative division in various English-speaking countries.

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Borough status in the United Kingdom

Borough status in the United Kingdom is granted by royal charter to local government districts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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The bourgeoisie is a polysemous French term that can mean.

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Burgess (title)

Burgess originally meant a freeman of a borough (England, Wales, Ireland) or burgh (Scotland).

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Burgh and Tuttington

Burgh and Tuttington is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.

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Burgh by Sands

Burgh by Sands ("Brough") is a village and civil parish in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England, situated near the Solway Firth.

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Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.

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Burgh Castle Roman Site

Burgh Castle is the site of one of several Roman shore forts constructed in England around the 3rd century AD, to hold cavalry as a defence against Saxon raids up the rivers of the east and south coasts of southern Britain.

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Burgh constituency

A burgh constituency is a type of parliamentary constituency in Scotland.

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Burgh Heath

Burgh Heath (or, especially amongst older residents) is a residential neighbourhood with a remnant part of the Banstead Commons of the same name.

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Burgh Island

Burgh Island is a small tidal island on the coast of South Devon in England near the small seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea.

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Burgh le Marsh

Burgh-le-Marsh is a town and electoral ward to the west of Skegness in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.

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Burgh of barony

A burgh of barony was a type of Scottish town (burgh).

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Burgh of regality

A burgh of regality is a type of Scottish town.

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Burgh on Bain

Burgh on Bain is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A157 road, west from Louth and 7 miles east from Market Rasen. According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 114, increasing to 172 at the 2011 census. Burgh on Bain Grade II listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Helen.

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Burgh St Peter

Burgh St Peter is a village and civil parish in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk, England.

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Burgh, Netherlands

Burgh is a town in the Dutch province of Zeeland.

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Burgh, Suffolk

Burgh is a village and civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal district of Suffolk, England, about north-west of Woodbridge.

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Burghfield is a village and large civil parish in West Berkshire, England, with a boundary with Reading.

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Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile.

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A burh or burg was an Old English fortification or fortified settlement.

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Carrawburgh is a settlement in Northumberland.

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A castle (from castellum) is a type of fortified structure built during the Middle Ages by predominantly the nobility or royalty and by military orders.

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The abbreviation cf. (short for the confer/conferatur, both meaning "compare") is used in writing to refer the reader to other material to make a comparison with the topic being discussed.

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Chedburgh is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk in eastern England.

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Citizenship is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law as being a legal member of a sovereign state or belonging to a nation.

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A city is a large human settlement.

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In linguistics, cognates are words that have a common etymological origin.

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Community council

A community council is a public representative body in Great Britain.

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Convention of Royal Burghs

The Convention of Royal Burghs, more fully termed the Convention of the Royal Burghs of Scotland, was a representative assembly which protected the privileges and pursued the interests of Scotland’s principal trading towns, the royal burghs, from the middle of the 16th century to the second half of the 20th century.

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Cranworth is a village and civil parish in the Breckland district of mid-Norfolk, East Anglia, England, in the United Kingdom.

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Dairsie, or Osnaburgh, is a village and parish in north-east Fife, Scotland.

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Danish language

Danish (dansk, dansk sprog) is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in Denmark and in the region of Southern Schleswig in northern Germany, where it has minority language status.

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David I of Scotland

David I or Dauíd mac Maíl Choluim (Modern: Daibhidh I mac Chaluim; – 24 May 1153) was a 12th-century ruler who was Prince of the Cumbrians from 1113 to 1124 and later King of the Scots from 1124 to 1153.

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Dean of Guild

A Dean of Guild, under Scots law, was one of a group of burgh magistrates who, in later years, had the care of buildings.

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Dickleburgh is a village in South Norfolk situated six miles north of the Suffolk border.

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District of burghs

The Act of Union 1707 and pre-Union Scottish legislation provided for 14 Members of Parliament (MPs) from Scotland to be elected from districts of burghs.

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Dover Castle

Dover Castle is a medieval castle in Dover, Kent, England.

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Drumburgh is a small settlement in Cumbria, England.

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Dryburgh is a village in the Borders region of Scotland, within the county of Berwickshire.

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Dumfries (possibly from Dùn Phris) is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Dunfermline (Dunfaurlin, Dùn Phàrlain) is a town and former Royal Burgh, and parish, in Fife, Scotland, on high ground from the northern shore of the Firth of Forth.

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Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle is a 14th-century fortification on the coast of Northumberland in northern England, between the villages of Craster and Embleton.

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Dutch language

The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, spoken by around 23 million people as a first language (including the population of the Netherlands where it is the official language, and about sixty percent of Belgium where it is one of the three official languages) and by another 5 million as a second language.

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East Anglia

East Anglia is a geographical area in the East of England.

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Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.

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Edinburgh, Indiana

Edinburgh is a town in Bartholomew, Johnson, and Shelby counties in the U.S. state of Indiana.

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Edithburgh is a small town on the south-east corner of Yorke Peninsula in the Australian state of South Australia.

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An election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office.

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Electoral district

An electoral district, (election) precinct, election district, or legislative district, called a voting district by the US Census (also known as a constituency, riding, ward, division, electoral area, or electorate) is a territorial subdivision for electing members to a legislative body.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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English people

The English are a nation and an ethnic group native to England who speak the English language. The English identity is of early medieval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Angelcynn ("family of the Angles"). Their ethnonym is derived from the Angles, one of the Germanic peoples who migrated to Great Britain around the 5th century AD. England is one of the countries of the United Kingdom, and the majority of people living there are British citizens. Historically, the English population is descended from several peoples the earlier Celtic Britons (or Brythons) and the Germanic tribes that settled in Britain following the withdrawal of the Romans, including Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Frisians. Collectively known as the Anglo-Saxons, they founded what was to become England (from the Old English Englaland) along with the later Danes, Anglo-Normans and other groups. In the Acts of Union 1707, the Kingdom of England was succeeded by the Kingdom of Great Britain. Over the years, English customs and identity have become fairly closely aligned with British customs and identity in general. Today many English people have recent forebears from other parts of the United Kingdom, while some are also descended from more recent immigrants from other European countries and from the Commonwealth. The English people are the source of the English language, the Westminster system, the common law system and numerous major sports such as cricket, football, rugby union, rugby league and tennis. These and other English cultural characteristics have spread worldwide, in part as a result of the former British Empire.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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Five Boroughs of the Danelaw

The Five Boroughs or The Five Boroughs of the Danelaw (Old Norse: Fimm Borginn) were the five main towns of Danish Mercia (what is now the East Midlands).

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Fleggburgh is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, sometimes also known as Burgh St Margaret.

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Flemish people

The Flemish or Flemings are a Germanic ethnic group native to Flanders, in modern Belgium, who speak Dutch, especially any of its dialects spoken in historical Flanders, known collectively as Flemish Dutch.

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Flensburg (Danish, Low Saxon: Flensborg; North Frisian: Flansborj; South Jutlandic: Flensborre) is an independent town (kreisfreie Stadt) in the north of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

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Flookburgh is an ancient village on the Cartmel peninsula in Cumbria, until 1974 part of Lancashire.

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A fortification is a military construction or building designed for the defense of territories in warfare; and is also used to solidify rule in a region during peacetime.

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Fraserburgh (The Broch or Faithlie; A' Bhruaich) is a Parish town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland with a population recorded in the 2011 Census at 13,100.

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French language

French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.

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Frisian languages

The Frisian languages are a closely related group of Germanic languages, spoken by about 500,000 Frisian people, who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany.

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George R. Stewart

George Rippey Stewart (May 31, 1895 – August 22, 1980) was an American historian, toponymist, novelist, and a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

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German language

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe.

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Germanic languages

The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of about 515 million people mainly in Europe, North America, Oceania, and Southern Africa.

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Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.

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Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council, the local government body of the city of Glasgow in Scotland, became one of the newly created single tier local authorities in 1996, under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, with boundaries somewhat different from those of the City of Glasgow district of the Strathclyde region: parts of the Cambuslang and Halfway and Rutherglen and Fernhill areas were transferred from the city area to the new South Lanarkshire council area.

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Greenburgh, New York

Greenburgh is a town in the western part of Westchester County, New York, United States.

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Grundisburgh is a village of 1,584 residents situated in the English county of Suffolk.

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A guild is an association of artisans or merchants who oversee the practice of their craft/trade in a particular area.

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Hamburg (locally), Hamborg, officially the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Friee un Hansestadt Hamborg),Constitution of Hamburg), is the second-largest city of Germany as well as one of the country's 16 constituent states, with a population of roughly 1.8 million people. The city lies at the core of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region which spreads across four German federal states and is home to more than five million people. The official name reflects Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, a city-state and one of the 16 states of Germany. Before the 1871 Unification of Germany, it was a fully sovereign state. Prior to the constitutional changes in 1919 it formed a civic republic headed constitutionally by a class of hereditary grand burghers or Hanseaten. The city has repeatedly been beset by disasters such as the Great Fire of Hamburg, exceptional coastal flooding and military conflicts including World War II bombing raids. Historians remark that the city has managed to recover and emerge wealthier after each catastrophe. Situated on the river Elbe, Hamburg is home to Europe's second-largest port and a broad corporate base. In media, the major regional broadcasting firm NDR, the printing and publishing firm italic and the newspapers italic and italic are based in the city. Hamburg remains an important financial center, the seat of Germany's oldest stock exchange and the world's oldest merchant bank, Berenberg Bank. Media, commercial, logistical, and industrial firms with significant locations in the city include multinationals Airbus, italic, italic, italic, and Unilever. The city is a forum for and has specialists in world economics and international law with such consular and diplomatic missions as the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the EU-LAC Foundation, and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. In recent years, the city has played host to multipartite international political conferences and summits such as Europe and China and the G20. Former German Chancellor italic, who governed Germany for eight years, and Angela Merkel, German chancellor since 2005, come from Hamburg. The city is a major international and domestic tourist destination. It ranked 18th in the world for livability in 2016. The Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2015. Hamburg is a major European science, research, and education hub, with several universities and institutions. Among its most notable cultural venues are the italic and italic concert halls. It gave birth to movements like Hamburger Schule and paved the way for bands including The Beatles. Hamburg is also known for several theatres and a variety of musical shows. St. Pauli's italic is among the best-known European entertainment districts.

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Hamptonburgh, New York

Hamptonburgh is a town located in the northern part of Orange County, New York, United States.

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Happisburgh is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.

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Helensburgh (lit) is a town within the Helensburgh and Lomond Area of Argyll and Bute Council, Scotland.

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A hill is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain.

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Hoo St Werburgh

Hoo St Werburgh is one of several villages on the Hoo Peninsula to bear the name Hoo, meaning 'spur of land', and is featured in the Domesday Book as Hoe.

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An iceberg or ice mountain is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water.

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Icelandic language

Icelandic (íslenska) is a North Germanic language, and the language of Iceland.

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Ickburgh is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.

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Indiana is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America.

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Irish language

The Irish language (Gaeilge), also referred to as the Gaelic or the Irish Gaelic language, is a Goidelic language (Gaelic) of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.

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Italian language

Italian (or lingua italiana) is a Romance language.

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Jedburgh (Deadard; Jeddart or Jethart) is a town and former royal burgh in the Scottish Borders and the traditional county town of the historic county of Roxburghshire.

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Kettleburgh is a small village and civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal district, in the county of Suffolk.

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Kingsburgh, Skye

Kingsburgh (Gaelic: Cinnseaborgh) is a scattered crofting township, overlooking Loch Snizort Beag on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye in the Highlands of Scotland.

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Kirkcudbright, (Cille Chuithbeirt) is a town and parish in Kirkcudbrightshire, of which it is traditionally the county town, within Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

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Lanark (Lannraig, Lanrik) is a small town in the central belt of Scotland.

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Large burgh

In 1930, the Scottish burghs were split into two types, large burghs and small burghs.

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Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior.

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Leverburgh (An t-Òb or possibly An Tòb) is the second largest village, after Tarbert, on the island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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List of burghs in Scotland

The following list includes all effective burghs in Scotland from the coming into force of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892, in 1893.

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List of place names with royal patronage in the United Kingdom

The following list of place names with royal patronage in the United Kingdom includes both those granted a royal title or status by express wish of a specific monarch, and those with prefixes or suffixes such as "King's" or "Regis" that relate to historic ownership of the area by the Crown.

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Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929

The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (19 & 20 Geo 5 c. 25) reorganised local government in Scotland from 1930, introducing joint county councils, large and small burghs and district councils.

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Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom that altered local government in Scotland on 16 May 1975.

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Longburgh is a hamlet in the civil parish of Burgh by Sands, in the City of Carlisle District, in the English county of Cumbria.

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Lord Provost

A Lord Provost (Scottish Gaelic: Àrd-Phrobhaist) is convenor of the local authority, the civic head and the lord-lieutenant of one of the principal cities of Scotland.

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Lossiemouth (Inbhir Losaidh) is a town in Moray, Scotland.

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Louisburgh, County Mayo

Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland.

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Low Countries

The Low Countries or, in the geographic sense of the term, the Netherlands (de Lage Landen or de Nederlanden, les Pays Bas) is a coastal region in northwestern Europe, consisting especially of the Netherlands and Belgium, and the low-lying delta of the Rhine, Meuse, Scheldt, and Ems rivers where much of the land is at or below sea level.

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Lower Shuckburgh

Lower Shuckburgh is a small village in eastern Warwickshire.

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The term magistrate is used in a variety of systems of governments and laws to refer to a civilian officer who administers the law.

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Maryburgh (Baile Màiri) is a village in the Highland council area of Scotland, 2 miles (3 km) south of Dingwall.

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Mayburgh Henge

Mayburgh Henge is a large prehistoric monument in the county of Cumbria in northern England.

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In many countries, a mayor (from the Latin maior, meaning "bigger") is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town.

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Mercat cross

A mercat cross is the Scots name for the market cross found frequently in Scottish cities, towns and villages where historically the right to hold a regular market or fair was granted by the monarch, a bishop or a baron.

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A merchant is a person who trades in commodities produced by other people.

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Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Middle class

The middle class is a class of people in the middle of a social hierarchy.

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Montrose, Angus

Montrose (Monadh Rois) is a coastal resort town and former royal burgh in Angus, Scotland.

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A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak.

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Municipal corporation

A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, charter townships, villages, and boroughs.

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The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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New York (state)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States.

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Newburgh ("new" + the English/Scots word "burgh") may refer to.

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Newburgh, New York

Newburgh is a city located in Orange County, New York, United States, north of New York City, and south of Albany, on the Hudson River.

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North Sea

The North Sea (Mare Germanicum) is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

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Northern England

Northern England, also known simply as the North, is the northern part of England, considered as a single cultural area.

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Norwegian language

Norwegian (norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, where it is the official language.

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Office of Public Sector Information

The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is the body responsible for the operation of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) and of other public information services of the United Kingdom.

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Old English

Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.

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Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall ("OX bru") is a moated country house in Oxborough, Norfolk, England, today in the hands of the National Trust.

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Paisley, Renfrewshire

Paisley (Pàislig, Paisley) is the largest town in the historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland and serves as the administrative centre for the Renfrewshire council area.

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Parliament of Great Britain

The Parliament of Great Britain was formed in 1707 following the ratification of the Acts of Union by both the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland.

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Parliament of Scotland

The Parliament of Scotland was the legislature of the Kingdom of Scotland.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom

The Parliament of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK Parliament or British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories.

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Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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Perth, Scotland

Perth (Peairt) is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay.

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Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.

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Plattsburgh (city), New York

Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York, United States.

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Police burgh

A police burgh was a Scottish burgh which had adopted a “police system” for governing the town.

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Provost (civil)

A provost (introduced into Scots from French) is the ceremonial head of many Scottish local authorities, and under the name prévôt was a governmental position of varying importance in Ancien Régime France.

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Reform Act 1832

The Representation of the People Act 1832 (known informally as the 1832 Reform Act, Great Reform Act or First Reform Act to distinguish it from subsequent Reform Acts) was an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom (indexed as 2 & 3 Will. IV c. 45) that introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales.

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Roxburgh, also known as Rosbroch, is a civil parish and now-destroyed royal burgh, in its eponymous historic county of Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders.

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Royal burgh

A royal burgh was a type of Scottish burgh which had been founded by, or subsequently granted, a royal charter.

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Rumburgh is a village in Suffolk in England.

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Ryburgh is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.

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Salsburgh is a semi rural former coal mining village in greenbelt farmland within the district of North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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Schouwen-Duiveland is a municipality and an island in the southwestern Netherlands province of Zeeland.

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Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scots language

Scots is the Germanic language variety spoken in Lowland Scotland and parts of Ulster (where the local dialect is known as Ulster Scots).

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Scots law

Scots law is the legal system of Scotland.

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Small burgh

Small burghs were units of local government in Scotland created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 in 1930.

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Smallburgh is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.

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Spanish language

Spanish or Castilian, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain.

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St Werburghs


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Stirling (Stirlin; Sruighlea) is a city in central Scotland.

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Stirling (council area)

The Stirling council area (Stirlin, Sruighlea) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and has a population of about (estimate).

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Strasburg, Germany

Strasburg (officially: Strasburg (Uckermark)) is a town in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

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Subdivisions of Scotland

For local government purposes, Scotland is divided into 32 areas designated as "council areas", which are all governed by single-tier authorities designated as "councils".

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Swedish language

Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 9.6 million people, predominantly in Sweden (as the sole official language), and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish.

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Tasburgh (pronounced taze-bruh) is a civil parish and a village in the south of Norfolk, England, located approximately 8 miles south of Norwich.

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Toponymy is the study of place names (toponyms), their origins, meanings, use, and typology.

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A town is a human settlement.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United Kingdom constituencies

In the United Kingdom (UK), each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elect one member to a parliament or assembly, with the exception of European Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly constituencies which are multi member constituencies.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Welsh language

Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages.

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West Germanic languages

The West Germanic languages constitute the largest of the three branches of the Germanic family of languages (the others being the North Germanic and the extinct East Germanic languages).

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Whinburgh and Westfield

Whinburgh and Westfield is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.

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Winchburgh Village is a village in the Council area of West Lothian, Scotland.

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Winfrith Newburgh

Winfrith Newburgh, commonly called just Winfrith, is a village and civil parish in the Purbeck district of the English county of Dorset.

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Yarburgh is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, and situated approximately north-east from the town of Louth.

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