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edinburgh encyclopedia britannica britannica com - edinburgh edinburgh capital city of scotland located in southeastern scotland with its center near the southern shore of the firth of forth a city of somber theatricality it is a major center for finance law tourism education and cultural affairs learn more about the city and its history in this article, duke of edinburgh wikipedia - duke of edinburgh named after the city of edinburgh scotland is a substantive title that has been created three times for members of the british royal family since 1726 the current holder is prince philip husband of queen elizabeth ii, edinburgh of the seven seas simple english wikipedia - edinburgh of the seven seas is the only settlement of the island of tristan da cunha in saint helena ascension and tristan da cunha an overseas territory of the united kingdom in the south atlantic ocean locally it is always called the settlement edinburgh of the seven seas is regarded as the most remote permanent settlement on earth being 2 173 km 2 839 sq mi from the nearest human, catholic encyclopedia mary queen of scots - mary stuart born at linlithgow 8 december 1542 died at fotheringay 8 february 1587 she was the only legitimate child of james v of scotland his death 14 december followed immediately after her birth and she became queen when only six days old, northumbria historical kingdom england britannica com - northumbria northumbria one of the most important kingdoms of anglo saxon england lying north of the river humber during its most flourishing period it extended from the irish sea to the north sea between two west east lines formed in the north by the ayrshire coast and the firth of forth and in the south, elizabeth ii simple english wikipedia the free encyclopedia - elizabeth ii elizabeth alexandra mary mountbatten windsor born 21 april 1926 is the queen of the united kingdom and the other commonwealth realms she became queen when her father king george vi died on 6 february 1952 since 9 september 2015 elizabeth ii has ruled longer than any other king or queen in the history of the united kingdom she has also ruled longer than any other living, catholic encyclopedia purgatory new advent - a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who departing this life in god s grace are not entirely free from venial faults or have not fully paid the satisfaction due to their transgressions, sir isaac newton encyclopedia com - newton also came to know two other scientists each of whom wanted to prepare a second edition of the principia one was david gregory a professor at edinburgh whom newton helped to obtain a chair at oxford and who recorded his conversations with newton while newton was revising the principia in the 1690 s the other was a refugee from switzerland nicolas fatio de duillier advocate of a