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Calculating distances using National Grid references
Example locations This example uses the following two points and calculates the distance between them: The former Ordnance Survey office in Southampton (Grid…
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yesterday by asaltydog
Map reading
Map reading Jump to the following: We use cookies to improve this website. Read about cookies Share: If you're spending time outdoors, a trusty map will help…
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yesterday by asaltydog
The True Size Of ...
Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find! A great tool for educators.
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yesterday by vonc
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In 1760, some fifteen hundred enslaved black men and women— perhaps fewer but probably many more— took advantage of Britain’s Seven Year’s War against France and Spain, to stage a massive uprising in Jamaica, which began on April 7 in the windward parish of St. Mary’s and continued in the leeward parishes until October of the next year.  Over the course of eighteen months the rebels killed as many as sixty whites and destroyed many thousands of pounds worth of property.  During the suppression of the revolt over five hundred black men and women were killed in battle, executed, or committed suicide.  Another 500 were transported from the island for life.  Colonists valued the total cost to the island at nearly a quarter of a million pounds. “Whether we consider the extent and secrecy of its plan, the multitude of the conspirators, and the difficulty of opposing its eruptions in such a variety of places at once,” wrote planter-historian Edward Long in his 1774 History of Jamaica, this revolt was “more formidable than any hitherto known in the West Indies.”
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yesterday by ianmclaury
Coordinate converter | British Geological Survey (BGS)
Gateway to the Earth Coordinate converter Convert British National Grid (BNG) formerly known as the National Grid Reference (NGR) to latitude and longitude…
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yesterday by asaltydog

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