Channel Islands

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Channel Islands

Channel Islands Located a few miles off the French coast the English Channel Islands comprise the major islands of Jersey and Guernsey the smaller islands of Alderney Sark Herm Jethou Brecqhou Burhou and Lihou

  • Title: Channel Islands
  • Author: Vince Gardiner
  • ISBN: 9781851093021
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Located a few miles off the French coast, the English Channel Islands comprise the major islands of Jersey and Guernsey, the smaller islands of Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Brecqhou, Burhou and Lihou, and extensive areas of islets, rocks and reefs They form two bailiwicks , owing nominal allegiance to the British Crown as its oldest overseas possessions, but self governLocated a few miles off the French coast, the English Channel Islands comprise the major islands of Jersey and Guernsey, the smaller islands of Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Brecqhou, Burhou and Lihou, and extensive areas of islets, rocks and reefs They form two bailiwicks , owing nominal allegiance to the British Crown as its oldest overseas possessions, but self governing with their own parliaments A turbulent history marked by repeated invasions by the French, English and, most recently, Germans, has left obvious physical reminders, such as the Napoleonic, Victorian and German fortifications, and has helped to foster a fierce sense of independence The Channel Islands are now international finance centres and tourist destinations, but the traditional industries of agriculture and horticulture continue to be developed This bibliography details and evaluates some 650 selected sources on all aspects of the two bailiwicks.

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