Channel Islands

Channel Islands, a group of small islands off the NW. coast of France, of which the largest are Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark; formerly part of the Duchy of Normandy, and now all that remains to Britain of her French dominions, being subject to it since 1066; have a delightful climate mild and bright, and varied and beautiful scenery; the soil is fertile; flowers and fruit are grown for export to Britain, also early potatoes for the London market; Guernsey pears and Jersey cows are famous; valuable quarries of granite are wrought; the language is Norman-French.

Population (circa 1900) given as 92,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Channel, The English * Channing, William Ellery
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Champollion, Jean François
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Chandler, Richard
Chandos, John
Changarnier, Nicolas
Channel, The English
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Channing, William Ellery
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Chantrey, Sir Francis
Chapman, George
Charcot, Jean Martin