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 Bankes, Lady - and Corfe Castle
 bank holiday
 bank notes in China - described by Marco Polo
 Bank of England - founded in 1694
  - nationalized in 1946
  - brief account
  - and Kenneth Grahame
 Bank of Scotland
 Bank of Sweden - founded in 1668
 Bank of the United States - and Hamilton
 Banks, Joseph - and Captain Cook
  - and a penal colony in Australia
  - Kew Gardens
  - brief biography
 Bankside - and London's theatres
  - brief account
 Banna, Hasan al- - and Muslim Brotherhood
 Bannister, Roger - 4-minute mile
 bannock (unleavened bread)
 Bannockburn - battle in 1314
  - brief account
 Banque de France - established in 1800
 Banque Générale - in Paris in 1716
 banqueting hall, Norman - at Hedingham
 Banqueting House, Whitehall - by Inigo Jones
  - and Rubens
  - and Charles I
  - and death of Charles I
  - brief description
 Banting, Frederick - discovers insulin
 Bantock House - Wolverhampton
 Bantu - African tribes
 Bantu languages - region of origin
 Bantustans - in South Africa
 Banu Nabhan - king of Muscat and Oman
 Banzer Suarez, Hugo - president of Bolivia
 bap (Scottish bread roll)
 baptism - and the Reformation
 Baptism of Christ - by Piero della Francesca
 Baptistery in Florence - competition in 1401
 Baptists - origins
  - brief history
 Bar - of the House of Commons
 Bar, in British court of law
 Barakzai - tribe ruling in Afghanistan
  - settled in 1627
  - as thriving English colony
  - deportation from Ireland
  - and Britain
 Barbara Allen (in ballads)
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