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Old January 8th, 2017, 06:57 AM   #11

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No. England claimed parts of France until the 1500s.
And they took Gibralter.
The garrisoned Malta, Crete and Cyprus at various time. But that's about it.
Gibraltar, Malta, Crete, and Cyprus were all about naval bases, as a naval power Britain wanted to dominate the seas not continental Europe.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 07:13 AM   #12

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Gibraltar, Malta, Crete, and Cyprus were all about naval bases, as a naval power Britain wanted to dominate the seas not continental Europe.
Yes, we left the "dominating Europe" to the King's German cousins.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 08:23 AM   #13

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Gibraltar, Malta, Crete, and Cyprus were all about naval bases, as a naval power Britain wanted to dominate the seas not continental Europe.
Total. As a naval power that's understandable.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 08:30 AM   #14

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Gibraltar, Malta, Crete, and Cyprus were all about naval bases, as a naval power Britain wanted to dominate the seas not continental Europe.
Don't forget the Anglo-Corsican Kingdom.


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....and the Grand Duchy of Fenwick.

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Didn't king Richard have lands in Palestine?
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Old January 8th, 2017, 07:49 PM   #16
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Gibraltar, Malta, Crete, and Cyprus were all about naval bases, as a naval power Britain wanted to dominate the seas not continental Europe.
That leaves out only Sicily wonder why uk did not try invading there. Maybe they didn't wanna deal with the mafia
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Edward I
What did Edward I seek to expand into ?
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Didn't king Richard have lands in Palestine?

Depends on your POV
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Old January 8th, 2017, 10:15 PM   #19

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That leaves out only Sicily wonder why uk did not try invading there. Maybe they didn't wanna deal with the mafia
I believe the Normans did have it for a period
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