I find GIF diagrams afford the best visual way to present the material.
The diagrams are fixed in size.
You should set your monitor resolution to at least 1024 x 768 pixels to avoid having to scroll back and forth.
Your browser should be able (or set) to handle images to appreciate this site.
Please note that
– the spelling of many place names varies over the course of the years and often depends on the originating language and country.
– different countries have different spelling for foreign places, areas, regions, countries, etc.
I have endeavoured to check the spelling of names in this site to ensure accuracy;
however be aware of variations from present day spelling. Furthermore, I have applied those designations I am familiar with.
So, adopt a liberal approach in your research in the interpretation of the entries.
You may be thinking these pages are too simple and drab.
There are no advertisements,
there are no e-mail envelopes flipping over and over,
and there are no sound bytes being thrown at you, not even the ones you can't turn off.
Just lots of gif's, some text, a few tables (in clean HTML 4.01 Transitional).
And NO @#??$§% sticky frames
(Uhh ... yes, well, umm, almost ... OK – just one teeny weeny little bitty page)