It marked the emergence of the Church of England from that insularity to which what may be called the territorial principles of the Reformation had condemned her.
Briefly, they are to be found in the conditions of the time; the increasing insularity of the English barons, now no longer the holders of estates in Normandy; the substitution of an unpopular for a popular king, an active spur to the rising forces of discontent; and the unprecedented demands for money - demands followed, not by honour, but by dishonour, to the arms of England abroad.
Ultimately the Egyptians, when their insularity disappeared under the successive dominations of Ethiopia, Assyria and Persia, described themselves as rem-n-Ki.ni, men of Egypt.
The discovery of the insularity of Greenland might again give rise to the argument as to the distinction between island and continent.
Excepting Loch Crocach, a small lake in the Assynt district of Sutherlandshire, its insularity (i.e.
Maine warned his countrymen against the insularity which results from ignorance of all law and institutions save one's own; his example has shown the benefit of the contrary habit.