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 Silbury Hill
 Silesia - in Habsburg empire
  - and War of Austrian Succession
  - ceded to Prussia in 1745
  - and treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
  - and the Seven Years' War
 silk - process discovered in China
  - Mistress of the Silkworms
  - as material for writing and painting
  - bombyx mori (silk worm)
 Silk Road
  - in Mongol times
 Silla - kingdom in Korea
  - uniting Korea
 Silurian period - identified and named
 Silva Xavier, Joaquim - and Brazil
 Silverstone (racing circuit)
 Silvester I - and Donation of Constantine
 Sima Qian
  - on the rich produce of China
 Simeon, St - the stylite
 Simnel, Lambert - and the English throne
  - brief account
 Simon, John - 19th-century public health legislation
 Simon, John - and the National government
 Simon Bar-Cochba - captures Jerusalem
 Simon Bolivar, SS - sunk by a mine
 Simon de Montfort - Albigensian crusade
 Simon de Montfort - Barons' War
  - and the parliament of 1265
 Simon Maccabaeus - leader of the Jews
  - and the Essenes
 Simone Martini - and International Gothic
 simony - and Lateran synod of 1059
 Simplon - Alpine pass and the Swiss
 Simpson, Alan - Steptoe and Son
 Simpson, James (obstetrician)
  - on leprosy
  - uses chloroform in childbirth
  - first anaesthetic in childbirth
  - invents 'air tractor'
 Simpson, Wallis - and the abdication crisis
  - and Edward VIII
 Simpson, William - in the Crimean War
 Sinai - early copper mines
  - mining by Egyptians in c.2550 BC
  - monastery of St Catherine
  - restored to Egypt in 1982
 Sinan, Turkish architect
 Sind - occupied by Arabs in 712
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