History UsefulNotes / Britain

30th Mar '16 5:05:22 PM MarkLungo
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* KnightFever

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** CricketRules

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* {{Cricket}}

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24th Mar '16 6:38:40 PM dmcreif
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Britain is made up of four "home nations": England, UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} and UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland. Wales was annexed by England in the middle ages (and the title of Wales' old ruler - Prince of Wales (''Tywysog Cymru'') - has been passed to the reigning English monarch's eldest son ever since) but Scotland's entry into this Union was via vote of the Scottish Parliament in the early 18th century which means, theoretically, Scotland entered as an equal. Because England and Scotland merged to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, this means that talking about the "Kingdom of England" (or of Scotland) after 1707 is incorrect as those entities had legally ceased to exist. (Which makes the common foreign--and frequently domestic--reference to Her Majesty as 'the Queen of England' a mistake). The title "United Kingdom" only came about when another Act of Union combined the Kingdom of Great Britain with the Kingdom of Ireland, though paragraph III of the 1707 Act of Union states "THAT the united Kingdom of Great Britain be Represented by one and the same Parliament..." (note the capitalisation) and the description "United Kingdom" was in common parlance in the 18th century.

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Britain is made up of four "home nations": nations" wedged into a space slightly smaller than the state of Wyoming: England, UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} and UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland. Wales was annexed by England in the middle ages (and the title of Wales' old ruler - Prince of Wales (''Tywysog Cymru'') - has been passed to the reigning English monarch's eldest son ever since) but Scotland's entry into this Union was via vote of the Scottish Parliament in the early 18th century which means, theoretically, Scotland entered as an equal. Because England and Scotland merged to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, this means that talking about the "Kingdom of England" (or of Scotland) after 1707 is incorrect as those entities had legally ceased to exist. (Which makes the common foreign--and frequently domestic--reference to Her Majesty as 'the Queen of England' a mistake). The title "United Kingdom" only came about when another Act of Union combined the Kingdom of Great Britain with the Kingdom of Ireland, though paragraph III of the 1707 Act of Union states "THAT the united Kingdom of Great Britain be Represented by one and the same Parliament..." (note the capitalisation) and the description "United Kingdom" was in common parlance in the 18th century.



The UK produces a large number of English-language films and TV programmes of international fame, from places like Pinewood Studios and Creator/TheBBC.

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The UK produces a large number of English-language films and TV programmes of international fame, from places well known establishments like Pinewood Studios and Creator/TheBBC.
5th Mar '16 1:39:25 PM MarkLungo
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*** ScottishPremierLeague

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* {{UsefulNotes/Wimbledon}}

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* {{UsefulNotes/Wimbledon}}UsefulNotes/{{Wimbledon}}
20th Feb '16 2:17:07 PM MarkLungo
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*** EnglishPremierLeague

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7th Feb '16 10:10:22 AM nombretomado
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->The red cross on a white field goes back to TheCrusades, when English and French crusaders exchanged colors assigned to them by UsefulNotes/ThePope with each other (originally England got a standard of a white cross on a red field), which was identified with Saint George, a late 3rd-century Roman soldier.

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->The red cross on a white field goes back to TheCrusades, UsefulNotes/TheCrusades, when English and French crusaders exchanged colors assigned to them by UsefulNotes/ThePope with each other (originally England got a standard of a white cross on a red field), which was identified with Saint George, a late 3rd-century Roman soldier.
31st Jan '16 1:41:08 PM Lymantria
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* BritishPubs

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* BritishPubsUsefulNotes/BritishPubs
27th Jan '16 12:09:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheTwoCertaintiesInBritain

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* TheTwoCertaintiesInBritainUsefulNotes/TheTwoCertaintiesInBritain
27th Jan '16 11:35:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheHouseOfNormandy

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