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28th Jul '17 1:37:40 PM lakingsif
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23rd Jun '17 1:07:14 PM MarkLungo
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** RugbyLeague

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* RugbyUnion

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4th Jun '17 10:38:34 AM Kitchen90
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* Creator/BritishFilmInstitute
20th Apr '17 6:14:19 PM lakingsif
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** UsefulNotes/OtherBritishLanguages
16th Apr '17 3:19:50 PM Kitchen90
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Britain is made up of four "home nations" wedged into a space slightly smaller than the state of Oregon: 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" wedged into a space slightly smaller than the state of Oregon: 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 foreign -- and frequently domestic--reference 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 well known establishments 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 well known well-known establishments like Pinewood Studios Creator/PinewoodStudios and Creator/TheBBC.
30th Mar '17 8:34:45 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* UsefulNotes/BritishRoyalGuards

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3rd Mar '17 12:59:57 PM ThunderingTyphoons
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[[AC:St. George's Saltire (The English flag)]]

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[[AC:St. George's Saltire Cross (The English flag)]]



->The red cross on a white field goes back to 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.

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->The red cross on a white field goes back to UsefulNotes/TheCrusades, when English and French crusaders exchanged colors colours 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.
18th Feb '17 12:22:15 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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Britain is made up of four "home 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.

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Britain is made up of four "home nations" wedged into a space slightly smaller than the state of Wyoming: Oregon: 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.
10th Feb '17 7:37:44 PM Frem3
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The British have a tendency to be SophisticatedAsHell when it comes to their own language, frequently throwing odds bits of Latin, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Hindi phrases into everyday conversation. Tellingly London has a population where over 250 languages are spoken. This is likely due to the fact that throughout history, there has been a steady influx of external cultural influences to the island nation, from Romans to Scandinavian to French, thus the need to evolve their language into a highly complicated pidgin to facilitate communication and trade.

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The British have a tendency to be SophisticatedAsHell when it comes to their own language, frequently throwing odds odd bits of Latin, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Hindi phrases into everyday conversation. Tellingly London has a population where over 250 languages are spoken. This is likely due to the fact that throughout history, there has been a steady influx of external cultural influences to the island nation, from Romans to Scandinavian to French, thus the need to evolve their language into a highly complicated pidgin to facilitate communication and trade.
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