3 days ago · England Flag Anthem: Various proposed Predominantly ‘ God Save the Queen ’ (National anthem of the United Kingdom) Location of England (dark green) – in Europe (green & dark grey) – in the United Kingdom (green) Status Country Capital and largest city London National language English Regional languages Cornish Ethnic groups (2011) 79.8% White British 4.6% White Other 2.6% Indian 2.3% ...
3 days ago · in Europe (dark grey) Location of the United Kingdom, Crown dependencies and British Overseas Territories (red) Capital and largest city London Official language and national language English Regional and minority languages Scots Ulster Scots Welsh Cornish Scottish Gaelic Irish Ethnic groups (2011) 87.1% White 7.0% Asian 3.0% Black 2.0% Mixed 0.9% Other Religion (2011) 59.5% Christian 25.7% ...
1 day ago · – in the European continent (light green & grey) – in the United Kingdom (light green) Capital and largest city London National language English Regional languages Cornish Ethnic groups (2009) 87.5% White, 6.0% South Asian, 2.9% Black, 1.9% Mixed race, 0.8% Chinese, 0.8% Other Demonym(s) English Government Non-devolved state within a constitutional monarchy • Monarch Elizabeth II ...
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6 days ago · The official name of the UK thus became "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". England, as part of the UK, joined the European Economic Community in 1973, which became the European Union in 1993. The UK left the EU in 2020. There is a movement in England to create a devolved English Parliament. This would give England a local Parliament like those already functioning for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Nov 23, 2020 · The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, simply called the United Kingdom, Great Britain or just Britain, is a sovereign country. It is a constitutional monarchy that is made up of four separate countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth, NATO and the G8. It has the fifth or sixth largest economy in the world. Around 66 million people live in the UK. They can be divided into four big nationalities based on the
3 days ago · By 31 March, England was the worst affected country in the United Kingdom with over 21,000 confirmed infections and at least 3,850 deaths in hospital.  ONS data for England and Wales suggests that by 31 March, England had seen over 200 COVID-19 deaths in care homes and more than 200 deaths at home.
2 days ago · England comprises most of the central and southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain, in addition to a number of small islands of which the largest is the Isle of Wight. England is bordered to the north by Scotland and to the west by Wales.
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The Kingdom of England was a sovereign state on the island of Great Britain from 927, when it emerged from various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms until 1707, when it united with Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain. On 12 July 927, the various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms were united by Æthelstan to form the Kingdom of England. In 1016, the kingdom became part of the North Sea Empire of Cnut the Great, a personal union between England, Denmark and Norway. The Norman conquest of England in 1066 led...
The Anglo-Saxons referred to themselves as the Engle or the Angelcynn, originally names of the Angles. They called their land Engla land, meaning "land of the English", by Æthelweard Latinized Anglia, from an original Anglia vetus, the purported homeland of the Angles. The name Engla land became England by haplology during the Middle English period. The Latin name was Anglia or Anglorum terra, the Old French and Anglo-Norman one Engleterre. By the 14th century, England was also used in ...
The kingdom of England emerged from the gradual unification of the early medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdoms known as the Heptarchy: East Anglia, Mercia, Northumbria, Kent, Essex, Sussex, and Wessex. The Viking invasions of the 9th century upset the balance of power between the English
The peace lasted until the death of the childless Edward in January 1066. His brother-in-law was crowned King Harold, but his cousin William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, immediately claimed the throne for himself. William launched an invasion of England and landed in Sussex o
In 1092, William II led an invasion of Strathclyde, a Celtic kingdom in what is now southwest Scotland and Cumbria. In doing so, he annexed what is now the county of Cumbria to England. In 1124, Henry I ceded what is now southeast Scotland to the Kingdom of Scotland, in return fo
The counties of England were established for administration by the Normans, in most cases based on earlier shires established by the Anglo-Saxons. They ceased to be used for administration only with the creation of the administrative counties in 1889. Unlike the partly self-governing boroughs that covered urban areas, the counties of medieval England existed primarily as a means of enforcing central government power, enabling monarchs to exercise control over local areas through their chosen rep
6 days ago · By royal proclamation, James styled himself "King of Great Britain", but no such kingdom was actually created until 1707, when England and Scotland united to form the new Kingdom of Great Britain, with a single British parliament sitting at Westminster, during the reign of Queen Anne, marking the end of the Kingdom of England as a sovereign state.NameBirthMarriagesDeathAlfred the Great (King of Wessex from 871) c. 886 – 26 October 899849Son of Æthelwulf of Wessex and OsburhEalhswith of Gainsborough 868 5 children26 October 899 Aged about 50Edward the Elder 26 October 899 – 17 July 924 (24 years, 266 days)c. 874Son of Alfred and Ealhswith(1) Ecgwynn c. 893 2 children(2) Ælfflæd c. 900 8 children(3) Eadgifu c. 919 4 children17 July 924 Aged about 50Ælfweard c. 17 July 924 – 2 August 924 (16 days)c. 901Son of Edward the Elder and ÆlfflædUnmarried? No children2 August 924 Aged about 23Æthelstan 924 King of the Anglo-Saxons (924–927) – King of the English (927–939) 27 October 939 (14–15 years)894Son of Edward the Elder and EcgwynnUnmarried27 October 939 Aged about 45