What is England?

  • (noun): A division of the United Kingdom.

England

England i/ˈɪŋɡlənd/ is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, while the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separate it from continental Europe. Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain in the North Atlantic. The country also includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

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Joan Of Navarre, Queen Of England - Second Marriage: Queen of England
... King Henry IV) while he resided at the Breton court during his banishment from England ... for about four years in Pevensey Castle in Sussex, England ...
1216 - Events - By Area - Europe
... Louis of France, the future King Louis VIII, invades England in support of the barons, landing in Thanet ... he is proclaimed, but not crowned, King of England at Old St Paul's Cathedral ... October 18 or 19 – John, King of England, dies at Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire he is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry, with William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke ...
England - National Symbols
... Main article National symbols of England The St George's Cross has been the national flag of England since the 13th century ... the Tudor rose, the nation's floral emblem, and the Three Lions featured on the Royal Arms of England ... rose was adopted as a national emblem of England around the time of the Wars of the Roses as a symbol of peace ...
Quintinshill Rail Disaster - Investigations - Coroner's Inquest in England
... occurred in Scotland, some of the injured subsequently died in England where the law was different ... In England the coroner investigates death and if the coroner's jury found that death was due to neglect then the coroner could indict charges of manslaughter against the named parties ... to conduct inquests on those who had died in England in the normal way ...
Fish And Chips - History - England
... The dish became popular in wider circles in London and South East England in the middle of the 19th century (Charles Dickens mentions a "fried fish warehouse" in Oliver Twist, first published in 1838), while in the ... pioneered the concept in the North of England, in Mossley, in 1863 ... and retail fish business throughout London and the South of England in the latter part of the 19th century ...

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