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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1216 - Events - By Area - Europe
... – First Barons' War Prince Louis of France, the future King Louis VIII, invades England in support of the barons, landing in Thanet ... Entering London without opposition, 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, as regent ...
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 ... The Tudor rose was adopted as a national emblem of England around the time of the Wars of the Roses as a symbol of peace ...
Joan Of Navarre, Queen Of England - Second Marriage: Queen of England
... future King Henry IV) while he resided at the Breton court during his banishment from England ... She was convicted in 1419 and imprisoned for about four years in Pevensey Castle in Sussex, England ...
Quintinshill Rail Disaster - Investigations - Coroner's Inquest in England
... 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 ... Home Office and was instructed to conduct inquests on those who had died in England in the normal way ...
Fish And Chips - History - England
... 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 north of ... in 1865, while a Mr Lees pioneered the concept in the North of England, in Mossley, in 1863 ... throughout London and the South of England in the latter part of the 19th century ...

Famous quotes containing the word england:

    In England if something goes wrong—say, if one finds a skunk in the garden—he writes to the family solicitor, who proceeds to take the proper measures; whereas in America, you telephone the fire department. Each satisfies a characteristic need; in the English, love of order and legalistic procedure; and here in America, what you like is something vivid, and red, and swift.
    Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947)

    My heart is set.
    All goodly sport
    For my comfort
    Who shall me let?
    Henry VIII, King Of England (1491-1547)

    Always in England if you had the type of brain that was capable of understanding T.S. Eliot’s poetry or Kant’s logic, you could be sure of finding large numbers of people who would hate you violently.
    D.J. Taylor (b. 1960)