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
... IV) while he resided at the Breton court during his banishment from England ... for about four years in Pevensey Castle in Sussex, England ...
Fish And Chips - History - England
... 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 ... while a Mr Lees 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 ...
1216 - Events - By Area - Europe
... Barons' War Prince Louis of France, the future King Louis VIII, invades England in support of the barons, landing in Thanet ... 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 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 ...
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 ... was instructed to conduct inquests on those who had died in England in the normal way ...

Famous quotes containing the word england:

    The real tragedy of England, as I see it, is the tragedy of ugliness. The country is so lovely: the man-made England is so vile.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Forced from home, and all its pleasures,
    Afric’s coast I left forlorn;
    To increase a stranger’s treasures,
    O’er the raging billows borne.
    Men from England bought and sold me,
    Paid my price in paltry gold;
    But, though theirs they have enroll’d me,
    Minds are never to be sold.
    William Cowper (1731–1800)

    We make a mistake forsaking England and moving out into the periphery of life. After all, Taormina, Ceylon, Africa, America—as far as we go, they are only the negation of what we ourselves stand for and are: and we’re rather like Jonahs running away from the place we belong.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)