Originally Posted by Richard88
England is britain?
"England" is sometimes, wrongly, used in reference to the whole United Kingdom, the entire island of Great Britain (or simply Britain), or the British Isles.
This is not only incorrect but can cause offence to people from other parts of the UK, particularly Scotland .
History of the making of the UK
1536 - Act of Union joins England and Wales
1707 - Act of Union unites Scotland and England, together with Wales to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1801 - The Irish Parliament voted to join the Union. The then Kingdom of Great Britain becomes the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1922 - Name changed to United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, when most of the Southern counties in Ireland choose independence.
Great Britain comprises only England, Scotland and Wales.
The British Isles - made up of several islands. Great Britain is the largest and most important one.
So now this is all cleared up. Please don't derail the thread from it's actual discussion.