Who are the british?

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Who are the British?

- Only the people from England are English.

- The United Kingdom is an abbreviation of “the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”. It is oftenabbreviated to ‘UK’ which is the political name of the country which is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and several islands of the British coast.

- ‘British’ refers to peoplefrom the UK, Great Britain or the British Isles in general.

- Great Britain is the name of the island which is made up of England, Scotland and Wales.

- The British Isles is thegeographical name that refers to all the islands of the North West coast of the European continent: Great Britain, the whole of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

- Southern Ireland iscompletely independent.

- Henry Tudor was a welsh prince who became King Henry VII of England. His son King Henry VIII united England and Wales under one Parliament in 1536.

- King JamesVI of Scotland inherited the crown of England and Wales in 1603. The Parliaments of England, Wales and Scotland were united a century later in 1707.

- It seems that most Welsh and Scottishpeople are happy to form part of the UK even though they sometimes complain that they are dominated by England, and particularly London.

- The flag of the UK is known as the Union Jack and it ismade up of three crosses. The red cross is the cross of St. George, the patron saint of England. The white diagonal cross is the cross of St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. The red diagonal crossis the cross of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St David is the patron saint of Wales.

- About 2,000 years ago the British Isles were inhabited by the Celts who came from continentalEurope. During the next 1,000 years there were many invasions (Romans, Angles and Saxons, Vikings and Normans). The invasions drove the Celts into what is now Wales and Scotland, and they also...
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