Kinrick o Great Breetain
The Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain wis a state in Wastren Europe, that existed frae 1707 tae 1800. It wis shapit by the jynin o the Kinrick o Scotland an the Kinrick o Ingland, unner the Acts o Union 1707, tae mak ae kinrick athort the hail o the island o Great Breetain. Ae new pairlament an govrenment, seetuatit in Westminster in Lunnon, controlled the new kinrick. The twa unthirlt kinricks o Scotland an Ingland haed shared the ae same monarch sin James VI, Keeng o Scots, becam Keeng o Ingland in 1603 follaein the daith o Queen Elizabeth I.
The Kinrick o Great Breetain wis follaed by the Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain an Ireland in 1801 whan the Kinrick o Ireland wis absorbed wi the enactment o the Act o Union 1800 follaein the suppression o the Irish Rebellion o 1798.
- Murdoch, Alexander (4 Januar 2007). "England, Scotland, and the Acts of Union (1707)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (in Inglis). doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-96282. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
On 1 May 1707 England and Scotland (since 1603 a union of crowns) became the 'United Kingdom of Great Britain'. The new united kingdom was to be represented by a ‘union’ flag and governed by a British parliament at Westminster and a shared head of state (with the contentious issue of monarchical succession now settled in favour of the protestant house of Hanover).
- Act of Union 1707, Article 2.
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