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United Kingdom

Infoplease has everything you need to know about United Kingdom. Check out our country profile, full of essential information about United Kingdom's geography, history, government, economy,…

United Kingdom Map

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Brewer's: United Kingdom

The name adopted on January 1st, 1801, when Great Britain and Ireland were united. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894United StatesUnitarians A B C D E F…

United Kingdom Government

Rulers of England and Great Britain British Prime ministers Current Government Officials of United Kingdom Ruler: Queen Elizabeth II Gordon Brown Tony Blair British…

Holidays in the United Kingdom

From the Queen's Birthday to Guy Fawkes Day Saint David's Day: 1 March 2008 Each year Saint David's day is celebrated in Wales and by Welsh families around the world…

Poets Laureate of the United Kingdom

The National Poets of the UK The Poet Laureate, a member of the royal household, composes poems for state occasions. Carol Ann Duffy became the first woman in the position's 341-year history when…

United Kingdom Alphabetical Index

From Boxing Day to Wales Atlas: United Kingdom Boxing Day Boxing Day Quiz British Academy of Film and TV Awards British and Irish History British and Irish History: Biographies…

Ruler

Queen Elizabeth II, born April 21, 1926, elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, succeeded to the throne upon the death of her father on Feb. 6, 1952. On Nov. 20, 1947, she married…

Brewer's: Scotland

St. Andrew is the patron saint of this country, and tradition says that the remains of the apostle were brought by Regulus, a Greek monk, to the eastern coast of Fife in 368. (See Rule, St…