Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales.  The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland.  Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.

Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland. Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.

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Correction, flag of the United Kingdom. The flag of Great Britain doesn't have the St Patrick cross as Ireland was not fully incorporated under the crown until 1807 I.e the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Wales is not featured because it's a principality, not a kingdom.

Correction, flag of the United Kingdom. The flag of Great Britain doesn't have the St Patrick cross as Ireland was not fully incorporated under the crown until 1807 I.e the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Wales is not featured because it's a principality, not a kingdom.

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Q.  Can I buy a Scottish title?  A.  Not from us. Scottish law for titles is completely different to that of English law.  In Scotland every land owner is regarded as a Laird (Lord).  There are Scottish baronies however, although these are very rare. There are specialist firms who deal with Scottish Baronies. www.manorialcounselltd.co.uk

Q. Can I buy a Scottish title? A. Not from us. Scottish law for titles is completely different to that of English law. In Scotland every land owner is regarded as a Laird (Lord). There are Scottish baronies however, although these are very rare. There are specialist firms who deal with Scottish Baronies. www.manorialcounselltd.co.uk

Scotland Flag ~ Flag of Scotland, also known as the Saint Andrew's Cross or The Saltire

Scotland Flag ~ Flag of Scotland, also known as the Saint Andrew's Cross or The Saltire

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Flag of Ireland: Stands for unity between the religions of the country. Orange for Irish Protestants, Green for Irish Catholic Nationalists, and White for Unity.

Flag of Ireland: Stands for unity between the religions of the country. Orange for Irish Protestants, Green for Irish Catholic Nationalists, and White for Unity.

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The National Flag of Scotland  is the 'Saltire'. Learn the fascinating history behind the design of the official scottish flag here.

The National Flag of Scotland is the 'Saltire'. Learn the fascinating history behind the design of the official scottish flag here.

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National Flag of Scotland, believed to be the oldest flag in Europe -  the “Saltire” or “Saint Andrew’s Cross” dates to the Battle of Athelstaneford in 832 AD.

National Flag of Scotland, believed to be the oldest flag in Europe - the “Saltire” or “Saint Andrew’s Cross” dates to the Battle of Athelstaneford in 832 AD.

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Hall i' th' Wood (Museum), 16th century, Bolton, a rare surviving example of a Tudor wooden framed house. The name represents "Hall in the Wood' spoken in the local regional English dialect and is pronouced as "Hollith wood"

Hall i' th' Wood (Museum), 16th century, Bolton, a rare surviving example of a Tudor wooden framed house. The name represents "Hall in the Wood' spoken in the local regional English dialect and is pronouced as "Hollith wood"

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