Kingdom of Great Britain
January 27, 2022
Great Britain, officially the Kingdom of Great Britain, also known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain, was a former state in Western Europe, which existed from 1707 to 1801. . years. It was created by merging the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England according to the Act of Union of 1707, in order to create one state that would include the entire island of Great Britain. The new single parliament and government, based in Westminster, London, ruled the new kingdom. The two separate kingdoms of Scotland and England have had a common ruler since James VI, who became King of England in 1603 as James I, after the death of Queen Elizabeth I. The Kingdom of Great Britain inherited the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801, when the Kingdom of Ireland became part of the United Kingdom under the Act of Union of 1800 after the suppression of the Irish Uprising of 1798.