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The largest and most densely populated country on the islands of Britain and Ireland and in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Joined to the north with Scotland and to the west with Wales.

The British government? resides in its capital city, London. The [British Royal Family]? also has palaces in London.

The English flag, known as the [St George's Cross]? is a red cross on a white background. The English flag is combined with Scotland's [Cross of St. Andrew]? (white diagonal cross on blue field) and Ireland's Cross of St. Patrick (red diagonal celtic cross on white background) to form the Union Flag, the flag of the United Kingdom. (The flag is often referred to as the Union Jack, which some people hold to be erroneous unless it is flying from a ship. The British Admiralty, however, accept either name at any time.) Other emblems include the [Tudor rose]?? and the [three lions]?.

Blighty is an affectionate term for England, which is also sometimes referred to as the "Green and Pleasant Land", after William Blake's poem "Jerusalem".

[English Law]?
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History of England

Sources: http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/gb.html#nam


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