Act of Union

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For the union of England and Scotland (1707), see Great BritainGreat Britain,
officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2011 pop. 63,181,775), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. The country is often referred to simply as Britain.
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; for the union of Ireland (1800) with Great Britain, see IrelandIreland,
Irish Eire [to it are related the poetic Erin and perhaps the Latin Hibernia], island, 32,598 sq mi (84,429 sq km), second largest of the British Isles.
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Better the counties in their peculiarity and status as seen by Thomas Cromwell in the Act of Union, 1536, than three "grand hacienda councils" and the Welsh Assembly
The Province of Canada was |created by the Act of Union.
ON THIS DAY 1800: e Irish parliament passed the Act of Union with England.
IN the matter of the imminent referendum to decide whether or not Scotland votes to end the Union, a vital point does not appear to have been given little or any attention, namely that in the event of a Yes vote it is the UK Parliament of Command, Lords and the sovereign who have to agree to repeal the Act of Union with Scotland, 1707.
NORTHUMBERLAND'S border with Scotland is a 'scar of violence' which only healed with the Act of Union, historian Dan Snow has said.
1800: The Irish parliament passed the Act of Union with England.
SCOTLAND'S leading authority on our nation's history said the deal was as "epochal" as the Act of Union in 1707 - or perhaps even more so.
DEPUTY presiding officer David Melding will today call for a new Act of Union to recognise the sovereignty of each of the home nations.
2 The Act of Union joined which two kingdoms to form Great Britain on May 1, 1707?
More than 150 years before England and Scotland would formally become joined, the 1536 Act of Union with Wales was brought into law.
Cameron has been a committed supporter of the Union with Scotland, which was enshrined in the Act of Union in 1707, and technically, can block a move for Scottish independence since major constitutional reforms are the prerogative of the Westminster Parliament.
He went on to campaign peacefully to end the Act of Union which had combined Ireland and Great Britain in 1801.