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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world. The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, and the country's parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world's first industrialised nation.

England's terrain is chiefly low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the north (for example, the Lake District and Pennines) and in the west (for example, Dartmoor and the Shropshire Hills). The capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and, prior to Brexit, the European Union. England's population of 56.3 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom, largely concentrated around London, the South East, and conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, and Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century.

The Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland (through another Act of Union) to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Ancient cookery manuscript
Roll Chronicle of the Kings of England and the Botelers of Sudeley Castle
Roll Chronicle of the Kings of England and the Botelers of Sudeley Castle
Roll Chronicle of the Kings of England and the Botelers of Sudeley Castle
Roll Chronicle of the Kings of England and the Botelers of Sudeley Castle
Roll Chronicle of the Kings of England and the Botelers of Sudeley Castle
Roll Chronicle of the Kings of England and the Botelers of Sudeley Castle
sparke of frendship and warme goodwill, ... [Title page]
Anglia., Abraham Ortelius
Arcvs facvltatis philosophicae
Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova.
Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova.
Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova.
Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova.
Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium, et Virginia
Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium, et Virginia.
Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova.
Pascaerte van Vlaemsche, Soute, en Caribesche Eylanden, als mede Terra Nova, en de Custen van Nova Francia, Nova Anglia, Nieu Nederlandt, Venezuela, Nueva Andalusia, Guiana, en een gedeelte van Brazil.
Pascaarte van Engelant, van't voorlant tot Blakeney waer in te sien is de mont van de Teemse ; Rivier van London.
Het Canaal tusschen Engeland en Vrancrijck.
The vindication of astrology &c
A map of ye English Empire in ye continent of America : viz Virginia, Maryland, Carolina, New York, New Iarsey, New England, Pennsilvania
A ground plott of Westminster Hall, shewing the position and dimensions of the severall tables, seats, cupboards, galleries &c on the day of their Majesties coronation. 23 Apr. 1685.
A prospect of the inside of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster, from the Quire to the East End, with the furniture thereof, as it apeared before the Grand Proceeding entred; shewing the position of the altar, theatre, thrones, chairs, pulpit, benches, seats and galleries.
A prospect of the inside of Westminster Hall, shewing how the King and Queen, with the nobility and others, did sit at dinner on the day of the coronation, 23 Apr. 1685, with the manner of serving up the first course of hot meat to their Majesties table.
The sub-dean & confessor; the prebemdaroes pf Westminster, in number 12; the dean of Westminster; the master of the tewell house; privy councellors, not peers.
The Queens vice chamberlain; two gentlemen ushers; the Queens lord chamberlain; the queens ivory rod, borne by the Earl of Dorset; the Queens scepter with the cross, borne by the Earl of Rutland; the Queens Crown, borne by the Duke of Beaufort.
The choir of Westminster in number 16; the groom of the vestry; the organ blower; two sackbuts, and double courtal; gentlemen of the Chapel Royal, in number 32.
The Queens Majestic; the Bishop of London; the Bishop of Winchester; the Dutchess of Norfork; four earls daughters; sixteen barons of the Qnaue ports; a lady of the Bed chamber; two of her majesties women; gentlemen pensioners.
The Kings Herb-woman, & her 6 Maids, with baskets of sweet herbs & flowers, strewing the way; the deans beadle of Westin; the high constable of Westminster; a fife; drums; the drum major.
Children of the choir of Westminster in number 8; the sergeant porter; the sergeant of the vestry; children of his Majesty Chapel Royal, in number twelve.
The closet keeper of the Chapell Royal; the Kings chaplains having dignities, in number 14; Aldermen of London, in number 21.
The history of the coronation of ... James II ... King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, and of ... Queen Mary ... in ... Westminster ... the 23 of April ... 1685 ... [Title page]
The ground plot of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster with two profiles relating thereunto...23 Apr. 1685.
Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula
A new map of New England, New York, New Iarsey, Pensilvania, Maryland, and Virginia
North America : corrected from the observations communicated to the Royal Society at London and the Royal Academy at Paris
On Princess Emelia
New England, New York, New Jersey and Pensilvania
AHarlot's Progress, Plate 4 [Beating Hemp in Bridewell]
AHarlot's Progress, Plate 2 [Quarrels with her Protector]
New England, New York, New Jersey and Pensilvania
AHarlot's Progress, Plate 1 [Her arrival in London]
William Hogarth - AHarlot's Progress, Plate 5 [Her death]
William Hogarth - Sarah Malcolm
AHarlot's Progress, Plate 1 [Her arrival in London]
William Hogarth - The Company of Undertakers
A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, with Virginia and Maryland.
Marriage A-La-Mode.  Plate I.  [The Contract]
William Hogarth - Simon Lord Lovat
The Fellow 'Prentices at their Looms [plate 1]
The Industrious 'Prentice grown rich and Sheriff of London [plate 8]
The Idle 'Prentice betray'd by his Whore, and taken in a Night Cellar with this Accomplice [plate 9]
The Idle 'Prentice turn'd away, and sent to Sea [plate 5]
The Industrious 'Prentice Alderman of London, the Idle one brought before him & Impeach'd by his Accomplice [plate 10]
The Industrious 'Prentice performing the Duty of a Christian [plate 2]
The Industrious 'Prentice out of his Time, and Married to his Master's Daughter [plate 6]
The Industrious 'Prentice Lord-Mayor of London [plate 12]
For the benefit of Mademoiselle Violette at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, Wednesday February the 11th
The Idle 'Prentice at Play in the Church Yard, during Divine Service [plate 3]
Henri VII.
Sebastien Cabot explaining his discoveries to Henry VII.
James the First, king of Great Britain.
America Septentrionalis a Domino d'Anville in Galliis edita nunc in Anglia : Coloniis in interiorem Virginiam deductis nec non Fluvii Ohio cursu aucta notisque geographicis et historicis illustrata
Parsonage house in the county of York.
Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima
Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima
Miss Nancy Dawson.
Nancy Dawson.
Copy of letter to John Harvey from London, Grenada plantation records
Letter to John Harvey from London re: payments, Grenada plantation records
Grown gentlemen taught to dance: engraved after an original picture of Mr. John Collett, in the possession of Mr. Bradford
Grown gentlemen taught to dance: engraved after an original picture of Mr. John Collett, in the possession of Mr. Smith
John Collet - James Caldwall - The cotillion dance
The Bengall minuet
Part of North America : comprehending the course of Ohio, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina & Georgia.
Letter to William Samuel Johnson, London
The village assembly
Springs
A B the charmers of the age
John Raphael Smith - Sir Joshua Reynolds - Mademoiselle Baccelli
A long minuet as [danced at Bath], Longa Tysonum Minuit
A New and correct map of the British colonies in North America comprehending eastern Canada with the province of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Government of Newfoundland : with the adjacent states of New England, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
A new and general map of the middle dominions belonging to the United States of America : viz. Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware-counties, Pennsylvania, New Jersey &c. with the addition of New York, & of the greatest part of New England &c as also of the bordering parts of the British possessions in Canada.
A new map of North America with the West India Islands : divided according to the preliminary articles of peace, signed at Versailles, 20 Jan. 1783, wherein are particularly distinguished the United States, and the several provinces, governments &ca which compose the British Dominions laid down according to the latest surveys and corrected from the original materials, of Goverr. Pownall, Membr. of Parliamt. London.
Statement of opinion regarding England and France
Gillray James - Operatical reform; or la dance à l'évêque
Modern grace, or The operatical finale to the ballet of Alonzo e Cora
Marie Rose Paul Didelot - [Caricature]
James Gillray - The Fashionable Mamma;  or The Convenience of Modern Dress.
James Gillray - Operatical reform, or La dance à l'évêque
Pera Mena
Nova tabula geographica complectens borealiorem Americae partem : in qua exacte delineatae sunt Canada sive Nova Francia, Nova Scotia, Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium, Pensylvania, Virginia, Carolina et Terra Nova : cum omnibus littorum pulvinorumque profunditatibus
London bridge dance
Palladino valse par V. S. de Dobrowolski
The famous Dutch woman.
Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, directeur de l'Opéra Comique
Taglioni in La sylphide
[Ordnance Survey of England and Wales, old series, one inch to one mile map] [cartographic material].
James Gillray - Harmony before Matrimony
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