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Great Britain. Sovereign


  • [The kingdom of Great Britain was formed on 1 May 1707, from the union of the kingdom of England (England and Wales, because Wales had been incorporated into England since 1536) and the kingdom of Scotland. Queen Anne became the first sovereign of Great Britain on 1 May 1707, having already ruled as the sovereign of England and Wales and the sovereign of Scotland since 8 March 1702.]

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    • Great Britain. Monarch
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    • found: Cannon, John Ashton. The Oxford illustrated history of the British monarchy, 1988:p. 309 (Henry VIII, in two statutes of 1536 and 1543, incorporated Wales into England, introducing English administration and justice and giving the Welsh representation in the Parliament at Westminster) p. 353 (James I [of England], James VI of Scotland) p. 358 (James failed to turn the union of the crowns into a full governmental union) p. 448 (On 1 May 1707 the union of the two kingdoms of England and Scotland took effect)
    • found: Britannica academic edition, 20 February 2014:Scotland: History: James VI, 1567-1625 (James succeeded to the English throne in 1603, as James I, though his two monarchies remained distinct from each other) Act of Union (Act of Union (May 1, 1707), treaty that effected the union of England and Scotland under the name of Great Britain)
    • found: Britannica academic edition, 19 February 2014:United Kingdom: History: Henry VIII, 1509-47 (Henry incorporated the principality of Wales and the marcher lordships (previously independent of the crown's direct control) into the English legal and administrative system) Wales: History: Union with England (in 1536 Henry VIII's government enacted a measure that made important changes in the government of Wales; the new act declared the king's wish to incorporate Wales within the realm; the implementation of the act was set aside until more detailed provision was made by a second act in 1543)
    • found: Wikipedia, 14 February 2014:List of British monarchs (there have been 12 monarchs of Great Britain and the United Kingdom; a new Kingdom of Great Britain was formed on 1 May 1707 with the merger of the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, which had been in personal union under the House of Stuart since 24 March 1603; Queen Anne had been queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland since 8 March 1702 and so became Queen of Great Britain upon the Union of England and Scotland)
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    • [The kingdom of Great Britain was formed on 1 May 1707, from the union of the kingdom of England (England and Wales, because Wales had been incorporated into England since 1536) and the kingdom of Scotland. Queen Anne became the first sovereign of Great Britain on 1 May 1707, having already ruled as the sovereign of England and Wales and the sovereign of Scotland since 8 March 1702.]
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