Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > LC Name Authority File

From Library of Congress Name Authority File


us: England and Wales


  • [In 1536, Wales was officially incorporated into England for legal and administrative purposes (a process continued by a second statute in 1543 and implemented thereafter). The resulting jurisdiction of England and Wales often continued to be referred to as the kingdom of England until 1707.] [On 1 May 1707, the kingdom of Scotland was officially united with England and Wales to form the kingdom of Great Britain.]

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: England (Kingdom : 1536-1707)
    • us: Kingdom of England (1536-1707)
  • Later Established Forms

  • Related Terms

  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Earlier Established Forms

  • Sources

    • found: England and Wales. Parliament. A declaration and ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, 1643: t.p. (England and Wales)
    • found: A declaration to the commons of England, 1643: t.p. (the commonalty of this kingdom) p. 7 (A declaration to the subjects of England and Wales)
    • found: Seller, John. Anglia contracta, or, A description of the kingdom of England & principality of Wales, 1695.
    • found: Morden, Robert. The new description and state of England, 1701: t.p. (containing the mapps of the counties of England and Wales)
    • found: Britannica Academic edition, 19 February 2014: 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) United Kingdom: History: The kingdom of England (When Sihtric died in 927, Athelstan took possession of Northumbria, thus becoming the first king to have direct rule of all England; Edmund's successor, Eadred, lost control of Northumbria for part of his reign to the Norse kings Erik Bloodax (son of Harald Fairhair) and Olaf Sihtricson; when Erik was killed in 954, Northumbria became a permanent part of the kingdom of England)
    • 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: Wikipedia, 19 February 2014: England (England became a unified state in 927 AD; the political unification of England, first accomplished under Æthelstan in 927 and definitively established after further conflicts by Eadred in 953; Henry VIII legally incorporated his ancestral land Wales into the Kingdom of England with the 1535-1542 acts) Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542 (Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542; parliamentary measures by which the legal system of England was extended to Wales and the norms of English administration introduced; the intention was to create a single state and a single legal jurisdiction; often seen cited by the year they received Royal assent (i.e., were passed), in 1536 and 1543 respectively) Kingdom of England (The Kingdom of England was a sovereign state in western Europe from the 10th century to 1707; the kingdom has no specific founding date; it emerged from the gradual unification of the various kingdoms that were established following the Anglo-Saxon settlement of the former Roman province of Britannia; the minor kingdoms in time coalesced into the seven kingdoms known as the Heptarchy: East Anglia, Mercia, Northumbria, Kent, Essex, Sussex, and Wessex; the Viking invasions shattered the pattern of the English kingdoms; the English lands were unified in the 10th century in a reconquest completed by King Athelstan in 927)
    • found: Wikipedia, 14 February 2014: List of British monarchs (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)
  • General Notes

    • [In 1536, Wales was officially incorporated into England for legal and administrative purposes (a process continued by a second statute in 1543 and implemented thereafter). The resulting jurisdiction of England and Wales often continued to be referred to as the kingdom of England until 1707.] [On 1 May 1707, the kingdom of Scotland was officially united with England and Wales to form the kingdom of Great Britain.]
  • Editorial Notes

    • [SUBJECT USAGE: This heading is not valid for use as a subject. Works about the historic union of England and Wales are entered under Great Britain.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1982-02-15: new
    • 2014-03-18: revised
  • Alternate Formats