Kingdom of England

historic kingdom on the British Isles (927–1649; 1660–1707)

The Kingdom of England (French: Royaume d'Angleterre) was a country in Western Europe. It was the land in the south of the island of Great Britain. It is now two home nations. The present home nations that were part of the Kingdom of England are England and Wales.

Kingdom of England
"Dieu et mon droit" (French)
"God and my right"[1]
Location of  the Kingdom 1558–1707  (green)
Location of  the Kingdom 1558–1707  (green)
Succeeded by
Great Britain

Before the Romans arrived, what is now considered to be modern Britain consisted of around twenty two tribes. Following the collapse of the Roman Empire in Britain, seven tribes or kingdoms existed until in 827, Northumbria submitted to Egbert of Wessex at Dore, briefly making Egbert the first king to reign over a united England.

It ended on 1 May 1707 with the Acts of Union 1707, which added Scotland to the Kingdom to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.[2][3]


  1. "The Royal Coat of Arms". Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  2. "Act of Union 1707". 2021.
  3. Making the Act of Union 1707, accessed 27 January 2011 Archived 11 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine