Treaty of Union

An agreement in 1706 uniting England and Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain

The Treaty of Union is the treaty that created Great Britain. The treaty says that the Kingdom of England, which included Wales, and the Kingdom of Scotland were to be "United into One Kingdom by the Name of Great Britain".[1] At the time it was commonly called the Articles of Union.

The details of the Treaty were agreed on 22 July 1706. Separate Acts of Union were passed by the parliaments of England and Scotland. The treaty took effect on 1 May 1707.

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  1. "The Treaty (act) of the Union of Parliament 1706". Scots History Online. Archived from the original on 27 May 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
    "Union with England Act 1707". The national Archives. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
    "Union with Scotland Act 1706". Retrieved 18 July 2011.: Both Acts of Union and the Treaty state in Article I: That the Two Kingdoms of Scotland and England, shall upon 1 May next ensuing the date hereof, and forever after, be United into One Kingdom by the Name of GREAT BRITAIN.