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Happy Birthday to Great Britain

On 01 May 1707, the Acts of Union joined the Kingdoms of England and Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain.

They had shared a single monarch for a hundred years since Queen Elizabeth I died childless, and James VI of Scotland became James I of England. The Acts of Union combined their two parliaments into one.

Many Scots were unhappy with the union, but as historian Simon Schama said, "What began as a hostile merger, would end in a full partnership in the most powerful going concern in the world ... it was one of the most astonishing transformations in European history."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acts_of_Union_1707

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We can assume that English were glad and grateful for this Union in 1815 when up against the French and above all in August - Sept 1914 for Scottish professionals sent over to be deployed against the Germans.