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'''Britain''' is the [[kingdom]] that includes most of the islands in the [[British Isles]]. It is currently called the [[United Kingdom]] of [[Great Britain]] and Northern [[Ireland]], and includes [[England]], [[Scotland]] and [[Wales]]. It does not include the [[Isle of Man]] or the [[Channel Islands]] and cannot be used as a term for only England.
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'''Britain''' is the [[kingdom]] that includes most of the islands in the [[British Isles]]. It is currently called the [[United Kingdom]] of [[Great Britain]] and Northern [[Ireland]], and includes [[England]], [[Scotland]] and [[Wales]]. It does not include the [[Isle of Man]] or the [[Channel Islands]] (which are private feudal possessions of the [[England|English]] [[Crown]]) and cannot be used as a term for only England.
   
 
The name dates back to the [[Roman]] occupation of Great Britain, which used the name ''Brittania'' for the area they controlled.
 
The name dates back to the [[Roman]] occupation of Great Britain, which used the name ''Brittania'' for the area they controlled.

Revision as of 21:27, 26 May 2005

Britain is the kingdom that includes most of the islands in the British Isles. It is currently called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and includes England, Scotland and Wales. It does not include the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands (which are private feudal possessions of the English Crown) and cannot be used as a term for only England.

The name dates back to the Roman occupation of Great Britain, which used the name Brittania for the area they controlled.

In the SCA, Britain is part of Insulae Draconis in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.