Kingdom of Great Britain

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The flag of Great Britain was similar to that of the later United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland but lacked the Cross of St Patrick, representing Ireland
English: This gallery is for the historical kingdom, before the Union of 1800 with Ireland. For the modern state, see United Kingdom. For the island, see Great Britain.

The Kingdom of Great Britain was a sovereign state in North-West Europe, in existence from 1707 to 1801. It came into being on May 1st, 1707, with the political union of the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, as agreed in the 1706 Treaty of Union and ratified by the Acts of Union 1707, to create a single kingdom encompassing the whole of the island of Great Britain and its minor outlying islands, excluding Ireland — which remained a separate jurisdiction under the British crown. A single parliament and government were based in Westminster, replacing the English and Scottish parliaments and governments.

The Kingdom of Great Britain was superseded by the United Kingdom on 1 January 1801, when Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland by the Acts of Union of 1800, following the suppression of the Irish Rebellion of 1798.




Preceded by:
Kingdom of England
c. 927–1 May 1707
Kingdom of Scotland
c. 843–1 May 1707
Kingdom of Great Britain
1 May 1707 – 1 January 1801
Succeeded by:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
1 January 1801–6 December 1922