The United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which we have purposefully separated as Individual ‘countries’ under Europe for ease of filtering.
🙂 The Queen. The Countryside. TV & Film.
🙁 Builders bottoms. Variable speed limits. (Drunk) Brits (abroad). Politics and Brexit. Xenophobia. The weather.
Currency: British Pound GBP £
THREE things we did not know about the United Kingdom
- The United Kingdom was the first country to use postage stamps. Issued in May 1840, the first stamp was known as the Penny Black and featured the then-monarch, Queen Victoria.
- Windsor Castle is the oldest royal residence in the world that is still being used by the royal family and that the Buckingham Palace was built in 1702 on the site of an infamous brothel!
- In medieval England even animals were tried in royal courts and punished for damages they inflicted on people or their properties!