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England is the most populous nation within the United Kingdom. It is located in the southern and eastern part of the island of Great Britain. It has been part of the United Kingdom since the union with Scotland in 1707.

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(The information in this section is from the 1771 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Please do not make edits to this section. Content is presented in its original form as to spelling and grammar use. This is what an educated person of Aubrey and Maturin's time would have known)

The southern division of Great Britain, situated on the Atlantic ocean between 2° E and 6° W longitude and between 49° 55' and 55° 55' N latitude.

There are in England, including Wales, fifty-two counties and two archbishoprics, twenty-four bishoprics, two universities, twenty-nine cities, upwards of eight hundred towns, and near ten thousand parishes, supposed to contain about 7,000,000 of people (C-L pg 497)

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