British Isles (Scope note)

The terms 'United Kingdom' or 'UK' are not entered in a Place field but are recorded, where required, in the Place Comment field. Brief history: 1707-1801: Kingdom of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) 1801-1922: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (Kingdom of Great Britain merged with the Kingdom of Ireland) 1922-present: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (after formation of Irish Free State)