When did England become a country?
Well, the question leaves many options...
The Celts and other nomadic tribes settled the lower British Isles about 4000-5000 years ago, although they wouldn't have called it England.
The Romans, under Julius Caesar, invaded around 55 BC, stayed for a while, started a city called Londinium on the Thames, but left the tribes before the fall of Rome.
After that, the native tribes and/or the Anglo-Saxon invaders formed seven kingdoms (East Anglia, Northumbria, Kent, Mercia, Essex, Sussex, Wessex) and by 802 AD Egbert, King of Wessex, was accepted as King of the English.
But most people would believe that England really became itself with the Norman conquest of 1066.
The question over wither or not Scotland will become an independent country will be answered in September. It is very hard to get an accurate public opinion at the moment as a large portion of the population are undecided, although polls do routinely suggest the result would be no if taken now. As for England, well England is extremely unlikely to decide it wants to be an independent country.
They became one country when King Edward of England conquered Wales in the 1200's. Wales was still an English territory when England and Scotland merged to form Great Britain, and the welsh dragon is not included in the Union jack, so while Wales is considered a Principality within the UK and has a lot of autonomy, it is still technically part of England. Hope you found this useful. P.S. England and Wales are also part…