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When was the Union of the Crowns of Scotland and England?

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In 1603, on the death of Elizabeth I (of England) King James VI of Scotland also became King James I of England. It was a personal union only - that is, England and Scotland had the same monarch but were still separate and independent countries. James I did soon call himself 'King of Great Britain' (for example on coins), but this referred to a geographical country only, not to a political entity. He also had the flags of England and Scotland combined for use by warships only, but the new flag wasn't popular, and there is some doubt as to whether it was used much. The political union - the establishment of the United Kingdom of Great Britain - dates from 1707.

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