'And did those feet in ancient time,
Walk upon England's mountains green?'


England is the largest country in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which also comprises Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Geographically it is characterised by a large coastline which led to the growth of its navy in early times. The Pennines mountain range runs down the north of the country, and is described as "the backbone of England". England is divided into counties or shires, and its industrial towns and cities are concentrated mainly in the Midlands.

England's long history pre-dates the Roman invasions of 54BC and 43AD, and includes the Norman Conquest of 1066, and many conflicts with Scotland.

The parliament in Westminster, London, is the base for the government of the UK.

English art and literature is globally recognised, including famous names like William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens.

The English language has become the global language of trade, stemming from the importance of former British colonies like the United States, Canada, and Australia, to name but three.

In sport, England has great hopes for its countrymen and women in the fields of cricket, football (soccer), and athletics, and participates in many other competitive sports at an international level.

The English flag is a red cross of St George on a white background.

I thought I might try a list for collecting articles about England which are fairly scattered around E2 at the moment. It's not intended to be comprehensive and I'll add more as I find them. I’ve tried to categorise them as well as possible – please let me know if there should be additions to this list.

English nodes:

English geography
Bedford County town
Berwick-upon-Tweed Most northerly town in England
Birmingham 2nd largest city in UK
Blackpool Seaside holiday resort
Bradford Northern industrial town
Cornwall Southwestern region of England, with Celtic roots
Dartmoor An area famous for its bleak moors and prison
Dewsbury West Yorkshire market town
Durham Cathedral city in northeast
Great Britain England, Scotland, and Wales
Guisborough Market town near North Yorkshire moors
Humber Bridge
Isle of Wight Island off southern coast
Kent Southeastern county
Kidderminster Carpet-making town in Worcestershire
Lake District Mountainous northern region
Lancaster Historic northern town
Liverpool Northern industrial town, home of the Beatles and the Mersey Beat
London The capital city
Manchester Industrial northern town, rival of Liverpool
Middlesbrough Industrial town in the northeast
Newcastle Northern town, home of the Geordie
New Forest Historic southern forest
Nottingham East Midlands city, home of Robin Hood
Peak District Scenic mountain region
Putney London suburb
Richmond Market town in North Yorkshire
Sherwood Forest Robin Hood's forest home
Stourport Worcestershire town
Worthing South coast seaside resort
Yorkshire Dales Scenic northern region
English counties:

English history
Anglo-Saxon England
British Monarchs Mnemonic Poem
Cinque Ports
Christmas Traditions In England During the Middle Ages
Church of England
Civil War
The Condition of the Working Class in England
Oliver Cromwell
Richard Cromwell
English Reformation
The Entente Cordiale Between England and France
Great Britain
The Hellfire Club
The History of England
National Trust
Norman Conquest
Primate of All England
Queen of England
Rulers of England
social caste in medieval England
The Thames Valley Catastrophe
United Kingdom
The War of the Roses
Whig History
Why Did England Arrive Late?
World War I
World War II

English art and literature
Adventures in English Literature
Jane Austen
John Bunyan
Charles Dickens
England, Home and Beauty for Sale
English literature
The Oxford Book of English Verse
Beatrix Potter
William Shakespeare
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sonnet: England in 1819
Thirty Sonnets: To England at the Outbreak of the Balkan War
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

English language
The anal-retentive English teacher who lives in my forebrain
Babel Fish Engrish
British English
Canadian English
Do You Speak English?
English As A Second F*cking Language
English as a World Language
English As She Is Spoke: Useful Words, Part II
English curse words
English dub (of anime)
English language letter frequencies
The English Language
English Prime
English transformations
Examples of the Inadequacy of the English Language
Fun words to Introduce into the English Language
High English
How to write in correct English
If the King's English was good enough for Jesus
Irregular verbs of English
loudly speaking English in a French accent won't help the locals understand you
Non English speaker Everything handicap
Old English
Politics and the English Language
Standard American English
Standard African American English
The Subjunctive Mood of English
The unfortunate streamlining of the english language

English sport
All England Lawn Tennis Club
David Beckham
England Monarchs
England's official 2002 FIFA World Cup squad
English Football Chants
Robbie Fowler
Leeds United
Liverpool FC
Manchester United
Michael Owen
World Cup

Alias Mother Jonez's Ever-Expanding Metanode on Her Summer of 1999 Trip to England
Americans' inability to distinguish between England and Britain
Bank of England
Cambridge University
Comparison of England and New England
Ely Cathedral
England and Wales
The English
English Breakfast
English muffin
The Everything People Registry : United Kingdom : England
For England, James
Houses of Parliament
Hull Fair
Jolablot: The York Viking Festival
lie on your back and think of England
Made In England
Prime Minister
Princess Diana
Probably the most useful phone number in England
punk rock started in England, not America
The Queen of England uses Linux!
Radio 4
Real Ale
Real Geordies come from Gateshead
The social structure in English schools
Stott Hall Farm
University of Leicester