The Kingdom of Great Britain is an island kingdom located off the northwestern coast of Western Europe. It was Gulliver's home country.
In 1706, the Treaty of Union was enacted, uniting the kingdoms of England and Scotland into a single monarchy, under King James VI, King of Scots. After defeating the Jacobite uprisings, its victory over France in the Seven Years' War ensured its growth into one of the greatest empires in history.
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Role in the books Edit
Lemuel Gulliver, the protagonist of "Gulliver's Travels", was born and raised in Great Britain, specifically in the region of England, where he lived with his wife and children at the town of Redriff.
Many of the fictitious locations that Gulliver had visited — Lilliput, Laputa, Balnibarbi, and Houyhnhnm Land — were based on satirical depictions of the negative aspects of British society during his time.
- During the time of the book's protagonist Gulliver and author Jonathan Swift, Ireland (where Swift was born and raised) was a kingdom that was ruled by Great Britain. After revolutionaries declared independence from British rule on 21 January, most of Ireland (except the northern six counties, which is still under British control) became the Irish Free State on 6 December, 1922, and achieved full independence on 29 December, 1939.