By Amelia Meyer
England is the most populous and significant country of the United Kingdom with over 51 million residents. It includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isle of Wight, in addition to its mainland. It is bordered by Scotland, Wales, the Celtic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel
Although being a relatively small country, England has held sway over almost every continent of the world at some time in history. This not only led to the spread of the English people all over the world, but also to the influx of other nations to this relatively small European island.