United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


‘Great Britain’ is a geographical term describing the main island of the British Isles which comprises England, Scotland and Wales (so called to distinguish it from ‘Little Britain’ or Brittany). By the Act of Union, 1801, Great Britain and Ireland formed a legislative union as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Since the separation of Great Britain and Ireland in 1921 Northern Ireland remained within the Union which is now the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom does not include the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man which are direct dependencies of the Crown with their own legislative and taxation systems.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Books of Reference

  1. The annual and other publications of the various Public Departments, and the Reports, etc. of Royal Commissions and Parliamentary Committees. (These may be obtained from HM Stationery Office.)Google Scholar
  2. Allen, G. C, British Industries and their Organization. 4th ed. London, 1959Google Scholar
  3. Bickmore, D. P., and Shaw, M. A. (ed.), The Atlas of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. OUP, 1963Google Scholar
  4. Burn, D., The Structure of British Industry. 2 vols. CUP, 1958Google Scholar
  5. Central Statistical Office. Annual Abstract of Statistics. HMSO.—Monthly Digest of Statistics. HMSOGoogle Scholar
  6. Central Office of Information. Britain: An Official Handbook. HMSO, 1978.—Britain in Brief. 18th ed. HMSO, 1977Google Scholar
  7. Demangeon, A., The British Isles. 3rd ed. London, 1952Google Scholar
  8. Directory ofBritish Associations. Beckenham, annualGoogle Scholar
  9. Government Statistical Service. Social Trends. HMSO, 1979.—Regional Statistics. HMSO, 1979Google Scholar
  10. Halsey, A.H., Trends in British Society Since 1900. London, 1972CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. History of the Second World War. HMSO, 1949 ff.Google Scholar
  12. Jenkin, M., British Industry and the North Sea. London, 1981CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Kendall, M. G. (ed.), The Source and Nature of the Statistics of the United Kingdom. 2 vols. London, 1952–1957Google Scholar
  14. Mitchell, B. R., Abstract of British Historical Statistics. OUP, 1962Google Scholar
  15. Oxford History of England. 15 vols. OUP, 1936 ff.Google Scholar
  16. Stamp, L. D., and Beaver, S. H., The British Isles: A Geographic and Economic Survey. 4th ed., London, 1954Google Scholar
  17. Woodward, Sir E. L., and Butler, R., Documents on British Foreign Policy, 1919–39. HMSO, 1957 ff.Google Scholar


  1. Scottis Council (Development and Industry). Inquiry into the Scottish Economy, 1900–61. Edinburgh, 1961Google Scholar
  2. Scottish Office. Scottish Economic Bulletin. HMSO (quarterly).—Scottish Abstract of Statistics. HMSO (annual)Google Scholar
  3. The New Scottish Local Authorities: Organisation and Management Structures. HMSO, 1973Google Scholar
  4. Brand, J., The National Movement in Scotland. London, 1978Google Scholar
  5. Campbell, R.H., The Rise and Fall of Scottish Industry, 1707–1939. Edinburgh, 1981Google Scholar
  6. Donaldson, G. (ed.) The Edinburgh History of Scotland. 4 vols. Edinburgh, 1965–75Google Scholar
  7. Drucker, N. and H. M., The Scottish Government Year Book. London, 1980Google Scholar
  8. Hogg, A., and Hutcheson, A. MacG., Scotland and Oil. 2nd ed. Edinburgh, 1975Google Scholar
  9. Johnston, T. L., Structure and Growth in the Scottish Economy. London, 1971Google Scholar
  10. Kellas, J.G., The Scottish Political System. 2nd ed. CUP, 1975Google Scholar
  11. Meikle, H. W. (ed.), Scotland: A Description of Scotland and Scottish Life. London, 1947Google Scholar
  12. Turnock, D., Patterns of Highland Development. London, 1970Google Scholar


  1. Wales: The WayAhead(Cmnd 3334.)HMSO, 1971Google Scholar
  2. Wales: Employment and the Economy. Cardiff, 1972Google Scholar
  3. Digest of Welsh Statistics. HMSO (annual)Google Scholar
  4. Thomas, B. (ed.), The Welsh Economy. Cardiff, 1962Google Scholar
  5. Williams, D., A History of Modern Wales. New ed. London, 1977Google Scholar
  6. Williams, C.,(ed.) Social and Cultural Change in Contemporary Wales. London, 1978Google Scholar
  7. The annual and other publications of the various Departments and the Reports, etc., of Parliamentary Committees may be obtained from HM Stationery Office, Belfast.Google Scholar
  8. Ulster Year Book, 1981. Belfast, HMSO. 1981Google Scholar
  9. Census of Population Reports, Northern Ireland. Belfast, HMSO. 1971Google Scholar
  10. Digest of Statisties. Belfast, HMSO (bi-annual)Google Scholar
  11. Northern Ireland Development 1970–75. Belfast. HMSO, 1970Google Scholar
  12. Social and Economic Trends. Belfast. HMSO (annual)Google Scholar
  13. Who Makes What in Northern Ireland: A Trade Directory. Belfast, HMSO, 10th ed. 1979Google Scholar
  14. Reports on the Census of Production of Northern Ireland. Belfast. HMSO, 1976Google Scholar
  15. The Education, Initial training and Probation of teachers in Northern Ireland Schools and Institutions of Further Education (Lclievre Report). Belfast, HMSO. 1973Google Scholar
  16. Re-organization of Secondary Education in Northern Ireland. Belfast. HMSO. 1976Google Scholar
  17. Bell, G., The Protestants of Ulster. London, 1976Google Scholar
  18. Bew, P., Gibbon, P. and Patterson, H., The Stale in Northern Ireland, 1921–1972. New York, 1980Google Scholar
  19. Biggs-Davison, J., The Hand is Red. London. 1974Google Scholar
  20. Budge, I., and O’Leary, C., Belfast: Approach to Crisis. London, 1973CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Farrell M., Northern Ireland: The Orange State. London. 1976Google Scholar
  22. Flackes, W. D., Northern Ireland: Political Directory 1968–79. London, 1980Google Scholar
  23. Heskin, K., Northern Ireland: A Psychological Analysis. Dublin, 1980Google Scholar
  24. Hull, R. H. The Irish Triangle. Princeton Univ. Press. 1976Google Scholar
  25. Lawrence, R. J., The Government of Northern Ireland: Public finance and Public Services. OUP, 1965Google Scholar
  26. Quekett, Sir A. S., The Constitution of Northern Ireland. 3 pts. Belfast. 1928–47Google Scholar
  27. Rose, R., Northern Ireland: A Time of Choice. London, 1976CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Winchester, S., Northern Ireland in Crisis: Reporting the Ulster Troubles. New York, 1975Google Scholar
  29. Isle of Man Digest of Economic and Social Statistics, 1980. Isle of Man Government, 1980Google Scholar
  30. A Report Comprising the Isle of Man Index of Retail Prices, the Family Expenditure Survey and a Cost of Living Comparison with the United Kingdom. 2nd. ed. Isle of Man Government, 1980Google Scholar
  31. A Businessman’s Briefing 1981–82. Isle of Man Government 1981Google Scholar
  32. Tynwald Companion 1980. Isle of Man Government, 1980Google Scholar
  33. Manx Tourism 77. Isle of Man Government, 1977Google Scholar
  34. Kinvig, R. H., History of the Isle of Man. Oxford. 1945.Google Scholar
  35. The Isle of Man: A Social. Cultural and Political History. Liverpool Univ. Press, 1975Google Scholar
  36. Mais, S. P. B., Isle of Man. London, 1954Google Scholar
  37. Solly, M., Anatomy of a Tax Haven. The Isle of Man and Manx Income Tax, 2 vols. Douglas, 1980Google Scholar
  38. Stenning, E. H., Portrait of the Isle of Man. London, 1958Google Scholar
  39. Ambrièrc, F., Les Iles Anglo-Normandes. Paris, 1971Google Scholar
  40. Coysh, V., The Channel Islands: A New Study. Newton Abbot, 1977Google Scholar
  41. Cruickshank, C, The German Occupation of the Channel Islands. London, 1975Google Scholar
  42. Lempière, R., Portrait of the Channel Islands. London, 1970.Google Scholar
  43. History of the Channel Islands. London, 1974Google Scholar
  44. Lockley, R. M., The Channel Islands. London, 1968Google Scholar
  45. Myhill, H., Introducing the Channel Islands. London, 1964Google Scholar
  46. Uttley, J., The Story of the Channel 1 stands. London, 1966Google Scholar
  47. Balleine, G. R., Biographical Dictionary of Jersey. London, 1948.Google Scholar
  48. A History of the Island of Jersey. London, 1950.Google Scholar
  49. The Bailiwick of Jersey. 3rd ed. London, 1970Google Scholar
  50. Bois, F. de L., The Constitutional History of Jersey. Jersey, 1970Google Scholar
  51. Carre, A. L., English-Jersey Language Vocabulary. Jersey, 1972Google Scholar
  52. Le Maistre, F., Dictionnaire Jersiais-Français. Jersey, 1966Google Scholar
  53. Powell, G. C, Economic Survey of Jersey. Jersey, 1971Google Scholar
  54. States of Jersey Library: Royal Square, St Helier. Librarian: J. K. Antill, FLA.Google Scholar
  55. Carteret, A. R. de. The Story of Sark. London. 1956Google Scholar
  56. Clark, L., Sark Discovered. London, 1956Google Scholar
  57. Coysh, V., Alderney. Newton Abbot, 1974Google Scholar
  58. Durand, R., Guernsey, Present and Past. Guernsey, 1933.Google Scholar
  59. Guernsey under German Rule. London, 1946Google Scholar
  60. A Short History of and Guide to Alderney. New ed. Guernsey, 1968Google Scholar
  61. Hathaway, Sybil, Dame of Sark: An Autobiography. London, 1961Google Scholar
  62. Le Huray, C. P., The Bailiwick of Guernsey. London, 1952Google Scholar
  63. Robinson, G. W. S., Guernsey. Newton Abbot. 1977Google Scholar
  64. Wood, A. and M. S., Islands in Danger. 2nd ed. London. 1957Google Scholar
  65. Wood, J., Iterm, Our Island Home. London, 1973Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Paxton

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations