The history of the United Kingdom

How was the United Kingdom formed? This took centuries, and a lot of armed struggle was involved. In the 15th cen­tury, a Welsh prince, Henry Tudor, became King Henry VII of England. Then his son, King Henry VIII, united England and Wales under one Parliament in 1536. In Scotland a similar thing happened. The King of Scotland inherited the crown of England and Wales in 1603, so he became King James I of England and Wales, and King James VI of Scot­land.