THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND (THE UK) The UK consists of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England. The capital of the UK is London. The UK is washed by the Irish sea, the North sea and the Atlantic ocean.
John Bull. John Bull is the symbol of the typical Englishman. He is often drawn in cartoons or pictures about England. He was invented in 1712 by a political writer John Arbuthnot. John Bull is drawn as a big man with a large stomach and a round face. He wear high boots, an open jacket and a Union Jack waistcoat. He often has a bulldog with him.