The United Kingdom is a nation that occupies part of the British Isles in northwestern Europe, with most of its territory and population on the island of Great Britain off the coast of continental Europe. Great Britain is also widely, but incorrectly, used as a synonym for the nation. The nation consists of the four countries of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and outlying territories.
- Andrew Weltch: "British Baseball: How a curious version of the game survives in parts of England and Wales", in The National Pastime, SABR, Volume 28 (2008), pp. 30-34.