The largest part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain and home to more than 50 million people, it borders Scotland and Wales. The birthplace of Shakespeare, Winston Churchill and the English language.
More than two-thirds of the UK's population lives in England - roughly 8.5 million of them in the capital and seat of government, London. England is often credited as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, a development that helped fuel the country's global influence at the heart of the former British Empire. England has been subject to invasions and mass migrations of varying success by the Romans, the Vikings, Germanic tribes and finally the Normans in the 11th century, which explains the diverse linguistic roots of the modern English language. Recent DW stories featuring England can be seen below.
Samantha Early brings us the story of Faizah Shaheen, a Muslim woman in Leeds, England who says she was victimized by what's become institutionalized Islamophobia - detained at the airport, simply because personnel saw her reading a book on Syria. Shaheen's story made the news this summer, but Sam goes deep into the precarious difference between healthy vigilance, hyper vigilance and vigilantism.