How ironic (I am being polite) that you talk about ‘England’ being saved by the Prussians, when the two most famous turning points of the battle for the British were from SCOTS: the heroic stand of the Scots Guards at Hougemont and the legendary charge of the Royal Scots Grays (when they stole the French ensign). Oh and Wellington was born in Ireland.
England and Britain/Great Britain/UK are NOT the same thing.
You are correct. My apologies.
I perhaps could have said “Great Britain”....
My recollection was that the English parliament had representatives from Scotland and Ireland at that time, but representation was far from uniform, with ‘rotten boroughs’ in the House of Commons and of course the mostly non-representative House of Lords.
Wellington may have been born in Ireland, but he considered himself to be an Englishman. He once responded to the accusation that he was ‘Irish’, by saying that ‘Being born in a stable does not make one a horse’.
Of course, this was back in the days when being English was considered to be a good thing, nowadays English people seem to fall over themselves to declare themselves to be something else if they were were born in one of the ‘Celtic’ countries or one their parents was.