Extra Historical Points for British History
AD 1000, England had 1/5th of France’s population; in AD 1700, that margin had barely grown to about 1/4th. Even by 1800, the UK’s combined population had grown to just over 1/2 of France. Only by 1900 - with a mixture of industrialization in Britain, and minimal population growth in France for a century - did the British pop. equal the French, as it roughly does to this day.