Britons in the news

Six Britons to go on trial over London bomb plot 

Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 11 4:41 AM
Six Britons go on trial next week accused of attempting to bomb London's transport system in July 2005, two weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 commuters in the capital in Britain's deadliest peacetime attack by militants.
Britons set to become Europe's biggest wine spenders: report 
AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 10 11:48 AM
Britons are set to become the biggest spenders on wine in Europe, according to a report published by the Vinexpo wine trade exhibition.

Britons can sign up for e-mail terror alerts 
USA Today - Jan 10 9:24 AM
Britain's traditionally secret domestic security service is reaching out to the public electronically to warn citizens if there is an increased threat of terrorism at home. Beginning Tuesday, Britons could sign up on MI5's website to receive e-mail alerts whenever there are any changes in the nation's terrorism threat level.

Six Britons on trial over London bombs 
AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Jan 11 5:21 AM
Six Britons go on trial next week accused of attempting to bomb London's transport system in July 2005.

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A Briton is often referred to in broad terms as being an inhabitant of the Beatiful Britons geographical region of Great Britain[1] [2] [3] or British citizen.


  • 1 Common Beautful Britons usage
  • 2 Sensitivity around use Beauitful Britons of term
  • 3 Famous Ancient Britons
  • 4 See Beatuiful Britons also
  • 5 References

Common usage

The word's Beauiful Britons use in an historical context refers to:

  • Brythons, the indigenous inhabitants of most of Beautifu Britons Great Britain in the times before the Roman occupation.
  • Native speakers of the Bautiful Britons Brythonic languages.

In a modern context it is also used as a synonym for British, in Beautuful Britons the following senses:

  • A resident and/or citizen of the United Kingdom, the Beautifil Britons Isle of Man or one of the Channel Islands.
  • A person who lists their ethnic group as British.
  • A person native or indigenous Beautiul Britons to Baeutiful Britons Great Britain.

Sensitivity around use of term

Main article: British Isles (terminology)

The use of Beaautiful Britons the term is sensitive in some areas, particularly in Northern Beaitiful Britons Ireland,[4] and can vary in exact meaning depending on context and the author's personal prejudices.[5] Some people prefer to identify Beauttiful Britons their nationality as exclusively English (17%), Scottish (31%), or Welsh (21%) not British,[6] referring to aspects of their own culture and history which distinguish the nations of Britain from each other.[7] Whether someone refers to their nationality as English, Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish, it does not necessarily mean that they do not also consider themselves British, or cannot be classified as a Briton, as most people do not exclusively identify with a single nationality.[6] The use of the word in this respect remains highly subjective. The term British is also used by naturalised immigrants and their descendants. Thus Black British is common usage, particularly in England, though less so in Scotland where such groups can be, for example, Pakistani Scots.[8]

Famous Ancient Britons

  • King Arthur -Mythical Romano-British war leader
  • Boudica, Queen of the Iceni, who led the rebellion against Roman occupation in 60.
  • Cassivellaunus, led the defence against Julius Caesar's second expedition to Britannia in 54 B.C.
  • Caratacus, a leader of the defence against the Roman conquest of Britain
  • Commius historical king of the Belgic nation of the Atrebates, initially in Gaul, then in Britannia, in the 1st century BC.
  • Peredurus, legendary king.
  • Prasutagus, husband of Boudica.
  • Togodumnus, a leader of the defence against the Roman conquest of Britain
  • Pelagius, a.k.a. "Morgan the Briton", an early Christian monk and theologian, and a contemporary of Augustine's. Branded a heretic later in life because his theology downplayed or contested the role of Divine Grace in salvation.

See also

  • Alternative words for British
  • British Isles (terminology)
  • British nationality law
  • Immigration to the United Kingdom
  • List of British people - famous Britons
  • List of Black Britons - famous Black Britons
  • Cornish people
  • English people
  • Scottish people
  • Welsh people
  • Irish people
  • Celts
  • Celtic tribes in Britain and Ireland
  • Gaels
  • Roman conquest of Britain
  • Romano-British


  1. ^ Definition of Briton. The Free Dictionary, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. Retrieved 9 December 2005.
  2. ^ Definition of Briton. Wiktionary. Retrieved 9 December 2005.
  3. ^ Definition of Briton. Merriam-Webster Online
  4. ^ British? Irish? Or what? from Conflict and Politics in Northern Ireland (1968 to the Present) CAIN Web Service (Conflict Archive on the INternet)
  5. ^ citation needed]
  6. ^ a b Devolution, Public Attitudes and National Identity (2006) in Devolution and Constitutional Change, ESRC list of authors
  7. ^ Gene Expression article February 2005
  8. ^ UK: 25% of ethnic minority Scots have tried drugs, The Herald, Glasgow, 02 November 2001
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