Chapter 3, Origin of Name Britannia

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

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Antiquaries and etymologists are divided in opinion as to the origin of the name Britannia. They agree, however, in dismissing as an idle story, the monkish derivation from Brutus, a Trojan prince. Camden furnishes a long list of conjectural derivations, but by far the most probable, and the one which possesses the greatest weight of evidence, is that which Read More >>>

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