In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ciudadano británico masculineciudadana británica femininethe ancient Britons — los antiguos britanos
- When the Romans left Britain, the Britons did not use their roads.
- Imposing as it was, the colonia must have been a constant reminder to the Britons of Roman rule and military dominance.
- The Roman conquest of southern Britain was a highly significant event which set Briton against Briton.
- Unlike the armoured Romans, Britons mostly wore little or no body protection and depended on speed, impetus, and the long slashing sword.
- In 406 and 409 the Britons rebelled against Roman rule.
- Another option is to test for interaction between Roman soldiers and local Britons, by searching for African DNA in the local gene pool.
- At the decisive Battle of Medway it was he who crossed the river at the head of both his legion and a band of ‘Celtic’ auxiliaries, and routed the Britons.
- However, historians do accept that it was a major victory for the Romans that once again asserted their authority over the Britons.
- That said, it is clear that some time in the 5th century the Britons broke away at last from Roman central authority.
- There is evidence that Arthur was a Romano-British Soldier - the child of a mixed marriage between a Roman and a Briton.
- Even in north western England there were plenty of Picts and probably settlements of Irish raiders who were the real enemies of the Britons at the beginning of the Saxon incursion.
- We are more like the Britons, with the Romans preparing to leave.
- This was told in several impressive episodes, from primeval Britons through Romans, Saxons and Stuarts.
- One other effect this had was to cause many Britons to leave these shores for northern Gaul, turning the peninsula of Armorica into Brittany.
- By ad 80, according to Tacitus, the Britons were widely adopting Roman fashion in housing, clothing, language, and diet.
- In this story the Britons and Romans were defeated by the Saxons and sailed away to South America to start a civilisation called Roman America.
- At least in its outward forms, this religion does not look so very different from that of the pagan Britons under Roman rule.
- David Shotter mentions it briefly in his book, Romans and Britons in North West England.
- Historians believe that these rolls predate the faith, and began with ancient Greeks, Romans, and Britons.
- However, the Romans fought off the Britons who withdrew.
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