Themes of national defence and cultural integrity align Boudicca's campaign against the Romans with Elizabeth's resistance against the Spanish at Tilbury, for example, and the Tudors' own preference was to trace their historical lineage to Brute and Trojan origins, highlighting a Brittonic
heritage (MacDougall 7).
At times, clearly drawn geographic lines blur in a manner that underscores the fundamental unity of Brittonic
among other things) the people of Britain who spoke Brittonic
- a Celtic language used throughout Britain which later developed into Welsh, Cornish, Breton and other languages.
Jackson stated that the name Telleyr 'is not recognisable, but Anguen with its gu must be a Brittonic
name, and probably comes from a Brittonic
written document, since if the source was oral Anuen would probably appear.
A short side remark: it is interesting to note that the name of Caedmon is an Anglicization by oral loan of a Brittonic
hero's or warrior's name, evidenced among the British princes in the seventh century.
295-6; 'A Brittonic
Etymology for luche "throw" in Patience 230', SELIM, iii (1993), 150-3; 'Celtic Etymologies for Middle English brag "boast", gird "strike", and lethe "soften'", Journal of Celtic Linguistics, iii (1994), 135-48: 'A Celtic Etymology for glaverez "deceives" at Pearl 688', N&Q, ccxl (1995), 160-2.
Jackson considered the evidence of Cornish lesic 'bushy' possible, but not wholly convincing, while he described Watson's Brittonic
cognate of lobh- 'rot' as 'pure hypothesis'.
The relevance of the rivers Don is that as Forster himself later points out (1924: 19-20), the name would have been borrowed from Brittonic
3) So there is varied testimony for early Brittonic
forms with the sense 'slaver' that resemble English glaver.
He was even unhappy in calling the English British, since their language was not derived from the Brittonic
cognates (if any) and etymology are unknown.
Wright, English Dialect Dictionary, where the word astel, presumably from the same Brittonic
word, is recorded s.