John Bull

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John Bull:

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, 1667–1735, Scottish author and scientist, court physician (1705–14) to Queen Anne. He is best remembered for his five "John Bull" pamphlets (1712), political satires on the Whig war policy, which introduced the character John Bull, the typical
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Bull, John

personification of Britain. [Br. Folklore: Benét, 45]
See: Britain

John Bull

any Englishman, or Englishmen collectively. [Br. Lit.: History of John Bull, Brewer Dictionary, 591]

John Bull

a personification of England or the English people
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The only ugly incident during my 15 years in the John Bull role occurred about four years ago on Llangollen, North Wales, at the venue of the international Eisteddfod.
The John Bull Inn has been sitting yards away from market-town bustle in a quiet street since 1832 ( a pub that landlord Gus Odlin proudly refers to as "an original back-street boozer".
Birmingham's own John Bull -retired police officer Ray Egan -was furious at the change.
NEW APPROACHES TO CARE HOMES: Cllr Sid Tooth (left) and John Bull, head of the county council's adult services
Old favourite Callisoe Bay, who won the John Bull Chase at Wincanton four years ago, lines up for the GG.