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Britannia (fl. 1st–21st cent.), allegory of a nation, emblem of empire, and patriotic icon  

Virginia Hewitt

Britannia (fl. 1st–21st cent.), allegory of a nation, emblem of empire, and patriotic icon, is by origin a child of Rome, representing an outpost of the Roman empire. Her earliest known appearances did not augur well for her future: rock reliefs at Aphrodisias...

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Britannia (fl. 1st–21st cent.)  

Maker: Jan Roettier

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Britannia (fl. 1st– cent.21st) by Jan Roettier, 1667 [reverse] © Copyright The British Museum

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Bull, John (supp. fl. 1712–), fictitious epitomist of Englishness and British imperialism  

Miles Taylor

Bull, John (supp. fl. 1712–), fictitious epitomist of Englishness and British imperialism, first appeared in print in The History of John Bull, a political allegory—sometimes wrongly attributed to Jonathan Swift, but now accepted as the work of John Arbuthnot, Queen Anne's physician. The ...

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Bull, John (supp. fl. 1712–)  

Maker: Charles Williams

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John Bull (supp. fl. 1712–) by Charles Williams, c. 1816 © Copyright The British Museum