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Bryten

Bryten is gārsecges īegland, se grīetesta dǣl þæs Geānedan Cynerīces. Ēac brȳcþ man þone naman "Bryten" for þæm Geāedan Cynerīce ānum, hwǣrof is hē se mæreste bīnama.

Oftost is Bryten-īeg gecnāwen be naman "Grēat Bryten". On Rōmwarum wæs his nama Britannia, on Englum "Breten", ac Lydwic (þæt is Bretland) and Bryten-īeg dwilmodon menn, and wearþ "Grēat Bryten" and "Lȳtel Bryten".

In 1603, Iacobus VI Scotta cyning fēng tō rīce on Englum and cwæþ þæt hē Cyning Grēatre Brytene wæs. Grēate Bryten Cynerīce wæs endlīce in 1707 ārǣred under Anne Grēatre Bryten Cwēn. Hit endode and wearþ dǣl þæs Geānedan Cynerīces Grēatre Brytene and Īrlandes under Georgius III Cyning in 1801.