Thinking English: Defining The Indigenous Briton

A week ago, I someone said to me “You don’t look British.” It’s not the first time this has happened but it made me think.

Photo Credit: Neil Kenlock (1974)

“Where are you from?”


“I mean, where were you born?”


“I mean where you grew up.”

“I went to school in Northamptonshire.”

“I mean where your parents live.”

“Still Northampton.”

What is the indigenous Briton? They are me, they are us, millions of stories and a topic too vast and too big for a blog post.

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