Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, usually called Britannicus, was the son of Roman emperor Claudius and his third wife Valeria Messalina. Wikipedia Born: February 12, 41 AD, Rome, Italy Died: February 11, 55 AD, Rome, ItalyHouse: Julio-Claudian dynastyParents: Claudius, MessalinaSiblings: Claudia Octavia
Some say the names Brittany, Britain is older than Britannicus, the son of Claudius. That Julius Casear named the regions for a mystery woman he fell in love with. A woman who supposedly lived somewhere between Rome and Gaul. It’s believe she lived in Gaul’s northwesternmost region, is a hilly peninsula extending out toward the Atlantic Ocean. Its lengthy, rugged coastline is dotted with beach resorts such as chic Dinard and walled Saint-Malo, built on rock in the English (Englaland) Channel. The Pink Granite Coast is famed for its unusual, blush-hued sand and rocks. Brittany is known for its abundant prehistoric menhirs (a type of megalith).
Englaland is not misspelled. It’s old English.
I have researched and found no woman but that’s not uncommon for he probably kept the affair a secret to protect her if he loved her enough to name a region for her. Julius Casear wives where empresses and could’ve ordered the death of the woman. His three Roman wives: Cornelia-m. 84 BC–69 BC, Pompeia-m. 67 BC–61 BC, Calpurnia-m. 59 BC–44 BC are the just the Roman wives. These thee wives did not include foreign wives like Cleo and many other queens and princesses. So, it a probable story as to where the name Britain came from.
Sorry, to burst anyone’s bubble, but most likely Britain that later became England was named after Brittany not the other way around. For the pre-Casear Roman conquerors reached Gaul long before they reached Albion (earlier name for England), Ereland (earlier name for Ireland) and (Caledonia) Scotland.
By the way: No one knows for sure what the ancient Scots called themselves. Some say they called themselves Egyptians since the legend of their maternal ancestry is rooted in Egypt. The name Scotland comes from an Egyptian princess. Yes, the old world is far more interwoven than modern man want to believe.