“This England never did, nor never shall,
Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror.”
- William Shakespeare
I felt really proud when I read this, because unlike probably any other country on the planet we’ve never been ruled by a foreign power. Before anyone mentions the Romans, we weren’t conquered by them we were merely being polite and showing some hospitality. Also in 40AD or whatever it was we were hardly a nation, just a collection of feudal kingdoms.