"Miss Brodie seated herself nobly like Britannia"
is the ancient Latin name for Britain.
It is also the name given to the personification of Britain as a young woman carrying a trident and shield.
During the 19th century, Britannia came to be seen as a symbol of British unity and imperial power.
Listen on Spotify to the song 'Rule Britannia'.
Cartoon of Thomas Paine lacing Britannia's stays (1793) - Credit: James Gillray