Ah well, yes, now, umm, where to start?
OK, quick praisee.
The English were originally invaders from the northern coast of Germany around 400AD. The Britons were originally the Pretani, the aboriginal inhabitants who covered pretty much the whole of Britain, or Inis Prydain, as the Irish called it, except for the Picts lands in northern Scotland, and maybe some of the Irish clans land who were incomers from the med.
Anyway, the Engles, Saxons and Jutes who invaded into the southeast were kept in seperate enclaves by the last roman British ruler Vortigern following the Roman withdrawal and used as mercenaries to repel further invaders, but after plague imported by Aquitane trading ships depleted the Brits, the Engles and Saxons expanded into the grainbowl of the south and displaced a lot of Brits, some of whom sailed across the channel and took over Brittany and the power vacuum left by the departing Romans. There was a rerun of this in the 650's AD and that's when my ancestors ended up in Brittany. Then they came back with William the Batard in 1066 to reclaim their birthright and kick some saxon English a*se at the battle of Hastings.
So that's why I style myself as a Brit rather than English, but Golite still don't care and won't accept my Visa card.