A work colleague of mine is helping his friend study for the British citizenship test. I was having a look at the questions and was baffled by how few of them I knew. For example – ‘What is the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle in 1805 and has a monument in Trafalgar Square?’ Erm – is that relevant?
And it got me thinking about what it means to be British, or rather, what I would define at Britishness. So here are the things I think you really need to know to prove you grew up in Britain: