In Geoffrey of Monmouth, an early name for Britain. It is probably Celtic in origin and related to albus, "white," in an allusion to the white cliffs of Dover. Geoffrey explains that when the Trojans colonized Albion, they renamed it Britain in honor of their leader Brutus, the great-grandson of Aeneas.



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