British Histories: What's Your Story?

VIDEO: Henry Hill, Britain and Ireland

14 January 2014

Henry Hill from Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire has a British father and an Irish mother, and describes himself as both British and Anglo-Irish, if pushed.

He has not connected to Englishness much overall, but still sees the role this and other areas have played in forming his identity.  Of his Irish and English background specifically, he says: “I’ve had an identity which is aware of both and blends the two.”

Hill cites sports as an example of why he feels British over other more local identities. “I was much more comfortable cheering for team GB in the Olympics than I ever have been for a national side,” he concludes when explaining why he never really supported a football team.

Listen to what else he has to say above.