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Proud to be British: 40 reasons why we can pat ourselves on the back. But do you agree?

Mirrorpix Logo By Mirrorpix of Mirrorpix | Slide 1 of 40: Millions of sandwiches are sold all over the world every lunchtime - and us Brits like to take the credit. John Montagu - the 4th Earl of Sandwich in the 18th century - is thought to have asked for meat to be served between two slices of bread to avoid interrupting a gambling game. Soon, people started ordering 'the same as Sandwich', and the name stuck.

THE SIMPLE SANDWICH WAS INVENTED BY A BRIT

Millions of sandwiches are sold all over the world every lunchtime - and us Brits like to take the credit. John Montagu - the 4th Earl of Sandwich in the 18th century - is thought to have asked for meat to be served between two slices of bread to avoid interrupting a gambling game. Soon, people started ordering 'the same as Sandwich', and the name stuck.
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