The full English breakfast is centuries old and dates back to 1300's. It began with the gentries (who considered themselves guardians of the traditional English countryside and cultural heirs of the Anglo Saxons) and evolved with the Victorians . During the industrial revolution the English breakfast was not just for the wealthy and became a staple part of the British diet, with slight variations amongst different regions.
To get over my morning after the night before, this to me is the medicinal cure! One of my favourites is The Pan breakfast at Cheese and Alfie's in Christchurch. Long live the fry-up!