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Great Britons: Lord Kitchener – The Controversial Field-Marshal Who Served an Empire

Lord Kitchener was an English Army Officer who rose to be a Field-Marshal and Secretary of State for War in the early years of WWI. He is remembered for his re-conquest of Sudan from Islamic militants in 1898, for his activities in the...Show More Summary

Scotland Alert: Win a Free Trip to Scotland from Flemings Steakhouse – USA ONLY!

Flemings Steakhouse is offering up the chance to win a free trip to Scotland. This sweepstakes is sadly only open to USA residents (we’ll be publicizing a contest open to everyone soon so stay tuned!). Here are the prize details: Enter...Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab

A true life account of a British Special Air Services mission, which inspired the BBC movie of the same name. “A gripping account of special forces at work…a tremendous adventure story” (Daily Telegraph) Synopsis In January 1991, eight...Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: What’s it Like Attending a British Children’s Birthday Party?

I’ve written several posts pertaining to how raising children is different in Britain. In many ways, this is the aspect of day-to-day living we know the most about since we moved here with an 18-month-old and a 4-year-old (who are now almost 4 and 6 1/2). Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five British Actors Who Feel Like They’re in Everything

Some actors are in so many productions, it feels like they’re in everything. No matter what film or television show might be showing, chances are you’re going to see one of them. Some have recently become popular, despite long careers, while others have seemingly always had a presence on the big and small screens. Show More Summary

Phil Collins comes out of retirement; petition launched to stop him.

A few years ago, while touring with Genesis, Phil Collins injured his arms, rendering him temporarily unable to play the drums. A few years later, in 2011, he announced his retirement from music. A few years later, he decided to come...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Coldplay to release new album next month

Coldplay has announced the details of their next album, A Head Full of Dreams, and released its first single “Adventure of a Lifetime.” Listen to it here: As the art Coldplay has released and the song, it promises to be a lot more chipper...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert! New Designs LIVE – Ugly Christmas Jumpers!

We have a very special line up of designs this week at that we’ve been working on for months. We present the Anglotees Ugly Christmas Jumper Collection! We’ll post more throughout the day but you can see them all here now...Show More Summary

The Caledonia Fiver: Top Five Romantic Ruins in Scotland To Visit On Your Next Trip

No matter where you go in Britain, you can find testaments to Britain’s past.  In Scotland, ancient churches and castles, long-abandoned, provide a romantic backdrop for tourists and residents alike.  From the courts of the ScottishShow More Summary

Adele announces two televised concerts and talks about her fear of performing.

Adele has recently performed her first full concert since 25 September 2011. On November 2, she went to Elstree Studios with her band and performed about 45 minutes’ worth of songs, as well as an interview with Graham Norton. A small...Show More Summary

Sniff Sniff – Grab the Tissues: John Lewis Christmas Advert 2015 Revealed – Video

It’s that time of year – for a commercial to put us all in tears. John Lewis have released their latest Christmas advert and as with previous years, they manage to tugs the heartstrings perfectly. This is the story of a young girl called Lily. Show More Summary

Great Events in British History: Gunpowder, Treason and Plot – Guy Fawkes Day and the November 5th Plot

Guy Fawkes is remembered as the man who failed to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Fawkes was just one conspirator in a Catholic plot to replace the King with a monarch more sympathetic to the Catholic faith, yet his is the only name popularly associated with the event. Show More Summary

Harry Potter: Our First Proper Look at Prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Harry Potter news just keeps coming. While all the media outlets are calling Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them a prequel to the Harry Potter series – it’s not really. It’s just a story set in the same universe about 60 years before the events of the Harry Potter books. Show More Summary

Great Britons: David Livingstone – Dr. Livingstone, I presume? – Just Who Was He?

David Livingstone pulled himself out of poverty to become famous as a missionary and explorer in Africa, writing of his adventures and bringing the continent alive to the British people. The settlement that followed was not his dream...Show More Summary

Brit Music: The makers of “Amy” to make an Oasis documentary

I’ve said all I need to say about Asif Kapadia’s Amy, the Girl Behind the Name. It’s an amazing documentary, showing rare footage of one of the great singers of our time, and combining it with the story of her life, and the role we as a society had in causing her downfall. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about David Bowie You Might Not Know

David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, Goblin King, the Sovereign.  The man born David Robert Jones in 1947 has had many names (though, to be fair, that last one was from The Venture Brothers cartoon).  Since his debut as a musician in 1962 at...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to London from IMAX – USA and CANADA

IMAX is offering up the opportunity to win a free trip to London in honor of the latest Bond film Spectre. This contest is open to the USA and Canada. Here are the prize details: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) 4-day/3-night trip for two (2) people to London, England. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: My Favorite British Radio Stories

One of the things I miss about my life back in the U.S. was my favorite radio station. (A shout out to 92.3 WTTS in Indianapolis!) It played the perfect combination of my favorite musical styles and genres and I even liked the DJs. I...Show More Summary

Brit Book Reviews: The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

I first discovered Bill Bryson in a London railway station WH Smith back in 2004 on my second trip to Britain. It was love at first read. Notes from a Small Island is a seminal work in British travel/culture writing and my dog-earedShow More Summary

Brit Movies: The Lady in the Van Trailer – Dame Maggie Smith Shines in New Film

This looks fantastic. I suspect Maggie Smith will be grasping an Oscar next year! Lady in the Van tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Show More Summary

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