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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Guest Post: Planning a Poldark Inspired Trip to Cornwall? – Here are Five Must-See Film Locations

Poldark might not be over yet, but most of us are already nearing the danger zone – that is, we’re one episode away from dropping a fortune on a one-way ticket to Cornwall and figuring out all the petty details of life once we get there...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: James Bond Battles Against Shadows in New Spectre Trailer

A new trailer for the next James Bond Film, Spectre, has dropped. Check it out below: A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Show More Summary

The Monarchs: Charles II (1660-1685) – The Restoration Monarch

Known as the ‘Merry Monarch’, the reign of Charles II differed dramatically from what had come before. Following the English Civil War, the execution of Charles I and years of Cromwellian dictatorship, the populace of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland welcomed Charles II’s return from exile and hoped for a return to normality. Show More Summary

You Have to Watch This Stunning Timelpase Video of the White Cliffs of Dover – Video

This timelapse video of the area around the historic port of Dover is so stunning we just had to share it. You won’t regret it. You can almost hear Vera Lynn singing in the background. About the video: 20 hours, in this short time iShow More Summary

The Blitz brought to life: Incredible new color pictures show the devastation and defiance of London

Seventy-five years ago, Hitler ordered the German air force to carry out a series of aerial bombings across London, during an eight-month period of bloody violence which inflicted unparalleled devastation across the capital. Now a series...Show More Summary

Brit Book Round-Up: Princes at War, Black Diamonds, Renishaw Hall, Three Men and a Bradshaw and more inside!

One of the perks of running this site is that we get sent lots of great books. Sadly, we cannot possibly read them all. But here is a roundup of all the great books we’ve received in the last few months that would interest our dear readers. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: My Favorite Antique Finds Living in England

One of the things I’ve had a chance to do over the past year is attend a few different antique fairs or festivals held in my area of England. I am definitely a novice when it comes to this sort of thing, and going to an antique market...Show More Summary

Weird Englishmen Abroad: Strange occurrences that happened on holiday

As I write this, I’m on my annual fortnight in Door County, Wisconsin. In commemoration of this, I’ve decided to cover a bunch of stories about what some other Brits did or happened to them while on their holidays. Woman goes halfway around the world for school reunion; school demolished before she gets there. Show More Summary

His Royal Cuteness: Prince George Turns Two Tomorrow – Kensington Palaces Releases New Photo

Prince George turns two tomorrow – my how times flies – and in celebration Kensington Palace has released a new photo of the Prince that was taken at Princess Charlotte’s Christening a few weeks ago. Could he get any cuter?   The post His Royal Cuteness: Prince George Turns Two Tomorrow – Kensington Palaces Releases New Photo appeared first on

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives

Historian and Monty Python writer Terry Jones takes you on a funny, surprising and exciting journey through Medieval England in this myth-busting book. “Serious history for general readers… top-notch historical investigation and criticism that skimps on nothing.” – review. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: Acorn TV Announces U.S. Premiere of ITV’s Crime Drama Chasing Shadows with Alex Kingston beginning July 27

Acorn TV just added another exciting new U.S. Premiere for July. Beginning Monday, July 27, Acorn TV premieres CHASING SHADOWS, a thrilling ITV crime drama, with a lead detective in the vein of Sherlock and Monk. The four-part series...Show More Summary

Great British Pubs: Amusing British Pub Names – Yes These Are Real Pubs!

Here’s a fun selection of picture of pubs with amusing names – have you visited any of these? Source.   The post Great British Pubs: Amusing British Pub Names – Yes These Are Real Pubs! appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – British TV Tribute, Cornwall and Downton Abbey

Over at this week we have three brand new designs for you to choose from. First up is a tribute to British TV we’re calling British Telly Binge Watcher’s Anonymous. Second up is a tribute to the seaside county of Cornwall (home to Doc Martin). Show More Summary

Lost in the Pond: British Words that Seem to Baffle Americans – Video

This week’s topic was suggested by YouTube user Mark Lockwood and it’s a subject that has proven rather popular on this blog over the years: British words that baffle Americans. The post Lost in the Pond: British Words that Seem to Baffle Americans – Video appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – 24 Hours Left to Buy Great British Food, Great British Films and Grunge English Lion

Over at this week we have three brand new designs. First up is a tribute by British Food. Second is a tribute to the greatest British films ever made. And finally we have a new rendition of the English lion. CLICK HEREShow More Summary

Brit Music: Pete Townshend says The Who will end this year.

The Who have been around in some form or another since 1959. Since 1964 they’ve been the band we’ve grown to know and love. They’ve broken up and reformed a couple times in the last couple decades, but, now, it looks like they’ve finally decided to call it quits. Show More Summary

English Language: Your Guide to the Latest British Slang – Anglophenia – Video

Is your chirpsing jokes? Kate Arnell updates you on the new British slang. What fun! The post English Language: Your Guide to the Latest British Slang – Anglophenia – Video appeared first on

The Monarchs: Elizabeth I (1558-1603) – The Golden Age Queen of England

The fifth and final monarch of the highly influential, although relatively short-lived, rule of the Tudor dynasty, Elizabeth I, was the second daughter of Henry VIII. Elizabeth’s relationship with her family was tense to say the least. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Having a Great British Summer

I’ve always loved summer, but perhaps never more so than when I moved to England two years ago. As I’m entering my third summer, and possibly my last, I’m reflecting on why a Great British Summer really is so great. Wimbledon BeforeShow More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Minions Themed Trip to London – USA ONLY

The Minions are taking over the world – or at least the box office and Chiquita Banana is offering up the chance to win a minions themed trip to London. Here are the prize details: The verified Grand Prize Winner has the option to receive...Show More Summary

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