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Guest Feature: Exclusive Excerpt from That’s Not English by Erin Moore – The Fascinating History Behind “Mufti”

Erin Moore is an American living in London with her husband and two young children. Her book, That’s Not English, is about the differences between British and American English: the words we use that say the most about us, and why. In...Show More Summary

Brit Telly: Our Thoughts on the New Queen Victoria Drama from ITV – Coming Soon to PBS Masterpiece

When it was announced that Downton Abbey was coming to an end last season, ITV searched for something to replace it with and in the mean time, they’ve developed a new 8 part drama about the early days of Queen Victoria’s reign. The first...Show More Summary

Brit Book Review: That’s Not English by Erin Moore

Despite what the occasional grammatical mistakes you may encounter on this website indicate, I do actually have a degree in English. I chose that degree because I am continually fascinated by our language, its history and the roots of some of the strange words we use. Show More Summary

The Brit Food Fiver – Five “British” Foods Not Invented There – Which is Your Favourite?

There’s an awful myth out there that British food isn’t very good, but we all know the truth.  Biscuits, chicken tikki masalla, Sunday roast, fish and chips, all of these are quality dishes easily identified with the United Kingdom. ...Show More Summary

Joy Divisions “Unknown Pleasures” cover to become a Christmas Card.

I am surprised I haven’t yet had the opportunity to talk about Oxfam. It’s a charitable organisation operating in many countries, doing everything from trying to alleviate poverty and famine to providing a good place to leave books you think other people will want more than you. Show More Summary

Fancy a Cornetto? – The Filming Locations of Edgar Wright

  Since 1999, director Edgar Wright, along with actors Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and many others, have brought a generation’s comedic style to small and big screens.  This style is often punctuated by parody, stealth puns, and geeky references...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Liam Gallagher details his return to music

Liam Gallagher has, in the past few months, implied he planned to return to music. However, he insisted that it wasn’t a “solo career.” In this month’s Q Magazine, he gave an interview which explained that he had a couple songs ready for an album that he plans to release next year. Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts about Horatio Hornblower

Perhaps the greatest sailor in British literature, Horatio Hornblower was the creation of C.S. Forester and his first adventure, The Happy Return, in 1937.  Forester would go onto to publish another fifteen novels and one collectionShow More Summary

The City of Berlin honours David Bowie

In my last post, I talked about one Brazilian’s tribute to David Bowie, touring a set of Bowie songs translated into Portuguese. One commenter was ecstatic about the news, particularly the joining of her native (Brazilian) culture and...Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: Season 10 News, Davison Book, Darvill At Dragoncon, Chicago TARDIS Gets More Guests, Tom Baker Returns !

This week is aplomb with happenings in the Whoniverse. In addition to some Season 10 casting there is convention news, comics, a big announcement from BBC America and a lot of excitement as Doctor Who moves closer to returning to our screens. Show More Summary

The Royal Fiver – Five Odd Jobs Working for the Queen

Working for the Royal Family might be one of the most prestigious jobs you can have in the United Kingdom.  However, while any occupation under Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, might be located in very upscale locations such as the Tower...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Seu Jorge to do a David Bowie tribute tour

I spent a while waxing and waning on whether this is British enough for Anglotopia, but, with David Bowie being the driving force behind it, I think it is. As many Bowie fans know, in 2003, he underwent his A Reality Tour, a tour he heavily promoted as his farewell tour. Show More Summary

Anglotopia Alert: Anglotopia Phone Wallpapers – 25 Beautiful Images of Britain For Your Phone

A few weeks ago we shared a picture of Oxford that many people commented that they saved and used for their phone wallpaper. So, that got us thinking. We decided to go through our archive and choose 25 pictures that we would love to have as our wallpapers and hope that you would as well. Show More Summary

Notes from an English Farm – Harvest Time and the English Coastline

The coming of the month of August means we are now reaping the benefits of our planting in the vegetable patch. We are positively drowning in peas, courgettes, runner beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and raspberries. It’s lovely to...Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about the World War II Special Operations Executive

World War II saw the creation of many spy organisations to battle the menace of the Axis powers.  In addition to MI5 and MI6, another group created during this time was the Special Operations Executive.  The SOE was tasked with doing...Show More Summary

One Anglophile’s Take on Zardoz

Readers, there’s a reason I call my movie review columns “One Anglophile’s Take On…” Simply put, I have some very idiosyncratic tastes. My favorite film is A Clockwork Orange, One of relatively few blogs I follow is an attempt to catalogue...Show More Summary

Guest Feature: A Brief Guide to Britain’s Best Castles – Which is your Favourite?

Britain is famed for her rich history which dates back thousands of years and is still visible today in the myriad historic sites in every town, village and city. From ancient monuments like Stonehenge and Bath’s Roman Baths to medieval...Show More Summary

The Telly Fiver – Five Brilliant British Shows from the 2000s You Should Watch This Weekend

The new Millennium.  It wasn’t just about fears over Y2K or the Millennium Dome’s construction by the Thames.  A new century–nay, a new era–meant many fresh opportunities, especially when it came to British television.  From new comedy...Show More Summary

The Rolling Stones to release a massive boxed set of their 1960s material

On September 30, The Rolling Stones will release a boxed set of all their albums from their first, and probably most revolutionary, decade, in both their American and British formats, and in their original monophonic mixes. The Rolling...Show More Summary

Game of Thrones’ music to go on tour

Even though George R.R. Martin is based out of New Mexico, and, while Game of Thrones isn’t technically shot in England (although a lot of the shooting is handled in Northern Ireland), its cast is primarily British, its mythos is heavily...Show More Summary

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