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Filed Under:Local Interest / England
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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Most Wonderful Time of Year: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Christmas in Britain You Might Not Know

Christmastime is one of the best of the year, regardless of whether you live in the UK or the US. In both countries, the air is filled with carols, stockings are filled with gifts, and the eggnog is filled with plenty of rum. And while...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Exclusive Book Excerpt from The Blitz by Peter Doyle from Shire Books

The Blitz Begins After the declaration of war on 3 September 1939, the anticipated aerial onslaught failed to materialize; yet almost immediately after Neville Chamberlain’s historic radio broadcast at 11 a.m. that fateful Sunday morning, the air raid sirens were to sound in earnest for the first time. Show More Summary

Guest Read: An Anglophile Spends Christmas in Britain

There are many advantages to traveling to Great Britain in December. Flights and hotels are generally cheaper and top attractions are often less populated with tourists. But the number one advantage of visiting the United Kingdom inShow More Summary

Great Britons: Nancy Mitford – The Chronicler of British Aristocratic Decline

Nancy Mitford was a British aristocrat who lived in the turbulent first half of the 20th century and chronicled through her novels the lives of her fellow aristocrats. She spent much of her adult life in France.  Key Facts about Nancy Mitford Born 1904, died 1973 Wrote numerous semi-autobiographical novels of aristocratic life. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: British Christmas Traditions We’re Trying for the First Time

It was difficult our first year in the UK to find the time to fit in all the British Christmas traditions we wanted to experience in just one holiday season. Inevitably there were a few things we didn’t quite get around to doing or trying last year. Show More Summary

Foyle’s War Series 9 Trailer Preview Gives a Peek at What’s in Store in the New Series

As we reported a couple weeks, ago Foyle’s War is returning for 3 new episodes, like the last series they’ll be set after the War as Foyle deals with the aftermath. Acorn Media have released a new trailer giving us our first good look...Show More Summary

British Landscapes Photography: The Cairngorms – Wild and Wonderful in the Scottish Highlands

As promised this time we are visiting the Cairngorms. Britain’s largest last great wild space and most remote National Park with its inspiring mountains, ancient pines and golden shores. As I approached the park from Royal Deeside it...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Tom Jones speaks out against attempts to ban “Delilah.”

“Delilah” is one of Tom Jones’ most famous hits, having hit #2 on the UK singles charts and becoming the more-or-less official song of two sports teams: Stoke City FC and the Welsh rugby team. Less than 3 years after its release, itShow More Summary

His Royal Cuteness: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Release Adorable Christmas Portraits of Prince George – Check Them Out Here

Since everyone loves pictures of cute kids, here’s three lovely photos, just released by Kensington Palace featuring Prince George posing for his Christmas portrait. He’s certainly adorable! This will be his last Christmas as an only child at the Duchess is expecting another child in March. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – The Lion Roars, Icons of London and Postcards from England Returns

New Designs LIVE over at Anglotees.com! We’ve got three designs now live over at Anglotess – two news ones and a reprint run for a popular past design. Details below. The Lion Roars The mighty Lion has long been a symbol of Britain.Show More Summary

The Holiday Fiver – My Personal Five Favorite British Christmas Films – Which Ones Are Your Favorite?

One of the best things to do at Christmas is enjoy a film with your loved ones. While it certainly seems like most Christmas films are made in America, Britain has certainly contributed its share of great holiday classics. Besides umpteen...Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Audley End – A Stunning Example of Jacobean Architecture in Essex

Built to impress a king, Audley End House is a stately home with palatial aspirations and one of Britain’s finest examples of 17th century Jacobean architecture. Thanks to ambitious restoration work carried out in the Victorian era and...Show More Summary

“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” the top song for British Funerals, poll says.

One of the most memorable scenes in Monty Python’s Life of Brian is the ending, where, after Brian gets involved in various ineffectual Israelite resistance movements, gets mistaken for the Messiah, winding up getting sentenced to one...Show More Summary

Love Actually: These Handy Flowcharts Will Explain the Relationships of All The Characters in the Hit Christmas Film

Part of our yearly Christmas tradition in the Anglotopia household is to watch Love Actually. And while we’ve seen the movie a million times by now, some of the character relationships are still a little confusing. All of the characters are connected in some way – some closely and some tangentially. Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Discovering the UK Your Way With Its Beautiful Ordnance Survey Maps

It’s not as though we don’t know how to read a map. One of us loves maps with a born-again cartographer’s passion. His setting for a perfect evening is a warm room with a long table, several pints of Hobgoblin and a few dozen uber -detailed Ordnance Surveys (OS). Show More Summary

British Christmas: 10 of the Best British Christmas Songs – Which is Your Favorite?

What’s Christmas without music? We sing carols door-to-door, hymns in church, and it’s impossible to escape when you’re out shopping in stores or driving in your car. Christmas music is so important in the UK that it’s quite a big deal to have the no. Show More Summary

The Royal Fiver” The Five Shortest Reigns in British History

“The King is dead, long live the King.” Next year, Queen Elizabeth II is poised to become the longest reigning monarch in British history, eclipsing the record set by Queen Victoria. The remaining top five long-reigned monarchs include George III, James VI (I of England), and Henry III. Show More Summary

Britain’s Least Wanted VIII: Santa’s bust, the absent-minded burglar, and more!

In honour of Benedict Cumberbatch claiming he’ll probably never get tired of playing Sherlock Holmes, let’s cover a few true British Crime stories. The Case of the Honestly-mistaken Heist Gareth James of Merthyr Tydfil was convinced he had found the right house. Show More Summary

Great Britons: Arthur Wellesley – 1st Duke of Wellington – The Man Who Defeated Napoleon

Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington, was a military leader and politician who fought in India and is best remembered for defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. He also served as Prime Minister for several years. Key Facts...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday to Dame Judi Dench Who Turns 80 Today – What’s your Favorite Role?

Happy Birthday to Dame Judi Dench who turns 80 today. What’s your favorite Judi Dench movie or TV show? The post Happy Birthday to Dame Judi Dench Who Turns 80 Today – What’s your Favorite Role? appeared first on Anglotopia.net.

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