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

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Summer Strawberry Fields Forever Cole: The 16-year old girl who was named after a Beatle song.

The Beatles have been apart for a long time. In fact, this month marks the 45-year anniversary of Paul McCartney giving an interview to Life magazine where he admitted that The Beatles were, for all intents and purposes, finished. But, in all that time, there’s still quite a few rabid Beatle fans out there. Show More Summary

Royal Couple: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Will Visit the USA in December

  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they will visit the USA in December on an official visit. This is the first visit by either of Their Royal Highnesses to both New York City and Washington, D.C. in any capacity....Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five of My Favorite British Voices – Who’s Your Favorite?

What is it about us Americans that we love a good British accent? Whether it’s the intellectual lilt of a scientist or the elitist condescension of a villain, it sometimes just carries a scene in film and television in a way that an American couldn’t. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Band Aid 30 releases “Do They Know It’s Christmas 2014?

  “Do they Know It’s Christmas” is a pretty polarizing song. It could be because it’s perceived as lumping all Africans together as starving bushmen so poor that only a group of British pop stars can help them, or because, like all the...Show More Summary

Sunday Photo: Georgian Bath – A Lovely Picture of the Avon River and Pulteney Bridge in Bath for Your Desktop Wallpaper

We’re hunkering down for winter here at Anglotopia HQ and we thought it would be nice to share a photo of sunnier and warmer days. Here’s a shot of the Avon River and Georgian Bath for your desktop wallpaper. Photo was taken by us in May 2012. Show More Summary

Great British Art: A Rake’s Progress – A Classic Series of Paintings by William Hogarth

A Rake’s Progress is a series of eight paintings by 18th-century English artist William Hogarth. The canvases were produced in 1732–33, then engraved and published in print form in 1735. The series shows the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell,...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Brilliant London, Brilliant Britain Returns along with the Anglotopia T-Shirt

This Week at Anglotees This week at Anglotees, we’ve got a new design called Brilliant London and we’ve brought back its sister design, Brilliant Britain. We’ve also been getting requests for the Anglotopia shirt, so we’re bring that back this week as well. Show More Summary

Video: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Attempt to Impersonate 11 Famous People

Watch as Benedict Cumberbatch impersonates Taylor Swift, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Hiddleston and many more! Be sure to check out his new movie The Imitation Game (2014) on November 28th. The post Video: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Attempt to Impersonate 11 Famous People appeared first on

A Big Royal Happy Birthday to Prince Charles – The Prince of Wales Who Turns 66 Today

The next in line heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, has turned 66 today. A big Anglotopia Happy Birthday to him! Many happy returns. The post A Big Royal Happy Birthday to Prince Charles – The Prince of Wales Who Turns 66 Today appeared first on

Great British Houses: Bletchley Park – The House That Helped Save Britain in World War II – Where Enigma Was Decoded

The name ‘Bletchley Park’ conjures an image of harassed mathematicians hunched over monstrous typewriters, inputting endless numbers and letters, pale-faced women wired into huge switchboards, listening, and everywhere the pained silence of ultra secret, life or death, wartime work. Show More Summary

Christmas 2014: Sainsbury’s Releases Moving Christmas Commercial to Rival John Lewis

John Lewis melted all our hearts last week with the new Monty the Penguin Christmas ad. This week it’s Sainsbury’s turn with a moving tribute to the men who fought in World War I. From the video description: Presenting the new Sainsbury’s Christmas advert. Show More Summary

Brit DVD Reviews: Poirot – The Fan Favorites Collection by Acorn Media

Not too long ago, PBS ran a special about the series Poirot and I had remarked to my husband that I was sorry to have missed some of the episodes they had mentioned, specifically Murder on the Orient Express.  You can imagine how excited...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert – LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy – Christmas Anglotees Designs and Routemaster Reprint

LAST CALL – 24 Hours Left to Buy! NEW DESIGN LIVE – Merry Christmas From England We had the pleasure of spending last Christmas in England and it was a truly magical experience. This design by our regular designer, Malcolm Watson isShow More Summary

Harry Potter: 25 Things You Might Not Know about Harry Potter – Video

In this great video, John Green of Mental Floss covers a ton of facts and figures you may not have known about Harry Potter. Well worth a watch! The post Harry Potter: 25 Things You Might Not Know about Harry Potter – Video appeared first on

Great British Gardens: Stowe Landscape Gardens – One of the First Managed Landscape Gardens in England

Stowe is a grand estate in the Vale of Aylesbury north of London. It contains a large mansion and extensive grounds in the Landscape style, which developed during the 18th century in Georgian England to reflect a growing interest in an idealized natural landscape. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Carl Barat of the Libertines makes WW1-themed video

  Carl Barat is the less famous, but more functional of the two frontmen for The Libertines. And, like Pete Doherty, he’s currently balancing work with the band with a solo career with his new band The Jackals, recruited when he asked...Show More Summary

Photo: History – Could This Be the Most English Picture Ever? RAF Pilot Getting a Haircut Between Missions

I found this picture on the website Reddit the other day and thought it was worth sharing. It’s simple, an RAF pilot is getting a haircut between missions, while reading a book, smoking a pipe, a Spitfire in the background and all around looking like a hero. Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five Places to Visit in Manchester On Your Next Visit

Manchester, the jewel of the north. Well, maybe that’s exaggerating a bit, but having traveled there myself, I can say it’s certainly is a very lovely city with much to offer tourists. As of 2013, it had a population of over 500,000 and an area population of 2.55 million. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Tea from Tyneside – Ringtons Tea Comes to America – Read the Story Here

John Lucas, a North Carolina-based Brit, explains how famous UK tea brand Ringtons came to be on sale in the USA. You may well have heard the expression “Carrying coals to Newcastle”, a reference to the fact that Newcastle and its surrounding areas were once great producers of coal. Show More Summary

Great Britons: Octavia Hill – The English Social Reformer Who Helped Found England’s National Trust

Octavia Hill was an English social reformer, whose main concern was the welfare of the inhabitants of cities, especially London, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Born into a family with a strong commitment to alleviating poverty, she herself grew up in straitened circumstances owing to the financial failure of her father. Show More Summary

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