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Great Events in British History: The Battle of Waterloo – Napoleon Meets His End

Napoleon had waged war in Europe for 25 years, building an empire that stretched from Spain to Russia. Across the English Channel, Britain remained free, protected by her navy. Her army had been unable to decisively defeat the French Emperor on land, but an allied army had forced his abdication and exile in 1814. Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five of Britain’s Strangest Sporting Competitions

Running parallel to the posh, sophisticated British image is that of the eccentric. From the Raving Loony party the humour of Monty Python, eccentricity acts as a rebellious undercurrent to “proper” behaviour. This doesn’t extend to politics and television only, but also to sport. Show More Summary

Fact Check: No, This Princess Diana Beanie Baby is Not Worth Almost $100,000

This story is making the viral rounds on the social networks, people are believing it, so I thought we should say something since it’s just not true. No, your Princess Diana Beanie Baby is not worth $100,000. The Daily Mail published...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Google releases an interactive tour of Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Studios is likely the most hallowed place in the history of British Music (with the possible exception of the Royal Albert Hall). After all, it’s where The Beatles recorded the vast majority of their music, and, if that wasn’t...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Sherlock Holmes, Scottish Roots and Tired of London, Tired of Life

This week over at we’ve got two new designs and a special reprint run. The first new design is a tribute to everyone’s favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. The second design is hot off the heels of the success we had with British Roots – Scottish Roots. Show More Summary

Britain on Film: Five of the Best British Biographical Films To Watch This Weekend

Historical drama has long been one of the hallmarks of British television and film. From war heroes to monarchs, this focus on historical dramas has often been turned to some of the country’s most famous individuals, represented on screen by its best actors. Show More Summary

2015’s Glastonbury Poster: Many new performers announced.

Until fairly recently, only a few select acts had confirmed their spot at Glastonbury this year, including two of the headliners: Foo Fighters and Kanye West. But now, as is their custom, the official Glastonbury website has announced...Show More Summary

Video: British Animals You Won’t Find in America – Anglophenia

Another great video from Anglophenia. From pine martens to slow worms, here are adorable creatures that make their homes in the United Kingdom. You can find them in other places around the world, but—sorry, Americans—they aren’t native to the U.S. Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five Key Differences Between American and British Courts for British Drama Viewers

America’s legal system derives from its mother nation of Britain, from its adversarial proceedings down to its rules of evidence and procedures. Yet despite the similarities, there are very clear differences between the two systems.Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on The Remains of the Day

The first college class I ever took started with a question I still have yet to have a satisfactory answer: what is American Literature? One student said it’s literature with American themes. Okay, but what are they? Another said it was written by Americans. Show More Summary

Jane Austen: A visit to Jane Austen’s Home – Video

Get a look into Jane Austen’s Home life in this short video about her house in Chawton. Well worth a visit! The clip is from this show – which sounds interesting! The post Jane Austen: A visit to Jane Austen’s Home – Video appeared first on

Great Britons: Alfred Hitchcock – The Man Who Continues to Terrify Us All

Alfred Hitchcock established a successful career as a film director before moving to Hollywood and continuing to make thrillers in his distinctive and unique style. He was born in the East End of London and moved to Hollywood just before the outbreak of WWII. Show More Summary

Brit TV Alert: David Morrissey Comes to Acorn TV in The Driver

If you’re a fan of David Morrissey – who is mostly known in American as The Governor on the Walking Dead – then you’ll love this new drama which premiered exclusively on Acorn TV yesterday called The Driver. From Acorn Media: (FiftyShow More Summary

Dispatches from England: When Brits Fill Out Brackets

Last spring, my husband was explaining the concept of March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament which concluded last week, to one of his coworkers at his office. We are a big basketball family (my husband loves to play, and...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Week in London & Paris from Tours4Fun – USA and Canada Only

The folks over at Tours4Fun are offering up the chance to win an incredible trip to London & Paris. This contest is open to the USA and Canada. Here are the prize details: The Prize Winner will receive a trip for two (2) to London and...Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: The GI Bride by Iris Jones Simantel

Discover the remarkable memoir by GI Bride and bestselling author Iris Jones Simantel. Synopsis Iris has escaped the Blitz but now lives in crippling poverty after the war – until a chance meeting changed her life. Aged just sixteen, she fell in love and married US soldier Bob Irvine. Show More Summary

The Brit Film Fiver – Five of the Best British Classic Sci-Fi Films – What’s your Favorite?

For long has man looked to the stars and wondered what was there, his imagination born out in the works of H.G. Wells, Douglas Adams, Arthur C. Clarke, and George Orwell. Films have brought these stories to life and Britain has made its share of great science-fiction classics. Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: The Stanford Lasses by Glenice Crossland

  Fans of historical British fiction will love this compelling and moving story of three sisters growing up in 1920s Yorkshire. Synopsis They loved. They lost. They lived. In the small Yorkshire town of Cottenly – dominated by the steel...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on Excalibur

There have been dozens of films based on the Arthurian mythos, and, in my estimation, only a few of them (like this film, Camelot, or Monty Python and the Holy Grail) are very good. This may be due to the vast complexity of the mythos...Show More Summary

Video: Beautiful Timelapse Film of the Isles of Scilly

Archipelago is a Time Lapse movie of the Isles of Scilly (Watch in HD). The footage was collated over the course of summer 2014 from June until early September. I have tried to make the footage reflect the various characteristics and the many emotions the islands evoke. Show More Summary

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