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

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Guest Long Read: Brit Food – 10 Delicious British Dishes Every Anglophile Should Know About – What’s Your Favorite?

British food has been accused of being boring and bland but dedicated Anglophiles know better. This article is a list of 10 British dishes every Anglophile should know about. Whether it’s their interesting story, their plain deliciousness,...Show More Summary

Great Britons: Isambard Kingdom Brunel – Everything You Need to Know About The Engineer That Built Victorian Britain

Key Facts About Isambard Kingdom Brunel Born April 9, 1806, died September 15, 1859. Developed modern rail and shipping transport Showed the power and ability of engineering to change the world Has pretty much the coolest name a person...Show More Summary

Brit Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch Gives You Acting Lessons in this Fascinating Video

In this short video for BAFTA Guru, Benedict Cumberbatch gives some acting lessons and talks about the trade. The post Brit Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch Gives You Acting Lessons in this Fascinating Video appeared first on Anglotopia....

Reigning Windsors: Ten Things You May Not Know About the Royal Family

Born of war, King George V created the House of Windsor in 1917, changing the family name from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to distance the British Royal Family from its German roots. Four monarchs have ruled under this name and many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren count themselves as members. Show More Summary

Manic Street Preachers may play 20th Anniversary “Holy Bibe” gigs.

For those of you who aren’t in the know, the Manic Street Preachers are not a gospel act, but an alt-rock band in the vein of the Clash or Guns n Roses, well known for generally being the 90s rock equivalent of the Angry Young Men of...Show More Summary

Video: This Video of a Bagpiper on a Unicycle Performing Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Flames is Really The Only Video You Need to See Today

  This is pretty awesome. This video doesn’t really need much of an introduction. It’s a bagpiper on a unicycle playing Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Oh and there’s flames.   The post Video: This Video of a Bagpiper on a Unicycle Performing Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Flames is Really The Only Video You Need to See Today appeared first on

Dispatches from England: My First Battle Proms Concert – The Concert With Spitfires

A couple of weeks ago, I attended my first Battle Proms event. If you’re an American like me, you probably see the word prom and think only of the annual high school dance. But here in the UK, “Proms” is often referring to a famous series...Show More Summary

Death Metal band playing in an airtight cube in London

Let’s talk a little about the British death metal scene. Despite the fact that the death metal scene is dominated by bands from America and Scandinavia, there are some famous death metal bands from Britain, like Venom (which instigated...Show More Summary

British Landscapres Photography: The Wales Coast Path – Edge of a Nation

I have on many occasions referred to the South West Coastal Path – the longest coastal path in England and the now planned England Coast Path and I have suddenly realised that I don’t think I have ever mentioned the recently completed Wales Coast Path. Show More Summary

Infographic: 50 Interesting Facts about the United Kingdom

This was so interesting that we just had to share it! All About The United Kingdom – 50 Facts by Direct Holiday Cottages The post Infographic: 50 Interesting Facts about the United Kingdom appeared first on

Sunday Photo: A View Down the Valley Towards Dyrham Park – Famous for Remains of the Day – For Your Desktop Wallpaper

  We had the pleasure of visiting Dyrham Park last January during our last trip to Britain. We really love the Gloucestershire Cotswolds and this house is a highlight when visiting the area. It was closed for the season when we visited, so we almost had the grounds to ourselves. Show More Summary

Weekend Viewing: Harlots, Housewives And Heroines – A 17th Century History For Girls – At Home – Episode Two – Lucy Worsley

Continuing our posting of the series Harlots, Housewives and Heroines, here is episode two. You can watch episode one here. Lucy Worsley explores the ordinary as well as the extraordinary lives of women in the home. This was an age when respectable women were defined by their marital status as maids, wives or widows. Show More Summary

Great British Art: Chichester Canal by Joseph Mallord William Turner c.1828

Turner’s first painting of Petworth, a palatial country house and estate inland from Chichester in West Sussex, was made following a visit in 1809. Its owner, the Earl of Egremont, supported contemporary artists and had already begun a major collection of Turner’s paintings. Show More Summary

Video: Stunning Aerial Video Will Make You Want to Visit the Isle of Portland

Check out this amazing aerial video of the Isle of Portland – a beautiful island just off the cost of Dorset that we had the pleasure of visiting last December. This video was shot by Mike Drew with what looks like a drone and it’s stunning. Show More Summary

A few heartwarming stories from the British Music World: Macca the Matchmaker, Dolly the Dog, The Pogues and the Paramedics, and HMV’s revival.

Lately, I found a glut of positive stories from some of the leading lights of British Music, and, since they’re all short, I’m going to try and do them all in one go. Paul McCartney plays matchmaker at concert. When I get older, losing...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Shirt LIVE – Postcards from England

One of the true pleasures of travel is picking up a postcard from a gift ship, writing a nice note to a friend or family member back home and dropping it into the post. In this day of email and text messages, there’s still somethingShow More Summary

Names of Britain: 10 British Villages with Unique (and often rude) Names and How They Got Them

It’s not just streets and roads in London that have unique names, many of Britain’s villages have them as well. As this article shows, there are plenty of unique names in the whole of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Of...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: The Trials and Tribulations of an American Couple Attempting to Have Their Wedding in Britain

With its romantic legends of knights and ladies, misty glens and evocative moors, Great Britain is the perfect place to seal your love through marriage.  That is if you are willing and patient to follow somewhat stringent legal requirements...Show More Summary

The Libertines’ triumphant reunion

A while back, I wondered whether the Libertines reunion meant Pete Doherty was reaching a new golden age, or whether he reached the point where he’d do anything for money. Well, after looking at the news, it looks more like he’s getting into a new golden age. Show More Summary

Photo: A Lovely Photo of Kilchurn Castle from shore Loch Awe in Scotland For Your Desktop Wallpaper

  Kilchurn Castle is a ruined 15th and 17th century structure on a rocky peninsula at the northeastern end of Loch Awe, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Access to the Castle is sometimes restricted by higher-than-usual levels of water in the Loch, at which times the site effectively becomes a temporary island. Show More Summary

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