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

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Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – The Four Nations Collection

We have a special treat this week at Anglotees. Our chief designer Malcolm Watson has designed a unique work of art as tribute to each country in the United Kingdom. We’re calling it The Four Nations collection and it features a design each for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on Mr. Turner – Review

I will just say it. Mr. Turner is a good film. It is, however, not a film for everyone. I will freely admit that I do not have the knowledge of J.M.W. Turner’s life that may be required to truly appreciate the film as much as the many, MANY reviewers who called it one of […] The post Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on Mr. Show More Summary

The War Fiver – Five Classic British WWII Films to Watch this Weekend – Which is Your Favorite?

World War II was one of the most trying times in British history. Not only was Britain able to take a pounding from the Luftwaffe, but it pushed back and ultimately triumphed. Fittingly, this period has inspired some of the best of British films. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Kingston Lacy – A Beautiful Italianate Country House in Dorset

Often referred to as an ‘explorer’ and ‘adventurer’, William John Bankes lived his life with such vigour that Byron referred to him as ‘the father of all mischiefs’. Kingston Lacy, a glorious Italianate country house originally built in the 17th century, is a monument to Bankes adventures. Show More Summary

This Day in History: Queen Victoria Died in 1901 – Ending the Victorian Era

On this day in 1901, Queen Victoria died putting an end to the Victorian Era. A period of time when the British Empire spanned the globe. Her reign of 63 years and seven months, which is longer than that of any other British monarchShow More Summary

Language Video: How to Pronounce Some UK Place Names

The video we posted yesterday got a lot of criticism – despite it being the most popular thing we’ve posted this week – so we’ll be more careful when sharing video. That being said, Anglophenia is back with another great video, this time on how to pronounce some UK place names that can flummox foreigners. Show More Summary

Jane Austen: 10 Facts and Figures about Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice You May Not Know

  “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” One of the most quoted and memorable lines in literature begins the tale of two people who could seemingly not be any more different falling in love. Show More Summary

Britain’s Least Wanted IX: Even More Weird Crime in Britain

Well, this time, I won’t even tie this into some British Crime-related media event that’s happening, mostly because of the most recent weird news items I’ve trawled up, they’re all crime-related. Well, okay. In honour of my beginning to watch Rumpole of the Bailey, here are some bizarre crime-related stories that caught my eye. Show More Summary

Video: Top 5 Cultural Mistakes Americans Make in England

Evan Edinger is an American living in England and he’s put together a fun video laying out 5 embarrassing cultural mistakes he’s made while living in England. The post Video: Top 5 Cultural Mistakes Americans Make in England appeared first on

Video: Benedict Cumberbatch Tries New Names in Hilarious Video

Not only is Benedict Cumberbatch a very gifted actor, his name might be the greatest name ever given to a human being. What if he wasn’t named Benedict Cumberbatch? Would he have the same amount of gravitas? Jimmy Kimmel Live asked Benedict...Show More Summary

Great Britons: Charles Darwin – The Naturalist That Changed The Way We Look at the World

Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to Scotland from BBC America – USA Only

The folks over at BBC America are offering up the chance to win a trip to Glasgow Scotland. Here are the prize details: Whovians, it’s time to Spring forward in ‘Doctor Who’ ‘s Peter Capaldi’s hometown… Glasgow, Scotland! Enter the BBC...Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: BBC Breakfast vs. NBC Today Show

A few months ago I saw a YouTube video spoof that showed the differences in how the American news media was covering the Ebola crisis versus the British news media. This was far from a scientific comparison, as it took very brief clips...Show More Summary

Video: American Vs. British Words – American Living in Britain Teaches Some Key Differences

Although the the same language, there are many differences between American and British English. I’m here to help you out with the Zeds, Fags, and Queuing. This video was created by Film Life In Britain – An American filmmaker vlogging his expeditions in the UK. The post Video: American Vs. Show More Summary

Harry Potter: New Drawings From Upcoming Illustrated Edition Will Make You Fall In Love with Harry Potter All Over Again

The publishers of the Harry Potter books are working on a new illustrated edition that is sure to be a bestseller. They have released a first look at what’s in store for the illustrations and the result is rather amazing. The artistShow More Summary

The Prodigy talk about their new album and their importance.

Something that doesn’t really pop up as much as I think it should in my music columns is electronic music. Electronic Music has grown in popularity over the past few years, and I think part of it has a lot to do with the fact that, well,...Show More Summary

Aunty Beeb: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about the BBC You Might Not Know

Following WWI and the invention of radio, a new communications medium took off in both the US and UK. While radio spread like wildfire in America, Britain decided to take a more measured approach to radio licensing. The General PostShow More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Susan Lewis – The Mill House

One of the earlier novels from international bestseller Susan Lewis, often hailed as the “British Jodi Picoult”. As one Amazon reviewer puts it “The Mill House is stunning story of great love, betrayal, broken friendships, and a families hurt and eventual healing”. Show More Summary

Mumford and Sons to return at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival

After the astronomical success of their 2012 album “Babel,” Mumford and Sons decided to take a break. In fact, shortly after their 2013 World Tour ended in September 2013, Marcus Mumford himself said the band broke up, but that they would come back for a reunion tour in a few years. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – The Telly Collection – 3 British TV themed Designs

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Available for 1 Week! 1st New Design – Great British Telly Typographical Design We love British TV. British TV is loved around the world (and imitated). So, to honor our favorite British TV shows we commissioned this artwork that shows 100+ of the best British TV shows ever made. Show More Summary

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