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Great Britons: William Wilberforce – The Man Who Campaigned His Whole Life to Abolish Slavery

William Wilberforce was a 19th century Member of Parliament (MP) and writer who devoted much of his life to the campaigns to first abolish the slave trade and secondly, to abolish slavery itself in British colonies. He was converted to evangelical Christianity by friends and his beliefs played an important role in his political life. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Attempting to Learn Rugby During the Rugby World Cup

There’s a bit of a buzz about rugby around the country right now, as England is hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Equivalent to soccer’s (football) World Cup, the Rugby World Cup is the premiere international tournament for the sport of rugby. Show More Summary

The Libertines talk about their pub tour and the future.

The Libertines’ week of shenanigans went down on the week where August 2015 became September 2015. And, as I guessed, the final event turned out to be a concert at Camden’s Dublin Castle. So, perhaps I may have grounds to speculate about...Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Laying the Ghost by Judy Astley

Readers of women’s fiction and rom-com will love Judy Astley’s novels. Laying the Ghost tells the story of Nell, a newly divorced single mother in London, and is a fun, light-hearted read for the Autumn. Synopsis When Nell was a student, she and Patrick were a serious item. Show More Summary

10 Surprising Actors Who Actually Weren’t in Harry Potter But You Probably Thought Were

Anyone who watched all eight Harry Potter films is certain to feel like they’re seeing the entirety of the British acting community on screen. With a cast that includes such major players as Richard Harris, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Alan Rickman Robbie Coltrane, Jason Isaacs, Ralph Fiennes…well, you get the idea. Show More Summary

Glastonbury Headliners booked for the next two years

It’s official. Not only are next year’s headliners at the Pyramid Stage finalised, so are the headliners for the year after that. Last year, during the Metallica set, Emily Eavis apparently confirmed that one of this year’s headliners (she did not explain who) had closed the deal for their spot. Show More Summary

Travel: British Airways Begins Refitting Interiors of its Fleet of 747’s

Some interesting news came across my inbox for the travel geeks out there. British Airways have announced they’ve begun refitting their entire fleet of 747’s to bring them more in line with their more modern aircraft. Having gotten stuck...Show More Summary

Brit Telly: BBC Planning to Launch Netflix Style Streaming Service in the USA

The BBC is planning to launch a Netflix-style streaming service in the US market, as soon as 2016. It comes directly from the mouth of the head of the BBC. Finally. From the BBC itself: “We’re launching a new over-the-top video service...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Tea Time, Scotland the Brave and Call the Doctor

This week over at Anglotees we have three fantastic new designs. First up is a new tribute to Tea! Second up is a new tribute to Scotland. And finally since Doctor Who comes back tomorrow, we’ve also come up with a new Doctor Who designs. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Abbotsford – The Ancestral Home of Sir Walter Scott

The ancestral home of Scotland’s most famous literary son, Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford is a popular tourist attraction in the Scottish borders. Abbotsford grew from humble beginnings into a grand, romantic mansion, an icon of 19th century Scottish Baronial architecture. Show More Summary

Downton Abbey: The Final Season: First Look Trailer from PBS – Video

A few weeks ago we brought you the first look at the final series of Downton Abbey from ITV in England, now we bring you the first look from PBS here in the States. Some of the footage is different. Downton Abbey begins this week inShow More Summary

Great Britons: Ian Fleming – The Man Who Created James Bond

Ian Fleming was the wealthy playboy creator of the character James Bond. Similar to Bond, he had been a member of the secret service during WWII and drew heavily on his experiences for authenticity and the characters for his novels.Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Differences in Primary School Between the UK and USA

My children went back to school last week, as did many children in the U.S. and UK. This is now our third year sending my oldest (6 years old) to a British school, and it seems worthy of a few posts explaining some of the differences...Show More Summary

Brit Entertainment: Top Ten Male British Actor Voices – Which One is Your Favorite?

Last week we featured an article on the Top 10 Female British Actress voices and it stirred a great debate. This week we feature the best male British actor voices. There’s something we love about a great British voice. Whether it’sShow More Summary

The Fiver – Five of the Strangest British University Societies

There’s that old saying that everyone just wants to belong. When you get to university, Student Life offers many different societies for you to join so you can find people with common interests and make new friendships. While uni may...Show More Summary

Brit Telly: Mr. Bean – 25th Anniversary – Mr Bean Drives His Mini Again Around London! – Video

To celebrate Mr Beans 25th anniversary,  Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean, drives around through the parks and landmarks of London in Mr Beans Iconic Mini. Very cool to see him in character again! The post Brit Telly: Mr. Bean – 25th Anniversary – Mr Bean Drives His Mini Again Around London! – Video appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE! Super Who, Autumn in London and Lionheart

This week over at Anglotees we have some great new designs on offer. First up is our first new Doctor Who tribute in quite some time. Next up is a tribute to Autumn in London. Our final new design is a new offering from Malcolm Watson called Lionheart. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Basildon Park – A Georgian Masterpiece Saved from Wreck and Ruin

Used by the British army during both world wars, left derelict at numerous times in history and almost sold piece-by-piece to America, Basildon Park is a true survivor. Reborn in the 1950s thanks to a loving and painstaking restoration...Show More Summary

Royal History: Time morph – All the British monarchs from 1603 to QEII – Video

Yesterday we posted an amazing video that show Queen Elizabeth II as she aged through her reign. Now we have a new video from ABC in Australia that morphs all the monarchs since 1603. And you can definitely spot some family resemblances! Very cool! The post Royal History: Time morph – All the British monarchs from 1603 to QEII – Video appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy The Longest Reign, Anglophile Mind and English Fun

This week we have three fantastic new designs. First up is a tribute to The Queen who will become the longest reigning monarch in British History on September 9th. Next up is a map of the Anglophile Brain. The final new design this week is another submission from Jane Secker – English fun. Show More Summary

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