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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Brit Music: Sam Smith reaches a settlement with Tom Petty over “Stay With Me.”

  The first time I listened to Sam Smith’s hit single, I felt a strange feeling of Deja Vu, like I’d heard something just like it. And for some reason, Tom Petty, George Harrison, and Johnny Cash were connected with this feeling.  And...Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: There’ll Be Blue Skies by Ellie Dean

The first book in Ellie Dean’s popular series set in the fictional Beachview Boarding House on the English coast during World War Two. A heartwarming and romantic family saga that you won’t want to put down! Synopsis When sixteen-year-old Sally is evacuated to the English south coast, she is terrified by what lies ahead of her. Show More Summary

Sunday Photo: The Cliffs in Dorset Made Famous by Broadchurch in West Bay, Dorset For Your Desktop Wallpaper

We have a special treat this Sunday – a lovely photo of the sandstone cliffs in West Bay, Dorset – perhaps most famous now for their appearance in the worldwide hit British TV show Broadchurch. West Bay is a lovely sleepy seaside village with lovely beaches and warm pubs. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Churchill Tribute, Talk British to Me and London Map

We’ve got three beautiful new designs that have just gone live over at Anglotees. The first one is a new design dedicated to the life of Winston Churchill. The second is a cheeky design called Talk British To Me. The third design is a beautiful London Map called The Knowledge. Show More Summary

Friday Fun: Americans Taste Test British Snacks

Last week we posted a video of Brits tasting awful American snacks, now it’s the American’s turn to try questionable British snacks. Very funny! The post Friday Fun: Americans Taste Test British Snacks appeared first on Anglotopia.n...

The Telly Fiver – Five Classic Rowan Atkinson Shows To Watch This Weekend and Where to Watch Them

One of the greatest British comedic actors of our time, Rowan Atkinson is certainly an icon of entertainment on both sides of the pond. The youngest of four brothers, he actually received his degree in Electrical Engineering from Newcastle University before going into comedy. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Alnwick Castle – An Iconic Castle in Northumberland Made Famous by Harry Potter

Overlooking the lush green meadows of the banks of the River Aln and dominating the small town of Alnwick in Northumberland is the vast medieval fortress of Alnwick Castle. The stark and dramatic exterior of the castle, the site of various...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Exploring World War II History in The Channel Islands – A Day Trip to Guernsey

Situated off the French coast of Normandy, Guernsey is one of two Bailiwicks that comprise The Channel Islands; the southernmost islands belonging to the British Isles. While it remains loyal to the British Crown, Guernsey ‘s independent status means it is self-governing and not tied to either the UK or the EU. Show More Summary

Brit Books: Requisitioned – The British Country House in the Second World War

I’m continually fascinated by Britain during World War II. I also have a particular interest in Britain’s stately homes. One of the greatest untold stories of World War II was how the great stately homes were affected by World War II. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on Paddington: A film review

The last film I reviewed was one I liked, but freely admit wasn’t for everyone. Here’s a film that I liked and pretty much IS for everyone. Before I go on, I must admit that I wasn’t familiar with the adventures of Paddington beforeShow More Summary

Guest Post: Introducing Homemade Holidays – Custom Built Trips to Britain

Editor’s Note: A page on our site we don’t mention enough is our Tour Operators page. While Anglotopia covers travel in Britain, we don’t plan trips for people and don’t plan to. But we gets lots of questions so we direct people to our...Show More Summary

Great Britons: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was an important Edwardian novelist who created the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, after starting life as a doctor. He wrote numerous other novels, short-stories and plays. He led an active life, serving as a doctor in the Boer War, working for political causes and became an important Spiritualist. Show More Summary

Brit Food: British Sweets Banned from the USA by Hershey’s USA – Petition Details Inside

This is an odd bit of news that’s making the rounds. It will soon become much harder to find British sweets for sale in the USA. Why? Hershey’s Chocolates have reached an agreement with the company that usually imports British sweets that will see them ceasing to important many British favorites. Show More Summary

Great British Tea: The Great Rington’s Taste Test – Tea Review

One of the fantastic perks of working in the Anglotopia offices are getting to be able to sample all sorts of British products.  This past fall I was thrilled to receive a box full of teas from Ringtons. They specialize in super fresh teas that are vacuum sealed at the plantation. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: An American’s Surprising Observations About British Weather

Weather. If there’s one stereotype about British people that I’ve found holds very true, it’s that they love to talk about the weather. When I first moved here, I was worried people didn’t really like me or just weren’t sure what toShow More Summary

Guest Long Read: Great British Telly – Following in the Footsteps of Classic British TV

(Lead image courtesy of Paul Townsend via Flickr) Is it the accents? Is it the dry, sarcastic (and more often than not quick-witted) humour? The fact that it can sometimes be a bit rubbish remains eminently watchable anyway? Whatever...Show More Summary

Great Houses: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Blenheim Palace – The Birthplace of Winston Churchill

One of the only non-Royal, non-episcopal country estates to carry the term “palace”, it was built between 1705 and 1722 and was a tribute to John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough for his victories against the French and Bavarians in the War of Spanish Succession. Show More Summary

Damon Albarn to premiere a musical version of Alice in Wonderland

A few months ago, I got word that Damon Albarn of Blur was working on a West End musical, and, especially since he teased it would be based on a beloved children’s book, I was really intrigued, and, as it turns out, it’s Alice in Wonderland. Show More Summary

British Landscapes Photography: British islands, off an island off an island

With such an unusual title I will start by trying to explain exactly what I mean. Its easier if I start at the end of the title with the last mention of an island where I am referring to the UK mainland (which of course is an island) being England, Scotland and Wales. Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Forgotten Voices of D-Day

History buffs will be fascinated by this account of D-Day, based on hours of research in the Imperial War Museum, London. The Spectator calls it “Incomparable. The voices speak with utter immediacy of fear, determination, bewilderment,...Show More Summary

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