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Brit Food: Fun Facts about British Food You Might Not Know – Infographic

I thought this was fun and worth sharing. NOTE: We didn’t make this, we’re just sharing it! Source. The post Brit Food: Fun Facts about British Food You Might Not Know – Infographic appeared first on

BBC: The American Love of Bespoke British Suits – Video

Here’s an interesting report from the BBC that looks at the historical American love for the bespoke custom Savile Row British suit. I’m not going to lie, I’ve always wanted one. One day I hope to be able to afford one! The US love of bespoke British suits The post BBC: The American Love of Bespoke British Suits – Video appeared first on

Brit Music: Who will headline Glastonbury 2016?

Already, people are placing bets on who has been chosen to headline next year’s Glastonbury festival. Apparently, all three have been booked already (indeed, before this year’s festival even started). But, of course, we can’t expect the announcements to actually be made until next year. Show More Summary

The Monarchs: Edward the Confessor – The King Who Built Westminster Abbey

The suffix ‘the Confessor’, added to King Edward’s name following his death, refers to a rank in the progression towards sainthood, meaning a person who was persecuted for their faith but not martyred. Edward the Confessor’s legacy may...Show More Summary

Brit Music: What Went Down At Glastonbury 2015.

Once again, I should note that I did not actually go to Glastonbury this year. And given that there’s too many things happening at Glastonbury, I can’t just write down a whole column about what happened at Glastonbury. However, since...Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Ivy Lane by Cathy Bramley

A charming and romantic story certain to make you smile. British TV presenter Fern Britton calls this book “A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life ? love and gardening!?” Synopsis: Tilly Parker needs a fresh start, fresh...Show More Summary

Great Events in British History: The Suffragette Movement – Deeds, Not Words – The Women Who Won the Vote

British women, like most British men, were excluded from the franchise well into the nineteenth century. The fight for women’s votes gathered pace when more men were granted the vote, yet women continued to be denied the same rights....Show More Summary

Musical about the Beatles’ Abbey Road sessions to come out next year.

There’s a musical called The Million Dollar Quartet about the day in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash got together and did a recording session. While I haven’t actually seen it, the fact that it’s been running non-stop in Chicago since 2008 has to count for something. Show More Summary

Lost in the Pond: British Guy – The U.S. Turned Me into an Anglophile – Video

Lost in the Pond editor Laurence Brown reveals some of the British paraphernalia he’s acquired since moving to the United States. The post Lost in the Pond: British Guy – The U.S. Turned Me into an Anglophile – Video appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Royal Bark Corgi Design, British Classic Jaguar and British Roots Returns!

This week over at Anglotees we have two awesome new designs along with a much requested reprint design. First up is Royal Bark, a tribute to the Queen’s favorite dog breed – the Corgi. Next up is another classic car in our British Classics series by Malcolm Watson. Show More Summary

Harry Potter: Play Coming to London’s West End – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to open in 2016

Big news for Harry Potter fans (myself one of them) there is a major new play coming to London’s West End and it will be called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. JK Rowling is tight lipped about the plot but it will tell the “untold...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy – Mind the Gap 2015, That England Feeling and Big Union Jack

We have three beautiful new designs this week over at First up is a new designs dedicated to all lovers of England – That England Feeling. Next up is a really cool new vintage Union Flag. And the final new design for this...Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five Reasons Why I Actually Like Top Gear USA

We’re used to American versions of British programmes disappointing us. They always change something and corrupt what we love most. The show “Episodes” is even devoted to how badly American studios get it wrong. However, we sometimes...Show More Summary

Lost in the Pond: Just How DO You Pronounce ‘Scone’? A Brit Explains – Video

British expat and ‘Lost in the Pond’ presenter Laurence Brown debates his wife over the pronunciation of “scone.” There’s only one winner. The post Lost in the Pond: Just How DO You Pronounce ‘Scone’? A Brit Explains – Video appeared first on

The Future of Glastonbury: 2016 already booked, festival could move.

Once again, not only are the Glastonbury headliner announcements coming later and later, but the bookings are coming earlier and earlier. According to reports, one of this year’s headliners was booked during last year’s Metallica set (whether it was the Foo Fighters, Kanye, or The Who is unclear). Show More Summary

The Monarchs: William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087) – The King Who Invaded England and Forged a New Nation

The Battle of Hastings in 1066 was the swiftest, most effective and most brutal military occupation ever seen and is believed by many to have been the most important battle in English history. Leading the victorious Norman invaders was William, a Norman duke known after 1066 as William the Conqueror, King of England. Show More Summary

Florence and the Machines replace The Foo Fighters as Glastonbury headliners.

Well, it looks like one of the Glastonbury headliners has had to pull out of this year’s festival. Sadly for the 134,545 people who signed the petition on, it wasn’t Kanye West. It was, instead, the Foo Fighters, who had to...Show More Summary

The Brit Film Fiver – Five of Scotland’s Greatest Actors

While often the focus on actors from the UK tends to be on those thespians from England, Scotland has certainly contributed its share. Coming from all genres: action, comedy, drama, and more, these great actors and actresses have put their stamp on London and Hollywood. Show More Summary

Glasgow McDonald’s to fight hooligans with classical music.

For all the articles I’ve written on rock musicians, my current musical interests actually tend to lean heavily towards classical; I feel there’s a lot of territory I’ve left unexplored there, which isn’t something I can say for rock music. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: My First Dentist Appointment in England

I had somehow managed to avoid going to the dentist since moving to England. I always just made an appointment with a dentist while visiting the States. But I decided that I didn’t want to waste some of my precious time “home” this summer...Show More Summary

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