Blog Profile / Anglotopia

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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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The Fiver – Five Brits Playing Iconic American Superheroes

There’s always a demand for great British actors. No matter the production, British actors always manage to win a role or two in American films. In recent years, this has extended to the Superhero genre, with many great British actors taking on characters that are American as apple pie. Show More Summary

Video: Why Are Brits So Obsessed with Tea? – Anglophenia

Anglophenia’s Kate Arnell looks back at the moments in history that made Britain a tea-drinking nation. The post Video: Why Are Brits So Obsessed with Tea? – Anglophenia appeared first on

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Always in my Heart by Ellie Dean

Engross yourself in another historical love story from the popular author Ellie Dean, exploring a British expat in Singapore’s return to England in the midst of World War Two.  An Amazon reviewer says: “The glimpse of the Pacific start...Show More Summary

Great Britons: T.E. Lawrence: Before, During and After Arabia

This article was written by Christopher Saunders. Thomas Edward Lawrence was born in Tremadoc, Wales on August 16th, 1888. His father, Thomas Lawrence, was a noble dilettante; his mother Sarah, a strict Christian. They settled near Oxford, with Lawrence becoming a precocious child. Show More Summary

Harry Potter: Eddie Redmayne to star in JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts Spinoff

Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will play Newt Scamander in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros confirms. From the BBC:   Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will star in Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic...Show More Summary

Brit Food Humour: Americans Try Beans On Toast – Video

Buzzfeed Video has had a series of Americans try the British staple, Beans on Toast, and filmed their reactions – to hilarious effect. Do you like beans on toast? The post Brit Food Humour: Americans Try Beans On Toast – Video appeared first on

Dispatches from England: Observations from a Trip to Scotland

A few weeks ago, I shared some observations that I made while on a brief trip to Wales from where we live in England. For the second May bank holiday weekend, we ventured up to Scotland, and so I thought I’d share a few observations about differences I noted while there. Show More Summary

Video: Here’s 17 Minutes of Benedict Cumberbatch Reading Classic Poetry. You’re Welcome

Here’s an assortment of classic poetry read by Benedict Cumberbatch. In this video he reads 5 poems – here’s a list: 1. The Seven Ages Of Man (or The World’s A Stage) by William Shakespeare 2. Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll 3. Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri 4. Show More Summary

10 Interesting Facts about Monty Python and the Holy Grail You Might Now Know

Otherwise known as Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail, this was the first feature-length film done by the Monty Python troupe following the conclusion of Monty Python’s Flying Circus (not counting And Now for Something Completely Different, which is more a collection of sketches). Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on “Far From the Madding Crowd” – Review

It’s telling how different I am from others in my generation that, in the same weekend that Avengers 2: Age of Ultron was released, the movie I was excited about was Thomas Vinterberg’s Far From the Madding Crowd. And it’s also telling...Show More Summary

Brit Food: A Fun and Simple Guide To The Brits’ Weirdly Named Cakes

This is fun and making me hungry on a Friday afternoon! Banbury, Eccles, Jaffa, Dundee, there are so many great ones to discover. The British are revered for many things, but it’s their cakes that are truly something to celebrate. For...Show More Summary

Fawlty Towers: The LEGO Version Don’t Be Alarmed… 

This is awesome – an enterprising chap has built a replica of the Fawlty Towers hotel in LEGO form. Needs more peeling 1970’s era wallpaper. Artists who work with LEGOs are actually the best. If you don’t believe me, look no further than the incredible reproduction of the Fawlty Towers hotel here. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – London Tube Tribute, Let’s Go Motoring and the NEW Anglotopia T-shirt

We’ve got three beautiful new designs this week over at Anglotees. First up is a new tribute to the London Underground by designer Kevin Scharr. The second design is a tribute to motoring in Britain. And finally in honor of Anglotopia’s 8th birthday this week, we’ve designed a new t-shirt for fans. Show More Summary

Brit Food: The English Pork Pie Company’s Story of the Scotch Egg!

     A Scotch Egg consists of a hardboiled egg, wrapped in a sausage meat mixture, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried or baked. Scotch eggs are commonly eaten cold, typically with salad and pickles. The Scotch Egg originates fromShow More Summary

Lost in the Pond: 10 Americanisms I’ve Picked Up While Living in the US – Video

British expat Laurence Brown opens up about some of the Americanisms he has acquired since moving to the United States. The post Lost in the Pond: 10 Americanisms I’ve Picked Up While Living in the US – Video appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy British Isles, My Heart Lives in London and Two Doctor Who Designs!

We got FOUR designs up at Anglotees this week. First up is a new design from Malcolm Watson and it’s a cool old map of the British Isles. Next up is a swank new Dalek themed Doctor Who design. Third is a new design called My Heart Lives in London that features many London icons. Show More Summary

Top Gear: Five of the Best Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson Moments

The word has come down from Director General of the BBC Tony Hall and Auntie Beeb has opted not renew Mr. Clarkson’s contract in light of him punching a producer. With the pledge by co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond not to filmShow More Summary

Amy: The Girl Behind the Name to receive UK Premiere at Glastonbury Festival.

2015 may be the big year for music documentaries, especially with the HBO Kurt Cobain documentary “Montage of Heck” and Asif Kapedia’s film “Amy: The Girl Behind the Name.” While Montage of Heck seems to be excellent (I haven’t seenShow More Summary

British Travel: Off the Beaten Path: Exploring the Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre in Berkshire

With all the beautiful, exciting tourist attractions the UK has to offer, sometimes a day trip outside of the hustle and bustle can be just the thing to make your travel experience complete. But how does one go about finding things to...Show More Summary

Royal History: Just Who are the Windsors? A Look at the Royal Family’s WWI Name Change

War can be a powerful motivator for change. It can change the destiny of a nation, the culture of a people, or even a single family name. Since 1917, the Royal Family has used the name of Windsor rather than the name of Saxe-Coburg and...Show More Summary

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