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Filed Under:Local Interest / England
Posts on Regator:6751
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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Brit Lit: 10 Facts and Figures about Sherlock Holmes You May Not Know

Born of the mind of physician-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the most well-known detective (fictional or real) in the world. Challenging the Victorian Scotland Yard with his superior intellect and deductive reasoning, Sherlock Holmes always solved the crime and got his man—even when it seemingly cost his own life. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Design LIVE – Catch of the Day – Our Tribute to Fish & Chips

New Design LIVE! Catch of the Day Nothing says Britain more than fresh Fish & Chips right out the fryer at the local chip shop. You know what the first thing we do when we get off in the plane is? We go to our favorite Chip shop and sample our favorite British dish. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Lyme Park – Made Famous as Pemberley in Pride & Prejudice – A Beautiful National Trust Property in Cheshire

An exquisite estate is usually described as having intricate architecture, a thorough background in historical events, and many highly sought after collectibles contained within the house. An estate that is very much categorized as such is Lyme Park, located south of Disley, in the county of Cheshire. Show More Summary

Mumford and Sons to collaborate with Idris Elba on album

Idris Elba is growing into one of the great actors of our time, with roles ranging from the Norse god Heimdall in Thor; Stringer Bell, the brains behind Baltimore’s leading  crime family on The Wire; and my own personal favourite, the resistance leader Stacker Pentecost in Pacific Rim. Show More Summary

The Manic Street Preachers to play “The Holy Bible” in full at seven concerts.

The Manic Street Preachers’ “The Holy Bible” is one of those albums that hardly anyone bought, but everyone who bought it wrote an essay that proclaimed it one of the greatest albums of all time… at least in America. In Britain, it reached...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy HM The Queen, Churchill and Vintage Union Flag

LAST CALL – 24 Hours Left to Buy! The Queen, Churchill and Vintage Flag We have a special treat this week. First we’re offering two variations of the same design – one dedicated to HM The Queen and the other dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill. Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Voices from the Blitz – A Historical Journey Back to the London Blitz by Historian David Johnson

“Keep Calm and Carry On.” How reassuring must these posters have been to British citizens huddled in Tube stations as German bombers ravaged London during the World War II campaign known as the Blitz? Not very, actually. The sentiments...Show More Summary

Video: If Shakespearean Insults Were Used Today – Anglophenia

Siobhan Thompson from Anglophenia reacts to everyday office frustrations with some barbs from the Bard. Check out the Shakespeare plays from which the insults originated here:… The post Video: If Shakespearean Insults Were Used Today – Anglophenia appeared first on

Great Britons: Agatha Christie – Everything You Need To Know About The World’s Best Known Mystery Writer

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve...Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five British Literary Characters Based on Real People

Authors don’t exist in a vacuum, nor do they write in one. A writer’s works are influenced heavily by his or her life, especially the people in it. Oftentimes, people we know become the basis for characters in a story, sometimes copying names or whole personalities. Show More Summary

Statue of Eleanor Rigby erected in Liverpool.

“Eleanor Rigby” should need no introduction. If it does, let me break it down for you: “Eleanor Rigby” is a song by the Beatles off their album Revolver. It’s the story of two lonely people, Eleanor Rigby and Fr. Mackenzie, living out their lives of quiet desolation. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to the UK from STA Travel – USA Only

The folks over at STA travel are running a sweepstakes offering up the chance to win a free flight to the UK on Delta, Air France or KLM. Here are the prize details: PRIZE 7.1. There will be one (1) prize airline ticket on Delta Airlines that will be awarded. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Funny Things My Expat Kids Have Said Since Moving to the UK

Remember that Bill Cosby show “Kids Say the Darndest Things”? I think it was on back in the 90s and featured funny videos of kids saying hilarious things. I love the fact that young children have no filter, and say whatever is on their mind. Show More Summary

Britain’s Least Wanted VII: Even more Barmy British Crime Stories

In honour of the recent discovery of DNA evidence that may solve the Jack the Ripper murders (a story I may seriously have to cover if the current drought in the British Music World keeps up), let’s cover some more stories of bizarre crimes from Britain. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: A Free 6 Week Course on the History of Hadrian’s Wall Begins TODAY!

This is something I just kept forgetting to post about., a UK online learning platform is offering up a free course on the history of Hadrian’s Wall. This is of particular interest to me as I’m planning on walking the wall next year. Show More Summary

Sunday Photo: A Lovely Photo of Castle Howard in Yorkshire For Your Desktop Wallpaper

  Castle Howard, one of England’s grandest stately homes built in 1699, exterior front of house and lawn, Castle Howard IS located North Yorkshire, England. The house if most famous as the filming locations of Brideshead Revisited (the original TV show and the recent movie). Show More Summary

Friday Humour: Some Very British Problems – Funny Graphic

We came across this and thought it was worth sharing – Very British Problems. Very funny stuff! (NOTE: We didn’t make this, we’re just sharing it). Source.   The post Friday Humour: Some Very British Problems – Funny Graphic appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: 3 Designs LIVE – The Queen, Churchill and Union Flag

We’ve got a special treat over at Anglotees this week – we’re offering up three designs this week. One dedicated to HM The Queen, Sir Winston Churchill and we’ve brought back our Vintage Union Flag to celebrate Scotland voting to stay in the United Kingdom. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Woburn Abbey – Everything You Need to Know About Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey is one of the many jewels in the crown of England’s state homes. It occupies the east end of the village of Woburn, Bedfordshire and is the current home of the Duke of Bedford. It is a unique estate that is surrounded by...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Glastonbury 2015 Tickets on Sale October 5

Well, it’s that time of year; the time when I start taking in the glut of news about next year’s Glastonbury Festival and start bringing it all on to you, and, of course, the first thing I have to tell you is about the tickets. Tickets...Show More Summary

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