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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Richard Curtis and the song that inspired the film “Notting Hill”

I’m one of those guys who prefers Richard Curtis’ TV work to his film work. Granted, “Four Weddings and a Funeral” may be funny, but it never reaches the heights that Blackadder, Bean, or even The Vicar of Dibley does. But somethingShow More Summary

Guest Long Read: Caledoniatopia – Top 10 Things to See and Do in Edinburgh Scotland for the History Buff

  Edinburgh is an outstanding city and my favorite place in Great Britain to visit. Perched on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, the capital of Scotland is filled with stunning views, fascinating history & architecture, friendly locals and unique attractions. Show More Summary

The One and Only Living Doll: Norfolk senior uses Cliff Richard mannequin to drive off criminals.

Cliff Richard is almost certainly the longest-lasting British rock star in history, having maintained a rock career since 1958’s “Move It.” He’s had at least 1 #1 hits in the UK for six consecutive decades, and, yet, for some reason,...Show More Summary

British Landscapes Photography: Loving the Lake District – England’s Largest National Park

The Lake District is a mountainous region in North West England being the largest National Park in England and Wales, and second largest in the British Isles. All the land in England higher than 3000 feet above sea level lies within it, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. Show More Summary

Guest Long Reads: The Smuggler at Sea – Smugglers and Smuggling – Exclusive Book Excerpt from Shire Books

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Smugglers and Smuggling, a new book from Shire Books about Britain’s fascinating maritime heritage. In 1671 the Board of Commissioners of Customs was established by Charles II. The first...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Design LIVE – Now Departing – Our Tribute to British Travel

Anglotees Alert: New Design LIVE! Now Departing – Our tribute to travel in Britain This design is a tribute to travel to Britain – especially by airplane. A lot of people hate the experience of flying these days. But we love it. There’s still romance in the skies for us. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Hever Castle – The Childhood Home of Anne Boleyn Eventually Owned by American William Waldorf Astor

There are many remarkable and grand houses in England that have been the center stage for life changing historic events throughout time. Hever Castle is one estate on the map that is enriched with history and beautiful architecture. The Castle is located 30 miles south-east of London, in the village of Hever, Kent. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy Catch of the Day!

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL! Just 24 Hours Left to Buy! Catch of the Day – Our Tribute to Fish & Chips – Britain’s most favorite dish. This design will likely NOT be offered again, so if you fancy one – this is your last chance to get one. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Jimmy Page may form new, career-spanning band.

This breaking news just in: Led Zeppelin is still dead! The remasters of “Houses of the Holy” and their fourth album, may its alternative titles be many, will be released on October 27. However, at London’s Olympic Studios, Jimmy Page hosted a playback of the remasters, and held a question and answer session after it. Show More Summary

Great Britons: Sir Walter Raleigh – Everything You Need to Know about the Founder of Virginia

Sir Walter Raleigh was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer and cousin to Sir Richard Grenville. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England. Key Facts about Raleigh Born...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Fleetwood Mac are the favourites to headline Glastonbury 2015

I recently talked about how the tickets for next year’s Glastonbury Festival will go on sale soon. And, while nobody but the Eavis family has any idea who is actually going to play at the festival at this point, and most likely won’t...Show More Summary

Royal History: The Heir and The Spare – 10 Monarchs Who Weren’t the Heir Apparent But Became Monarch

In any monarchy, it is necessary for there to be an heir to succeed the throne when the reigning monarch passes away. This person is typically referred to as the “heir apparent”, the one who is first the line of succession. However,Show More Summary

Video: Man Makes the Most Delicious Sounding Pancakes Ever – Beatles Pancakes

You really have the admire the artistry in this video where a man manages to make beautiful pancakes that look exactly like The Beatles. The post Video: Man Makes the Most Delicious Sounding Pancakes Ever – Beatles Pancakes appeared first on

British Landscapes Photography: A Stroll on Beautiful Mount Snowdon in Wales

A few weeks back I was visiting North Wales and was trying to find a walk which would allow me to capture some new landscapes. A review of my walking books proved fruitless until I came across a walk towards Snowdon, Wales highest mountain,...Show More Summary

Brit Music: New information on “The Endless River,” Pink Floyd’s New Album

Pink Floyd will release their new album “The Endless River” on November 10 of this year. It consists mostly of instrumental material that Pink Floyd recorded during the 1993 sessions of their last album “The Division Bell.” And, to quote...Show More Summary

Sunday Photo: A Lovely Photo of the River Cam and King’s College in Cambridge For Your Desktop Wallpaper

Check out this lovely view of the River Cam, The Backs waterway at King’s College. A stunning view of the Chapel and historic Gothic tourist attraction at the University of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE DESKTOP...Show More Summary

Great British Art? Mr Bean Hilariously Inserted Into Old Paintings – Just Because – Gallery Inside

This is making the rounds and its so funny that we just had to share it. Artist Rodney Pike has taken some of the greatest works of art the world has ever seen and inserted Mr Bean aka Rowan Atkinson into them. Leading to a funny and frankly weird result. Show More Summary

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

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