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Video: The Queen remembers VE Day in Rare BBC Interview

In this rare BBC recording, The Queen recalls her personal memories of VE Day. Recorded in 1985. The post Video: The Queen remembers VE Day in Rare BBC Interview appeared first on Anglotopia.net.

Brit Movies: Mr. Holmes Official US Release Trailer – Ian McKellen Mystery Drama

The more and more I see from this movie – the more I get excited about it. Long-retired and near the end of his life, Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) grapples with an unreliable memory and must rely on his housekeeper’s son as he revisits the still-unsolved case that led to his retirement. Show More Summary

City of Spires: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Oxford You Might Now Know

Beginning as a fording point for oxen across the River Thames in Saxon times, it was heavily damaged during the Norman invasion of 1066 and reconstructed under Norman governor Robert D’Oyly. It earned its city charter in 1191. Now it...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy English Roots, London is Always a Good Idea and Aston Martin DB5

LAST CALL! Just 24 Hours Left to Buy These Great Designs! This week over at Anglotees we’ve got three great new designs. First up is London is Always a Good Idea – our latest tribute to London. The second design is by Malcolm Watson and is a tribute to James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. Show More Summary

Video: UK General Election: A guide for non-Brits

It’s election day in the UK and I thought this would interest readers who might no know the basics of the UK electoral system. The terms “first past the post” and “hung parliament” might make sense to people who live in the United Kingdom...Show More Summary

Ozzy Osbourne announces plans for Black Sabbath’s 2016 Farewell.

Black Sabbath have been active on and off since 1968, and it looks like they plan on calling it a day next year. They recently cancelled a “Farewell” concert that was set to take place on November 22 on the Tokyo leg of Ozzfest 2015,...Show More Summary

Video: Confusing Things About British Homes – Anglophenia Ep 28

What might Americans find confusing about a British home? New Anglophenia host Kate Arnell takes us on a tour of the charming quirks of a U.K. house. In this video we get introduced to Anglophenia’s new host Kate. She’s really funny! The post Video: Confusing Things About British Homes – Anglophenia Ep 28 appeared first on Anglotopia.net.

Cunard 175th Anniversary Free Exhibition in Southampton – Three Queens Meet in Solent

This looks like something worth checking out if you’re in the Southampton area – a new exhibition looks back at Cunard’s 175 year history. Photographs of Southampton during the era of the great ocean liners go on show to mark the 175th...Show More Summary

Thomas Hardy: Visiting Far From the Madding Crowd Filming Locations – Video

I cannot wait to see the new version of Far From the Madding Crowd – it should open in our area in a few weeks. Until then, he’s a good video of a tour of some of the filming locations. The post Thomas Hardy: Visiting Far From the Madding Crowd Filming Locations – Video appeared first on Anglotopia.net.

Dispatches from England: Key Differences Between the UK and Continental Europe

Anyone with a map could tell you that there’s a divide between the UK and the rest of continental Europe. But there’s more than just the English Channel that divides the two geographic bodies. There are cultural differences as well. Some serious, some trivial. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Simon Pegg Stars As a Man Who Can Do Anything in Absolutely Anything

This movie had me at “starring Simon Pegg.” About the film Absolutely Anything follows a disillusioned school teacher (Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (voiced by Cleese, Gilliam, Jones, Palin & Idle), watching him from space. Show More Summary

Turning the Page: Top 10 Coolest Bookshops in Britain to Visit on Your Next Trip – The Bookshop Tour of Britain

If you love reading (and you’re on this site so you clearly do), then you love a great bookshop. I’m not talking Barnes & Noble or W.H. Smith either, but a properly independent shop. We can all picture what our ideal bookshop looks like:...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on Don’t Look Now

This is yet another movie I held off on reviewing for a long time, mostly because I wasn’t sure whether or not it counted as British. Yes, it was based on a novel by Daphne DuMaurier, directed by Nicolas Roeg (who I only learned wasShow More Summary

The Royal Baby Has a Name: Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

They kept us waiting for two days and now it’s official – the new princess will now be known as Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. For short she’ll be known as Her Royal Highness Princess of Charlotte of Cambridge. It’s a beautiful name – a tribute to both The Queen and the late Princess Diana. Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: To Marry a Prince by Sophie Page

For all the ladies who have wondered what it would be like to marry into the Royal family, this is a funny, modern romance about a normal girl who falls in love with the future King of England. It’s the perfect vacation read as we celebrate...Show More Summary

Britain Trip Planning: Fifty great days out in the UK – Telegraph

  The Telegraph Newspaper has put together a great list of 50 Great Days out in the UK. This is a fantastic resource for trip planning and we’re going to file this for our future trips! A guide to family days out in Britain, including...Show More Summary

Breaking News: It’s a Girl! The Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth to a Girl!

It happened very quickly – practically in the middle of the night here in the USA. The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a Baby girl. The new princess will be the 4th in line to the throne, bumping Prince Harry down a spot. The...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: British Airways Launches Summer Sale! Plus a 10% off Coupon Inside!

News has reached us that British Airways has launched a summer sale on airfares from North America to London. Here are the details: Are you looking for a late getaway for Memorial Day weekend or if they’re still planning their summer...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert – New Designs LIVE – London is Always a Good Idea, English Roots and Aston Martin DB5

This week over at Anglotees we’ve got three great new designs. First up is London is Always a Good Idea – our latest tribute to London. The second design is by Malcolm Watson and is a tribute to James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. The final design continues our Ancestral Roots theme. Show More Summary

Video: A train journey to ‘Hogwarts’ – Secret Britain

This great clip from the show Secret Britain shows a journey along the route the Hogwarts Express takes – and you can take the journey too! Ellie Harrison and Adam Henson visit the Glenfinnan viaduct in Scotland, used as a location for the ‘Harry Potter’ films.   The post Video: A train journey to ‘Hogwarts’ – Secret Britain appeared first on Anglotopia.net.

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