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Anglophile Alert: Special Anglotopia Reader Discount for the Royal Oak Foundation – Visit National Trust Properties for Free

Editor’s Note: For those that don’t know, Americans can support the National Trust in England and gain unlimited entry to all their properties by joining the Royal Oak Foundation, they’re American affiliate. We joined last year and have taken advantage of it several times. Show More Summary

Hundreds of One Direction fans ask for compassionate leave after Zayn Malik leaves the band.

One Direction are one of the most polarizing acts in British Music today. For this reason, I’ve only covered the band exactly once before here. But something so surprising has happened in the last week or so that I feel compelled to tangle with them again. Show More Summary

Great Britons: John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough – The Man Who Redrew the Map of Europe and Inspired Winston Churchill

The 1st Duke of Marlborough was a larger-than-life creation of the complex politics of the 17th century, going from power to the Tower and back again. He was an important military leader and won decisive battles that helped draw the map of Europe for the next two centuries. Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Richard III Reburial – First Person Report from the Ceremony – Honoring the Last Plantagenet King

Editor’s Note: As many of you know, Richard III was reburied last week to great pomp and circumstance in Leicester. Regular Anglotopia contributor Buffy Martin Tarbox was able to get tickets and attended. Here’s here report! Thanks Buffy!...Show More Summary

Scotland Alert: Win an Outlander Themed Trip to Scotland from Walker’s Shortbread – USA ONLY!

The folks over at Walker’s Shortbread are offering up the chance to win an Outlander themed trip to Scotland. Here are the prize details: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: Grand Prize consists of one (1) Insight Vacations 10-Day Country Roads ofShow More Summary

The Full Bean: 11 Facts and Figures about Mr Bean You Probably Didn’t Know – 25th Anniversary

In honor of the 25th anniversary this year of  the iconic British comedy Mr Bean, we present 11 facts and figures about this iconic show you probably didn’t know. Also, last week a new DVD set was released featuring all his adventures – see link at the bottom for details. Show More Summary

Video: 7 Illegal Things To Do In A British Election – And An Anglotopia Note About the Election

British Politics watchers will know that today officially marked the beginning of the UK election season – which lasts just 38 days (the election is May 7th). This fascinating video explains the things that are illegal to do during a British election. Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five British Actors with American Citizenship That Might Surprise You

As much as some of us would love to live in Britain permanently, not even all British people choose to stay in the UK. When you’re an actor, the impetus to leave Britain and move to the film capitol of the world is pretty strong. Some...Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: A Nurse in Time by Evelyn Prentis – Perfect for Call the Midwife Fans

Fans of Call the Midwife will love the memoirs of Evelyn Prentis, starting with this warm and funny account of her training in the 1930’s. Synopsis ‘It must be stressed from the start that I was not a born nurse. Not every girl is. Not...Show More Summary

Gallagher Brothers Scandal Sheet: March 2015 Edition

I have been putting this off for too long. I’ve spent long enough accumulating the best and latest NME articles about the Gallagher Brothers, and, since Noel’s new album Chasing Yesterday‘s just been released, most of this column will focus on him. Show More Summary

Sunday Photo: A Gorgeous Photo of the Isle of Portland and Chesil Beach for Your Desktop Wallpaper

This week we have a lovely photo of the Isle of Portland and Chesil Beach in Dorset from our personal collection. We can definitely recommend driving to the top of Portland for the expansive views. The ocean seems to go on for enternity. Show More Summary

James Bond: First Spectre Teaser Trailer Gets Us Pumped up for the Next Bond Outing

The producers of James Bond have released the first teaser trailer for Spectre. Check it out below: About the Film: In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles...Show More Summary

Richard III: The King Laid To Rest – Reburial of Richard III Highlights – Video

We thought that someone at this point would have uploaded the Burial Service of Richard III to YouTube, but since no one has, we have taken the liberty. This video is about an hour long and features the highlights from the ceremony. I don’t know where you can watch the whole thing at this stage. Show More Summary

Britain on Film: 10 Classic British Films Every Anglophile Should See – What’s Your Favorite?

Britain is a land of great films. Since the earliest days of cinema, the UK has been the home of many of the world’s best actors, directors, and stories. Of course, any decent Anglophile has seen (and often seeks out) the best of British cinema. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – The London Calling Collection

It’s been a while since we’ve had some London related designs so this week we present the London Calling Collection with four beautiful tributes to our favorite city. All are available in men’s, women’s, v-neck, long sleeve, hoodie and sweatshirt starting at $16.99 and shipping worldwide. Show More Summary

Richard III Reburial: Benedict Cumberbatch reads the poem ‘Richard’ at the Richard III reburial service

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch reads a poem by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at the Richard III reburial service. Find out more and watch videos from the Richard III reburial service here:… The post Richard III Reburial: Benedict Cumberbatch reads the poem ‘Richard’ at the Richard III reburial service appeared first on

Great British Houses: Dunham Massey – A Georgian Masterpiece Near Manchester

As with many of the great houses of England, is it not the bricks and mortar of Dunham Massey that make it exceptional but its complex and many-layered family history. A largely Georgian house built by the 2nd Earl of Warrington, Dunham...Show More Summary

It’s Official: Downton Abbey To End After the Next Series – The End of Downton

Well, the rumors have been circling for a few weeks now but it’s now finally official, Downton Abbey will end after the 6th series, currently filming in England. According to the BBC: The next season of ITV’s period drama Downton Abbey...Show More Summary

Seeing Stones: 10 Facts and Figures about Stonehenge You Might Now Know

Stonehenge is one of the most recognized monuments in the world. We thought it would be fun to delve into the history of the place and focus on 10 interest facts and figures that people may not have known about Stonehenge. Date Built?...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on Happy-Go-Lucky

When I did my review of “Mr. Turner,” I remember Jonathan talking about how he had trouble getting into it, especially after he admitted that he wasn’t that familiar with director Mike Leigh’s other work. And, spurred on  by this, and...Show More Summary

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