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Filed Under:Local Interest / England
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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Great British Art: Chichester Canal by Joseph Mallord William Turner c.1828

Turner’s first painting of Petworth, a palatial country house and estate inland from Chichester in West Sussex, was made following a visit in 1809. Its owner, the Earl of Egremont, supported contemporary artists and had already begun a major collection of Turner’s paintings. Show More Summary

Video: Stunning Aerial Video Will Make You Want to Visit the Isle of Portland

Check out this amazing aerial video of the Isle of Portland – a beautiful island just off the cost of Dorset that we had the pleasure of visiting last December. This video was shot by Mike Drew with what looks like a drone and it’s stunning. Show More Summary

A few heartwarming stories from the British Music World: Macca the Matchmaker, Dolly the Dog, The Pogues and the Paramedics, and HMV’s revival.

Lately, I found a glut of positive stories from some of the leading lights of British Music, and, since they’re all short, I’m going to try and do them all in one go. Paul McCartney plays matchmaker at concert. When I get older, losing...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Shirt LIVE – Postcards from England

One of the true pleasures of travel is picking up a postcard from a gift ship, writing a nice note to a friend or family member back home and dropping it into the post. In this day of email and text messages, there’s still somethingShow More Summary

Names of Britain: 10 British Villages with Unique (and often rude) Names and How They Got Them

It’s not just streets and roads in London that have unique names, many of Britain’s villages have them as well. As this article shows, there are plenty of unique names in the whole of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Of...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: The Trials and Tribulations of an American Couple Attempting to Have Their Wedding in Britain

With its romantic legends of knights and ladies, misty glens and evocative moors, Great Britain is the perfect place to seal your love through marriage.  That is if you are willing and patient to follow somewhat stringent legal requirements...Show More Summary

The Libertines’ triumphant reunion

A while back, I wondered whether the Libertines reunion meant Pete Doherty was reaching a new golden age, or whether he reached the point where he’d do anything for money. Well, after looking at the news, it looks more like he’s getting into a new golden age. Show More Summary

Photo: A Lovely Photo of Kilchurn Castle from shore Loch Awe in Scotland For Your Desktop Wallpaper

  Kilchurn Castle is a ruined 15th and 17th century structure on a rocky peninsula at the northeastern end of Loch Awe, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Access to the Castle is sometimes restricted by higher-than-usual levels of water in the Loch, at which times the site effectively becomes a temporary island. Show More Summary

Video: Fascinating Short Video Explains Why British Electrical Plugs Are Better Than All the Other Types

In this rather interesting video, British comedian Tom Scott explains why British electrical plugs are better than all the other types. Fascinating!   The post Video: Fascinating Short Video Explains Why British Electrical Plugs Are Better Than All the Other Types appeared first on

New Ongoing Series: Great Britons: Everything You Need to Know About Literary Great Jane Austen

Editor’s Note: This article on Jane Austen is the first in a new ongoing series at Anglotopia about great British historical figures called Great Britons. We have twelve already written and if they’re popular, we will continue with the series. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Eric Clapton planning to quit touring

Classic rock fans may have rejoiced at my announcing Pink Floyd’s new album, but they’ll probably hate this news: Eric Clapton recently announced he plans to quit touring, claiming that the whole thing is becoming “unbearable.” Quoth Eric Clapton: “There are tons of things I’d like to do, but I’m looking at retirement too. Show More Summary

Harry Potter Returns in New Short Story from J.K. Rowling – What Has the Adult Potter Been Up To?

The internet is burning up today with the news that J.K. Rowling has released a new short story detailing the adult lives of Harry Potter and crew. In disguise as a news story written by Rita Skeeter, we get a gossipy look at what Potter and his friends are up to as adults – and […] The post Harry Potter Returns in New Short Story from J.K. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: An American Learns About Indian Food at Recipease

I mentioned in my previous post about my family’s favorite British foods that curry dishes are among my husband’s favorite here (and mine, too, actually). Takeaway restaurants (and nicer restaurants) serving Indian food are a fixture here, much like seeing a Starbucks or McDonald’s on many street corners in America. Show More Summary

Travel Alert: If You’re Going to the UK or Leaving It – There are New Security Procedures You Should be Aware Of

Airlines traveling to the US are now required to follow additional security steps when checking passengers for flights. British Airways have released their guidelines which are a good outline for any airline. Whatever your travel plans, be prepared to do this wherever you’re traveling or how. Show More Summary

Video: The Eccentric British Man Who Lives Like It’s 1946

Ben Sansum is 35. But he lives in 1946. His clothes, his house, the music he listens to – all come from an era before he was even born. He has always been interested the 1940s, but it is an interest that has grown over the years. He’s...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Top Ten Things to do in Newcastle and the North East England from a Local

When I first told my friends that I was moving away from the town I grew up in, just North of London,  to live in Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England, the looks of horror and comments along the lines of “Do they even have electricity...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Pink Floyd to Release New Album, “The Endless River”

I started writing this column less than two years ago, but, if you were to tell me that I was going to cover the release of Pink Floyd’s new album then, I’d probably have said, “let me guess, are the Beatles going to reunite too?” Given...Show More Summary

Le Tour Yorkshire: Translating French into Yorkshire English For the Tour de France in Yorkshire – Are You Watching?

We’ve been captivated by the coverage of the Tour de France, which is currently snaking its way through stage one through Yorkshire (and in London tomorrow). Here’s a fun translation chart of French terms translated into Yorkshire English. Show More Summary

Weekend Viewing: Harlots, Housewives and Heroines – A 17th Century History for Girls – Episode 1

  The years after the Civil War and the Restoration of Charles II marked the end of the medieval and the beginning of the modern age. These were exciting times for women and some rose to prominence like never before. Some had remarkably...Show More Summary

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