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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Lost in the Pond: What A British Expat Loves Most About America – Video

In this week’s episode, British expat Laurence Brown discusses aspects of American life that bring him joy. The post Lost in the Pond: What A British Expat Loves Most About America – Video appeared first on

10 Interesting Facts about the British During World War II You Might Not Know

World War I was supposed to be the “war to end all wars”, but left a legacy that ensured a future conflict. In 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland, Britain and its allies had enough and declared war. Persevering through dark daysShow More Summary

iPad App Alert: The English Monarchs – Great Learning App for Kids and Adults!

The iPad is a great way to explore history and an app has just been brought to my attention that I just had to share. The English Monarchs is a timeline journey through all the Kings and Queens of England starting with Alfred the Great...Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: The Little Book of Scones by Liam D’Arcy and Grace Hall

Bakers will adore this collection of scones with a twist! Perfect for your next tea party. “Just about the most charming food book I’ve come across this year.”  (The Independent) This e-cookbook is best enjoyed on a tablet, and provides both metric and imperial measurements. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: What I’m Excited to Eat in the U.S. As I Visit Home from England

Editor’s Note: This is Nicole’s last post until September as she’ll be traveling for most of the month of August. Let’s all wish her safe travels! I’ll be back in the U.S. for a couple of weeks in August. This is our second visit back...Show More Summary

Brit Books: The Man Within – An Intimate Portrait of Sir Winston Churchill by Alison Clarkson

I’m a sucker for any book about Churchill so I was delighted to discover The Man Within – An Intimate Portrait of Sir Winston Churchill by Alison Clarkson. What more could possibly be said about Britain’s legendary war time leader? Well,...Show More Summary

Gallery: Stunning Historic images of England That Will Take Your Breath Away – Now On Display in Birmingham

The photographic archive of Historic England contains images that capture 150 years of the changing social scene as well as the landscape of the country. An exhibition of pictures from the collection is on show until 21 September 2015 at Birmingham Library. Show More Summary

1960’s Britain: Rockers vs Mods – Battle of the Subcultures and Moral Panic

If you read the news in the 1960s or saw any number of films from the period depicting youth, you’d think they were all violent street thugs riding scooters and motorcycles, ready to cause trouble in your town. Monty Python even made...Show More Summary

One Anglophile’s Take on Made in Britain Ltd. – British Store in Northern Wisconsin

  A while back, Anglotopia posted a list of British-themed stores in America. One of them was in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin and as I write this, I am halfway through my annual vacation to Door County, Wisconsin. I just knew I had to go there and write a column about it. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: Introducing the Tote Bag Collection at Anglotees!

Happy Monday! Our most requested product in last week’s survey was Tote Bags – so we’ve brought back 40 or so of our most popular designs for sale on Tote Bags. For a limited time – save 15% off your order using coupon code: TOTEBAG2015!...Show More Summary

Brit Food: Americans Try An English Breakfast For The First Time – Video

Is there anything better than a hearty Full English breakfast? This funny video from Buzzfeed UK shows Americans trying the meal for the first time. The post Brit Food: Americans Try An English Breakfast For The First Time – Video appeared first on

Great British Gardens: Great Dixter in Sussex – A Quintessential English Style Garden

Great Dixter, in Sussex, was the home of the garden writer Christopher Lloyd, who promoted a particularly ‘English’ style of gardening, based on the Arts & Crafts movement of the 19th and early 20th century. The medieval house was remodelled...Show More Summary

Friday Inspiration: Show Me Britain – The Cotswolds – Video

It’s Friday afternoon here in Anglotopia towers and as we wrap up another busy week, we can’t help but stop and dream of England. We found this lovely video that shows off one of our favorite areas in England – The Cotswolds. It’s very...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE: Home is Where the Heart Is, Londinium and The Realms: England

This week over at, we’ve got three great new designs. First up is Home is Where the Heart Is, a new design from Malcolm Watson. Second is Londinium, a tribute to Roman London. And finally we have the first in an ongoing series, The Realms: England. Show More Summary

HM The Queen: 10 Interesting Facts about Queen Elizabeth II You Might Not Know

Born in 1926 as Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary to Prince Albert, the Duke of York (and future King George VI) and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, it did not always seem that Elizabeth would one day inherit the throne. However, with the abdication...Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Forde Abbey – A Former Monastery Turned Stately Home in Dorset

Editor’s Note: After a short hiatus while we had new articles written, Great British Houses is back with a new series of 12 articles about some more of Britain’s greatest houses. Enjoy! Forde Abbey has provided a home to Cistercian Monks,...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Brit Movies – Top Ten Most Under appreciated British Films from the Last 25 Years

By Janna Wong Healy It all began with a phone call from my sister. One Sunday afternoon, without even saying hello, my sister launched into conversation about a film she had just watched on cable called ONE DAY. It was charming, sweet,...Show More Summary

A-Z of Traditional Yorkshire Sayings – Video

A YouTuber from Yorkshire made this lovely video about some of the sayings unique to Yorkshire. Check it out below: The post A-Z of Traditional Yorkshire Sayings – Video appeared first on

Gallagher Brothers Scandal Sheet: July 2015 edition.

As I write this, I find there isn’t much going on in the British Music world, but I’ve already done my Weird Britain column for this fortnight, and I’m not sure I’m ready to start my premier “One Shakespearean’s Take on…” column yet, so I’m going to try to take on one of my old […] The post Gallagher Brothers Scandal Sheet: July 2015 edition. Show More Summary

The Caledonia Fiver – Five of Scotland’s Most Interesting Pubs

Ah, for the love of a good pub. Whether it’s old wood, copper, brick, stone, or any other interior look, it’s great to be able to sit down at the bar, at a table, or in a booth and sip on a nice, cold pint. Britain certainly has some of the best pubs in the […] The post The Caledonia Fiver – Five of Scotland’s Most Interesting Pubs appeared first on

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