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Anglotopia Alert: The 2016 Londontopia Calendar is Now Available to Order! – BLACK FRIDAY DEAL!

The Anglotopia Calendar we sold last month was very popular and exceeded our expectations. It is now sold out and people have also been requesting a London Calendar so, here is the official 2016 Londontopia Calendar featuring 12 of our most favorite pictures of London that we have taken on past trips. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Vintage UK Map, London Tree and Spitfire Schematic Returns – BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

This week over at Anglotees we have 3 great new designs and details on our Black Friday sale. First up is a new Map of the UK on Navy garments. Next up is a tribute to London icons in the shape of a tree. And finally we’ve brought back...Show More Summary

Great Events in British History: The Abdication Crisis of Edward VIII: The Romance over Royalty That Changed the Course of British Monarchy

In 1936, the charismatic new King, Edward VIII, announced to his advisors his intention of marrying his mistress, Wallis Simpson. Not since Henry VIII resolved to marry Anne Boleyn had a royal marriage threatened to wreak such havoc on the country. Show More Summary

Adele confirms plans for a British stadium tour

The last time we left Adele, she was contemplating whether or not she should even tour to promote her new album 25. Most singers of her level of success would almost certainly have already had a tour lined up by this point, but likely...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – 24 Hours Left to buy the New Four Nations Collection from Malcolm Watson

LAST CALL – 24 Hours Left to buy these beautiful designs! This week at Anglotees we have a special treat in four new designs from Malcolm Watson. Each design is a beautiful tribute to each country that makes up the United Kingdom; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Show More Summary

The Fiver: A Brief Guide to the Five Major Saint Feast Days Celebrated in the UK

Since the spread of Christianity to the British Isles and the incorporation of many Pagan holidays into the Greco Roman calendar, many holidays in Britain have been associated with a number of saints and important moments in the Church’s...Show More Summary

Great Britons: Aldous Huxley – Author of Brave New World

Aldous Huxley was a writer and intellectual who lived a complex life in England, Europe and America. Although best known for Brave New World he was also a pacifist and early believer in Eastern mysticism, a Hollywood screenwriter, a promoter of hallucinogenic drugs and a major influence on the culture of the 20th century. Show More Summary

Documentary about Shane MacGowan’s dental reconstruction to premiere on Christmas

This is a story I never expected to cover twice. Two years ago, I did an article about Shane MacGowan, frontman for The Pogues, and how he was appealing to fans for advice on dental reconstruction for his infamously horrible set of chompers. Show More Summary

Anglophile 101: Just What is a Bank Holiday?

The simplest answer is that a bank holiday is a day on which the banks are officially closed. They’re now an excuse for most people to have a day off. However, just because a day is a holiday doesn’t mean it’s a bank holiday.  And just because the bank is closed, that doesn’t make it […] The post Anglophile 101: Just What is a Bank Holiday? appeared first on Anglotopia.net.

Brit Sports: The Cricket All-Stars Conquer America in Los Angeles – Guest Post

Guest Post by James Bartlett If you’re a cricket fan, the mere chance of seeing Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Kumar Sangakarra, Jacques Kallis, Michael Vaughn – and 23 more legends – playing in America seems like the stuff of dreams. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: How I’ve Celebrated Thanksgiving While Living Across the Pond

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. I love the sentiment of expressing gratitude. I love that unlike some holidays, it’s mostly centered on families spending quality time together, not on gifts, decorations and other areasShow More Summary

Adele joins an Adele impersonation contest, considers a career in film.

Adele’s new album 25 has performed as well as anticipated. Despite her refusal to bring the album to Spotify, it already reached No. 1 in over 106 countries so far; not bad for an album that’s (as I write this) only been out for two days. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – The New Four Nations Collection from Malcolm Watson

This week at Anglotees we have a special treat in four new designs from Malcolm Watson. Each design is a beautiful tribute to each country that makes up the United Kingdom; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They’re available...Show More Summary

The General Strike of 1926: A Nine Day Wonder That Forged Modern Britain

In 1926 tensions in Britain were running high. The miners, backed by workers from other industries, staged a strike to protest against proposals to cut their wages and lengthen their hours. It was Britain’s first general strike and sparked fear in the country that revolution was waiting in the wings. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take On Witness For the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution is one of the best courtroom dramas ever made. However, to explain exactly why would involve explaining some massive spoilers. While the trailer (and the film itself) admonishes the viewer to not reveal the...Show More Summary

Great Britons: Inigo Jones – The Father of the English Palladian Style

Inigo Jones is regarded as the first English architect and the father of the English Palladian style, which drew from classical and renaissance Italian architecture. He designed a number of important buildings still standing in London, including St. Show More Summary

4 Nations: A Brief Guide to the Different Flags of the Countries of United Kingdom

“No flag, no country” as Eddie Izzard once said.  Flags have long been used to identify groups of persons and nations.  They often contain symbolism that is relevant to the country’s national identity.  Since 1484, the College of Arms...Show More Summary

Billboard names Adele’s 21 the “Greatest Album of All Time.”

You know, all the people who have gotten fed up with how overexposed Adele has been since her last album got released almost 5 years ago may have a point. I’ve been following her career since I got this job, waiting with bated breath...Show More Summary

Brit DVD’s: Foyle’s War The Complete Saga Review – Acorn Media

I was very sad to hear last year that Foyle’s War would be ending for good – though it made narrative sense. World War II was over and Foyle’s adventures post-war just didn’t feel the same. Acorn Media have released a massive 29 Disc DVD set calling it The Complete Saga. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Do My Children Have English Accents?

The question I’m asked most often, by friends, family, people I barely know, people in America and people here in the UK, is: do my children have English accents yet? And if so, when did they start sounding English? It’s one of the aspects...Show More Summary

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