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Dispatches from England: When Brits Fill Out Brackets

Last spring, my husband was explaining the concept of March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament which concluded last week, to one of his coworkers at his office. We are a big basketball family (my husband loves to play, and...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Week in London & Paris from Tours4Fun – USA and Canada Only

The folks over at Tours4Fun are offering up the chance to win an incredible trip to London & Paris. This contest is open to the USA and Canada. Here are the prize details: The Prize Winner will receive a trip for two (2) to London and...Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: The GI Bride by Iris Jones Simantel

Discover the remarkable memoir by GI Bride and bestselling author Iris Jones Simantel. Synopsis Iris has escaped the Blitz but now lives in crippling poverty after the war – until a chance meeting changed her life. Aged just sixteen, she fell in love and married US soldier Bob Irvine. Show More Summary

The Brit Film Fiver – Five of the Best British Classic Sci-Fi Films – What’s your Favorite?

For long has man looked to the stars and wondered what was there, his imagination born out in the works of H.G. Wells, Douglas Adams, Arthur C. Clarke, and George Orwell. Films have brought these stories to life and Britain has made its share of great science-fiction classics. Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: The Stanford Lasses by Glenice Crossland

  Fans of historical British fiction will love this compelling and moving story of three sisters growing up in 1920s Yorkshire. Synopsis They loved. They lost. They lived. In the small Yorkshire town of Cottenly – dominated by the steel...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on Excalibur

There have been dozens of films based on the Arthurian mythos, and, in my estimation, only a few of them (like this film, Camelot, or Monty Python and the Holy Grail) are very good. This may be due to the vast complexity of the mythos...Show More Summary

Video: Beautiful Timelapse Film of the Isles of Scilly

Archipelago is a Time Lapse movie of the Isles of Scilly (Watch in HD). The footage was collated over the course of summer 2014 from June until early September. I have tried to make the footage reflect the various characteristics and the many emotions the islands evoke. Show More Summary

Great Events in British History: A Beginnger’s Guide to The Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII

Henry VIII broke with the Church of Rome following the Pope’s refusal to grant him an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Once he was Head of the Church in England and in possession of a new wife, Henry cast his eyes covetously...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Harry Potter Themed Design, British Roots and MI6 Returns!

This week over at Anglotees, we have some great new designs on offer. First up is a new design inspired by Harry Potter and HP Brown Sauce. We also have a new design dedicated to British Roots – show your pride in your British heritage with this design. Show More Summary

Aquae Sulis: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about the City of Bath You Might Not Know

Located in the County of Somerset, its main natural spring was treated as a shrine by early Britons. On the arrival of the Romans in the first century, they constructed a temple over the spring and built it up into a collection of baths, from which the city’s name derives. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: The Greenway Estate – The Home of Agatha Christie

Around the 1920s during the golden age of detective fiction the English Country House became a crime scene. In 1938, the Queen of Crime herself Agatha Christie bought a crime scene of her very own with the purchase of the Greenway Estate in which she lived and worked for the remainder of her life. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Get the Official Biography of Winston Churchill FOR FREE in Ebook Format – Limited

This is an alert for the Anglophile history buffs out there. We received this email today from The Churchill Centre: The Churchill Centre is pleased to announce that the Official Biography, Winston S. Churchill, is now available for download on Amazon’s Kindle. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL! Just 24 Hours Left to By the 4 Nations of the UK Tribute, Bulldog Spirit and Churchill Never Surrender Returns!

This week over at Anglotees we have three designs and something for everyone. First up is a new tribute to the 4 nations of the United Kingdom by Malcolm Watson. We’ve also got a lovely tribute to the British Bulldog Spirit and we’ve brought back our Churchill design Never Surrender for a limited reprint run. Show More Summary

Her Majesty’s Services: A Brief Guide to British Armed Forces Ranks

The military of any country is a vital part to keeping the people safe from external threats. In Britain before the 17th century, military forces were usually formed when there was a need to attack someone else or whenever the land itself came under attack, with the soldiers and sailors conscripted from the local populace. Show More Summary

Great Britons: J. M. W. Turner – Britain’s ‘Painter of Light’ Who Chronicled a Changing Nation

J. M. W. Turner was a prolific and brilliant artist often called the ‘painter of light’, who revolutionized landscape painting and set the stage for Impressionism and the development of abstract art. He became very wealthy from his work and increasingly eccentric. Show More Summary

Scotland Alert: NEW – Win an Outlander Themed Trip to Scotland from Visit Scotland – Open to USA, CA, AUS and NZ

Another week, another Outlander themed contest. The folks at Visit Scotland are offering up the chance to win a trip to Scotland in hour of the hit Starz TV show (which is fantastic by the way). This one is open to USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Show More Summary

Ed Sheeran surprises lucky couple and performs their first dance together LIVE!

While the tale I’m telling does involve one of the biggest English pop stars today, be forewarned it does take place in Australia. Kya Visser was  a young mother from Sydney struggling with finances for several years since her mother died in 2012. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: My Favorite British Expressions

One of the most charming aspects of living here is hearing and learning the unique turns of phrase or expressions people use here. I know it’s one aspect of British culture that many Americans are fascinated with, also. So here are a few of my favorites. Show More Summary

General Election Season: 10 Brit TV Shows for the British Politics Junkie and Where to Watch Them

It’s General Election time in Britain right now – a very exciting time for us British politics junkies. If you want a break from watching all the latest election news – here’s a list of our 10 favorite British political shows and where to watch them. Show More Summary

Contest: Win a DVD Copy of Jeeves & Wooster The Complete Collection from Acorn Media

We have a great giveaway this week – a brand spanking new copy of the new Jeeves & Wooster Complete Collection on DVD. This contest is open to USA & Canada (sorry everyone else, this DVD is region 1). To enter you simply need to fill...Show More Summary

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