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The British Chocolate Party – Understanding Hershey’s Legal War with Cadbury in the US

For ex-pats and those of us who love Britain, being able to get a “taste of home” is an important way of reconnecting with the Sceptred Isle. Maybe this represents a box of Jammy Dodgers, a bag of Jelly Babies, bags of Twinnings, or even our favourite Cadbury chocolate products. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Countryside Themed Trip to Britain from Visit Britain – USA ONLY

The folks over at Visit Britain are offering up the chance to win a countryside themed trip to Britain. This contest is USA ONLY. Those outside the USA – please see the contest we posted last week which is open to everyone. Here areShow More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on Bronson

  Charles Bronson is one of the most fascinating Britons alive today. He is also a man I hope I never meet in my life. For the record, this film, being based on the true story of Britain’s most famous prisoner, is another film that isn’t for everyone. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: My Favorite British Wildflowers

I love the start of spring here in Great Britain. Actually, spring has always been my favorite season, but even more so now that I live here in England. For one reason, it seems to start a little earlier here than it does in Indiana,...Show More Summary

Britain’s Beautiful Bridges Celebrated on New Royal Mail Stamps

Royal Mail has announced a new set of stamps that honors Britain’s beautiful and historic bridges. Here’s a list of the bridges featured: Tarr Steps (pre-1600s) – Exmoor Row Bridge (1700s) – Lake District Pulteney Bridge (1774) – Bath...Show More Summary

Great Events in British History: The Battle of Trafalgar – Britannia Rules the Waves as Nelson Defeat the French

  The Battle of Trafalgar was a bittersweet moment for Britain; victory and tragedy wrapped up in one memorable day. The nation won the battle, but lost her hero. Although Horatio Nelson did not live to see what he had achieved, it was more than the defeat of the enemy’s ships. Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson

Young Anglophiles will love this middle grade trilogy set in Victorian London, which is soon to become a BBC television series. You can read the opening paragraphs and watch the stunning book trailer on Great British Reads-… Synopsis London, 1876. Show More Summary

British Landscapes Photography: Creative Clouds

A few weeks back I posted about “Radiant Rainbows” which proved to be popular so this week I am hoping to repeat this by sharing with you some images of creative clouds that I have come across on my photo road trips. First up we areShow More Summary

Brit Movies: A Royal Night Out Official Trailer – New Film about the Queen’s Supposed VE Day Adventures with Princess Margaret

We have our first good look at A Royal Night Out – a movie we’ve been tracking for a few years now. It was always one of those movies in production with people attached to star but never shot. Well, it was finally shot last year and it’s set for release. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Paul McCartney’s Old house sells for £150,000.

Well, alas, it’s almost half of the way through the Ian Curtis House Museum campaign on Indiegogo and it’s only raised a little more than 1% of its goal, so, it seems like the campaign is likely to fail. However, someone else managed...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – The England Tribute Collection

This week over at Anglotees, we have three great designs dedicated to England! This is England England. The name conjures up many images. As part of this week’s England collection, we’ve chosen a beautiful design from Matthew Slinn,Show More Summary

Friday Fun: The British School System Explained – Anglophenia

How much do you know about the U.K.’s education system? Siobhan Thompson teaches you the basics. Study up! Visit the Anglophenia blog: The post Friday Fun: The British School System Explained – Anglophenia appeared first on

Great British Houses: Petworth House – A Stunning House in Sussex Made Famous by Turner and Home to a World Class Art Collection

Petworth House is one of the most striking country houses in England. The long, imposing stone facade of the house fronts a huge number of rooms and the outbuildings, parks and mighty stone wall erected around the Petworth estate challenges the nearby town with its scale. Show More Summary

Photo: A Lovely Photo of Port Isaac in Cornwall – AKA Port Wenn from Doc Martin – For Your Desktop Wallpaper

In honor of St Piran’s day, we present a lovely photo of Port Isaac, Cornwall. Port Isaac is the filming location of Doc Martin (under the fictional name of Port Wenn). CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SIZED VERSION! Photo from Wikimedia Commons. The...Show More Summary

The Greatest Briton: Ten Things You May Not Know about Sir Winston Churchill

Perhaps one of the most highly regarded figures in British history, Sir Winston Churchill was born into a noble family and saw much time in military service and politics. Despite falling out of favour after the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: First Trailer Preview Released for Mr Holmes – Starring Ian McKellen as an Elderly Sherlock Homes Post World War II

The first trailer has been released for Mr Holmes, a new film starring Ian McKellen as an aged Sherlock Holmes Post World War II grappling with losing his faculties while solving an unsolved case. About the film: Directed by Academy Award® winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey),Mr. Show More Summary

Harry Potter: 5 Real Harry Potter Filming Locations That You Can Visit in Britain

The world of Harry Potter is a magical place filled with Quidditch Matches, Dementors, Wizards, House Elves, Centaurs, Deatheaters, and more. There are so many impossibly awesome things it may seem hard to think that any of them could be real. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Mumford and Sons announce details of their new album and tour

It’s finally happened: Mumford and Sons have announced their plans for their new album and live tour. The band will release their third album “Wilder Mind” on May 4 through their record label Gentlemen of the Road. A week prior, on April 27, the first single from the album will be released. Show More Summary

Great Britons: William Blake – The Poet and Artist That Inspired Generations of Artists and Thinkers

William Blake was an English painter, poet and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. Key Facts Born 28 November...Show More Summary

Royal Mint Unveils New Portrait of Queen For Britain’s Coinage

I’m quite fond of British money and one thing that all Anglophiles know is that all British coins and currency feature a portrait of the Queen. The portrait has changed over the years and now the Royal Mint have unveiled the fifth iteration of the Queen’s Portrait. Show More Summary

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