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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Exclusive Excerpt: Consult the Oracle – A Victorian Guide to Folklore and Fortune Telling

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Consult the Oracle – A Victorian Guide to Folklore and Fortune Telling published last month by Shire Books.  Consult the Oracle by Gabriel Nostradamus, 1899 CHAPTER 6: What We May Learn...Show More Summary

History Video: Oxford – The University City – A Fascinating Look at the Facilities and Character of Oxford University in the 1940?s

The University City – For more than seven hundred years Oxford has existed as a centre of learning and culture. But it is not only a city of the past, loving and caring for its great traditions; it is also a city of the present and the future. Show More Summary

Downton Abbey: First Look at Downton’s Newest and Youngest Castmembers

Downton Abbey series 5 will begin airing next month in the UK, so the publicity machine is already ramping up. This past weekend, they released two pictures giving a look at two new stars of the show – the children Master George Crawley and Miss Sybbie Branson. Show More Summary

Video: Do you agree with these 8 great things to do in London? As Voted on by Students in London

Kaplan International English, a leading provider of English language courses with two schools in London has asked 535 of their London students about their favorite things to do in the capital while they’re studying. They created this...Show More Summary

It’s weird, but is it art? Weird British Art News

I have quite a few stories in my backlog related to British art. So, here are a few of them. Woman bangs her head, becomes brilliant artist. Pip Taylor of Irby always wanted to be an artist. Unfortunately, she had one major problem: she was no good at it. Show More Summary

Sunday Photo: A Lovely Photo of Wingreen Hill in Wiltshire

  During our last visit to the UK, I had the pleasure of spending the day with a local photographer named David Hansford who look me all around Dorset and Wiltshire to the best vistas. Wingreen Hill in Wiltshire was one of our first destinations. Show More Summary

Great British Art: The Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I by George Gower

George Gower (c.1540–1596) was an English portrait painter who became Serjeant Painter to Queen Elizabeth I in 1581. The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I of England is the name of any of three surviving versions of an allegorical panel...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: First Preview Trailer Released for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Sequel to Hit Brit Film

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was one of the those great uplifting British films when it came out in 2012. It’s quickly become one of our favorites. So, we’re a combination of excited and dubious at the prospect of there being a sequel. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Design LIVE – British Classic – Our Tribute to the Classic Mini Cooper

Anglotees Alert: New Shirt LIVE – British Classic – Our tribute to the Classic Mini Cooper. We’ve been in love with the classic Mini Cooper since we first saw it on Mr Bean many years ago (more than we’d like to admit!). It happens to...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Tales of an Expat Brit Who Moved to Florida as Teenager – Reverse Life Across the Pond

Looking out of the window through blurry, tear filled eyes I watched as my beloved home spread out below me, first Heathrow airport and the surrounding areas, then it was the vast expanse of fields and valleys and the occasional town nestled in amongst the trees. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Hardwick Hall – Everything You Need to Know about this Elizabethan Marvel

There are many grand and architecturally significant houses in England. However, there is one in particular that stands out from the rest. Hardwick Hall, which is located in Derbyshire, is the former home of Elizabeth Shrewsbury, also known as Bess of Hardwick. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: First Look at The Theory of Everything – New Biopic About the Life of Stephen Hawking

The Official Trailer for The Theory of Everything has been released. The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Show More Summary

Helen Mirren’s Will Reprise Her Role of The Queen for Hit Play The Audience on Broadway in New York City

Great news for Anglophiles – Helen Mirren’s hit play – The Audience – is coming to Broadway in 2015. According to the BBC: West End hit The Audience, starring Dame Helen Mirren as the Queen, is to transfer to Broadway next year. TheShow More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to buy Londoner At Heart

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL There is just 24 Hours Left to buy Londoner at Heart -Our whimsical journey around our favorite places in London. Available in Men’s, Women’s, Long Sleeve, V-neck, Hoodie and Tote bag starting at $16.99. Shipping worldwide. Show More Summary

Great British Telly: Top Ten British Mystery Shows That Every Anglophile Will Enjoy And Where to Watch Them

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest contribution from Anglophile British TV lover Lucia Olson. The Inspector Morse series Although it didn’t run as long as it could have due to John Thaw’s untimely death from cancer, this show is...Show More Summary

Great Britons: Florence Nightingale – Everything You Need to Know about the Woman Who Revolutionized Nursing

Florence Nightingale was a celebrated British social reformer and statistician and the founder of modern nursing as we know it today. She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. Show More Summary

Billy Bragg and the quest to bring guitars to prisoners

One of musician and activist Billy Bragg’s pet projects was the Jail Guitar Doors project. The Jail Guitar Doors project, named after an old Clash B-side, is dedicated to rehabilitating prisoners by offering sufficiently well-behaved prisoners a chance to learn to play the guitar. Show More Summary

Brit History Long Read: The Last of the Brudenells – Everything You Need to Know About Lord Cardigan and the Charge of the Light Brigade

On October 16th, 1793, James Thomas Brudenell was born in Hambleden, Buckinghamshire to George Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan and Penelope Cooke. The only son among seven sisters, James grew up pampered and spoiled. He stood to inherit the Brudenell estate at Deene Park; his lineage stretched back to Charles I’s reign. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to Scotland from STARZ in Honor of the Outlander Series – USA ONLY

In an effort to promote their new upcoming series Outlander, the STARZ cable network is running a sweepstakes offering up the chance to win a trip to Scotland. Here are the prize details: The potential Grand Prize winner will be awarded a trip for winner and one (1) guest to Outlander set in Scotland. Show More Summary

World War I Centenary: Britain Turns off the Lights to mark 100th anniversary – Amazing Video

As part of the many remembrance ceremonies that took place today, Britons were encouraged to turn out their lights tonight at 10PM until 11PM to honor the memory of those who fought and died during The Great War. It’s an amazing sight. Show More Summary

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