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Filed Under:Local Interest / England
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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Brit DVD Reviews: Poirot – The Fan Favorites Collection by Acorn Media

Not too long ago, PBS ran a special about the series Poirot and I had remarked to my husband that I was sorry to have missed some of the episodes they had mentioned, specifically Murder on the Orient Express.  You can imagine how excited...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert – LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy – Christmas Anglotees Designs and Routemaster Reprint

LAST CALL – 24 Hours Left to Buy! NEW DESIGN LIVE – Merry Christmas From England We had the pleasure of spending last Christmas in England and it was a truly magical experience. This design by our regular designer, Malcolm Watson isShow More Summary

Harry Potter: 25 Things You Might Not Know about Harry Potter – Video

In this great video, John Green of Mental Floss covers a ton of facts and figures you may not have known about Harry Potter. Well worth a watch! The post Harry Potter: 25 Things You Might Not Know about Harry Potter – Video appeared first on

Great British Gardens: Stowe Landscape Gardens – One of the First Managed Landscape Gardens in England

Stowe is a grand estate in the Vale of Aylesbury north of London. It contains a large mansion and extensive grounds in the Landscape style, which developed during the 18th century in Georgian England to reflect a growing interest in an idealized natural landscape. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Carl Barat of the Libertines makes WW1-themed video

  Carl Barat is the less famous, but more functional of the two frontmen for The Libertines. And, like Pete Doherty, he’s currently balancing work with the band with a solo career with his new band The Jackals, recruited when he asked...Show More Summary

Photo: History – Could This Be the Most English Picture Ever? RAF Pilot Getting a Haircut Between Missions

I found this picture on the website Reddit the other day and thought it was worth sharing. It’s simple, an RAF pilot is getting a haircut between missions, while reading a book, smoking a pipe, a Spitfire in the background and all around looking like a hero. Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five Places to Visit in Manchester On Your Next Visit

Manchester, the jewel of the north. Well, maybe that’s exaggerating a bit, but having traveled there myself, I can say it’s certainly is a very lovely city with much to offer tourists. As of 2013, it had a population of over 500,000 and an area population of 2.55 million. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Tea from Tyneside – Ringtons Tea Comes to America – Read the Story Here

John Lucas, a North Carolina-based Brit, explains how famous UK tea brand Ringtons came to be on sale in the USA. You may well have heard the expression “Carrying coals to Newcastle”, a reference to the fact that Newcastle and its surrounding areas were once great producers of coal. Show More Summary

Great Britons: Octavia Hill – The English Social Reformer Who Helped Found England’s National Trust

Octavia Hill was an English social reformer, whose main concern was the welfare of the inhabitants of cities, especially London, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Born into a family with a strong commitment to alleviating poverty, she herself grew up in straitened circumstances owing to the financial failure of her father. Show More Summary

Weird Britain: The West Mercia Police and the Quest For the Holy Grail

In August, a team of 12 officers and a dog from the West Midlands police raided a pub in Lea, Herefordshire. The police force got word that something of value had been stolen and stashed there. The booty in question was a cup believed by many to be the Holy Grail. Show More Summary

Caledoniatopia: Win a Trip to Scotland from VisitScotland and Mackays! – USA ONLY

The folks from Visit Scotland and Mackays are offering up the chance to win an amazing trip to Scotland. Here are the prize details: The prize is for two people (1) winner will receive the prize and the winner will be able to choose one travel companion to accompany them on the trip. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: British Things I Still Haven’t Mastered Living in the UK

I recently had a conversation with some fellow American expats that made me realize just how much about life here in Great Britain that I still haven’t figured out completely. When this group gets together, we often ask our embarrassing...Show More Summary

Brit Book Reviews: In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn by Sarah Morris & Natalie Grueninger

by Sarah Morris & Natalie Grueninger The second – and most famous – wife of England’s King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn has proven a deep well of fascination for scholars and fiction readers alike. And thanks to Natalie Dormer’s portrayal...Show More Summary

British Lanscapes Photography: The Moray Firth Coast in Scotland – Cliffs, Coves & Castles

I have  recently completed a trip I had planned to make in 2012 but had to postpone due to a sudden back problem that stopped me from driving never mind walking, plenty of which I always have to do on any photo trip. The main of objective...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Old Paul McCartney and Wings tunes resurface

Say what you will about Paul McCartney’s solo work, but there’s a general consensus that 1973’s Band on The Run is one of the best albums, and, shortly after the album’s release, Paul McCartney and Wings made a small concert film called One Hand Clapping. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert – New Designs LIVE – Christmas Comes to Anglotees and Routemaster Returns

This Week at Anglotees NEW DESIGN LIVE – Merry Christmas From England We had the pleasure of spending last Christmas in England and it was a truly magical experience. This design by our regular designer, Malcolm Watson is a tribute to the holiday season from our most favorite place in the world. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Waddesdon Manor – The House Built by the Rothschild Banking Dynasty

Waddesdon Manor is a Louis XIV style French renaissance château lavishly built in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. As extravagant as you would expect, Waddesdon Manor is one the grandestShow More Summary

Grab the Tissues – British Retailer John Lewis Has Released 2014’s Heartwarming Christmas Commercial – Monty The Penguin

John Lewis has done it again with their yearly tearjerker advertisement. Here is this year’s heartwarming 2014 Christmas advert. As a parent of two young children this almost had me balling. It’s about a young boy and his penguin named Monty. Show More Summary

Video: There’s a Bit of England in New York, Literally – Watch to Find Out How

Some folks might leave their heart in San Francisco, but over at Waterside Plaza in New York, there’s a much more real and physical souvenir: a part of Bristol, a port town in the south west of England, that literally makes up the foundation...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy – MI5 and MI6 and Union Who Returns

LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy! We’ve got an exciting line-up at Anglotees this week! We’ve got two new designs, one dedicated to MI5 and the other one dedicated to MI6. We’ve also brought back Union Who for a limited print run so people can order for Christmas. Show More Summary

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