Blog Profile / Anglotopia

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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Dispatches from England: A Guide to English School Dinner

Last month, I wrote about a few differences and observations I’ve made about primary school here (or, at least my son’s experience). One of the biggest differences is how the children are fed at my son’s school. I thought it worthy of its own post in order to more thoroughly explain it. Show More Summary

ITV wants to find the UK’s favourite Beatles hit: what’s yours?

The Beatles’ 1 is probably the greatest rock album ever. It contains many of the greatest songs of the greatest rock bands in the universe, and was apparently the top-selling album of the 2000s. Apparently, next month, The Beatles plan to release several deluxe editions of the album, including a 3-Disc version called 1+. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: Doc Martin Returns With a New Season to Acorn TV

 Doc Martin is back! A new series has just begun appearing on Acorn TV and will feature the latest adventures of surly Doc Martin and the colorful characters of Portwenn, Cornwall. We’ve seen the first two episodes so here’s a rundown...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Doc Martin, King and Queen

This week over at we have three beautiful new designs. First up is our first tribute to Doc Martin. The final two designs are new crown renditions from Malcolm Watson. CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW!!! The post Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Doc Martin, King and Queen appeared first on

Great British Houses: Brympton d’Evercy – A Stunning Stately Home in Somerset

One of Somerset’s most historic houses, Brympton d’Evercy, was once described as ‘the most beautiful house in England’. Built slowly over hundreds of years and then refurbished and renovated for every century after, Brympton d’Evercy...Show More Summary

Bristol Band to release their own rival theme song to “Spectre.”

Sam Smith’s “Writing on the Wall” has proven to be a very disive song. When the NME asked their readers for their opinion of the song, one summed up the general reaction with the following words: “Nice vocal, but ultimately pretty boring. Show More Summary

British Airways: BA Invites Google Streetview Aboard and Take Delivery of First 787-9 – Amazing Video of Construction Inside

We have two exciting stories concerning British Airways today. First up is the news that they’ve invited Google Streetview on board one of their planes. From BA: The airline has teamed up with London City Airport, home to British Airways’...Show More Summary

Brit Food: The English Pork Pie Company is Now Parker’s, A Great British Institution

You may already know us as The English Pork Pie Company, but as we’re becoming so much more than a pie business, we felt it was time for a change. We’re now called Parker’s, and we’re proud to use our family name to bring you the best...Show More Summary

Brit English: Britain vs. America: Vegetable Names – Anglophenia

If you want to get your five-a-day in the U.K., you’re going to want to know your scallions from your spring onions. Anglophenia’s Kate Arnell teaches us seven vegetables with different names in America and Britain. The post Brit English: Britain vs. America: Vegetable Names – Anglophenia appeared first on

Great Britons: John Constable – The Landscape Painter Who Created a Lasting Vision of the English Countryside

John Constable was an English landscape artist noted for his use of light and shade, an emphasis on the sky, and for painting exactly what he saw. His career was slow to develop and he never achieved significant fame during his lifetime, although he enjoyed greater popularity in France, which he never visited. Show More Summary

Sam Smith’s theme song to Spectre revealed: The Writing’s on the Wall.

Sam Smith recently released his theme song to the new James Bond film Spectre. It’s called “The Writing’s on the Wall.” Listen to it here: Spectre is due for release on October 26 in the UK and Ireland and November 6 everywhere else. The post Sam Smith’s theme song to Spectre revealed: The Writing’s on the Wall. appeared first on

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Habour Hill by Katie Flynn

One of bestselling author Katie Flynn’s contemporary novels, this story about love and friendship in a Norfolk town will warm your heart. Synopsis In the Norfolk town of Haisby, Harbour Hill climbs from the harbour to the cliff-top – a road of run-down grandeur, its mansions now bedsits and guest houses. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about the Rolling Stones You Might Now Know

Forming in 1962, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts may have had little inkling that they were going to become one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Still touring 53 years later,...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE! British Heart, Passport Stamps and Lancaster Bomber

This week over at we have three fantastic new designs. First up is a new design from Jane Secker called British Heart. Second up is a tribute to the glory of British travel. And our final new design is a tribute to the iconic Lancaster Bomber. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Wollaton Hall – An Elizabethan Palace That May Look Familiar from the Batman Films

At the time Wollaton Hall was built, it was an architectural sensation. A decadent Elizabethan palace that showed stark Tudor England how to embrace the excesses of the Renaissance, Wollaton boasts the most dramatic facade of any English house built in the 16th century. Show More Summary

Morrissey plays what he claims is his last UK show.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: until the artist in question is dead, take any and all claims of retirement from them with a grain of salt. Elton John has retired more times than I can count in the last forty years, and that hasn’t stopped him from going back to the […] The post Morrissey plays what he claims is his last UK show. appeared first on

Brit Book Review: Charles_HRH’s Guide to Great Britishness

There’s a twitter account that has been going for several years that is a fake Prince Charles and it cynically chimes in on current events pretending to be Prince Charles. It’s generally rather amusing (must like the similar parody account of the Queen). Show More Summary

Brit Entertainment: Top Ten Best British Film Villains of All Time – Who’s Your Favourite?

What measure is a villain? Is it someone who is pure evil or simply antagonistic? Whatever the motivation, whatever role they fit in the story, it cannot be denied that Britain has produced some of the best villains in the history of cinema. Show More Summary

Great Britons: William Wilberforce – The Man Who Campaigned His Whole Life to Abolish Slavery

William Wilberforce was a 19th century Member of Parliament (MP) and writer who devoted much of his life to the campaigns to first abolish the slave trade and secondly, to abolish slavery itself in British colonies. He was converted to evangelical Christianity by friends and his beliefs played an important role in his political life. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Attempting to Learn Rugby During the Rugby World Cup

There’s a bit of a buzz about rugby around the country right now, as England is hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Equivalent to soccer’s (football) World Cup, the Rugby World Cup is the premiere international tournament for the sport of rugby. Show More Summary

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