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Great British Houses: Kimbolton Castle – A Stunning Castle Turned Mansion in Cambridgeshire

A Norman castle, a Tudor manor house, a Georgian mansion, and finally, a public school. Kimbolton Castle has survived many centuries of change. The final resting place of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s divorced and banished Spanish Queen, Kimbolton Castle sits amidst wooded grounds close to the small town of Kimbolton. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Victor Frankenstein Official Trailer Starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe

Coming son, a new take on a classic tale. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today. Show More Summary

Down at the Pub: A Brief History of British Ale

Water, hops, barley, yeast, and malts. Just a few simple ingredients make one of Britain’s favorite drinks. Much like tea, ale is an endemic part of British culture, whether it’s brought to a party or poured after a long day of work....Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on 28 Days Later

I love zombie films. I find the idea of the dead coming back to haunt the living fascinating for several reasons. For instance, one basic one is, if the Dead are walking around, do they really count as dead? The other reason, perhaps...Show More Summary

David Gilmour says Pink Floyd reunion would be “fakery.”

Breaking news: Pink Floyd are still dead. At this point, with Rick Wright gone and Roger doing his own thing, the only real reason anyone thinks it’s still a possibility is because David Gilmour and Nick Mason got together to finish some demos Rick Wright left unfinished and turned it into another album. Show More Summary

The Monarchs: George VI (1936-1952) – The Unexpected King Who Led a Nation Through War

Editor’s Note: This is the final new article in our first series of 12 articles on British Monarchs. This series has been very popular and had a good response. Shall we commission another series of 12 articles? George VI’s reign is remembered as a time of hardship, suffering and uncertainty. Show More Summary

The UK Travel Fiver – Five of the United Kingdom’s Most Romantic Ruins

There’s something we love about old ruins. Maybe it’s a sense of history or the spectacular views that make it understandable why anyone would build there. However, for one reason or another, they ceased to have any use and fell into disrepair. Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Oranges & Sunshine by Margaret Humphreys

Now a major motion picture starring Emily Watson, Margaret Humphreys’ “Oranges and Sunshine” tells the compelling true story of a determined woman’s fight for justice. Synopsis: In 1986 Margaret Humphreys, a Nottingham social worker, investigated a woman’s claim that, aged four, she had been put on a boat to Australia by the British government. Show More Summary

Brit TV: The BBC’s Hit Comedy Detectorists Comes to AcornTV in the USA

A fun new British Comedy has arrived on Acorn TV here in the USA. Here’s the scoop: Acorn TV features the US Premiere of hit British comedy DETECTORISTS on Monday, August 17, 2015. BAFTA-winner Mackenzie Crook (Game of Thrones, The Office,...Show More Summary

Downton Abbey: First Look at the Upcoming Final Sixth Series – Photo Gallery

Downton Abbey returns to UK TV screens in a few weeks and ahead of that, the first promo pictures from the upcoming season are starting to trickle out. Here’s our first good luck at Downton Abbey’s sixth and final series (sniff). Photo...Show More Summary

Brit Food: A Brief History of Fish and Chips

In the UK, fish and chips are an institution. For generations, fish and chips have fed millions of memories – and who can resist the mouth-watering combination of fish in crisp golden batter served with hot, fluffy chips?! Whether you...Show More Summary

Video: How to Make British Cocktails – Anglophenia Ep 35

Learn how to make your own British beverages at home with Anglophenia’s Kate Arnell. The post Video: How to Make British Cocktails – Anglophenia Ep 35 appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Cool London, Home Coordinates and Yorkshire Tribute

This week at Anglotees we have three beautiful new designs. First up is Cool London an new tribute to London from Jane Secker. Next up is a tribute to all those that call England home. And Finally is a new tribute to the flag of Yorkshire. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Wilton House – A Stunning Example of Palladian Architecture in Wiltshire

Wilton House is an impressive example of severe Palladian style and is home to Inigo Jones’ famous Single and Double Cube Rooms, believed by some to be the finest 17th century staterooms in England.  Privately owned since King HenryShow More Summary

Don’t Panic: First Preview Released for New Dad’s Army Upcoming Remake Film – Video

We know have our first look at the new Dad’s Army remake film coming to screens next year. Looks funny! It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about Cardiff, Wales You Might Not Know

The capital of Wales, archaeological evidence suggests that people lived in the area as early as 6,000 years ago. Things began to solidify with the founding of a Roman Fort and later with William the Conqueror’s invasion and the construction of Cardiff Castle. Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: You Are My Sunshine – Katie Flynn

Fans of historical fiction will love this story of friendship and love set against the backdrop of war, from Britain’s bestselling saga author Katie Flynn. Synopsis: Kay Duffield’s fiancee is about to leave the country, and her own duty with the WAAF is imminent when she becomes a bride. Show More Summary

The Libertines promise “Shenanigans” to promote their new album.

I am slowly but surely becoming used to great bands taking their time with releasing their big comeback records. Guns n Roses famously took over a decade to release Chinese Democracy (which I’m willing to put down to Axl being Axl).Show More Summary

The Monarchs: King John (1199 – 1216) – One of England’s Most Terrible Kings – Famous for Sealing the Magna Carta

King John is thought to be the antithesis of King Richard, the Lionheart who preceded him. If Richard was tall, strong, brave and an accomplished military leader, John was short, weak, cowardly and completely unskilled in the art of war. Show More Summary

The James Bond Fiver – Top Five Bond Cars of All Time – Which is Your Favorite?

With this year’s entry, Spectre, as the twenty-fourth James Bond film since 1962’s Dr. No, we have been treated to a long history of gadgets, girls, and cars. From the Sunbeam Alpine in that very first film to the Aston Martin DB10 this...Show More Summary

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