Blog Profile / Anglotopia

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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Dispatches from England: The Tale of Two Royal Births – Expat Observations of Royal Births

One of the first big news events that took place after we moved here two summers ago was the birth of Prince George to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It was fun to experience such an important occasion to the country we were now calling home for a few years. Show More Summary

Telly News: Queen Victoria’s life to be dramatised for ITV 

The BBC is going to produce an 8 part drama on the life of Queen Victoria. From the BBC: The life of Queen Victoria is to be dramatised in an ITV series, starting with when she took the throne aged 18.The eight-hour series will be the...Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: A Green and Pleasant Land by Ursula Buchan

A fascinating glimpse into an aspect of the WW2 home front, “A Green and Pleasant Land” tells the story of how gardening played a vital role in the war effort. The Countryman calls this “a well-researched and evocative account of how...Show More Summary

Guest Feature: English Castles: Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About English Castles by Edd Morris

Editor’s Note: The following was a contribution from Dr. Edd Morris, the author of the recently released book Exploring English Castles. From the grandest fortresses to long-forgotten ruins, I’ve always loved exploring English castles. Show More Summary

Caledoniatopia: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Edinburgh Scotland You Might Not Know

More than just the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is a place with one foot in history and another in the modern. From Edinburgh Castle to the waterfront, there are so many interesting things about this city it is honestly hard to put them all into this article. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – It’s Always Tea Time, Union Jack Heart and That London Feeling Returns

This week over at we have three great new designs on offer. First up is a new design from a new designer named Kevin Scharr called It’s Always Tea Time, second up is a heart shaped tribute to the Union Flag and finally we’ve brought back That London Feeling for a limited reprint run. Show More Summary

The Brit Film Fiver – Five British Actors’ Forgotten Films

If you look at the IMDB page for any great actor or actress, they are certain to have a lengthy list of television, film, and other roles. Some of these roles are more famous than others, such as Sir Kenneth Branagh in Henry V or Dame...Show More Summary

Amazing Color Photos of Honeymoon Taken Before Outbreak of WWII Will Take Your Breath Away

Check out these Incredible color photos unearthed in the attic of the late Margaret Gardiner that tell the story of her honeymoon with husband Denys in the summer of 1939. It’s a fascinating look at a world that would soon be ripped apart by World War II. Show More Summary

English Language: British Guy Tries to Guess the Meaning of Obscure U.S. Slang Words – Video

British expat Laurence Brown tries (and—it should be said—fails) to guess the meaning of these 16 regional U.S. slang words. Note: several of the words are so obscure that they may even have become archaic. The post English Language: British Guy Tries to Guess the Meaning of Obscure U.S. Slang Words – Video appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy American Born, British at Heart, My Heart Lives in Scotland and This England!

We’ve got another stellar lineup this week over at Anglotees. First up is a variation of one we did a few weeks ago – this time called My Heart Lives in Scotland. The second design features the iconic This England quote. And finally,...Show More Summary

Google Streetview captures virtual Hadrian’s Wall and Pennine Way

I doubt Emperor Hadrian imagined this when he ordered this wall to be built almost 2,000 years ago! The Hadrian’s Wall path has come to Google Streetview (along with the Pennine Way). From the BBC: Parts of Hadrian’s Wall and the Pennine Way have been added to Google Street View. Show More Summary

Ruling the Waves: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Britain’s Royal Navy You Might Not Know

Formed in 1660, the Royal Navy was the first branch of the British armed forces created and thus known as the “Senior Service”. Over 355 years, the Royal Navy has distinguished itself amongst its contemporaries across the globe, winning battles across the high seas and turning its sailors into national heroes. Show More Summary

Brit Music: The woman behind Pulp’s hit “Common People” revealed!

She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge, she studied sculpture at St. Martin’s College, that’s where- well, you probably already know the words. And if you don’t, here’s the official video for the song. In my opinion, Pulp’s 1994 album Different Class is likely the best album of the mid-nineties Britpop revolution. Show More Summary

Great Britons: Cecil Beaton – The Iconic British Photographer of the Stars

Sir Cecil Beaton was a remarkable British fashion photographer, set and costume designer and artist who photographed almost every famous person of the 20th century. He had an upper-class upbringing and became part of the British wealthy Bohemian class. Show More Summary

Video: The Queen’s Hats Through History

This lovely video from the British Pathé archives takes you on a journey of millinery wisdom that we hope offers insight into Her Majesty’s enviable knack for sporting a good hat! The post Video: The Queen’s Hats Through History appeared first on

Video: 92-year-old WW2 Veteran Joy Lofthouse Flies Spitfire Again

92-year-old Air Transport Auxiliary veteran Joy Lofthouse returns to the skies in a Spitfire 70 years on from the end of World War 2. Seven decades after her last flight in the iconic plane, Joy described the experience as “lovely: it...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to Britain to Attend a Football Match – GLOBAL CONTEST!!!

Our friends at Visit Britain are offering up the amazing chance to win a trip to Britain to attend a proper Football match. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN WORLDWIDE!!! Here are the prize details: There is one prize package to be won. The prize...Show More Summary

The Who announced as last Glastonbury headliner

Despite the brouhaha about the recent announcement that Kanye West would headline Glastonbury this year, it’s all the more surprising that when they announced that The Who the final headliner, the news seemed to have been strangely underreported. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Observations from a Trip to Wales

Last weekend, for the first May bank holiday weekend, we spent three days exploring the beautiful Snowdonia region of Wales. This was our first time visiting another country in the UK other than England while we’ve been living here,Show More Summary

Brit Food: A Brief Guide to the The Great British Banger!

The British Banger – Exclusive Offer British sausages and Irish sausages are normally made from raw pork or beef mixed with a variety of herbs, spices and cereals, many recipes of which are traditionally associated with particular regions (such as Lincolnshire and Cumberland sausages). Show More Summary

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