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

Blog Post Archive

Dispatches from England: My Kids’ Favorite British Children’s Book Authors

My family is preparing for a visit back to the U.S. this summer. I’ve been thinking about what to pack that will entertain my children on the long flight back. And what struck me is how different my children’s tastes are in toys and books since we moved here. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday Prince George! The Prince That Captivated the World Turns 1 – Here’s Two New Pictures

It’s hard to believe that it has been a whole year since we were all captivated by a camera pointing at a hospital door in London, waiting for the announcement of a little baby. For us it was extra special as it was just a few weeks after we celebrated the arrival of Miss Anglotopia. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in new Codebreaker Biopic The Imitation Game

The first trailer has been released of Benedict Cumberbatch playing Alan Turing in the upcoming biopic The Imitation Game. From the Description: The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer ofShow More Summary

Anglotees Alert: Enter For Your Chance to Win A Free Classic British Drama DVD Collection from Acorn Media

We’ve partnered with Acorn Media to offers friends of Anglotees a chance to win One of Three copies of their new DVD British Drama Collection. Included in new DVD set are: Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1997) – A prim and principled governess...Show More Summary

Real Life James Bonds: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about MI6 – The British Foreign Intelligence Service

“Bond. James Bond.” Though they may not refer to their agents as “00” anything, MI6, more officially known as the Secret Intelligence Service, is still a crack intelligence agency. MI6 actually stands for “Military Intelligence, Section 6” and is comparable to the C.I.A. Show More Summary

Sunday Photo: A Lovely Photo of The Old Mill in Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds For Your Desktop Wallpaper

One of the highlights of our last trip was a visit to the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, we had the pleasure of visiting Lower Slaughter (sadly, a sick toddler prevented a trip to Upper Slaughter). Before we had to get Anglotopia Jr to bed to get better, I snapped this photo of the Old Mill. Show More Summary

Game of Thrones: Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace Plays Game of Thrones Theme at the Changing of the Guard – Video Inside

The Changing of the Guard is always fun if you can get a good spot and one of the highlights is the band will play a variety of songs. This past week they did something awesome and played the Game of Thrones theme. Well, played, Your Majesty. Show More Summary

Since We All Love Pictures of Cute Babies – Check Out the New Official Photo Released Tonight of Prince George Toddling

Prince George’s Birthday is Tuesday – can you believe it’s been a year! Miss Anglotopia just turned one herself and it amazing how time flies. Ahead of the undoubted media attention coming, the Palace has released a new picture of Prince...Show More Summary

Weekend Viewing: Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: A 17th Century History for Girls – Act 3 – At Work and Play – Final Episode – Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley explores the lives of some of the most remarkable women of the age, including writers, actresses, travellers and scientists. Against a backdrop of religious and political turmoil, the rise of print culture, the rapid growth...Show More Summary

Great British Art: A Landscape in Suffolk by Thomas Gainsborough

  The subject of this painting are the landscapes that the young Thomas Gainsborough grew up with in his native suffolk. The Dutch landscape art of the 17th century was an inspiration with its loose brushstrokes, brandishing moving forms,...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday to Brit Superstar Benedict Cumberbatch Who’s 38 Today – What’s Your Favorite Role?

A big Anglotopia Happy Birthday goes out to British superstar Benedict Cumberbatch who turns 38 years old today. What’s your favorite Cumberbatch role? We’d vote for Sherlock. The post Happy Birthday to Brit Superstar Benedict Cumberbatch Who’s 38 Today – What’s Your Favorite Role? appeared first on

Harry Potter – Humor – Middle Aged Harry Potter Novel Ideas

JK Rowling took the Harry Potter world by storm last week when she released a new short story detailing what he was up to in his adult life. If she continues writing about the wizard’s life, what subject matter must she inevitably address?...Show More Summary

Guest Feature: Caledoniatopia – Our Intrepid Writer Goes on A Spontaneous Day Trip to Glasgow

Next week over 1,000,000 people will flood Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It’s a proud moment for this city that has been through cycles of boom and bust for hundreds of years, sinking into squalor and scraping its way up again. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Shirt LIVE – Brilliant Britain – Our Tribute to the Places that Make Britain Great!

When our regular designer Malcolm showed us this design, we knew we had to go with it immediately. Brilliant Britain – this shirt conjures up some of the most beautiful places in Britain. These places are overlaid on top of a vintage looking Union Flag. Show More Summary

Brit Telly 101: Understanding British Police Ranks for British Mystery TV Show Lovers

“Rank has its privileges” they say, and in any military or police organization you can find quite a lot of them. Ranks exist to create order and a clear chain of command between officers with different levels of experience. In the UK,...Show More Summary

David Bowie will release new music soon.

For whatever reason, in recent years, David Bowie has gone from typically flashy rock star to possibly retired rock star to reclusive artist. It has been a year and a half since he announced he was releasing his first new album in over...Show More Summary

English Language: What’s The Longest Word In The English Language?

Another fascinating video from Brit Tom Scott who makes videos about interesting things. From the video description: I’m getting a bit linguistic in this week’s video, from the Welsh village of Llanfair­pwllgwyn­gyllgo­gery­chwyrn­dro­bwll­llanty­silio­gogo­goch. Show More Summary

History: A Brief and Funny Guide to Britain’s 6 Worst Rulers – Anglophenia Video

Britain has had a number of great kings and queens, but also some truly terrible ones. Siobhan Thompson from Anglophenia looks at the worst of the worst. The post History: A Brief and Funny Guide to Britain’s 6 Worst Rulers – Anglophenia Video appeared first on

Guest Long Read: Brit Food – 10 Delicious British Dishes Every Anglophile Should Know About – What’s Your Favorite?

British food has been accused of being boring and bland but dedicated Anglophiles know better. This article is a list of 10 British dishes every Anglophile should know about. Whether it’s their interesting story, their plain deliciousness,...Show More Summary

Great Britons: Isambard Kingdom Brunel – Everything You Need to Know About The Engineer That Built Victorian Britain

Key Facts About Isambard Kingdom Brunel Born April 9, 1806, died September 15, 1859. Developed modern rail and shipping transport Showed the power and ability of engineering to change the world Has pretty much the coolest name a person...Show More Summary

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