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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Dispatches from England: My First Afternoon Tea

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit this (although I’m sure I’ve made far sillier confessions in this Dispatches column over the past year), but it took 16 months of living in Great Britain before I finally attended my first afternoon tea. Show More Summary

Great British Cuppa – Five Scrumptious Foods to Have at High Tea – Which is Your Favorite?

Tea, originally just a drink from the New World, Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, turned it into an event. The Duchess envisioned Afternoon Tea as a meal to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner, usually taken between 4 PM and 6 PM. Show More Summary

Brit Books: The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret

This fascinating read begins with TV writer-director-producer Catherine Bailey beginning research for a book about the Belvoir estate volunteers who fought in France in World War I, and how it affected those who, and life at the estate afterwards. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Scott Walker to score Robert Pattinson’s new film

I’ve done an article about Scott Walker before, so, if you haven’t heard of this British experimental rock legend, he who went from Andy Williams to Karlheinz Stockhausen, you might want to read that article and come back to this one. Show More Summary

Sunday Photo: A Lovely Shot of the Golden Afternoon Sun on Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset For Your Desktop Wallpaper

This is my favorite picture from our last trip to England. We stayed on Gold Hill, located in Shaftesbury, Dorset in Updown Cottage – the white cottage in the center – for the Christmas holidays and had a lovely time. Every day I waited...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday Auntie Beeb: On This Day in 1922, The British Broadcasting Corporation Was Founded – What’s Your Favorite Show?

What would the world be like without the BBC? It’d certainly be a lot less funny! On October 18th, 1922, the British Broadcasting corporation was founded with a public service broadcasting remit. From Wikipedia: The British Broadcasting...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Design LIVE – British Slang Bus Blind and Mind the Gap Returns

This week we’ve got two great designs – one inspired by the best in British Slang and the other is a reprint run for Mind the Gap, one of our most popular shirts. About British Slang Bus Blind One of the most celebrated aspects of British...Show More Summary

British Man Builds His Own Toll Road Outside of Bath Without Permission – Becomes National Hero

This is a fascinating true story. Check it out. Welcome to the Kelston Toll Road: Fed up with a 14-mile diversion caused by a landslip, businessman Mike Watts has taken a £300,000 risk and set up his own private toll road. It costs £2...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy the British Slang Bus Bling and the Mind the Gap Reprint!

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy the British Slang Bus Blind Our tribute to our favorite British English words and phrases. This shirt has been very popular! Available in men’s, women’s, v-neck, long sleeve, hoodie and tote bag starting at $16.99 and shipping worldwide. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Chartwell – The Beloved Home of Sir Winston Churchill – The Home That Was His Daily Inspiration

The family home of Sir Winston Churchill for most of his adult life, Chartwell is a museum and shrine to the man who led Great Britain to victory during the Second World War. Now a National Trust property, Chartwell is an understated...Show More Summary

The Wild Kingdom – 10 Fascinating Animals Native to Great Britain

Every place on Earth has certain species you won’t find anywhere else. While it might seem that there aren’t a lot of interesting animals in the UK, the truth is much different from that. There are many interesting native species in Britain, some very rare indeed. Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: A Guide to Britain’s Driving Roads – Motorways, A Road, B Roads and More

Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago Ellen Hawley wrote a fantastic guide to driving in Britain and she has graciously followed that up with another driving related guide – this time a guide to Britain’s roads. Britain’s roads come in four...Show More Summary

Stephen Hawking to perform on a song for Pink Floyd’s Farewell record.

Stephen Hawking may be the closest thing the physics world has to a rock star, writing a few best-selling books that lots of people buy but few people actually read, has made guest appearances on shows like The Simpsons and Star Trek, and has even recorded two songs with Pink Floyd. Show More Summary

Great Britons: Alexander Graham Bell – The Scot Who Invented the Telephone As We Know It

Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Key Facts about Alexander Graham Bell Born 1847 – died 1922 Invented the telephone...Show More Summary

Brit History: 10 Events from the Victorian Era Every Anglophile Should Know About

Still the longest reigning monarch at 63 years (though Queen Elizabeth II should catch her in 2015), Queen Victoria presided over one of the longest and most successful eras of British history. The Victorian era was one of massive changes, including industrial, social, philosophical, and technological transformations. Show More Summary

Scotland Alert: Win a Three Night Stay in Scotland – Open to Anyone

Our friends over at Lynott Tours are offering up the chance to win a three night stay in Scotland. Please note: this contest requires the use of Facebook. Here are the prize details: We’re celebrating Scotland this month with so much news about St. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Going Native – British Things I Find Myself Saying in Everyday Life

My husband and I recently attended a dinner party at someone’s home, and it was set up as a murder mystery dinner. The characters we played were English, and so we spent the evening speaking in our best English accents among a bunchShow More Summary

The Beatles: One of John Lennon’s guitars to fetch £600,000 at auction

Yet another Beatle guitar has been put up for auction. And, unlike the last one I covered, this one doesn’t even have much of an interesting history. A 1963 Gretsch 6120 owned by John Lennon will be auctioned off at Le Meridien Hotel in Piccadilly on November 23. Show More Summary

Brit Humour: More British Problems That Are Both Hilarious and Some Baffling

We thought this was fun and worth sharing (note: we did not make this). Source. The post Brit Humour: More British Problems That Are Both Hilarious and Some Baffling appeared first on

Brit Books: Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen’s Most Eligible Bachelor

  It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. In Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen’s Most Eligible Bachelor, the prideful and pre-Elizabeth Mr. Show More Summary

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