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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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The Yard Where Red Phone Boxes Die and Come Back to Life – BBC News

The BBC has a great article on the fate of Britain’s iconic red phone boxes. My dream is to eventually buy one of these for the outside of the Anglotopia office. The number of red phone boxes has fallen sharply as BT’s sold thousands off. Show More Summary

Video: Made in Britain – Stunning Timelapse Video Takes You On a Journey Around Britain

This is stunning. Put some headphones on, put the video on full screen and sit back and be transported to Britain using this beautiful imagery. Perfect for a Friday afternoon like today. About the video by Chad Gordon Higgins: It’s been...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – My Heart Lives in England, Talking British and Welsh Roots

This week at we have three great new designs. First up is a tribute to all us Anglophiles heartsick for England – My Heart Lives in England. The second design is Talking British, a tribute to some of our favorite British words and sayings. Show More Summary

Movie Magic – Surprise! Five American Movies You Probably Never Knew Were Filmed in the United Kingdom

Hollywood had long been the movie capitol of the world, but in more modern times, it’s beginning to be eclipsed by Atlanta, Vancouver, and even London. Britain has long had its share of great studios from Shepperton to Ealing. WhileShow More Summary

Happy St George’s Day: Beautiful Rendition of Jerusalem from the Royal Wedding in 2011 – Video

This is one of my favorite performances of Jerusalem, not just because it’s a great song but because I was at the Royal Wedding. Well, not in the Cathedral, but on the Mall where it was piped over loudspeakers and the hundreds of thousands of people joined in the singing. Show More Summary

Shakespeare Day: Benedict Cumberbatch reads Shakespeare’s ‘The Seven Ages of Man’

Since it’s ‘Shakespeare Day’ we thought we’d share this lovely recording of Benedict Cumberbatch reading the ‘The Seven Ages of Man,’ the iconic monologue from the William Shakespeare Play As You Like It. Here are all the words if you...Show More Summary

Brit Bool Deal of the Week: Stolen by Susan Lewis

  One of the earlier novels from international bestseller Susan Lewis. Booklist says “”This story satisfies at all levels... like a British Jodi Picoult, Lewis excels at entertaining in a manner that is sensational at heart yet, in execution,...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL! Just 24 Hours Left to Buy Sherlock Holmes, Scottish Roots and Tired of London, Tired of Life

LAST CALL – 24 Hours Left to Buy!!! This week over at we’ve got two new designs and a special reprint run. The first new design is a tribute to everyone’s favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. The second design...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Oasis may reunite next year

Practically every Gallagher Brothers Scandal Sheet I’ve done included some mention of rumours that Oasis could reunite, hopes that Noel almost always feel the need to debunk, except for the last one. A while back, Liam posted a pic of himself on Twitter with a backstage pass to a concert his brother Noel’s band. Show More Summary

Anglotopia and Anglotees Need Your Help to Expand!

For those that may not already know, Anglotopia and Anglotees are a small business owned by an American couple with two kids. We’ve experienced some fantastic growth in the last year or so and we’ve outgrown our current space. We started Anglotopia in 2007 from a closet in Chicago. Show More Summary

Great Britons: Edward Elgar – The Man Who Created the “Land of Hope and Glory”

Sir Edward Elgar was a British musician and composer who rose from obscure origin to eventually found the fame and success he had struggled for and became the most important composer of his era. His work is still widely played at concerts, most notably Last Night at the Proms. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Mr Holmes – Ian McKellen Puts a New Spin on Sherlock Holmes in New Trailer – Video

This looks really good! Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen takes on the iconic role of Detective Sherlock Holmes, one of the British literature’s most revered characters in the forthcoming film MR HOLMES. In 1947, the world famous sleuth...Show More Summary

Video: Richard Hammond from Top Gear Would Like You To Know That He’s Bored – Funny Video

The former hosts of Top Gear are rather bored since the abrupt end of the show after the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson. James May has taken to YouTube to publish some rather funny cooking videos. The other host, Richard Hammond has created a video of his journey to buy some sheep for his farm. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Things to Know About British Holidays (or Vacations to Americans)

My kids went back to school today after a three-week Easter holiday. And by holiday, I mean vacation. In fact, that’s the first thing Americans should know about British holidays. Here, a holiday means vacation or time away from work/school, not just the celebration of a religious or historically significant day. Show More Summary

Great Events in British History: The Battle of Waterloo – Napoleon Meets His End

Napoleon had waged war in Europe for 25 years, building an empire that stretched from Spain to Russia. Across the English Channel, Britain remained free, protected by her navy. Her army had been unable to decisively defeat the French Emperor on land, but an allied army had forced his abdication and exile in 1814. Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five of Britain’s Strangest Sporting Competitions

Running parallel to the posh, sophisticated British image is that of the eccentric. From the Raving Loony party the humour of Monty Python, eccentricity acts as a rebellious undercurrent to “proper” behaviour. This doesn’t extend to politics and television only, but also to sport. Show More Summary

Fact Check: No, This Princess Diana Beanie Baby is Not Worth Almost $100,000

This story is making the viral rounds on the social networks, people are believing it, so I thought we should say something since it’s just not true. No, your Princess Diana Beanie Baby is not worth $100,000. The Daily Mail published...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Google releases an interactive tour of Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Studios is likely the most hallowed place in the history of British Music (with the possible exception of the Royal Albert Hall). After all, it’s where The Beatles recorded the vast majority of their music, and, if that wasn’t...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Sherlock Holmes, Scottish Roots and Tired of London, Tired of Life

This week over at we’ve got two new designs and a special reprint run. The first new design is a tribute to everyone’s favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. The second design is hot off the heels of the success we had with British Roots – Scottish Roots. Show More Summary

Britain on Film: Five of the Best British Biographical Films To Watch This Weekend

Historical drama has long been one of the hallmarks of British television and film. From war heroes to monarchs, this focus on historical dramas has often been turned to some of the country’s most famous individuals, represented on screen by its best actors. Show More Summary

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