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Glasgow McDonald’s to fight hooligans with classical music.

For all the articles I’ve written on rock musicians, my current musical interests actually tend to lean heavily towards classical; I feel there’s a lot of territory I’ve left unexplored there, which isn’t something I can say for rock music. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: My First Dentist Appointment in England

I had somehow managed to avoid going to the dentist since moving to England. I always just made an appointment with a dentist while visiting the States. But I decided that I didn’t want to waste some of my precious time “home” this summer...Show More Summary

Anglophenia: How to Make Tea the British Way – Anglophenia Ep 31 – Video

The kettle’s on! Join Anglophenia’s Kate Arnell for tea as she explains how to make a perfect cuppa the British way. Another great video from the folks at Anglophenia! The post Anglophenia: How to Make Tea the British Way – Anglophenia Ep 31 – Video appeared first on

China’s Bizarre Copy of London – Thames Town – China’s Ghost Towns – Strolling the Thames

This video takes a look the bizarre town in China built to look like a place in England. About the Video: Vice correspondent, Ryan Duffy takes a stroll with some tour guides through Thames Town in Songjiang, China and learns about the...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – That England Feeling, Big Union Jack and Mind the Gap 2015

We have three beautiful new designs this week over at First up is a new designs dedicated to all lovers of England – That England Feeling. Next up is a really cool new vintage Union Flag. And the final new design for this...Show More Summary

Top Gear: Back to the Studio – Ten Brilliant Potential New Top Gear Co-Presenters

This week, it was announced that Chris Evans (no, not Captain America, the British DJ) will take over for Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear (despite initially denying it). More known for his Radio 2 programme than television, Evans is a big petrol head, as evidenced by his appearances on Top Gear as a guest. Show More Summary

Austen Humor: Things Jane Austen Characters Do That Would Be Weird If You Did Them – Video

This funny video from Buzzfeed wonders how weird it would be in the modern day to do some of the things done by famous Jane Austen Characters. Very funny! The post Austen Humor: Things Jane Austen Characters Do That Would Be Weird If You Did Them – Video appeared first on

A History of Rebellion – Rebellions against English Rule in Britain

Ruling is never easy, but it gets even harder when a group of people decide they no longer want to be ruled by you. Since the Norman invasion of 1066, the kings and queens of England have had to find off rebellions into the 20th Century. Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: The WI – A Brief History of Beginnings of The Women’s Institute

The Women’s Institute and the First World war Britain would be a much poorer place without the Women’s Institute, the great organisation which opened it’s first branch in the small village of Llanfair PG in Anglesey, Wales one hundred years ago in 1915. Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Doctor Who Festival of Death

Doctor Who fans will enjoy the revival of the Fourth Doctor in this much-loved novel. If you haven’t yet discovered the world of Doctor Who novels, now is the time! Synopsis: The Beautiful Death is the ultimate theme-park ride: a sightseeing tour of the afterlife. Show More Summary

British Humour: The Definitive Stereotype Map Of Britain And Ireland

We thought this map was a lot of fun a worth sharing. A disclaimer: WE DID NOT MAKE THIS MAP. We do not endorse the stereotypes, this is for humor purposes. (Click to view a larger version) Offend your way around the British Isles with the stereotype map. Show More Summary

The Monarchs: Henry VIII (1509-1547) – The Tyrant Who Married 6 Women and Broke With Rome

Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. This grim little rhyme was once used by English History teachers to help their students memorize of the sad fates of the six wives of Henry VIII. One of the most infamous monarchs...Show More Summary

Telly Alert: Before the Throne – See Game of Thrones Stars Previous Projects on AcornTV

With HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones ending its season on Sunday, June 14, Brit streamer Acorn TV adds the perfect playlist for its fans on Monday, June 15. Comprised of several of the best characters on the show, the Before the Throne...Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Street Signs You Need to Know on Your Next Trip to Britain

About a year ago, I wrote a series of posts about my experience getting my UK driver’s license. It was an expensive and time-consuming process, but I will say, it ultimately made me a better driver. I had already been driving in theShow More Summary

Lincoln Great Magna Carta Weekend

15 June 1215 was when the barons of England got together and forced King John to sign the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta is known as the first charter to limit the power of the monarchy and to uphold the rights of the individual going on to form the foundations of democracy as we know […] The post Lincoln Great Magna Carta Weekend appeared first on

Royal Weekend: Trooping the Colour 2015 Full BBC Coverage – YouTube

London was filled with the sights and sounds of pomp and ceremony at the Queen’s Official Birthday was marked with the Trooping the Colour ceremony. It’s well worth a watch for anyone interesting in British cultural traditions. Always stay until the flypast at the end. Show More Summary

Ten Facts You Might Not Know about the Late Sir Christopher Lee

Sadly, this week marked the passing of one of the greatest actors of the past century. Sir Christopher Lee was born in Belgravia, Westminster, London in 1922 and following World War II, he embarked upon a film career that lasted almost 60 years. Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five Famous Americans Who Studied in Britain

There is no question that British universities rank amongst the best centres for higher education in the world. This pedigree brings students to Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, St. Andrews, and more from every country. Show More Summary

Great Events in British History: The Age of Steam Arrives – The Birth of the British Railways

In the late eighteenth century Britain’s Industrial Revolution began gathering pace. Steam power had been discovered by mining engineers and was soon adapted to suit the textile industry. Several engineers saw the potential for steam to drive not just stationary engines, but locomotives. Show More Summary

His Royal Cuteness: Prince George Very Excited to See the Trooping of the Colour Today

Today was the Trooping of the Colour today in London (and when the Queen’s Birthday is officially marked). A certain Prince George was very excited to see the display! The post His Royal Cuteness: Prince George Very Excited to See the Trooping of the Colour Today appeared first on

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