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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Rude Britain: Check Out This Beautiful New Map of Britain’s Rudest and Funniest Place Names – Yes, These Are Real Places

As many of you know, we have a massive list of Britain’s rude place names on this website and it turns out it was one of the inspriations for an enterprising British chap to create a beautiful new map of Britain’s rudest place names....Show More Summary

Exploring Britain: Hay-on-Wye – The Town of Bookshops

Every hamlet, village, and city has its own quirks, the things that make it unique. Maybe it’s a monument, a historical moment, or a geographic feature. Certainly, many places in Britain have their own niche, and the market town of Hay-on-Wye is one of them. Show More Summary

Foyle’s War: Hit Detective Show Returns in February 2015 in the USA Exclusively to AcornTV

It’s no secret around here that Foyle’s War is one of our favorite British TV shows. So, we were excited to hear last year that there was a new series in production. Acorn Media, the current owners of the show, have produced a further...Show More Summary

British Landscapes Photography: More Beautiful Lighthouses from around the British Coast.

As promised last time I started to prepare the second part of my photo trip review on the Cairngorms but after leaving the Moray Coast and travelling around the north Aberdeenshire coast I called in at the remote Rattray Head lighthouse. Show More Summary

Sunday Photo: A Lovely Photo of Salisbury Cathedral For Your Desktop Wallpaper

Salisbury Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. One of the highlights of any journey through Salisbury in Wiltshire is rounding a bend and then seeing this beautiful building set in the landscape. Here is a picture of the beautiful interior taken in November 2009. Show More Summary

Great British Art: Thomas Gainsborough Double Feature – The Harvest Wagon

The Harvest Wagon is the name for two paintings done by English artist Thomas Gainsborough. The first was done around 1767 and is today owned by the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, in Birmingham, England. The later painting was done around 1784 and is part of the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Show More Summary

Brit History: 10 Tudor Era Brits Every Anglophile Should Know About

It would be an understatement to say that the Tudor period was an important one in English history. Following the period of upheaval that was the War of the Roses, it seemed like everything was going to be fine, but a brief calm in the...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – If This TARDIS is a Rockin’, Winter in England and English Lions Returns!

This Week at Anglotees NEW DESIGN LIVE – If this TARDIS is a Rockin’ Our last Doctor Who design was so popular, we put our thinking caps on to come up with some more Whovian inspired designs. Mrs. Anglotees came up with this brilliant design – If This TARDIS is a rockin’…. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Balmoral Castle – Her Majesty The Queen’s Private Scottish Home

Balmoral Castle will forever be known as the happy family home of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children. An epic Scotch Baronial castle, fit for the Queen of Great Britain and grandmother of Europe, Balmoral Castle remains the autumnal residence of the Royal family to this day. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Details on Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to “Inherent Vice.”

I finally have a way to talk about Subjects I’d Love To Talk About Here But Can’t Because They’re Not British #69457 and 69458: Paul Thomas Anderson and Thomas Pynchon. For a while, Thomas Pynchon was one of my favourite writers, and...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Downton Abbey’s Lily James Stars in Disney’s New Adaptation of Cinderella

Disney has produced a live-action version of Cinderella and it stars a familiar face to us Anglophiles – Lily James – Lady Rose from Downton Abbey. It also has a great cast of British actors and actresses. From Disney: A live-actionShow More Summary

British Telly: TV Shows America Stole From Britain That You May Not Have Realized

Your favorite classic American TV shows were originally British? Anglophenia’s Siobhan Thompson looks at the many series we’ve pilfered from the folks across the Pond. Many of which you may not have realized. Visit the Anglophenia blog:...Show More Summary

Video: Mesmerizing Video Shows the Delicate Ballet of 7,000 Flights In and Out of the UK in 24 Hours

NATS – the organization in Britain that manages it’s air traffic control system – have published a beautiful video that shows 24 hours of flights in and out of the UK. The effect is mesmerizing to say the least. About the Video: This...Show More Summary

Great Britons: William Shakespeare – A Primer on the Greatest English Playwright

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His...Show More Summary

Brit Books: Exclusive Excerpt from 1960’s Britain – New Title from Shire Books about the Swinging Sixties

1960s Britain by Susan Cohen Introduction Photo caption: Children playing on a bomb-site in Manchester, 1960s Photo Credit: James Poyner The popular image of the 1960s Britain is of the ‘Swinging Sixties’, a golden age in which the whole nation was enjoying a wonderful party. Show More Summary

Right Side or Left Side – A Look at Driving on the Left in the United Kingdom

It may seem a bit daft to the rest of the world (and America particularly) for Britons to drive on the left side of the road. Why can’t they be like the rest of the world (except Australia among others) that drives on the right? Looking at a quick map of countries with left vs. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Surprising Things I Miss About the US Living in England

I’ve written before about some of the things I miss about the U.S. This list probably looks pretty similar to any American expat living in Europe’s list. And frankly, very little of that surprised me. I sort of knew what I was getting into when we moved here. Show More Summary

Summer Strawberry Fields Forever Cole: The 16-year old girl who was named after a Beatle song.

The Beatles have been apart for a long time. In fact, this month marks the 45-year anniversary of Paul McCartney giving an interview to Life magazine where he admitted that The Beatles were, for all intents and purposes, finished. But, in all that time, there’s still quite a few rabid Beatle fans out there. Show More Summary

Royal Couple: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Will Visit the USA in December

  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they will visit the USA in December on an official visit. This is the first visit by either of Their Royal Highnesses to both New York City and Washington, D.C. in any capacity....Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five of My Favorite British Voices – Who’s Your Favorite?

What is it about us Americans that we love a good British accent? Whether it’s the intellectual lilt of a scientist or the elitist condescension of a villain, it sometimes just carries a scene in film and television in a way that an American couldn’t. Show More Summary

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