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Castles of England: Top 9 Castles in England To Visit On Your Next Trip

England possesses some of the world’s most beautiful castles. From the Normans to the Tudors, their builders wanted to use these fortresses as a place of defence, residence, displays of wealth, and shows of power. There are well over 1,500 castles in England, all in various states from ruins to perfectly intact. Show More Summary

The KLF announce a reunion… in book form, at least.

The KLF are one of the most fascinating Electronica acts to come out of Britain, having grown out of the mutual Illuminatus Trilogy obsession of two British men, one former A&R man and one artist and their committment to reinvigorating...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to London from Britain Magazine – GLOBAL CONTEST

Britain Magazine is now running a great sweepstakes offering up a chance to win a fantastic sounding trip to Britain. This contest is open to entrants from around the world. Here are the prize details: Two nights at London’s Dukes hotel in...Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: Peter Capaldi Leaves Doctor Who, Convention Updates, Remembering John Hurt, Season 10 News

It has been a very difficult week for Doctor Who fans with the literal and metaphorical end two eras. But beyond that, there is news about Season 10, a batch of convention news and some Big Finish happenings as well. With under 70 days...Show More Summary

Dame Vera Lynn to release new album for her 100th Birthday

Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn? Remember how she said that we would meet again some sunny day? Vera! Vera! What has become of you? Does anybody else in here feel the way I do? Okay, song lyrics from Roger Waters aside, it seems that a lot of people still remember Vera Lynn. Show More Summary

Sapphire Jubilee: HM The Queen Marks 65 Years On the British Throne – A First Milestone in History

Today is Accession day and today is a very special one. The Queen has now been on the British throne for 65 years, the longest of any monarch in British history (though admittedly she is breaking this record every day now). There are...Show More Summary

Brit Telly Streaming: What’s New on Acorn TV for February 2017

  Hailed as “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), Acorn TV streams world-class TV from Britain and beyond, including dozens of exclusive shows like And Then There Were None, A Place to Call Home, The Brokenwood Mysteries, and 19-2; exclusive...Show More Summary

Doctor Her? 12 Women Who Should Play the Doctor

Now that Peter Capaldi has announced that he’s leaving Doctor Who after the tenth series, speculation has begun on who will be cast as the Doctor next. Any number of news outlets and online forums are already speculating that the BBC...Show More Summary

Doctor WHO???: Top Ten Possible British Male Actors for the Thirteenth Doctor

Recently, 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi announced he would leave Doctor Who after the tenth series. Interviewed for Jo Whiley’s programme on BBC Radio 2, Capaldi expressed that he felt it was time “to move on to different challenges.”  Of...Show More Summary

Jonny Greenwood to tour score for “There Will Be Blood”

As long as Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood keeps on collaborating with Paul Thomas Anderson, I will always find some excuse to bring up one of my favourite living filmmakers. His first collaboration with PTA was 2007’s There Will Be Blood,...Show More Summary

Great British Buildings: Canterbury Cathedral

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 Issue of the Anglotopia Magazine (long sold out). Don’t miss another great feature article by pre-ordering the next issue! This article is still available in print in the 2016 Anglotopia Magazine Omnibus. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Ed Sheeran premieres “Shape of You” music video

It was only a matter of time that Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” got its own music video. Given that it’s currently #1 on the British charts and #2 on the Billboard 100 charts (it was #1 last week), it’s practically crying out for an official video. Show More Summary

Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi Quits Doctor Who – Next Series is His Last – Series 10 Airdate Set

Big news in the Whoniverse tonight, Peter Capaldi has announced that he will be leaving Doctor Who, going out the door with showrunner Stephen Moffat who’s also leaving the show at the end of the upcoming series. The announcement was just made by Peter on An Evening In With, Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 program. Show More Summary

A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Ten of Our Favourite British Star Wars Actors

Star Wars has been one of the largest cultural phenomena of our generation.  The seven, soon to be nine, films of the franchise have starred some of the greatest actors of the last forty years.  And while there are certainly plenty of...Show More Summary

10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Jaguar You Might Not Know

In 1933, two motorcycle enthusiasts named William Lyons and William Walmsley took their Swallow Sidecar Company and formed SS Cars Ltd., producing their first car, the SS Jaguar, in 1935. Following World War II, SS Cars formally changed its name to Jaguar and began producing sports cars such as the XK120, XK140, and the E-Type. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: My Cousin Rachel International Trailer – Video

This looks good. I’m not familiar with the book this film is based on, but this looks fantastic. From the synopsis: A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Show More Summary

Great British Buildings – Castle Drogo – A 20th Century English Castle

Also known as the last castle built in England, Castle Drogo is an architectural throwback to Britain’s past.  Despite its relative youth compared to other castles and manor homes, it is Grade I listed and its gardens are Grade II listed. ...Show More Summary

Ed Sheeran premieres music video for “Castle on the Hill”

No, the lyrics video I posted in the “Ed Sheeran’s Two New Singles” post wasn’t going to be the official video for “Castle on the Hill.” Fortunately, Ed decided to rectify that with this video: The content is simple enough: a bunch of...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: T2 Trainspotting Sequel Trailer #1 – Video

The first full trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to Trainspotting has been released. Here’s the official synopsis: First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Show More Summary

Exploring the BBC Archive: Five British Comedy CDs You’ll Love

No one likes a good laugh more than I do…except my wife and some of her friends…and Captain Johnson…come to think of it, you’ve probably realised that I pilfered that entire bit from Monty Python.  But it just goes to show that everyone...Show More Summary

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