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Ten Interesting Facts about Bridget Jones’s Diary You Might Not Know

Helen Fielding exposed the world to her thirty-something protagonist in the 1996 novel Bridget Jones’s Diary.  The popularity of the book across the population would lead to 1999’s sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, two films...Show More Summary

Stately Auto: Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about Rolls-Royce

One of the leading names in luxury automobiles, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been around since 1906 providing top-of-the-line vehicles.  Henry Royce wanted to make the best cars he could, no matter what the cost was.  Almost instantly,...Show More Summary

New £20 Note to Feature JMW Turner and His Most Famous Painting

Interesting news from the Bank of England. They’ve announced, after a long consultation that saw many artists nominated, that JMW Turner will grace the £20 note from 2020. For those not familiar with Turner, he is perhaps Britain’s most favorite painter (it goes back and forth between him and John Constable). Show More Summary

Glastonbury announces plans for a 2018 festival in a new location

The Glastonbury Festival is one of the undersung institutions of Britain. It’s like Woodstock, only in Britain, and it happens most every year. It was even hosted by a lowly farmer on his farm. However, it appears things may have to change. Show More Summary

Anglotopia Magazine: Big News! Second Issue of the Beautiful Anglotopia Magazine Now Available To Buy and Download

The second issue of the Anglotopia Magazine is now at the printers and the digital version is now available to buy and download (digital subscribers will get an email with details on downloading – if you don’t get this email, please contact us). Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: Pearl Mackie Cast as Bill, The New Companion

A time of change has again come to the Whoniverse as Pearl Mackie has been announced as the newest companion on Doctor Who. She replaces the departed Jenna Coleman in the challenging role of the Doctor’s assistant. Peter Capaldi hasShow More Summary

Anglophile Alert: British Airways Launches Spring Sale – Great Deals on Fares to London!

British Airways has launched a spring sale with some great deals on travel to Europe. They also have some great air/hotel packages that are affordably priced. Here are the details: British Airways is offering great package deals to Europe...Show More Summary

British Legends: St. George and the Dragon

The patron saint of England, St. George has grown to legendary status from his days as a Roman soldier and early Christian martyr.  Reportedly born around sometime between 275 – 285 A.D., either in Lydda, Syria or Nicomedia, Bithynia...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Brits Rock and There’s No Place Like London

This week over at we have two beautiful new designs for you. First up is Brits Rock – a loving tribute to the British people and their iconic music. Next up is There’s No Place Like London, a new tribute to our favorite city – our second home. Show More Summary

British Travels: We’re Going to England Next Week to Visit Highclere Castle, The Midlands and Dorset

So, we’re going to England next week. For a week. The purpose of this trip is to visit Highclere Castle, the filming location of Downton Abbey. This trip came about a few months ago when tickets became available for the 2016 visiting season at Highclere Castle. Show More Summary

Paul McCartney, The Stones, The Who, and Roger Waters on board for the biggest concert in history.

As I write this, California is in the middle of the Coachella Festival, with the first weekend over and the second about to begin. Normally, as Coachella is in Southern California and Southern California does not now, nor has it ever...Show More Summary

The Queen at 90: 90 Interesting Facts and Figures about HM Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th Birthday

We here at Anglotopia wish Her Majesty The Queen a very Happy 90th Birthday. To celebrate, we’ve gathered up 90 interesting facts and figures about her life. The Queen’s Parents are King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother...Show More Summary

The Queen at 90: Stunning New Official Portraits Released to Celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday

To mark HM The Queen’s 90th birthday today, Buckingham Palace has released three stunning new official portraits of her by the American photographer Annie Leibovitz. They were taken last month at Windsor Castle. The first picture is a sitting of The Queen surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about the Avro Lancaster Bomber

  In the first war where air superiority really mattered, the Avro Lancaster was Britain’s premier bomber.  Avro developed it to meet the UK’s wartime need for a larger bomber that could go further and carry a larger payload, a response...Show More Summary

Historic Picture: Three Heirs and a Monarch in One Picture to Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday

A new picture of the Royal Family was released today to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. It’s a historic picture featuring HM Queen Elizabeth and her three heirs – Prince Charles, Prince William and adorable Prince George. The portrait was taken for a new set of stamps being issued by Royal Mail. Show More Summary

Norman Invasion: The Bayeux Tapestry Animated- Video

The Animated Bayeux Tapestry was created as a student project while at Goldsmiths College. Just as the historic original embroidery does, the animation depicts the lead up to to the Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066. Starts about halfway...Show More Summary

“Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism case to go to trial

Two years ago, I wrote about how Led Zeppelin was sued by California band Spirit for plagiarism. Apparently, in 1969, they opened for Spirit, and apparently, Spirit played a little instrumental called “Taurus.” A few years later, Led...Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: New Who Spin-off Class Casting, Convention News, New Companion Rumors, Season 9 on DVD

The last month has seen a lot of interesting things coming out of the Whoniverse about the next season of the show and the new companion. Really the buzz around the new companion has been insane! We finally have some information about...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Tea is Happiness and Love GB

This week’s new designs over at are a fab new tribute to tea and a new design from Malcolm Watson. First up is Tea is Happiness which is a cheeky tribute to every Anglophile’s favorite drink. Next up is Love GB, a new tribute to Great Britain from Malcolm Watson. Show More Summary

Guest Feature: 10 Brilliant British Audiobooks for Anglophiles

Whether you want to learn more about Britain, bask in a beautiful accent, or get lost in an enchanting story – we’ve got you covered with this collection of audiobooks, audio dramas and radio compilations. All can be streamed via Audible or downloaded through iTunes worldwide. Show More Summary

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