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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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The Travel Fiver – Roman Britannia – Five Roman Places to Visit in Britain

In 43 A.D., the Romans came to Great Britain and left their mark upon the landscape. With their conquering army came all the trappings to which the Romans had grown accustomed. In addition to their forts and walls, they built roads, baths, villas, and places of culture. Show More Summary

So This is Permenance: Peter Hook to perform the entire Joy Division back catalogue in one concert.

At this point, it seems like Peter Hook is the only member of New Order to really care about the legacy of their previous band, Joy Division. He’s written an autobiography of his time in Joy Division called  Unknown Pleasures. He even...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Transatlantic Crossing from Cunard on the Queen Mary 2 – USA and Canada

Cunard is celebrating its 175th Birthday with a sweepstakes offering up the chance to win a transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2. A great way to get to Britain without flying (though you need to fly home). This is open to Americans and Canadians (unless you live in Quebec). Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: (More) Things British People Say About Americans

Back when I first started writing this column (and not long after moving here to the UK), I wrote a post about things British people thought were true of Americans. Needless to say, over the past two years, I’ve had an opportunity to...Show More Summary

Port Wenn Calling: Doc Martin Renewed for Seventh Series, Mr Selfridge for a Fourth Series

Good news for British TV Fans – we all kind of assumed it would happen eventually but it’s now official. A seventh series of Doc Martin has been commissioned in the UK. It’s been 18 months since we last had the chance to visit Port Wenn...Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Summer Loving by Allie Spencer

Chick lit fans will love this tale of four British girlfriends reuniting in Greece for a summer vacation. If you’re planning a trip to the beach this summer, this is the perfect book to accompany you! Synopsis: Beth, Ginny, Kirsten, and Anna are all set for a holiday of sun, sea, and frolics. Show More Summary

The Great Charter: 800 Years of Magna Carta – Fascinating Videos

As part of their new exhibition on the history of Magna Carta, the British Museum as released a great series of videos about the history of the great document. Fascinating stuff! Why is this old piece of parchment considered to be such...Show More Summary

Brit Telly: 10 Facts and Figures about Call the Midwife You May Not Know

Quality period dramas are British television’s bread and butter, so when the BBC wanted to adapt Jennifer Worth’s books about being a nurse and midwife in East London in the 1950s, it gave audiences another great programme for viewing. Show More Summary

Great Events in British History: A Beginner’s Guide to the Industrial Revolution

In the second half of the eighteenth century, life in Britain began to change. Scientific discoveries, agricultural innovations and technological inventions drew people off the land and into the towns. At the cutting edge of the emerging technology and industry, Britain’s empire grew and she became a world leader. Show More Summary

The Film Fiver – Five Old Classic British Comedy Films to Watch this Weekend

British sense of humour has always been something of quality. When you have a society that’s been taught to hold it in, you inevitably get an explosion of “take that” sort of humour that pokes fun at societal norms. Some of the world’s...Show More Summary

Friday Fun: Why British People Say ‘Sorry’ and What it Really Means – Video

I thought this was fun and worth sharing – a Brit tries to explain the British phenomena of saying ‘Sorry’ for everything and often what they actually mean when they say it (most of the time not sorry!). WARNING: There is a smattering of bad language in this video. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – The 5 Flags Collection

Anglotees Alert! New Designs LIVE! The 5 Flags Collection   This week over at Anglotees, we have five designs featuring the major flags of the countries of the British Isles. All are available in men’s, women’s, v-neck, long sleeve, hoodie and sweatshirt starting at $16.99 and shipping worldwide. Show More Summary

How to make your own Sir Paul McCartney: Paul releases a 3D printer file of himself.

Well, now that I got the unpleasantness of Kanye West out of the way, let’s get on with a subject I’m more inclined to enjoy: 3D printing! I’ve managed to write no less than three articles bringing up the subject in the past. Granted,...Show More Summary

Friday Pedantic Fun: What’s Wrong With This Sign? Hampshire County Council Makes Huge Error

What’s wrong with the picture above? If you guessed that Jane Austen is spelt incorrectly, you’d be right! Now, we really shouldn’t throw stones as it’s an error I know we’ve undoubtedly made in the past. But really, if you’re making...Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Polesden Lacey – Where the Queen Mother Spent Her Honeymoon

Polesden Lacey’s fame comes not so much from the triumph of its architecture or the lure of its sumptuous Edwardian interiors but from its most notorious owner, Mrs Greville, whose entertaining of the stars of English society was legendary. Show More Summary

Tally Ho! 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Britan’s Royal Air Force You Might Not Have Known

The Royal Air Force has existed since 1918 and helps to keep Britain safe in the air as well aiding the efforts of ground forces. At the time it was formed, it was the largest air force in the world. It expanded even more during World...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy I Heart Heart The Doctor, Free Anna Bates and MI5

This week we have a new Doctor Who design, a new Downton Abbey Design and we’re bringing back our MI5 (Spooks) design due to popular request. I Heart Heart The Doctor This new design is just for Doctor Who fans. We all know that ourShow More Summary

Brit Culture: More British and American Food Translations

Since our last food translations chart was so popular, we thought we’d share this one too. Note: We did not make this, are only sharing it. Source.   The post Brit Culture: More British and American Food Translations appeared first on

Kanye West to headline Glastonbury on Saturday night

I am honestly torn about announcing this piece of news. On the one hand there hasn’t been much going on in the British music world lately, and, since the announcement of a Glastonbury headliner is definitely big news, I know I have to do it. Show More Summary

Harry Potter: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Harry Potter You Might Now Know

What started off as a piece of fiction by a single mother struggling to get by has becoming a multi-million dollar empire of seven books, eight films, a theme park, and countless merchandising options. If you’re a serious Potterhead,...Show More Summary

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