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The Greatest Briton: Ten Things You May Not Know about Sir Winston Churchill

Perhaps one of the most highly regarded figures in British history, Sir Winston Churchill was born into a noble family and saw much time in military service and politics. Despite falling out of favour after the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: First Trailer Preview Released for Mr Holmes – Starring Ian McKellen as an Elderly Sherlock Homes Post World War II

The first trailer has been released for Mr Holmes, a new film starring Ian McKellen as an aged Sherlock Holmes Post World War II grappling with losing his faculties while solving an unsolved case. About the film: Directed by Academy Award® winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey),Mr. Show More Summary

Harry Potter: 5 Real Harry Potter Filming Locations That You Can Visit in Britain

The world of Harry Potter is a magical place filled with Quidditch Matches, Dementors, Wizards, House Elves, Centaurs, Deatheaters, and more. There are so many impossibly awesome things it may seem hard to think that any of them could be real. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Mumford and Sons announce details of their new album and tour

It’s finally happened: Mumford and Sons have announced their plans for their new album and live tour. The band will release their third album “Wilder Mind” on May 4 through their record label Gentlemen of the Road. A week prior, on April 27, the first single from the album will be released. Show More Summary

Great Britons: William Blake – The Poet and Artist That Inspired Generations of Artists and Thinkers

William Blake was an English painter, poet and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. Key Facts Born 28 November...Show More Summary

Royal Mint Unveils New Portrait of Queen For Britain’s Coinage

I’m quite fond of British money and one thing that all Anglophiles know is that all British coins and currency feature a portrait of the Queen. The portrait has changed over the years and now the Royal Mint have unveiled the fifth iteration of the Queen’s Portrait. Show More Summary

Downton Abbey: Downton Funk – Uptown Funk / Downton Abbey Mash-Up – Hilarious Video

We love a good parody of Downton Abbey and the folks at College Humor have a new with a funk them. Nothing’s funkier than Post-Edwardian British class struggles. Check it out:   The post Downton Abbey: Downton Funk – Uptown Funk / Downton Abbey Mash-Up – Hilarious Video appeared first on

Brit Telly Review: The Casual Vacancy – How Does JK Rowling’s First Post Potter Novel Fare On Telly?

As a fan of the Harry Potter novels and films I was excited when JK Rowling released her first post Potter book. It sounded interesting – an English village torn apart by a parish election. When the weighty tome arrived, I promptly didn’t read it for two years. Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: Review of the 2015 Brit Awards

Last week the Brit Awards (called “the Brits”) were the talk of the entertainment news here. The Brits are sort of the UK equivalent to the Grammy Awards, so their prominence on the radio for the weeks leading up the ceremony was no surprise. Show More Summary

The Lion, The Birds, and the Pacemaker: More Weird British Animal News

It’s been a while since I’ve done some animal-related news, so, here goes. The Terrier and her owner who share a pacemaker. My mother and my family Westie used to be inseparable; given that both are gone, and both have had medical problems...Show More Summary

Brit Books: The Kings & Queens of England by Robert J. Parker

A few years ago I had the delight to discover a book in my local bookstore about British Prime Ministers – it was a guide to every single one and a perfect book for a British politics junkie like me. It turns out the book was actually written by someone who lives in my hometown […] The post Brit Books: The Kings & Queens of England by Robert J. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Maggie Smith Stars in The Lady in the Van – Quirky New British Film

Lady in the Van tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Show More Summary

Great Events in British History: The English Civil War – A Beginners Guide to England’s Civil Wars

In the mid seventeenth century, tensions between King Charles I and Parliament reached a head. War broke out between the King’s supporters and those who favoured Parliament. The King lost not only the war but also his head. He was replaced by a military dictatorship. Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Sophie by Katie Flynn

This fabulous romance set in 80’s London is one of the earlier works of UK bestselling author Katie Flynn, recently made available as an ebook for the first time. Synopsis She can hardly believe it?s happening? Not so long ago Sophie...Show More Summary

On This Day: Sir Hubert Parry Was Born – Composer of England’s Unofficial Anthem Jerusalem – Video Inside

On this day in 1848, British composer Sir Hubert Parry was born. He’s probably most famous for taking William Blake’s poem Jerusalem and setting it to music – becoming the unofficial anthem of England. Here’s a stirring performance.Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs Live – The Tea Time Collection – Available for 1 Week Only

This week over at Anglotees, we have three designs dedicated to the venerable cup of tea! Tea Time, Me Time No matter the kind of day you’re having, a cup of tea can automatically improve it. Tea is a very personal experience. It’s a treat. Show More Summary

Scotland Travel: Five Fantastic Day Trips From Edinburgh

There are many fantastic sights within an easy reach of Edinburgh. When visiting Great Britain, I usually base myself in a larger city and do day trips to explore more of what Britain has to offer. I don’t dare drive, but the excellent transit system makes it convenient to get around. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Calke Abbey – A Perfectly Preserved Great House On the Decline

A few miles from Ticknall in Derbyshire, England there stands a grade-I listed mansion that dates back to 1701. The house was all but forgotten for decades and slid into disrepair at the hands of the owners who couldn’t afford the upkeep of a baroque mansion in the 20th century. Show More Summary

Guest Post: Exploring Britain with Journeys With Soul – New Advertiser

Editor’s Note: Here’s a guest article written by the latest addition to our UK Tour Operators Page – Journeys With Soul. More people than ever before are now visiting ancient sacred sites across the globe. Stonehenge in England, the Pyramids in Egypt and Machu Picchu in Peru are all household names. Show More Summary

Video: How to Speak British English – Englishman Schools American Friend on English

An Englishman teaches his American friend how to speak… English. Very amusing! The post Video: How to Speak British English – Englishman Schools American Friend on English appeared first on

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