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Filed Under:Local Interest / England
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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – Just 24 Hours Left to Buy Our Exclusive England Shirt

It’s been a blockbuster week at Anglotees and there is just 24 hours left to buy our exclusive England Shirt. Green rolling hills. Jam & Jerusalem. Historical cities and rugged coastline. Railways that create a spine across the country. Show More Summary

Humor: British Comedian Stephen Merchant Wonders What Would Have Happened if Britain Had Won the Revolutionary War

In this rather amusing video from British comedian Stephen Merchant, he posits the rather interesting question of what America would be like if it had lost the Revolutionary War. It should be noted that this is a commercial from Newcastle Brown Ale. Show More Summary

The Victoria and Albert Museum to create a Permanent Glasotnbury Festival Collection.

Well, it looks like the 2014 Glastonbury Festival is open for business. So, in lieu of actually going to the festival, tickets to which cost upwards of £200, people may want to go to the new exhibit about Glastonbury at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Show More Summary

Photo: A Lovely Photo of Alport Village in the Peak District for Your Desktop Wallpaper

  Alport is a small, quiet and attractive Derbyshire and Peak District village. The stone houses with pretty gardens date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The River Lathkill cascades down through the village in a series of weirs and meets the river Bradford coming from Youlgrave. Show More Summary

Video: The Bizarre Story Behind the World’s Smallest Nation Off the Coast of Britain

  I’ve been fascinated by Sealand for many years. Sealand is a small ‘country’ off the coast of Britain founded by a man who took over an abandoned British World War II platform and declared independence. What followed is a bizarre tale of international law and kidnappings. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Fancy Learning about Richard III? Then Join This Free Online Course About England in the time of King Richard III

Online Courses are becoming more and more popular and they’re a great way for us Anglophiles to learn a thing or two about England. The British online learning platform FutureLearn is going to be offering a free course on England in the time of King Richard III, starting June 30th. Show More Summary

Frank Turner to publish a book of tour diaries and release a new album next year

For those of you who don’t know, Frank Turner is a British singer-songwriter who came to my attention at last year’s Reading Festival, where he dealt with his back problems by exercising the famous British stiff upper lip without any of the stuffiness it frequently entails and doing a show in a wheelchair. Show More Summary

Downton Abbey: Short Teaser Trailer for the Upcoming 5th Series Released – Video

A short teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming Downton Abbey Series 5. The series will begin airing in the UK in September and in the USA in January on PBS. The post Downton Abbey: Short Teaser Trailer for the Upcoming 5th Series Released – Video appeared first on

Do You Know Your GCSE’s from your Primary School? An Anglophile’s Guide to the British Education System

As a native Brit (albeit one who travels to the US regularly) I often get frustrated when I read American articles which describe children according to which grade they are in. It seems standard to say, “a promising ninth-grader” or “a third grade class”. Show More Summary

Brit Music: The Beatles Miniseries May Not Happen After All

Last week, I posted an article about how the creator of The Tudors was going to make a miniseries about the Beatles for NBC and I spent a lot of time talking about how difficult it would be to get the rights to the music. Well, it looks...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to Wimbledon in 2015 From the Tennis Channel – USA ONLY

The Tennis Channels runs a sweepstakes every year offering up the chance to win a trip to the next Wimbledon Tournament and this year is no different. They’re offering up the chance to win a free trip to Wimbledon in 2015. Here are the...Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: My Family’s Favorite British Foods – What Are Your Favorites?

I plan to write a lot more about the food here in the UK. As time passes, we discover more and more about the cuisine and various foods unique to each region of the country and I’m excited to share that with you (and hear more about what you love). Show More Summary

Check Out The Amazing View from the Cockpit of a British Red Arrows Plane

Check out this really cool video taken from the cockpit of a Red Arrows plan as they go through a display. Pretty incredible look at what it looks like to fly with them. For those that aren’t familiar with the Red Arrows, they’re Britain’s...Show More Summary

More shows added to the Libertines Reunion.

Well, it looks like the gig at Hyde Park won’t be the last we hear of The Libertines. Since my last article about the Libertines, they’ve added several concerts, and, yes, even a mini-tour. Earlier, they announced a slot at the British Summer Time Festival, the Bencassim festival, and a gig at Glasgow’s Barrowlands. Show More Summary

Brit Slang: 5 English Words and Phrases That Crop Up During The World Cup Every Anglophile Should Know

After another disappointing World Cup exit for the England football team, there are now plenty of words and phrases usually so prevalent during the World Cup that will, for better or worse, not feature for the remainder of the tournament. Show More Summary

Sunday Photo: A Lovely Photo of Wardour Castle in Wiltshire For Your Desktop Wallpaper

Wardour Castle is located at Wardour, near Tisbury, in the English county of Wiltshire, about 15 miles (24 km) west of Salisbury. The original castle was partially destroyed during the English Civil War. It is managed by English Heritage who have designated it as a grade I listed building, and is open to the public. Show More Summary

Weekend Viewing: A Very British Airline – Episode 3 – Final Episode – One Last Peek Behind the Scenes of British Airways

In the final episode of the BBC’s behind the scenes look at British Airways, we go into the company’s main control room with operations manager, and rugby enthusiast, Kevin McKenzie. He reveals how the airline manages the challengesShow More Summary

Great British Art: Ophelia by John William Waterhouse – 1889

Waterhouse depicts Ophelia lying in a riverside meadow in an attitude of deranged abandon, one hand in her tousled hair, the other grasping flowers. The entry in Academy Notes for 1889 reads: “Ophelia lying in the grass, with the wild flowers she has gathered in the folds of her dress. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge – Prince William – Who Turns 32 Today

A very Anglotopia Happy Birthday to Prince William – The Duke of Cambridge – who turns 32 today – he was born in this day in 1982. Many happy returns! I never realized how close in age he and I were (I’m 30). The post Happy Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge – Prince William – Who Turns 32 Today appeared first on

Video: We of the West Riding – A Fascinating Look at Life in Yorkshire in 1945

Check out this lovely film from the British Council exploring the daily life of a large family in Yorkshire in 1945, ‘We of the West Riding’ shows both their work at the textile mills and their varied leisure pursuits. A young Yorkshireman...Show More Summary

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