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Great Britons: Charles Darwin – The Naturalist That Changed The Way We Look at the World

Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to Scotland from BBC America – USA Only

The folks over at BBC America are offering up the chance to win a trip to Glasgow Scotland. Here are the prize details: Whovians, it’s time to Spring forward in ‘Doctor Who’ ‘s Peter Capaldi’s hometown… Glasgow, Scotland! Enter the BBC...Show More Summary

Dispatches from England: BBC Breakfast vs. NBC Today Show

A few months ago I saw a YouTube video spoof that showed the differences in how the American news media was covering the Ebola crisis versus the British news media. This was far from a scientific comparison, as it took very brief clips...Show More Summary

Video: American Vs. British Words – American Living in Britain Teaches Some Key Differences

Although the the same language, there are many differences between American and British English. I’m here to help you out with the Zeds, Fags, and Queuing. This video was created by Film Life In Britain – An American filmmaker vlogging his expeditions in the UK. The post Video: American Vs. Show More Summary

Harry Potter: New Drawings From Upcoming Illustrated Edition Will Make You Fall In Love with Harry Potter All Over Again

The publishers of the Harry Potter books are working on a new illustrated edition that is sure to be a bestseller. They have released a first look at what’s in store for the illustrations and the result is rather amazing. The artistShow More Summary

The Prodigy talk about their new album and their importance.

Something that doesn’t really pop up as much as I think it should in my music columns is electronic music. Electronic Music has grown in popularity over the past few years, and I think part of it has a lot to do with the fact that, well,...Show More Summary

Aunty Beeb: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about the BBC You Might Not Know

Following WWI and the invention of radio, a new communications medium took off in both the US and UK. While radio spread like wildfire in America, Britain decided to take a more measured approach to radio licensing. The General PostShow More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Susan Lewis – The Mill House

One of the earlier novels from international bestseller Susan Lewis, often hailed as the “British Jodi Picoult”. As one Amazon reviewer puts it “The Mill House is stunning story of great love, betrayal, broken friendships, and a families hurt and eventual healing”. Show More Summary

Mumford and Sons to return at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival

After the astronomical success of their 2012 album “Babel,” Mumford and Sons decided to take a break. In fact, shortly after their 2013 World Tour ended in September 2013, Marcus Mumford himself said the band broke up, but that they would come back for a reunion tour in a few years. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – The Telly Collection – 3 British TV themed Designs

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Available for 1 Week! 1st New Design – Great British Telly Typographical Design We love British TV. British TV is loved around the world (and imitated). So, to honor our favorite British TV shows we commissioned this artwork that shows 100+ of the best British TV shows ever made. Show More Summary

Friday Fun: How To Speak With a Cockney Accent – Video

Want a cockney accent? Learn some cockney words and expressions and even how to speak with a cockney accent in this useful tutorial! The post Friday Fun: How To Speak With a Cockney Accent – Video appeared first on

The Telly Fiver: Five 90’s British TV Classics to Binge Watch This Weekend and Where to Watch Them

Ah, the 90s. It doesn’t seem that long ago, but we blinked and twenty years went by. Of course, if we want to relive those times (maybe not the fashion) we have only to turn to our televisions, DVDs, and video streaming. Lots of great...Show More Summary

Executing a King: The Trial and Execution of King Charles I

The English Civil War was over. The first war ended with Charles being handed over to Parliament by the Scots and Parliament had hoped to keep Charles in charge under a new governmental structure. However, Charles took advantage of the...Show More Summary

Bad News: Foyle’s War Cancelled Again – Netflix to Stop Streaming Most BBC Shows

Anglophile Telly watchers were dealt two blows this week. First off, Foyle’s War has been cancelled again. Second, Netflix is losing the rights to many of it’s popular BBC TV shows at the end of January. Foyle’s War Cancelled, AgainShow More Summary

Frat Boys Love Downton Too – Downton Abbey (With My Bros) by Dave and Brian – Hilarious Music Video

You will find Downton Abbey fans in the most surprisingly places. One place I did not think to look was a Frat House. No one loves Downton Abbey more than theseDelta Alpha Frat Guys. Very funny stuff! The post Frat Boys Love Downton Too – Downton Abbey (With My Bros) by Dave and Brian – Hilarious Music Video appeared first on

Video: How to Become the British Monarch – Fun Video Explains the Interesting History

This fun video explains how one can become the King or Queen of Britain, if one were so inclined. The post Video: How to Become the British Monarch – Fun Video Explains the Interesting History appeared first on

PJ Harvey to record her next album while the public watches

PJ Harvey is one of those artists that are heavily acclaimed, but never had a hit single, and the closest thing she’s had to one is A Perfect Day Elise, which peaked at #25 on the UK singles chart. Then again, of her eight albums, the lowest-charting one peaked at #23. Show More Summary

Great Britons: Benjamin Disraeli – The Victorian Political Titan

Benjamin Disraeli was the first British Prime Minister of Jewish descent and a controversial political figure in Victorian England. He formed the Conservative party from the Tories and established its power base. He expanded the British Empire and developed Britain’s role as an international power. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Anglotopia’s List of British Films to Look Forward to in 2015

It’s still early January and we have the whole year ahead of us. That got us thinking to what British movies we have to look forward to in the coming year. There are a ton – more than we can list here. But we thought it would be useful...Show More Summary

Brit Humour: 13 Very British Problems – Hilarious Video from Buzzfeed

The folks over at Buzzfeed have created a very funny video that shares more ‘British Probems.’ Check it out! The post Brit Humour: 13 Very British Problems – Hilarious Video from Buzzfeed appeared first on

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