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Grab the Tissues: First Downton Abbey Series 6 Trailer Gives a Glimpse at the Final Season

The final season of Downton Abbey will begin airing in the UK in a few weeks and we now have our first look at the final series of the world’s favorite British costume drama. You may want to grab some tissues before watching. Also, don’t...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Britannia, Sterling and London is a Bad Habit

This week we have three brand new designs for you to choose from. First up is a new tribute to Roman Britain. The second design is a tribute to Britain’s venerable currency, the Pound Sterling. And the final new design is a new tribute to our love for London. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Anglesey Abbey – A Stunning Country Home in Cambridgeshire

The origins of Anglesey Abbey date back to the 12th century, but Anglesey only became a house of real note in the 1920s when it was purchased by wealthy bachelor Huttleston Broughton. Broughton, later Lord Fairhaven, transformed this tired country house into a luxurious mansion in which to entertain the best of English society. Show More Summary

The Brit Music Fiver – Five Classic British Protest Songs and their Stories

Art has long been the outlet that people use to express frustration with a system that doesn’t seem to hear them. Britain is no different than any other country in this regard, and the in the 20th Century, musicians have used their art...Show More Summary

Mumtown: The Early Days of Mumford and Sons with Jimmy Kimmel.

Some people may find Mumford and Sons’ drift from their folksy pseudo-Americana to something far more mainstream to smack of “selling out.” Given that they’ve ditched their banjos and upright bassists (taking what made them truly distinctive...Show More Summary

English Language: How to Speak Cockney – Anglophenia – Video

Have a butcher’s at this video with your china plates. Not sure what this means? Learn how to speak Cockney rhyming slang with Anglophenia’s Kate Arnell. The post English Language: How to Speak Cockney – Anglophenia – Video appeared first on

Guest Article: Applying to College in the US and the UK: A Comparison of Differences

This summer is moving along very quickly, and it seems to be even more frantic than usual as we prepare for my son to go to college: Lots of lists, forms, shopping and last minute get-togethers with friends. An exciting and anxious time...Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about Alnwick Castle and Gardens

Alnwick Castle near the town of the same name is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland and has been since Henry Percy, 1st Baron Percy, purchased the barony in 1309. The first parts of the castle predate the Percy family’s ownership by over two-hundred years, as historical records have its construction dated in 1096. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Morrissey to release his first novel

In the years since I announced the publication of Morrissey’s autobiography, I have since actually read it. It’s quite good. It really gave me some insight into a man who I had previously known as the wilting flower voice behind TheShow More Summary

Video: 8 Struggles Of Being A Brit In America

Poking fun at the stereotypes of American and British Culture never gets old and this new humor video – Buzzfeed ponders 8 struggles faced by Brits in the USA. WARNING: Some may find this offensive and we didn’t make it – we’re just sharing it. You’ve been warned. The post Video: 8 Struggles Of Being A Brit In America appeared first on

Brit Book Deal of the Week: Ices and Ice Creams by Agnes Bertha Marshall

Ice cream enthusiasts will adore this classic cookbook from Victorian London, which has been fully updated for use in modern kitchens. Find out why Heston Blumenthal calls this author ‘One of the greatest culinary pioneers this country has ever seen’. Show More Summary

Guest Feature: “The Play’s The Thing” – Seeing a Preview of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet at the Barbican

Editor’s Note: While I know Hamlet is still currently in ‘previews,’ an Anglotopia reader had the chance to see the play and was kind enough to write about her experience for everyone. Thanks Ann K. McClellan! It’s a pretty well-known fact with my friends, family, and colleagues that I’m a big Benedict Cumberbatch fan. Show More Summary

Brit Music: One Direction may disband soon… Band Reportedly to Take Break in 2016

I expect both a lot of rejoicing and a lot of sadness at this news: One Direction have reportedly agreed to go their separate ways after the end of their current tour and after fulfilling their obligations with their label. According...Show More Summary

Great British Gardens: Inverewe Garden – A Jewel in Scotland’s Gardening Crown

Inverewe Garden, in northwest Scotland, is an unlikely collection of botanical marvels from around the world, growing in a sheltered garden that is warmed by the Gulf Stream. It was developed in the second-half of the 19th century and...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Spitfire Schematic, Lancashire and Good to be Queen

This week over at we have three beautiful new designs. The first one is a new tribute to the iconic Spitfire airplane from World War II. Next up is a tribute to the English county of Lancashire. Finally we have a cheeky new tribute to the Queen. Show More Summary

The Brit Film Fiver – A Look at Five of Aardman Animation’s Best Films

Okay, granted, the article is a bit of a cheat since there are only six feature films, but this animation studio located in Bristol has been around since 1972 and only produced its first feature-length film in 2000. Aardman was one of...Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Kimbolton Castle – A Stunning Castle Turned Mansion in Cambridgeshire

A Norman castle, a Tudor manor house, a Georgian mansion, and finally, a public school. Kimbolton Castle has survived many centuries of change. The final resting place of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s divorced and banished Spanish Queen, Kimbolton Castle sits amidst wooded grounds close to the small town of Kimbolton. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Victor Frankenstein Official Trailer Starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe

Coming son, a new take on a classic tale. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today. Show More Summary

Down at the Pub: A Brief History of British Ale

Water, hops, barley, yeast, and malts. Just a few simple ingredients make one of Britain’s favorite drinks. Much like tea, ale is an endemic part of British culture, whether it’s brought to a party or poured after a long day of work....Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on 28 Days Later

I love zombie films. I find the idea of the dead coming back to haunt the living fascinating for several reasons. For instance, one basic one is, if the Dead are walking around, do they really count as dead? The other reason, perhaps...Show More Summary

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