British Travels: Highlights of Where We Ate During our One Month Trip to Britain – Southwest England

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After every trip, we always share a list of the places we ate. This time around, the list is rather large because were in the UK for so long (33 days). So, this is not an exhaustive list of every single place we ate, but rather a list of the … [Read more...]

Dispatches from England: Travelogue: Day Out in Windsor

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I'm normally a pretty serious travel planner. I like to read as much as I can about a destination in anticipation of making the most of a visit somewhere, and so that I know more about what I'm seeing once I get there. But I also try to embrace … [Read more...]

British Travels: The Echoes of the Battle of Trafalgar at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Because of his towering height, Captain Hardy had to crouch below the beams in the lower deck of HMS Victory. It was quite a scene. Gunpowder still thick in the air. A legend lay dying. It was Hardy's task to inform Nelson that they were victorious … [Read more...]

Brit Book Review: The King’s Grave: The Discovery of King Richard III’s Lost Burial Place and the Clues it Holds by Phillipa Langley and Michael Jones

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  Like any good Anglophile, when I heard the news that they had possibly discovered the grave of one of England’s most infamous monarchs, I was excited to say the least.  As an amateur historian who studies England during the Wars of the … [Read more...]

Brit DVD Reviews: Music And Monarchy, with David Starkey by Acorn Media

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  What do “I vow to thee, my country,” “Hope and Glory” (“Pomp and Circumstance” to Americans) and “Zadok the Priest” all have in common?  No, they weren’t the playlist for my wedding two years ago, although I will admit to stealing some … [Read more...]

Brit Book Reviews: Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show: A Centennary Celebration by Brent Elliott.

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               Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show: A Centenary Celebration by Brent Elliott is a gorgeously illustrated coffee table book celebrating 100 years of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Elliott, RHS’s librarian and … [Read more...]