Long Read: The Cottingley Fairies – A Weird British Story of Myth and Hype With a Connection to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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My Dad and I are fans of Sherlock Holmes. We both eagerly await Series 4 of Sherlock, and my Dad once embedded the following words from Arthur Conan Doyle in all his emails: "Whenever you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however … [Read more...]

Anglotees Alert: New Shirt LIVE – Brilliant Britain – Our Tribute to the Places that Make Britain Great!

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When our regular designer Malcolm showed us this design, we knew we had to go with it immediately. Brilliant Britain – this shirt conjures up some of the most beautiful places in Britain. These places are overlaid on top of a vintage looking Union … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: Brit Food – 10 Delicious British Dishes Every Anglophile Should Know About – What’s Your Favorite?

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British food has been accused of being boring and bland but dedicated Anglophiles know better. This article is a list of 10 British dishes every Anglophile should know about. Whether it’s their interesting story, their plain deliciousness, their … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: Top 10 Most Swoon-worthy Scenes from British Films and TV Shows – Which One is Your Favorite?

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In our fast-paced, often violent and sometimes cynical world, we should remember that LOVE makes the world go ‘round.  Take a moment and you’ll see that love is everywhere, from the cute couple walking down the street holding hands, to the … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: Top Ten Things to do in Newcastle and the North East England from a Local

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When I first told my friends that I was moving away from the town I grew up in, just North of London,  to live in Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England, the looks of horror and comments along the lines of "Do they even have electricity there?" … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: A Journey To the Top 10 Favorite English Cathedrals – Which is Your Favorite?

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The United Kingdom is a country with great beauties, both natural and man-made. Among the man-made ones, you can certainly include its cathedrals. When you look at the map, you’ll find them scattered everywhere, so it’s rather difficult to choose ten … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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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. For the … [Read more...]