The following is a guest post. Over the centuries the rest of the world has bestowed upon the British people many a japing nickname (limey, pom, redcoat), but what do the Brits call themselves?
The following is a guest post. With the continued rise in popularity of family history television programmes like ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, and the programme then serving to be an enormous inspiration to so many people, more and more people are now jetting off (and having the most amazing time in the process) […]
The following is a guest post. When many consider Britain, one of the images they conjure up is a perfect, vibrant garden. And they conjure up along with it thoughts of romance, late sunsets, afternoon teas, bumble bees and energetic brightly colored butterflies flitting around.
The following is a guest post. Driving to Hastings along the tree-lined A21, you’ll see a sign: ‘You are now in 1066 Country’. It is easy to imagine the Saxon soldiers tramping along a rutted track through the woods to meet the invading Norman horde.
Although I grew up with all of the typical fancies and notions about castles – my knowledge of Britain’s castles wouldn’t make a drop in a moat. So I decided to re-examine three castles I’ve visited in the past, and see what new lessons I could learn from their architecture and history. This is not […]
Traditional images of England are of a ‘green and pleasant land’, filled with cosy cottages, polite people who are always saying ‘sorry’ when they’re not busy queuing up, rain constantly pelting or mizzling down, picturesque villages, stately homes, castles, beautiful dales and vales, and loads of history.
Scotland is surely one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It also has a long and often bloody history.
Oxford, first settled by Saxons, and now populated with students, tourists, and harried residents, is one of my favorite towns in Britain – and is a different town, I think, for each person who visits.
“It’s as British as real ale, a pot of tea or even a bag of chips . . .”