The following is a guest post. “Remember, remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder, Treason & Plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason should ever be forgot.” Traditional British Rhyme
The following is a guest post. Prior to my first trip to Great Britain, I knew little about the architecture of the British Isles beyond castles. How much more do you need to know when you are a 14-year old girl? My mental catalog has expanded over the years, (as has my interest in how “real” people […]
The following is a guest post. Do you believe in things that go bump in the night? According to Visit Britain, half of adults think ghosts might exist. And as Halloween approaches, spook-seekers all over the UK are getting ready to spot headless horsemen and ladies in white gowns.
The following is a guest post. Earl Grey tea has been a favorite variety of Britain’s favorite beverage since the early 1800s when it made its first appearance in English society. Traditionally, this staple is defined by the mixture of black tea with flavoring of oil from the rind of a bergamot orange, which gives […]
The following is a guest post. It perhaps speaks to both the worldwide respect and vehement hatred of the “tiny island” that so many words have been invented to refer to the British. Born out of international conflicts many of these names are still in use today – spoken by Americans, Australians and even the […]
The following is a guest post. There are three components that make a trip to the theatre either good or bad: the play itself, the direction, and the performance. The opening night performance of Richard II scored a 10 out of 10 on all counts.
The following is a guest post. This Halloween horror story is excerpted from Haunted Cotswolds (The History Press) and is one of the many spine-chilling tales of ghosts, ghouls and the undead, that have been gathered for this book from every corner of the Cotswolds revealing, in heart stopping detail, this region’s unexplained events and […]
The following is a guest post. Anthony M R Lewis is a tour guide at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Kenwood House in London as well as a voice over artist with clients such as Sony and Travel Channel. He began The Lost Valley of London project this year, as a way to combine this background with […]