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Guys, turn around, there’s so much inside! The British Library, in London, has preserved a copy of every book, pamphlet, magazine and newspaper published in Britain. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Snapshot: Anglophenia 2014 in Photos

Guys, turn around, there’s so much inside! The British Library, in London, has preserved a copy of every book, pamphlet, magazine and newspaper published in Britain. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

It was quite a snaptastic year in Anglophenia-land, British celebs mastered the selfie, the Royals had some fun with photobombing, and we did some armchair traveling, exploring parts of the U.K. through photos. Here’s a snapshot of some great moments, with accompanying stories, from the past 12 months:

January: Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen kicked off the year in their football gear.

February: We finally found out what Marmite tastes like.

You really need to try it for yourself. (Krissy Trujillo)
You really need to try it for yourself. (Krissy Trujillo)

March: A Queen’s Guard cracked a smile.

(YouTube)
You have tomorrow to not smile. (YouTube)

April: Benedict Cumberbatch was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people.

May: We took a peek at 10 of the most epic libraries in the U.K. 

Guys, turn around, there’s so much inside! The British Library, in London, has preserved a copy of every book, pamphlet, magazine and newspaper published in Britain. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Guys, turn around, there’s so much inside! (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

June: The Queen made a visit to the Game of Thrones set in Ireland.

 (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Queen Elizabeth II knows her way around a throne. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

July: Prince George celebrated his first birthday.

Prince George gives his mum a cuddle. (PA Wire)
Prince George gives his mum a cuddle. (PA Wire)

August: Downton Abbey had a photo hiccup.

Notice anything out of place? (ITV)
Notice anything out of place? (ITV)

September: Stars Aligned for Emma Watson’s #HeForShe Campaign.

October: Siobhan Thompson walked us through cultural differences.

The Anglophenia web series can be found on YouTube here. (Anglophenia)
The Anglophenia web series can be found on YouTube here. (Anglophenia)

November: We swung by 10 must-try cake shops in London.

Please don't hit your fork on the screen. (Hummingbird Bakery)
Please don’t hit your fork on the screen. (Hummingbird Bakery)

December: Sam Heughan won the Anglo Fan Favorites Tournament.

Outlander's Sam Heughan takes home the win. He thanks Anglophenia voters here. (Starz)
Outlander‘s Sam Heughan sent out a special thank you to Anglophenia voters. (Starz)

This is just a snippet of coverage; you can go back through Anglophenia’s archives here.

Did you have a favorite post from this past year? Tell us about it! 

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By Brigid Brown