Winston Churchill

Kevin Spacey Will Play Winston Churchill

After a few years of seeing British actors go to America and play American super-heroes (and presidents), a form of switcharound has begun, in which a hugely distinguished—and total Anglophile—American actor is playing a very real ...

Snapshot: 21 Photos of 1920s London

While life in the period drama Downton Abbey seems picturesque for the most part, London during the 1920s was less than idyllic. The 1921 coal miner’s strike sent the city into a state of emergency; the 1926 labor General Strike ...

London’s Victoria & Albert Acquires Vivien Leigh Collection

Oscar-winning British actress Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind, A Street Car Named Desire) was extremely meticulous in keeping journals and cataloging personal letters from friends and colleagues. London’s The Victoria & Albert ...

Royal Roundup: Another Member of Royal Family is Expecting

While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge await the imminent birth of their child and heir to the British throne, it was announced recently that Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall are expecting their first child as well. As the Radio Times ...

60th Anniversary of Royal Yacht Britannia

Ahoy there, matey. Please doff your sailor’s cap to honor a bit of British nautical history.

It was sixty years ago today (April 16) that Queen Elizabeth II christened Britannia, the last in a long line of royal yachts that date back to the 17th century.

Winston Churchill as Politician and Journalist: ‘He Made the News by Writing It’

A while back, Anglophenia took a look at museum exhibits in London, but one of the most interesting British-centered museum shows happens to be in the U.S. right now.

Take ‘The Hour’ Quiz: How Well Do You Know 1950s Britain?

Good day, class. We know there are so many other study guides out there, so we appreciate that you’ve chosen Anglophenia’s modern British history review to prepare for the new series, The Hour, premiering tonight (August 17) ...

Fancy a Pint with Stephen Fry?

C’mon now, some of you out there have, at one time or another, wondered what it might be like to share a beer with your favorite British celebrity. For those who want to own up to it, who comes to mind?

Roundup: Wedding Bells for ‘Daily Show’ comedian John Oliver

The Daily Show's John Oliver is getting hitched. The 33-year-old British comedian is set to marry his girlfriend of two years, former Iraq War veteran Kate Norley.