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Winston Churchill

50 Sir Winston Churchill Quotes to Live By

In his 90 years as a soldier, journalist, prolific author, politician and statesman during the first half of the 20th century, Winston Churchill had many opportunities to influence world events, and while opinions on his various successes and failures can be steeply divided, his was a hard-won wisdom, which he expressed with great pith and […]

Sir Winston Churchill in 1929 (Pic: Fox Photos/Getty Images)

10 Things You May Not Know About Sir Winston Churchill

January 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill, undoubtedly one of the giants of 20th century world politics and an enormously popular figure in Britain. Thanks to an eventful life played out during some of the most unsettled years in world history, his is a reputation that is not without […]


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 British hero. House of Cards star Kevin Spacey has signed up to play Winston Churchill in a dramatic retelling […]


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 ended with no benefits for workers; and the River Thames flooded Central London in 1928. Even though […]

Vivien Leigh, TWO

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 museum has acquired the cherished collection, which includes never-before-seen items, from Leigh’s grandchildren. V&A curator Keith Lodwick told the BBC News, “It really […]


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 notes, “Zara is the second-eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and is an equestrian […]


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. For Elizabeth, Britannia was a floating royal residence, a […]

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) on BBC America. You won’t need pencils, as this is just a practice test, but you should bring […]

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? Would you like to kick a few back with Prince William or Prince Harry? […]

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