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Who are the British? Do they really drink tea, eat roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and never leave home without an umbrella? Find out more about true Brits; past and present, myth and legend, fact and fiction.

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  • The Throne of Sir John Harrington

    The Throne of Sir John Harrington

    Thomas Crapper has been credited with the invention of the flushing toilet, but the actual inventor was Sir John, godson of Queen Elizabeth I...

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  • Bonfire Night in the 1950s and 1960s

    Bonfire Night in the 1950s and 1960s

    In 21st century Britain, Bonfire Night is usually celebrated with a trip to an organised bonfire and firework display. Not so in the 1950s and 1960s: Bonfire Night was a hands-on celebration...

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    Halloween or Hallowe’en is celebrated across the world on the night of 31st October. The origins of the celebration dates back thousands of years to pagan times...

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  • Halloween in Scotland

    Halloween in Scotland

    Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet, wrote about the myths, legends and traditions associated with Halloween in Scotland in his poem 'Halloween', written in 1785...

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  • Michaelmas

    Michaelmas

    Michaelmas, or the Feast of Michael and All Angels, is celebrated on the 29th of September every year. As it falls near the equinox, the day is associated with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days...

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