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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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  • 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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  • Pteridomania - Fern Madness

    Pteridomania - Fern Madness

    A great Victorian craze, Pteridomania was the huge love affair for ferns and all things fern-like in Britain between 1840s and 1890s...

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  • Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon Tea

    "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." Henry James

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  • St Swithun's Day

    St Swithun's Day

    If it rains on St Swithun's Day (15th July) it will rain for 40 days - but who was St Swithun?

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  • The 1960s The Decade that Shook Britain

    The 1960s The Decade that Shook Britain

    If the Fifties were in black and white, then the Sixties were in Technicolor. For many, the ‘Swinging Sixties’ remain the defining decade for Britain...

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  • The History of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

    The History of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

    The Championships, Wimbledon, or just Wimbledon as it is more commonly referred to, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and arguably the most famous.

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