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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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  • Eve of St Agnes

    Eve of St Agnes

    January 20th is the Eve of St Agnes, traditionally the night when girls and unmarried women wishing to dream of their future husbands would perform certain rituals before going to bed...

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  • Wassailing


    The Wassailing celebrations generally take place on the Twelfth Night, 6th January, however the more traditional still insist in celebrating it on ‘Old Twelvey’...

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  • Pantomime


    Pantomime is a marvellous and wonderful (if a little eccentric!) British institution. Pantomimes take place all over Britain at Christmas...

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  • Christmas Crackers

    Christmas Crackers

    Why do the British wear paper hats at Christmas lunch? The answer involves that great Christmas tradition, the Christmas cracker...

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  • How to be the Ravenmaster

    How to be the Ravenmaster

    Guest writer John Owen Theobald meets the Ravenmaster of the Tower of London, and discovers just what it means to hold the fate of the kingdom of Britain in his hands...

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  • St Nicholas Day

    St Nicholas Day

    Have you ever wondered why people hang stockings up on Christmas Eve for Father Christmas (or Santa Claus) to fill with small gifts and goodies? Children all over the world have St Nicholas to thank for this custom...

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