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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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  • A Georgian Christmas

    A Georgian Christmas

    How was Christmas celebrated in Georgian times? Perhaps we can find out from the works of Jane Austen amongst others...

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  • A Dickens of a Good Ghost Story

    A Dickens of a Good Ghost Story

    The novels of Charles Dickens are familiar to us all through TV adaptations and films. Less well known is how the supernatural influenced his work...

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