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.
Charles Dickens, Victorian author of Great Expectations and a Christmas Carol
The first eating out guide to London, Epicure’s Almanack was written by Ralph Rylance and published in 1815. It lists…
The Order of the Garter – British order of chivalry
A history of the Wimbledon tennis tournament championships in London.
A history of English etiquette and good manners
Cigarette cards, collecting cigarette cards and cartophily
The office of King’s Champion or Queen’s Champion (as the case may be), was first started in the reign of…
John Wesley and his brother Charles were the founders of the Methodist Movement.
The invention of Bramah’s Lock by Joseph Bramah.
Mother Ludlam was a white witch who kindly lent objects to people with the proviso that the item should be…