Category Archive: British Icons

The Iron Lady trailer released

A trailer for Meryl Streep’s upcoming film, a biopic of Margaret Thatcher, has just hit the web today. It looks like this film won’t be shying away from any of the controversy that… Continue reading

Royally star-struck

Today’s papers are showcasing a newly-released photograph of Liz Taylor and the Queen Mother. This is an enchanting shot of two icons of British style, and it seems that Hollywood royalty was captivated by the… Continue reading

Post Boxes in Blue

Regular readers may well remember my post about how important the red post box is for remembering British history (with a quick guide on how to spot them), but it has come to… Continue reading

An Historic Day for Women and Queens

Today is the day that we hear the death toll for male primogeniture dominating the line of succession to the throne throughout the whole of the Commonwealth. As H.M. The Queen addressed the… Continue reading

The Great White Stag Lives!

The red deer is one of the most enchanting animals of Britain, and the stags are the most formidable and imposing of all. While you may struggle to see a red stag in… Continue reading

A New Portrait of H. M. The Queen Unveiled

This week, a new portrait of H. M. the Queen was unveiled. The artist, Darren Baker, is well-known for his classical realist style, which has in his latest work been complemented by his… Continue reading

Remembering the Battle of Britain

September 15th holds a special place in the British calendar, a day set aside for celebrating the successful defence of our island during the Battle of Britain. However, today is not just about… Continue reading

The Red Post Box: A Royal British Icon

There is nothing more British than guards’ red: Beefeaters, telephone boxes, the London bus, the Yeomen of the Guard, and post boxes. In bright, vibrant red the post box is a highly visible… Continue reading

H. M. The Queen and Eternal Style

Two new photos emerged in the Sunday newspapers this morning: one of Princess Elizabeth (now H.M. The Queen) on honeymoon with the Duke of Edinburgh, and the other of Queen Elizabeth (later The… Continue reading