Tag Archive: England

British Designer Paul Smith Wins Outstanding Achievement Award

Sir Paul Smith will be awarded the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award from the British Fashion Council on Monday evening. It is a great accolade for the Nottinghamian designer, whose first shop was opened… Continue reading

How to look stylish while wearing as much fine jewellery as possible, by H.M. The Queen

Last night H. M. hosted a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour of the Turkish President’s three-day visit. The Queen raised a toast in honour of her guest, but I would rather… Continue reading

Durham’s Diwali

The 2011 Lumiere festival, held in Durham (England), is one of the highlights of the city’s calendar. It’s a great chance to explore some imaginative works of modern art as installations are put… Continue reading

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

Do you recognise any of these faces of the First World War?

When the Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917, one of its main aims was to record the experiences of people all around the Empire during the First World War. As such, many… 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

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