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This site has been set up to celebrate and feature the heritage of Britain&...

 
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The fine arts, decorative arts and architecture of Europe, North America an...

 
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Britain and India are not the only nations making claim to the amaz­ing Koh-i-Noor diamond. Half the nations in Central Asia have been, or will be in court over this treasure.Up until 1304 the diamond was held by the Indian Rajas of Malwa. By 1304 t...

From 1725, when Russian Czar Peter the Great sent Vit­us Bering to explore the Alaskan coast, Russia started to focus on the reg­ion. So it surprised no-one that into the C19th, Russian Alaska be­came a centre of international trade. Russian merch...

O’Bama? Barack Obama has been honored by having an official Obama Tartan created and added to the Scottish Register of Tartans in Edinburgh Scotland. Edinburgh-based newspaper The Scotsman reports that the created by tartan designer Brian Talle...

In 112 recent cases of stalking and harassment reviewed by UK police watchdogs, "not a single one was dealt with properly," reports the BBC. The report, "Living in Fear," found that victims of harassment and stalking were widely disregard and left at...

If you're an American, the Fourth of July is a day for fireworks, food, and celebration. If you're British, however, it seems like it's mainly a day for Twitter jokes. SEE ALSO: Fourth of July foods, ranked From Queen GIFs to comments on date format,...

Anglican Canon Sidney Chambers (played by James Norton) had had a very tough WW2 with the tank regiment of the Scot Guards. After the war, he resumed civilian life and resilient faith, soon living as a canon in Grantchester near Cambridge. His life w...

Piers Morgan is a British journalist, pundit and Trumpkin who blew his big break in America and now presents breakfast television when not being nasty to women on Twitter. Here he is on Good Morning Britain getting savagely owned by copresenter Susan...