English Culture - both modern and historical

How often do you hear the question, ‘just what is English culture anyway?’. It may be hard to see – but that’s because much of global, western culture is English culture. From the language to pubs, beer, music, clothing and even architectural styles, the English took their culture with them when they emigrated to the likes of North America and Australia.

Here, you’ll find featured blog posts related to England and the English, whether historical or modern. Stick around, you might learn a thing or two!

An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one

George Mikes

English culture based posts
  • What will your legacy be?

    What will your legacy be?

    It’s not something we want to talk about, let alone think about. Death. But, unless massive advances in science take place, it is coming to us all. I’d like you to take a moment to think about something. If the worst was to happen in the near future, what will your legacy be? You probably […]
  • I keep buying books. These are my favourites..

    I keep buying books. These are my favourites..

    I have recently stopped buying books. Not because I don’t want to buy them or I’m somehow bored – how can you be bored of books?! No, but the reason is unfortunately just as mundane. I spend too much on them and I’m running out of space. And I’ll be in trouble with my better […]
  • Why do we celebrate Halloween in England?

    Why do we celebrate Halloween in England?

    Back when I was a child in the 1980s and ’90s, the way we chose to celebrate Halloween in England (or, rather, our parents chose for us) was a little different to today. Now, with the internet and video streaming, primarily YouTube, Halloween here is very American (my little one has developed an obsession with […]
  • Autumn or fall? Which is better?

    Autumn or fall? Which is better?

    In England, we know this time of year as autumn. The nights are drawing in, it’s getting colder, spiders and other insects are heading indoors and trees have turned beautiful shades of gold, red and brown. Our North American cousins call this season fall. Which of autumn or fall is the better option to use? […]
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