Notes from the UK

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Notes from the UK
Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore. (by Ellen Hawley)
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  • The Swing Rebellion 5 days ago Let’s visit the England of more or less 1830. William IV is the king–or to put it officially, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover–and in his portrait he looks kingly enough, wearing … Continue reading →
  • Links and assorted good stuff I can't let you miss 1 week ago Readers have sent in a few great links lately, and they’re good enough that I’ll bother you with them. WeggieBoy sent a link to this surprisingly short, clear explanation of the British flag and how it came into being. As a bonus, … Continue reading →
  • A quick history of English hedges 1 week ago Every country has a mythology about itself, and the countryside figures heavily in England’s. Never mind that three-quarter of the population (give or take a few percentage points) lives in cities–or urban areas if we’re trying to sound impressive about … Continue reading →
  • England, St. George, and the flag 2 weeks ago The mayor of Genoa wrote to the queen recently, demanding the back rent on England’s flag, the St. George cross. I’ll come back to that, but first let’s talk about the flag itself. It’s a red cross on a white … Continue reading →
  • English public schools and the old boys' network 3 weeks ago English public schools–now known as bastions of privilege–started out as philanthropic schools to educate the poor. Some of them date back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. By “the poor,” of course, the schools and their founders meant poor … Continue reading →

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