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Here are the top ten articles for the English Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Making Sense of British Currency
Not sure how to make heads or tails of British currency? Here´s a brief tutorial on British money, past and present.
2. Do Not Go Gentle - Book Review
The book Do Not Go Gentle, subtitled Poems for Funerals, is a small volume (less than a hundred pages) that brings together poems about death, dying, grief and remembrance.
3. Life in Stuart England and 1666
What was life like in Stuart England? For the rich it was comfortable but for the poor, it was a nightmare. And then there was the smell...
4. English Cathedrals
England's architectural heritage is magnificently displayed in cathedrals which are some of the largest and finest buildings in the land. They are also deeply entwined in the history of a country which has both worshipped and reviled such monuments to the church.
5. Famous Chefs Heston & Hugh
Heston Blumenthal and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are two celebrity English chefs passionate about food. Heston has a particular interest in the science of food; Hugh is committed to home grown, home reared and local produce.
6. Xenophobe's Guide to the English - Book Review
Xenophobe's Guide to the English provides a romp through English behaviour, character, customs, manners and etiquette and much more. A good, hilarious short read.
7. Hey Diddle diddle
What on earth does the Nursery Rhyme Hey Diddle diddle mean? Well, how about suspected murder and a love triangle that was to shake England to it's core?
8. English Puddings
English puddings include some classic recipes which have stood the test of time, from Apple Snow to Summer Pudding; more stodgy counterparts include Bread Pudding, Eton Mess and Queen of Puddings.
9. When We Were Very Young - Book Review
When We Were Very Young is a poetry book by A A Milne, author of the Winnie the Pooh stories. The book was first published in 1924, yet many of the poems are simple enough to delight children (and adults!) of today.
10. Break Break Break - Alfred Tennyson
Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote some of his best poetry in response to the untimely death of his friend Arthur Hallam. His short poem Break, Break, Break is an exquisite example of a short poem that encapsulates loss and heartbreak...
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