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- By Justine Watkins on June 6, 2014Read more
A cuppa, char, Rosy Lee, a brew, whatever you call your cup of tea, pop the kettle on, put your feet up and discover a quickÎ¾ potted history of tea in the UK.
More tea, vicar?
Tea was first bought to British shores by the Portuguese queen consort of Charles II, Catherine of Braganza in the 1660s. Yet the British love of tea didn't become a raging, mainstream phenomenon until...
- By Justine Watkins on May 28, 2014Read more
We're not used to winners turning down our bespoke medals here at UK Medals, but there are plenty of British institutions how have turned down the honor of a knighthood from Her Royal Highness herself. Discover 10 of our favorite figures who have said no thank you to knighthood and dameship. The cheek!
1. David BowieSource
There's a starman waiting in...
- By Justine Watkins on May 13, 2014Read more
Ah! The monocle! Long associated with old-fashioned British toffs and a stiff upper lip, you may be surprised to learn that there’s much more
- By Justine Watkins on April 22, 2014Read more
Whether they’re being awarded with school medals, wearing preposterous top hats or engaging in arcane sporting activities, the prestigious British public school is a peculiar place. Here are 6 weird traditions from the Crème de la Crème of expensive UK educational establishments.