Saturday, October 11, 2008


For the first entry, it seems appropriate to begin at the beginning: with etymology…

“Anglophile” derives from the Latin for English (Anglus) and the Greek for friend (phile) and simply means friendly to or favouring England (and later Britain), its people, customs, etc., according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Referenced in the French journal Revue des deux mondes in which the journal itself was described as “a thorough ‘Anglo-phile’ periodical.”

This particular modern periodical is intended to be a commentary on British history of all periods and topics, regions and identities. Particular attention will be paid to the construct of identity and what it means to be British, English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish.

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