British History, Culture & Traditions

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Styles and fashions have been copied, altered and adapted since time began and British antiques are no different. The development and evolution of Britain and the British has been greatly influenced not only by modernisation but also by the styles from many other countries. Unique styles combining practicality, abundance or scarcity of materials along with local influence gave rise to attractive and unique pieces.

Cornish Pasty

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Cornish PastyThe pasty has been documented as part of the British diet since the 1200´s, when they were originally eaten by the rich upper classes and royalty. The fillings were varied and rich; venison, beef, lamb and seafood like eels, flavoured with rich gravies and fruits. It was not until the 1600´s and 1700´s that the pasty was adopted by miners and farm workers in Cornwall as a means for providing themselves with easy, tasty and sustaining meals while they worked, that the humble Cornish Pasty became popular.

Guide to British Pubs & Culture

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Typical British PubThe British pub is an institution, and a way of life. Pubs are places to go, to socialise, relax and have a drink. If you want to learn something about British culture, then the pub is as good a place to start as any other because pub culture is an integral part of British life.