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It is said there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. If you live in England, a third should be added: rain. Given this fact, an umbrella is not so much an accessory but a necessity... a constant companion.

In 1868, during the rain..sorry reign of Queen Victoria, Mr Thomas Fox opened a shop in the city of London, to sell such necessities. Since that time, Fox umbrellas have always been made to the very highest quality standards, crafted from the very finest woods and materials.

As inhabitants of 'the rainy city', we think we know a good brollie when we see one. We've put together a nice little selection that will keep you dry for years. As long as you remember to take it with you...