Tag: English History

The British Library holds an extensive collection of letters reaching back through history. Here we select some of the most astonishing. Henry VIII (1491-1547)¬† ¬† The British Library has an extensive collection of correspondence surrounding Henry VIII . These extraordinary documents range from secretive letters between the king and his advisors, emotional messages between Lady Jane Grey and her sister during her incarceration, to formal,…

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Shakespeare in Art

Posted by Published on March 30, 2016

‘Beginning in the middle, starting thence away. To what may be digested in a play.’ * In 2016 the world is¬†commemorating 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. For centuries artists have reinterpreted and brought to life the acts, characters and scenes in Shakespeare’s plays, reaching zenith proportions during the Romantic Movement. Their paintings range from tragic visions by Fuseli to vivid evocations of…

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