Tag: Enlightenment

Education Through The Ages

Posted by Published on August 28, 2019

As September is fast approaching and the prospect of returning to school or university looms, the groans of students of all ages can be heard far and wide. This inspired to look through the Bridgeman archives at education through the ages. Here are some of our favourite finds. 800BC-146BC: Ancient Greece  Interestingly, music was the only subject taught to both girls and boys in ancient…

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No ordinary love: 200 years of Sade

Posted by Published on December 1, 2014

Confined to the mental asylum of Charenton, Sade wrote his last will and testament on 30 January 1806. Even in his own lifetime he was an infamous figure. In the 1760s and 1770s he had existed in the public imagination as a poisoner, torturer and vivisectionist. Now towards the end of his life Parisians came to visit Charenton’s theatre that was directed by the still sulphurous…

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