One of France's most brilliant 19th century painters gives us a lot to think about in this mysterious and wintry scene.
Historic Painting: “Meeting of Sir Thomas More With His Daughter After His Sentence of Death” by W.F. Yeames, 1872.
This painting depicts one of England's most famous martyrs just before his execution for defying the will of Henry VIII.
Walk the streets of Edinburgh in the time of Henry VIII in this amazing video reconstruction.
The feasts of Shakespeare, his plays and his era are not for the faint of heart, as the Recipe Reminiscing blog shows us.
Here are two very different views of the same place--a patch of ground in Paris with a very macabre and interesting history.
The table is laid for an early 19th century style banquet where you'd expect to see nobility and royalty. Not so much anymore.
Ever notice how movies involving Henry VIII or Elizabeth I always seem to start with a shot of a gargoyle and end with somebody being beheaded?
This accident of geography linking two great oceans looms large in our history and consciousness.
Napoleon's wily foreign minister was known to crack a bottle or two down here.
Shakespeare's wife grew up and lived here until her marriage in 1582.