Category - History

Including Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and the Belle Epoque.


History - there's an awful lot of it out there. Some of it more interesting than others. On Endymion it is mostly early modern history: from the 16th century upwards that we explore the most. This covers Tudor, Elizabethan, Stuart, Georgian, Regency, Victorian and the Belle Epoque. Most blogposts here with an historical element can be slotted into one or more of these periods - and I rather love them all.

The past wasn’t perfect, but the articles you'll find here tend to focus on the positive rather than the negative. We celebrate the arts, the music and the poetry of earlier times - including the ideas and achievements of those who helped make the world a better place.
Elizabeth I’s Sieve Portrait - allegory and meaning.
Farringford House restored - the poet Tennyson’s family home.
Wanderer in the Storm - a favourite Gothic painting.
Tudors by Holbein - the treacherous court of Henry VIII.
All together now! Queen Victoria’s right royal family gathering.
Poets for Halloween! Remembering John Keats, his birthday.
When Alexander met the Queen. The ingenious Graham Bell.
Victoria’s Embankment - a story of progress in 19th century art.
Remembering Anne Boleyn - the ill-fated Tudor Queen.
Historical Portraits ‘Um, made me a bit shifty-looking, haven’t you?’
Tower of London - also comes with ships.
Trafalgar Square from cross to column, a change of place & mood.
Remembering Inigo Jones - England’s Pioneering Architect.
A Tudor Poisoned Chalice - Lady Jane Grey & the Crown.
Scarlet Poppy Fair - a flower with a history.
The Poet and the Queen - meetings of Victoria and Tennyson.
Myths, Magic and Mothering Sunday (UK).
Time - Regulator or Commander? A history.
A Moment in Time. The Jacobite march south into England.
Lord Kitchener’s Valet - selling to impressionable young men.
Painted Ladies and Melancholic Poets. The problem with old portraits.
Modern Historical Fiction. Out of time - or is it?
Portrayals of Mary Tudor, Princess and Queen of England.
Elizabeth Siddal - a reminder of why we remember.
Remembering Holbein - an indefinite ending.
Remember, remember - a thought for Guy Fawkes Night.
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump.
The world upside down. The Masquerade.
Mr Wildish’s London.
Death and the Maiden.
What does the mask reveal?
A Special Moment in Time - Part Two.
Apollo and the Muses of Parnassus.
A special moment in time.
Snap! Which is the older of these two remarkably similar paintings?
Vox Populi - a painting, surprisingly, for Christmas.
A Poem, a Microscope and what we cannot see.
All Saints - the day after the night before.
Remembering Thomas Wyatt - Tudor courtier and poet.
The Doppelgänger - the creative self behind the door.
Du Bist Die Ruh - one work, 3 great artists.
Thank you Sir Kenneth Clark - civilisation on TV.
Hardwick Hall - more glass than wall!
Historical Fiction anyone? Yes, but is it Art?
Those naughty Pre-Raphaelites - or were they?
A Tudor Tour.
Happy Feast of St Martin!
The Divine Mr Beardsley.
John Dee and the Invention of the Telescope.
Those Dull Victorians? Well, no, not really.
The Feast of Michaelmas.
Gothic Revival and the Town Halls of the North.
Pauline Trevelyan - A Diary Entry.