The history of castles….

We all love early castles. Well, we can love those from later ages, but they don’t have quite the same cachet as those wonderful old fortresses that always make us gasp when we see them. But how did they evolve? And why did they become obsolete except as tourist attractions and scenic splendours? This article… Continue reading The history of castles….

Who painted that portrait? And when…?

For anyone interested in portraits of those who lived centuries ago, it can be very frustrating—if not to say aggravating—to come across one portrait, that recurs all over the internet and¬†identifies the people in it, but that is all. No date, no artist, nothing. A good example is this portrait of Henry VII with his… Continue reading Who painted that portrait? And when…?