The First Georgians exhibit at Buckingham Palace shows how the Hanoverian kings handled Jacobite uprisings and continental wars through maps, battle plans, drawings and sculptures.
Iconic but defeated Queen Baudicca appeared on an ancient coin, while victorious Roman governor Paulinus got fired – and didn’t even get his face on a coin.
19th century activist Ernestine Rose passionately spoke for women’s rights, abolition and on behalf of other progressive issues despite societal pressures.
William Hogarth, artist and printmaker, commented on the unseemly activities of a Georgian leisure class with spare cash and a passion for the high life.
It’s almost a century since the largest volcanic eruption in historic time. Tambora, in Indonesia, created so much pollution that it caused temporary global cooling – the so-called ‘year without a summer.’