Found in a Suffolk field during World War Two, the Mildenhall Treasure is one of the most spectacular finds of late Roman silver ever discovered.
Tibetan Buddhism and its associated art played a high profile role during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor, who ruled China from 1736 to 1795. His was a vast, multi-cultural realm, whose myriad peoples held a variety of religious beliefs. A strong alliance with the powerful lamas of Tibet helped the Qing Dynasty to legitimise […]
At the beginning of the twentieth century intrepid scholars discovered the wonders of the Silk Road against the background of The Great Game, as rival empires vied for influence in Central Asia.
The Elizabethan era saw the birth of modern theatre. Shakespeare’s company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, played a key role in the art form.
Sam Wanamaker’s quest to rebuild Shakespeare’s Globe required stubborn determination, and paid off handsomely in a working theatre with a singular history.