GREAT EVENTS IN HISTORY
The Field of the Cloth of Gold
7th to 24th June 1520
oil painting of circa 1545
Basire Embarkation of Henry VIII
The depiction of King Henry VIII of England embarking at Dover
James Basire After Unknown
William Wallace's trial in Westminster Hall.
Painting by Daniel Maclise
Oliver Cromwell and the corpse of Charles I
Artist Paul Delaroche
The depiction of Queen consort Isabella capturing her husband Edward II England
Coronation of King Alexander of Scotland on Moot Hill, Scone.
The Execution of Lady Jane Grey
Artist Paul Delaroche,
Christopher Columbus Before the Council of Salamanca
King Richard II of England watches Wat Tyler's death and addresses the peasants in the background
from the Gruuthuse manuscript of Froissart's Chroniques.
Edward III as head of the Order of the Garter
Drawing in the Bruges Garter Book
The Coronation of Henry IV of England.
From a manuscript of Jean Froissart's Chronicles.
The massacre of the Innocents, 1565–67
By Artist Bruegel, Peter (the Elder)
Between 1565 and 1567
Edward VI and the Pope:
An Allegory of the Reformation
Elizabethan work of propaganda depicts the handing over of power from Henry VIII, who lies dying in bed, to Edward VI, seated beneath a cloth of state with a slumping pope at his feet. In the top right of the picture is an image of men pulling down and smashing idols. At Edward's side are his uncle the Lord Protector Edward Seymour and members of the Privy Council
By an Unknown Artist
1547 to 1570s
Elizabeth receiving Dutch ambassadors
Artist Levina Teerlinc
Charles sailed from his exile in the Netherlands to his restoration in England in May 1660
Artist Lieve Verschuier.
The Execution of Charles I of England
Artist Anonymous Dutch painter
The Trial of Charles I
Original 1680s; this reproduction published 1899
Witchcraft at Salem Village. Engraving. The central figure in this 1876 illustration of the courtroom is usually identified as Mary Walcott.
Matthew Hopkins, Witch Finder General
From a broadside published by Matthew Hopkins
North Berwick Witches
Suspected witches kneeling before King James; Daemonologie
Author King James
Flemish tapestry depicting prince Arthur and
Catherine's of Aragon's court.
King Henry VIII of England,
as a child weeping over the death of his mother.
His sisters, Mary and Margaret sit in the foreground
By Unknown Author
The Arrest and Supplication of Sir Thomas Mor
Artist Antoine Caron