HISTORY EXPRESSED IN ART

ART FROM DIFFERNT PERIODS OF HISTORY THAT HELPS SPARK THE IMAGINATION AND GIVE US AN INSIGHT INTO EVENTS FROM THE PAST

WARS AND BATTLES

Battle of Bosworth
  Depicted by Philip James de Loutherbourg
1804
 Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) 
By an Unknown Artist
15th century
Richard III, Act 5, scene 3: Richard, played by David Garrick, awakens after a nightmare visit by the ghosts of his victims.
Artist William Hogarth
1745
Siege of London
As Thomas de Fauconbergh besieges London (setting fire), he is attacked by Edward IV and his troops
By an Unknown Artists
1471

Plucking the Red and White Roses in the Old Temple Gardens

The painting is William Shakespeare's version of the splitting of nobles into the factions of York and Lancaster, sparking the Wars of the Roses in 15th-century England. Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and his followers select the white rose, while the Duke of Somerset and his sole companion took the red. 

Artist Henry Arthur Payne 

1908

 Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada
Painting by  to Nicholas Hilliard
17th Century
 Battle of Bannockburn
A depiction of the Battle of Bannockburn
from the Holkham Bible
 1327-35

Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry ​

Artist  Peter Paul Rubens

1627

The Battle of Guinegat (Spurs) 16th August 1513 Artist Georg Lemberger 1515
Battle of Neville's Cross
from a 15th-century manuscript
 Battle of Agincourt (1415)
Painting by Chroniques d’Enguerrand de Monstrelet
(early 15th century)
The Battle of Guinegat (Spurs)
16th August 1513
Artist Georg Lemberger
1515

GREAT EVENTS IN HISTORY

The Field of the Cloth of Gold 7th to 24th June 1520 AuthorUnknown oil painting of circa 1545
The Field of the Cloth of Gold
7th to 24th June 1520
AuthorUnknown
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
1520
The Great Fire of London of 1666  by  unknown painter `1669
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William Wallace's trial in Westminster Hall. Painting by Daniel Maclise 1870

William Wallace's trial in Westminster Hall.

Painting by Daniel Maclise

1870

Oliver  Cromwell and the corpse of Charles I Artist  Paul Delaroche 1830

Oliver  Cromwell and the corpse of Charles I

Artist  Paul Delaroche

1830

The depiction of Queen consort Isabella capturing her husband Edward II England Unknown Artist  15th century

The depiction of Queen consort Isabella capturing her husband Edward II England

Unknown Artist 

15th century

Coronation of King Alexander of Scotland on Moot Hill, Scone. 

Late medieval

 

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey  Artist  Paul Delaroche, 1833

 The Execution of Lady Jane Grey

 Artist  Paul Delaroche,

1833

Christopher Columbus Before the Council of Salamanca    Emanuel Leutze  1841

Christopher Columbus Before the Council of Salamanca  

 Emanuel Leutze

 1841

Edward III as head of the Order of the Garter Drawing in the Bruges Garter Book c. 1430–40
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.  1475

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. 

1475

Edward III as head of the Order of the Garter

Drawing in the Bruges Garter Book

c. 1430–40

The Coronation of Henry IV of England.  From a manuscript of Jean Froissart's Chronicles. 15th-century
A miniature of Edward IV (left) watching the beheading of Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset at Tewkesbury Artist Ghent master ​​late fifteenth century
The massacre of the Innocents, 1565–67 By Artist Bruegel, Peter (the Elder)  Between 1565 and 1567

The Coronation of Henry IV of England.

From a manuscript of Jean Froissart's Chronicles.

15th-century

 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 1560's
Elizabeth receiving Dutch ambassadors
Artist  Levina Teerlinc
1560's
Charles sailed from his exile in the Netherlands to his restoration in England in May 1660
Artist  Lieve Verschuier.
 1660- 1665 
The trial of Charles I Unknown Artist  Original 1680s; this reproduction published 1899
The Execution of Charles I of England
Artist  Anonymous Dutch painter
1649
 
The Trial of Charles I
Unknown Artist
 Original 1680s; this reproduction published 1899
Matthew Hopkins, Witch Finder General From a broadside published by Matthew Hopkins   1650
Witchcraft at Salem Village. Engraving. The central figure in this 1876 illustration of the courtroom is usually identified as Mary Walcott
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  
1650
North Berwick Witches Suspected witches kneeling before King James; Daemonologie (1597
North Berwick Witches
Suspected witches kneeling before King James; Daemonologie
Author King James
 (1597)
 Flemish tapestry depicting prince Arthur and  Catherine's of Aragon's court. Author Unknown Early 1500
 Flemish tapestry depicting prince Arthur and
Catherine's of Aragon's court.
Author Unknown
Early 1500
 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
1503
 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 1503
Execution-of-Mary-Queen-of-Scots 8th February 1587 Artist Alexandre Denis Abel de Pujol 19th Century
The trial of Mary, Queen of Scots  Taken from Papers and correspondence relating to Mary, Queen of Scots. 1586
The Arrest and Supplication of Sir Thomas Mor Artist Antoine Caron  (1478–1535)
The Arrest and Supplication of Sir Thomas Mor
Artist Antoine Caron 
(1478–1535)
 The Great Fire of London of 1666
 by  unknown painter
`1669

 A miniature of Edward IV (left)

watching the beheading of Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset at Tewkesbury

Artist Ghent master

late fifteenth century

Execution-of-Mary-Queen-of-Scots
8th February 1587
Artist Alexandre Denis Abel de Pujol
19th Century
  The trial of Mary, Queen of Scots
 Taken from Papers and correspondence
relating to Mary, Queen of Scots.
1586

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