Inside George IV’s restored Brighton Saloon

October 15, 2018 - Richard Moss

One of the most opulent interiors from the Regency, the Prince Regent’s Saloon at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton opened in September after a major restoration that returned it to its full glory When George IV originally commissioned Robert Jones to create a radiant principal reception room for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton he wanted […]

Early Peterloo medal acquired by People’s History Museum

August 11, 2018 - Richard Moss

A number of commemorative medals were produced following the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, but this one, recently acquired by the People’s History Museum in Manchester, is believed to be one of the earliest. Its closeness to the terrible events of the notorious massacre of August 16 of 1819 when 18 people in a crowd of […]

Join the revolution!

July 10, 2018 - Anna Husband

  Can you suggest a great item from a museum, gallery or private collection to add to our Revolutionary collection? One that can tell a story of new ideas, change, uprising, invention? If so, we would love to hear from you!   The Age of Revolution focuses on the period 1775 – 1848, a time […]

Captain Cook voyages through The British Library

June 13, 2018 - Richard Moss

The British Library follows the journeys of the man who opened up the world during the Age of Revolution in James Cook: The Voyages Captain James Cook’s name has always been synonymous with exploration and adventure, but even in the 1770s when the American Revolutionary War was underway, such was his fame that none other […]

Stephenson’s Rocket heads back up north to Manchester

June 13, 2018 - Richard Moss

The iconic Stephenson’s Rocket, which was built to run on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world’s first inter-city passenger railway line, will be on display at the Museum of Science and Industry from September 22 2018 until April 21 2019. Rocket secured its place in railway history after winning the Rainhill trials, in 1829. […]

A new Waterloo film drama takes shape

May 26, 2017 - Richard Moss

A new film drama is being developed by filmmaker Blake Sporne that takes The Battle of Waterloo as the backdrop to a story that explores friendship, loyalty and family ties in times of extreme peril. ​ Developed with screenplay writer Ross Owen Williams, Producer Sporne has made a sumptuously filmed proof of concept for the new film, called […]

NPG campaigns to save famous portrait of the Duke of Wellington

November 3, 2016 - Richard Moss

  The National Portrait Gallery is hoping to add a distinguished and famously unfinished portrait of the Duke of Wellington to its collection with a major fundraising appeal. Sir Thomas Lawrence’s final portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, has been offered to the gallery for £1.3 million with the appeal kick started via […]

Jane Austen200 celebrates a life in Hampshire in 2017

October 20, 2016 - Richard Moss

One of the great literary figures of the Napoleonic age will be celebrated in Hampshire during 2017 as Jane Austen 200 kicks into gear with events and exhibitions across the county of her birth. With 2017 marking the 200th anniversary of the death of the globally loved author, a year-long series of events in Hampshire […]

Summer Book Competition – Win Michael Crumplin’s Bloody Fields of Waterloo

August 15, 2016 - Richard Moss

  Competition now closed – thank you to all who entered! We are offering you the chance to win a copy of The Bloody Fields of Waterloo, Michael Crumplin’s masterly account of medical support and surgery during and after the battle. Part of the Waterloo 200 team, Michael is a retired surgeon from Wrexham, a […]

Napoleon, Abel Gance’s 1927 epic digitally restored

February 10, 2016 - Richard Moss

A new chapter in the story of one of the classics of silent cinema is about to begin as Abel Gance’s legendary epic, Napoleon (1927), is re-released in all of its operatic glory. A new digitally restored version of the cinematic triumph, courtesy of the BFI and director and historian Kevin Brownlow, will hit cinemas […]