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The majority of poems written by John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647–1680), were circulated during his lifetime in ...
This state portrait of King Charles II (1630–1685) was painted by John Michael Wright (1617–1694) to celebrate the Resto...
This flamboyant yet playful portrait of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647–1680), captures the poet’s wit, charm a...
Today, tea may be the drink most associated with the English. From the mid 1600s until the late 1700s, however, hot choc...
John Milton was blind when he composed Paradise Lost, so he had to rely on others to record his masterpiece for him. The...