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Aphra Behn’s raucous comedy The Rover, was first published in 1677 at the height of King Charles II’s reign, in the heyd...
Friendship album, Book, Quarto, Manuscript, Illustration, Image Created date: 1605–15
This vibrantly colourful, multilingual book is the friendship album collected by Moyses Walens, a young man from the Ger...
Mary Astell’s pithy, proto-feminist Reflections Upon Marriage (1700) was a radical treatise exposing the inequalities of...
Painting, Image Created date: 1632
This remarkable oil painting of ‘Monkeys and cats at a masked ball’ was produced by an unknown Flemish master in 1632. T...
Photograph, Image Created date: 2016
Directed by Loveday Ingram, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2016 production of The Rover embraced the play’s raucous ca...
Painting, Image Created date: c. 1670
This is a portrait of the playwright and poet Aphra Behn (1640?–1689), by the renowned court painter Sir Peter Lely (161...
Painting, Image Created date: 1661 or 1670s
This state portrait of King Charles II (1630–1685) was painted by John Michael Wright (1617–1694) to celebrate the Resto...
Painting, Image Created date: c. 1665-70
This flamboyant yet playful portrait of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647–1680), captures the poet’s wit, charm a...
Painting, Image Created date: 16th century
This painting is The Fight between Carnival and Lent (1559), by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525–1569). It shows some o...