Members of the clans of Scotland, scattered all over the world today still communicate and celebrate being part of a wider family, one with a dramatic history.
In style and technique the Pre-Raphaelites marked a return to the early Italian Renaissance but by contrast their subject matter was both radical and innovative
Coventry Patmore wrote a poem about his wife Emily after she died describing her many virtues and from then on all Victorian men wanted an ‘Angel in the House’
It is hard to judge the impact of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels published over an eighteen-year period from 1814, except to say it was more than considerable. Rousing tales such as Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and Quentin Durwood fuelled a Gothic Medieval architectural revival elevating the romantic view. By way…