Max Scotto

Portraiture has always been one of the foundations of British Art.  Ever since the days of Holbein and Van Dyck, the nobility, the gentry, the affluent and the fashion-conscious have chosen to be immortalised by a portraitist. Portraiture has thrived in Britain with artists like Gainsborough, Raeburn, Lawrence and Sargent. The tradition has survived until…

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1272 – While travelling during the Ninth Crusade, Prince Edward (Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots) becomes King of England upon Henry III of England’s death, but he will not return to England for nearly two years to assume the throne.

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