Armour for Boys – Van Dyck & the Prince of Wales

Image: Prince of Wales, later Charles II, by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. Sotheby’s, London. Although it might be bewildering to modern audiences, princely armour made for children was fairly common in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Sotheby‚Äôs are auctioning off an outstanding Van Dyck in the upcoming Old Master Paintings sale of the eleven year…… Continue reading Armour for Boys – Van Dyck & the Prince of Wales

Podcast: Daisy, the Countess of Warwick

I’ve had the great pleasure of writing and recording a podcast with fellow Warwick Castle historian Aaron Manning. The documentary focuses on the extraordinary and often contradictory life of Daisy, 5th Countess of Warwick, who went from being one of the most celebrated Edwardian socialites to a staunch socialist. Indeed, it was in the 1920s…… Continue reading Podcast: Daisy, the Countess of Warwick

Daisy, The Red Countess of Warwick

Image: Frances Evelyn Greville, nee Maynard, 1901, Country Life. A last minute announcement of a lecture being held this evening (14th March 2018) at Warwick University at 6pm. Entitled ‘Daisy, The Red Countess of Warwick’, myself and Mr Aaron Manning (Historic Royal Palaces) will be attempting to chart and give a balanced view of the…… Continue reading Daisy, The Red Countess of Warwick