View of Paris from the Trocadéro by Morisot
An 1872 oil on canvas painting, View of Paris from the Trocadéro, by Berthe Morisot (1841-95), the French impressionist painter. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California)
Luxor Obelisk, Paris
The Luxor Obelisk, also known as 'Cleopatra's Needle', in Place de la Concorde, Paris.
Matthew Paris' Map of Britain
Map of Great Britain by Matthew Paris (c. 1199-1259), made c. 1250. From the manuscript Epitome of Chronicles, BL Cotton MS Claudius D VI, fol. 12v. (British Library)
Place du Carrousel, Paris by Pissarro
A 1900 oil on canvas landscape, Place du Carrousel, Paris, by Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), the Danish-French impressionist painter. Part of the 22-canvas series Pissarro created of various views of the Tuileries Gardens painted from his...
A Lit de Justice at the Parlement of Paris, 1715
A lit de justice on 12 September 1715 in the presence of King Louis XV of France, against the Parlement of Paris. Power struggles between royal and parlement authority would continue up until the French Revolution abolished both monarchy...
In many depictions of Vikings, whether in film or other media, a group is often seen gathered around a flaming pit while an animal of some type – usually a boar – turns on a spit above. While the people of Scandinavia certainly...
Viking Raids in Britain
The Viking raids and subsequent settlements define the period known as the Viking Age in Britain which had profound consequences on the development of the culture and language. The raids started in June of 793 CE when three ships docked at...
Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a French impressionist painter who used many different media to capture dancers, bathers, horse races, and scenes from Parisian café society. A keen photographer, Degas' paintings frequently show real-life captured...
Vikings TV Series Characters: History & Legend
The History Channel's Vikings (2013-present) is historical fiction drawing on characters and events from the Viking Age (c. 790 - c. 1100 CE) and focusing primarily on the legendary Viking leader Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons. Created and...
Demonstration of 20 June 1792
The Demonstration of 20 June 1792 was a final attempt by the sans-culottes of Paris to reconcile King Louis XVI of France (r. 1774-1792) with the French Revolution (1789-99). Prompted by the king's veto of popular decrees, the people invaded...