Around the world with Robert Elwes

The admired Victorian artist-traveller Robert Elwes' paintings, previously believed to have been destroyed by fire with his house, have recently been rediscovered by The Watercolour World

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Women workers of the maritime world

Women have long been involved in the maritime world, but their contributions and stories are often overlooked

Egyptology and expansionism in 19th-century Belgium

Researchers have been looking at historical watercolours to understand the rise of Egyptomania in Belgium

How windmills shaped the world

People have harnessed the power of the wind for centuries, transforming landscapes, industries and art in the process

The long tradition of lawn tennis

When did tennis become so popular? As another Wimbledon Tennis championship begins, we explore the history of the summer sport

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