Romantics and Revolutionaries

Romantics and Revolutionaries cover


Richard Holmes is well known for his many books on the Romantic period, including Shelley the Pursuit, Footsteps, Sidetracks, and his two-volume Coleridge, which won the Whitbread Prize and was a New York Times 'Editor's Choice'. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and the first Professor of Biographical Studies at the University of East Anglia.

David Crane read English at Oxford and has since taught in various universities in England and America. He is the author of an acclaimed biography of Trelawney and a study of Byron's widow, The Kindness of Sisters .

Robert Woof is the author of the Wordsworth Critical Heritage and his publications with Stephen Hebron include catalogues on Keats, Haydon and Romantic Icons.


270 x 220mm, 160 pages
84 illustrations, 74 in colour
ISBN 1 85514 337 2
£17.95 (paperback)

Out of Print

Regency Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, London
Richard Holmes, David Crane, Robert Woof and Stephen Hebron

'The great and good of the Regency come alive'
The Guardian

Romantics & Revolutionaries is the definitive guide to the recently renovated Regency portraits display in the Weldon Galleries at the National Portrait Gallery, London, which includes paintings of Lord Byron, Queen Caroline and Horatio Nelson. In this lavishly illustrated book, Richard Holmes's spirited and thought-provoking text vividly brings to life some of the most high profile and influential personalities of the time and is supported by informative biographical sketches by David Crane, Robert Woof and Stephen Hebron. From Catholic emancipation to the shocking trial of Queen Caroline, from the Battle of Waterloo to Don Juan, from the abolition of the slave trade to vaccination, the diversity and exuberance of Regency England are captured in a lively combination of words and pictures, presenting a fascinating insight into one of the most exciting, yet relatively brief, periods in history.

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