What does William Blake, the radical artist, have in common with the aristocratic author, Lord Byron? Or Henry Fuseli, the provocative painter, with the sociable travel writer Hester Piozzi? Despite their differences, they shared a new way of looking at their world and a willingness to disrupt social expectations. Known as the Romantics, they inspired people to explore themselves and the world around them. They believed in self-expression, wild flights of the imagination and an empathy with the everyday. Passionate about personal freedom and social justice, they found themselves on the fringes of society. Their work turned convention on its head, with a creativity that still challenges us today.