The Art of Poison

Woman Dispensing Poison from the Legend of Saint Germain of Paris, 1245–47, French, Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dead pretty, the perils of Georgian beauty regimes:

An illustrated Old English Herbal:

View the only surviving illustrated Old English herbal, the Cotton MS Vitellius C III, in the collection of the British Library.

The Death of Cleopatra, Ottmar Elliger the Younger (Dutch, 1666-1735)

Long form article:

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