John Henry Foley, RA (1818-1874)

John Henry Foley, RA (1818-1874)

JOHN HENRY FOLEY, RA (1818-1874) John Henry Foley was probably the most influential sculptor in Irish history. The Dubliner’s breath-taking equestrian masterpieces strode across city squares and parklands from Dublin to Kolkatta to Virginia. His best-known Irish works...
Sir John Conroy (1786-1854) – Childhood Nemesis of Queen Victoria

Sir John Conroy (1786-1854) – Childhood Nemesis of Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria was the illegitimate daughter of an Irishman. At least that was the sensational claim made in 2003 by A.N. Wilson, one of the most respected historians to specialize in the Victorian Age. Wilson proposed that Victoria was the love child of a romance...