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Teaching History or Retelling Ancient Stories with Pictures: William Blake and the School Version of Virgil

History is not only told by words but also images and objects. This paper looks into the book illustrations of an early 19th-century British school book and their means and purposes for history education. The English poet and printmaker William Blake made a famous set of woodcuts for Dr. Robert Thornton’s “Pastorals of Virgil” (1821) which