Edmund Blair-Leighton (1852-1922)Edmund Blair-Leighton, was an English painter of historical genre scenes, specializing in Regency and medieval subjects.Despite he is sometimes mentioned as a kind of Pre-Raphaelite he has nothing to do with these at all. He lived about a generation later and exploited the same subjects without any innovation. Still he was a skilled craftsman and produced lots of highly-finished, decorative pictures.
Nevertheless his paintings had absolutely nothing to do with the people and times they pretented to show, they say a lot about romantic yearning for long bygone times. He didn't depict the middle ages but the middle-class dream of it.