Britain is perhaps best known for ‘Opus Anglicanum.’  These professionally made embroideries were the most prized in Europe in the 13th and 14th centuries.  Popes and Royalty commissioned professional workshops to create the most exquisite religious and ecclesiastical embroideries.  In Tudor and Stuart England outstanding domestic embroideries were produced.  In the 18th century Spitalfields in London became an important and influential centre.  In the 19th century William Morris and Arts and Crafts designers initiated a revolution in textile design and British modernist designers were equally pioneers in the 20th century.