Victoria King is currently researching the academic training of visual artists in England from the 1700s, which finally evolved to become known as The English School. In tandem with this the spread of renaissance ideas and academic techniques is also being investigated, which spread from Italy to France, to the low Countries and eventually to England. The initial art training of artists in England first arose from the anatomy classes offered by physicians some of which over time became prestigious academies, for example The Royal Academy of Arts.