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Edward The Black Prince by dashinvaine Edward The Black Prince by dashinvaine
A drawing of Edward Prince of Wales, known as the Black Prince, 1330-1376.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward,_...

Because my gallery is needing some testosterone. Also because my hometown (Princes Risborough) is named after him, due to his holding the local manor. His main base was the Berkhamsted castle, which isn't far away, now in ruins. He is best known for taking a leading part in some major English victories in France, including the battles of Crecy and Poitiers, and the capture of Calais. He was a founder of the chivalric Order of the Garter. He also led a devastating raid (chevauchee) in the south of France, which included a sack of the city of Carcassonne.

Stock referenced for horse: eirian-stock.deviantart.com/ar...
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Darthvegeta800 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
'Le Prince Noir' to the French.
Wrote my Master Thesis on him.
Awesome illustration and how he should be depicted. (no black armor at Poitiers!)
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Good job!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Thanks. He's an interesting figure to study, but I'm not sure I like him very much.
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BlackinkMoonWolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
U live there!?!? U truly are awesome!!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
 You have caught Edward of Woodstock very well; I would be interested in seeing his expression under that helmet!
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Eudes-de-St-Amand Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Marvellous! You have become one of my favourite artists! 
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful shading and detail!  You captured the spirit of the Middle Ages as we often dream of them while also maintaining excellent technical accuracy.  I like the posture of both the horse and Edward.
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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WarriorKnight Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Vey nicely done!
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Hecci666 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, COOL!La la la la 
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Pandoras-Harbringer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I like the detail! Bout time you put the Black Prince on here. Didn't know he had a tie to your home tho Gordon!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Yes, the site of his manor house (which also had a stud farm) is now a lovely carpark...
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Pandoras-Harbringer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
What a waste of heritage!  That would have been a great set of ruins to visit and study.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I don't think it's existed for a long time before the carpark appeared. The present manor house, on the opposite side of the church, is 17th century, and the old manor was probably lost when that one was built. (Apparently a prevous holder of the manor was Richard of Cornwall, in the 1270s, I assume the same one who was a crusader). Have been to Berkhamsted castle a couple of times. Must have looked a bit like Warwick in its prime, including a round keep on a motte, but there are only the earthworks and a few sections of wall remaining- and that only the flinty infill. (That was also where the dog fell in a canal.)
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Pandoras-Harbringer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Your dog?

Well it makes sense. Rebuild the manor and you won't need the old one.  Berkhamsted sounds almost like Richmond Castle in that respect. Would have been glorious in its heyday but just a bunch of ruins now, only thing whole'ish is the keep itself. Its kind of a pity tho to lose these heritage sites. I sure hope they did some digs before just overpaving it into a car park. You get some really interesting tid bits of history out of the ruins.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Yes, he was sniffing around the bank, and thought he was on solid ground when he wasn't.


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Pandoras-Harbringer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I guess being a wet pup was a bit of a shock for him.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I was more worried about him drenching the car.
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ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful picture of one of my favourite historical figures.
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Thanks for the wiki link and the short summary. It's always nice to learn something.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
The French still fear him.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
He was a bit of a bastard to the French....
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
One thing to remember, though, is that the French had raided and partly burned Plymouth.  They got what they asked for at Sluys, then Crecy.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Yes, the French came over here looking for trouble on a few occasions, notably in 1216-17 when they took over half the country. William Marshall saved the day at the second battle of Lincoln. 
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