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...
Wrote my Master Thesis on him.
Awesome illustration and how he should be depicted. (no black armor at Poitiers!)
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.