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William Marshal The Greatest Knight

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by petermh, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. petermh Active Member

    William Marshal was the second son of a 12th century English Knight who rose to fame on the tounment fields of France. At his first tournement he captured three knights for ransom.His prowess gained him great wealth and the patronage of Queen Elenor of Aquitaine.
    William loyally served King Henry II and three of his sons.He once unhorsed Richard The Lionheart when Richard rebelled against his father.
    Richard forgave him and when he became king granted him the hand of the of Isabelle De Clare in marriage through which he gained extensive lands in Wales and Ireland.
    King John made William Earl of Pembroke and after John was suceeded by the young Henry III William became regent of England and foiled an invasion by France. He is buried in the Templer church in London [of Da Vinci code fame]

    The figures Comments wecome
    William went on crusade and was aconfere knight of the Templers
    The first figure [pegaso] depicts how he might have appeared at this time





    The second figure depicts William as Earl of Pembroke in later life



  2. KeithP Active Member

    Very cool, Peter. I am a William Marshal devote me-self :)

    Have you read any of Graham Shelby's historical fiction? He wrote several excellent books about William, Richard 1, John and Henry. Books are long out of print but can occassionally find them on line.

    Anyway... nice figgie.

  3. megroot A Fixture

    I think you did a great start. The heraldy looks good.
    But i think you must fix the pole of the flag. It is curved.

  4. petermh Active Member

    yes I've read all of Graham Shelbys books I particularly enjoyed "the devil is loose"which features Marshall
    I hadn't noticed the curved lance I must have bent it while taking the photograph,its now been straightened
  5. John Bowery A Fixture

    Nicely done and good heraldry,
  6. georges64 Member

    Hi Peter,
    your heraldry on both shields are nicely painted!

  7. MCPWilk A Fixture

    The Elizabeth Chadwick books are a good read as well. How is it that such an influential and powerful figure is so little known of? Arguably he was more famous and influential in his day than Churchill.

    Great figure. I have done a 120mm version, but gave it away so cannot post my figure!

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