Saturday, November 15, 2014
Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster
This is a Front Rank figure painted up as the Duke of Lancaster. He was a descendant of the famous Edmund Crouchback, whose arms the Duke inherited. Henry was a loyal commander of Edward III and was the victor at the Battle of Auberoche in 1345. Earlier in his martial career he had campaigned in Scotland and also took part in the Battle of Sluys. He was also a founding member of the Order of the Garter. He died in 1360, possibly a victim of the plague.