Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Sir Ralph Basset of Drayton, KG and Sir Hugh Calveley
Two more BTD foot knights from their Late-HYW line; painted up as Sir Ralph Basset and Sir Hugh Calveley. Both served at Crecy and Poitiers. On the left with the large two-handed sword is the younger Sir Ralph, his father of the same name also served Edward III and fought at Crecy. Sir Hugh is wielding a battle axe and fought in numerous campaigns in France, Flanders and the Iberian Peninsula. He fought along with Sir John Chandos at the Battle of Auray in 1364, and was a leader of the Free Companies. He also took part in the Combat of the Thirty.