Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sir Thomas Erpingham, KG

Managed to finish another BTD HYW figure while watching a classic, favorite movie of mine, Murphy's War. Anyway, the figures is of course, Sir Thomas Erpingham, who famously commanded the English archers at Agincourt, and was memorialized by Shakespeare.
I would suggest this representation of Sir Thomas would be of him earlier in his long and distinguished military career. He served under John of Gaunt in France and Scotland.
Upon the Duke of Lancaster's death in 1399, Sir Thomas went on to be a loyal follower of the Duke's son, Henry Bolingbroke.  Sir Thomas accompanied Henry during the latter's exile by Richard II. Returning to England in 1399 with Henry, Sir Thomas is credited with assisting in the capture and imprisonment of Richard.
Although he is best remembered as a commander at Agincourt under Henry V, he established his reputation as a loyal knight under Henry IV. At Agincourt, Sir Thomas was already in his 60th year, and the twilight of his career. He died in 1428, a year before The Maid arrived at Orleans.

19 comments:

  1. Worthy couple to the previous knight. The heraldry is remarkably traced 8)

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    1. Thank you very much! Appreciate the visit and encouraging words. Warm regards, Dean

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  2. Another splendid knight Dean, love the heraldy too!

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    1. Thank you very much, Phil. I always wanted to paint up this "green" knight. Best, Dean

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  3. Fantastic work Dean! Another very fine example of your talent!

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    1. Thank you, Rodger. Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks for the continued visits and nice comments, Jonathan. Best, Dean

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    2. Your historical painting and bios really bring these characters to life. I enjoy this series greatly.


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    1. Thanks, Simon. Appreciate the kind words. Best, Dean

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  6. Ah, Sir Thomas. Recognised him immediately.

    Neat model, Dean.

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    1. Thanks, John. Appreciate the visit and great comments. Regards, Dean

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  7. Excellent work, as usual, Dean :D The detail on the heraldry is very impressive! Cheers! :D

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    1. Thank you very much for the kind words; the little birdies are just representational, of course. :) Best, Dean

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  8. Really like him! The way you did the view slits on the helmet add a lot of depth to the mini! Also like the woodwork on the back of the shield... most people tend to overlook that!

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  9. Thank you all for the great comments, Gentlemen! Appreciate the visit and continued interest. Warm regards, Dean

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