Friday, March 27, 2015

Sir William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton, KG

Another one of the Black Tree Design Late-HYW foot knights - painted up as Sir William de Bohun. Sir William was the fifth son of Humphrey de Bohun, who was himself killed at the Battle of Boroughbridge during the rebellion against Edward II. Sir William assisted in the arrest of Roger Mortimer in 1330, whereby Edward III ascended the throne.
Besides campaigning in Scotland and Flanders, Sir William fought at the Battles of Sluys and Crecy. He also commanded the forces which defeated Charles de Blois at the Battle of Morlaix in 1342.
Sir William was also an accomplished diplomat, negotiating treaties with France as well as the terms for the release of David Bruce of Scotland. Sir William died in 1360 while still holding the office of High Sheriff of Rutland.

45 comments:

  1. Heraldy is simplt splendid Dean, beautiful job once again!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Phil! Painted more for effect than accuracy - the stars particularly ;) Warm regards, Dean

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  2. Très bonne peinture. Mais l'armure n'est elle pas Française?

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    1. Thank you very much. I think you want me to paint some French? Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Amazing brushwork once again! The heraldry came out marvelous.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! Best, Dean

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  4. That really is the business and sums up what puts me off medieval!

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    1. Thank you very much. I agree some arms a bit much, but there are some really nice ones which are generally geometric patterns which aren't too bad. Warm regards, Dean

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  5. Fantastic painting & great detail. The history adds to the blog,
    Cheers
    Dan

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    1. Thanks, Dan. I try to add a bit of background to pay tribute to the individual, without getting too long winded. Best, Dean

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  6. Amazing work Dean! Love the heraldry, and the historical background is always a pleasure to read.

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    1. Thanks, Paul. Your kind words are much appreciated. Dean

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  7. Holy Mackerel! The detail on this guy just blows my mind! Superbly done Dean!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tim. Warm regards, Dean

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  8. Really very nice Dean! It makes me want to start painting HYW again. I had some, but sold them off like a total idiot. It's why now a days I no longer sell my painted figures especially if I put a lot of work into them like I did the HYW ones. I've regretted every single painted figure I've sold so hopefully I'll get it through my thick skull not to do that again.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you much, Christopher. Bummer about those painted figs - I feel your pain - I still regret selling off my Roman Seas ships for a steal. Not that I wanted to keep them as they were a scale a bit too large for me, but I wish I had sold them or even donated them to the local gaming crew. Hope the guy in Texas is enjoying them :) Warm regards, Dean

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  9. Puts my efforts to shame, Dean. Beautiful.

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    1. Lol! Thanks, John. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Rodger! Appreciate the visit and kind words, Dean

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  11. Luverly!! That heraldry is great Dean!!

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks for the visit and great comments, Frank. Warm regards, Dean

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  12. Lovely work as usual, Dean; and wasn't Henry V's mum a de Bohun?

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    1. Thanks, Evan. Yes, your are quite right - she was this one's granddaughter. Them Bohuns were sure prolific! Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Robert. Appreciate your visit and nice comments. Regards, Dean

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  14. Another cracker Dean,
    How many are you planning on doing and are there plans for a group shot?

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    1. Thank you, Paul. I have a total of 12 to finish; and plan to take a group shot too. It's great to have a project, like this one, which I not only look forward to completing, but actually enjoy the process :)! Best, Dean

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  15. That is excellent - impressive details on the heraldry :)

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    1. Thanks, Mike! Appreciate your visit and comment. Regards, Dean

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  16. Good to see 'the heraldry master' at work again. Do you plan to add any rank and file to the force or is it too much fun painting the knights?

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    1. Ah, you're too kind, Paul. As far as rank & file guys, nothing in the immediate plans. And, yes, the heraldry part is what's got me focused on this project right now. Warm regards, Dean

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  17. I can't believe you painted 16 tiny griffins! On one guy!

    You are setting the painting bar way to high for us mortals.

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    1. Thanks, James. Lol! those are actually supposed to be lions ;) Warm regards, Dean

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  18. Holy cow Dean, your heraldry just gets better and better!

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    1. Thanks, Michael. Really appreciate your compliment and visit. Dean

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  19. Beautiful brushwork Dean, I've said it before but this time I'm right, this has got to be one of your best figures ever!!

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    1. Lol! Thank you very much for the kind words, Ray. Hope this can continue :) Regards, Dean

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  20. Beautiful work, Dean. I'm looking forward to seeing your figures in person some time.

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    1. Thanks, David. I'm working on a Lion Rampant list that includes only MAA ;)! Best, Dean

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  21. Another fabulous addition! I do love the colours on this gentleman they contrast so nicely.

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  22. Another fine example of your stunning, noble knights!

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  23. Thanks, Gents! The Bohun arms are very nice - the stripes (bends) remind me of surfboards from the 60's :)!

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  24. Heraldic wonders never cease on your blog! :D Excellent work, Dean, a feast to the eyes! :D Cheers!

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  25. Too good for words - fantastic

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