Sunday, November 23, 2014
Sir James Audley, KG
Here's the first of the BTD foot knights - painted up as Sir James Audley. He fought at Sluys, Crecy, and most famously at Poitiers. According to Froissart's narrative of the Battle of Poitiers, Sir James was granted permission to fight in the forefront of the battle line. There he was gravely wounded and saved by his loyal squires. After the battle, the Black Prince called Sir James the bravest knight that day and awarded him a pension. As the story goes, Sir James bequethed the Prince's gift to his squires. Upon hearing of this and verifying it with Sir James, the Black Prince rewarded him even more.