SUNDAY, 23 FEBRUARY - FACE 24
|KING EDWARD III OF ENGLAND|
Watercolour Pencils and Pitt Pen - by Jez
Edward was a direct descendant of William the Conqueror, and one of his sons was The Black Prince. If you've seen the movie 'A Knight's Tale' you may remember that Heath Ledger was supposed to meet the Black Prince in the Lists', which gives a rough idea of the period.
The starting point for this drawing was a statue of King Edward in York Minster. I gave him reddish-orange hair because he was a Plantaganet King, but he really should change his hairdresser. Those silly sausage curls make him look pretty daft, and you'd never think that he was a great king, a clever politician and a brave soldier.
I love history, and the period of the Plantaganet kings is my all-time favourite. What a family!
So, that's today's history lesson.
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