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.
Linking to 29 FACES FEBRUARY 2014
Oh how wonderful you captured this King in all his vibrant glory! Well done and I love his hair and cloak!!ReplyDelete
He certainly was very virile............. great character. Annette xReplyDelete
He looks quite powerful, maybe sausage curls were fashionable in his day. It's a super painting and thanks for the history lesson too, I haven't had one of those for a while.ReplyDelete
That's an interesting story. Imagine that: being a king at 14! He looks quite fierce to me....ReplyDelete
11? ELEVEN children? I don't know about him but SHE deserved a medal! :DReplyDelete
Love this colourful depiction of him, always love a bit of history too :)
Yes, he looks very energetic. I like this style very much (hair included)! :)ReplyDelete