This is an illustration done for Medieval Warfare Magazine, a dutch publication. It depicts a battle between the lightly armed but battle-hardened Almogavars of the infamous Catalan Company and the French Knights of the Duchy of Athens. Guess who won.
A piece I did back in 2012 for Medieval Warfare Magazine.
I'm not steeped in German Medieval history but I believe Worringen was one of many battles fought amongst Germans and men of the "Low Countries" within the Holy Roman Empire. The politics and fragmented nature of the empire seem to land itself quite frequently to internal conflicts between its autonomous rulers. This particular battle is between the Duke of Brabant (left) and the Count of Luxembourg (right) over the possession of the Duchy of Limburg.
Another painting I did for Medieval Warfare Magazine back in 2012.
If you're a Brit who know his/her history, I assume you'll probably recognize the knight in red. Son of the famous crusader of the same name, Simon de Monfort was one of the founders of parliamentary democracy in England and leader of the Second Baron's War. Here he faces against Gilbert de Clare, fighting under the banner of Prince Edward(future King Edward I "Longshanks"), in the Battle of Evesham where he was eventually killed.
This is the last commission I did for Medieval Warfare Magazine before I took a break to welcome my first child.
Also known as the Battle of Deptford Bridge during the Cornish Rebellion which erupted some years after the War of the Roses in England. Here Lord Daubeny leads a division of the Tudor forces in a frontal assault on the bridge held by the Cornish forces.
Since this battle took place at the close of the 15th century I wasn't sure about the style of armor they'd be wearing since around this time the german 'Maximillian' and Renaissance styles where also starting to appear. In the end I settled for a more War of the Roses look figuring they'd still be wearing what was popular during that English civil war and not so up to date with the latest styles yet.
Another illustration for the Medieval Warfare Magazine.
This one depicts a very interesting moment in history, when firearms were a major factor in dealing a devastating blow. In order not to bore you to death: from then on, a lot less cutting, stabbing and galloping, and a lot bore bang-bang and boom-boom.
I did this piece last year for the Medieval Warfare Magazine issue focusing on the Burgundian Wars where Charles the Bold made the mistake of picking a fight with the Swiss and got his ass kicked. Clearly he didn't get the memo from the Germans and the Austrians who learnt never to mess with the Swiss less they finds themselves on the receiving end of a bristling array of sharp pointy things.
Swiss pike tactics inspired birth of the German Landsknecht and Spanish Tercios and would see dominance until the advancement of modern field artillery.
A very important day for both Scottish history and animal rights activism. During the time of War for Scottish independence, a group of Scots who were ahead of their time in terms of ethics and animal rights issues organised a protest against the exploitation of horses, particularily by the nobility. The protest, initially planned as a peaceful march, turned violent when English knights decided to ride horses around the protestors (one of the earliest examples of trolling in recorded history), eventually provoking them to unhorse one of the knights. This triggered a chain reaction, where protestors managed to liberate a significant amount of horses in a very short time. Note the use of protest signs as weapons. The long poles were usually used during demonstration by sticking the blade into the ground and using a sign atttached to the opposite end to display catchy slogans at about 3-4 meter height. Notice the signs at the Bannockburn protests were missing due to rampant illiteracy in the medieval society.