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Battle of Blackheath by wraithdt Battle of Blackheath by wraithdt
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.

More info on the battle here >>…

For those interested you can check out the magazine here. Its a very interesting magazine if you're in to medieval history. >> [link]
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VeggieBiti Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MisseurEtoile Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019
I understand the Wars of the Roses is the last in English history where men-of-pageantry, knights serve on the field of battle.
Bastion forts to begin to trend construction wise approximately.
Ragnarkandtacos Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!! More art like this please
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
HoaryStar Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Such showy armor is functional for ceremonious display at the very least.  
Technically under the fifteenth century, though this is said to be the end of the Middle Ages.  Not sure if the halberd is but reserved for the common warrior beyond the fine training instilled in the knight.  Believe this format is branded quixotic by this time.
LordCommanderCorgi Featured By Owner May 14, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Plate harnesses, even the showier ones were very functional, the ornamentation just served to display the wealth of the knight haha

Regarding the weapon, I believe that the knight in the middle is wielding a pollaxe, which was definitely a knight's weapon and not a halberd
HoaryStar Featured By Owner May 14, 2019
I am not personally sure about the first paragraph under what I have read.
ArmoredFox666 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Student Artist
Zeonista Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
I think you made the right call, since a mere local uprising in support of a Yorkist pretender would mot merit a lot of "defense spending". Armor and weapons were used well past their time of fashion, so it's quite right for both sides to be using the arms they had lying around from earlier times.
Foresternew Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Excellent illustration; I'm sure that the poor Cornishmen in particular would be rather rustic in their arms and accoutrements - most of them seem to have been longbowmen and billmen. Either way, it's remarkable that they marched all the way to London before their eventual defeat.
ersin-oner Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like Graham Turner style. Congratulations..
LadyLidah Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thought the same. excellent work, wraithdt!
MerkavaIV Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
First off, I want to say I love your art, and I am a watcher here on DA.

A question about the armor they are wearing though. I was under the impression that the Sallet style helms were a central/southern European style, and that most of the English and northern French men at arms preferred Close helms or Armets and armor with less Gothic styling. Did the English in this period (post War of the Roses) wear these styles?
Zaxmon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with your reasoning. :)

muck1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Goodness gracious, the richness of detail is overwhelming!
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Adrianna-Grezak Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Wow! Incredible detail =)
Eman333 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awesme work. I still dont understand how they moved in those suits of armour.
GiantHero Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
great drawing
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
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