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Sir Henry Percy, also called Harry Hotspur (20 May 1364/1366 21 July 1403) was the eldest son of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, 4th Lord Percy of Alnwick. His mother was Margaret Neville, daughter of Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron Neville de Raby and Alice de Audley. His nickname, 'Hotspur', is suggestive of his impulsive nature. His date of death is known but not the exact year of his birth.

This is his statue situated in the Courtyard at Alnwick Castle (no, the Castle is not on fire, it's just my interpretation of him riding into battle!).

And for all you football fans, the Percy family owned large tracts of land in Tottenham with the local football club Tottenham Hotspur choosing the name Hotspur

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Exposure Comp:0.0
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Harry Hotspur
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:7 Feb 2012 - 7:47 AM
Tags:Alnwick, Armour, Bronze, Digitally manipulated, Horse, Knight, Rider, Statue
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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 7:50 AM

I love the colours...
Nice effects...
Well put together...

Dave

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 7:54 AM

So well thought out and put together, Carol. Carol

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luceombra
luceombra  327 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 8:02 AM

fabulous work. Great colours and processing
Al

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 8:14 AM

Nice work Carol

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CaroleS
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7 Feb 2012 - 8:15 AM

Very well put together and presented Carol - Carole

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 8:20 AM

nicely done Carol
regards
Yung

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 8:36 AM

Great image full of power.

Here is a little bit more history of Harry Hotspur.

The Battle of Shrewsbury was a battle fought on 21 July 1403, waged between an army led by the Lancastrian King, Henry IV, and a rebel army led by Henry "Hotspur" Percy from Northumberland.
The battle, the first in which English archers fought each other on English soil, demonstrated "the deadliness of the longbow" and ended the Percy challenge to Henry IV. At least part of the fighting is believed to have taken place at what is now Battlefield in Shropshire, England, some three miles north of the centre of Shrewsbury. It is marked today by Battlefield Church.


David.

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barbarahirst
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7 Feb 2012 - 8:57 AM

interesting to read all this ..

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 9:11 AM

Well worked with this one Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 9:20 AM

Superbly processed Carol. Brings the statue to life (oxymoron intended!).

Dave

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gingerdelight
7 Feb 2012 - 10:32 AM


Quote: Great image full of power.

Here is a little bit more history of Harry Hotspur.

The Battle of Shrewsbury was a battle fought on 21 July 1403, waged between an army led by the Lancastrian King, Henry IV, and a rebel army led by Henry "Hotspur" Percy from Northumberland.
The battle, the first in which English archers fought each other on English soil, demonstrated "the deadliness of the longbow" and ended the Percy challenge to Henry IV. At least part of the fighting is believed to have taken place at what is now Battlefield in Shropshire, England, some three miles north of the centre of Shrewsbury. It is marked today by Battlefield Church.


David.

Thank you David for all the extra info! Quite a lad, our Harry!!

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digital_boi
7 Feb 2012 - 10:57 AM

At least he had a go thanks for the details and like the processing it all looks the part

Graham

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 11:30 AM

Great information (especially re the football club name) along with a bit more of your good work.SmileSmile
Joan.

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 11:44 AM

Arry Rednapp King of the Spurs..


Grand shot indeed.

Rock

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 11:46 AM

This is so interesting Carol. Steven is a Tottenham fan and I will have to show him this image tonight and your write up. And David's extra info too - we both have a lot of family history connected with Shrewsbury.

Love the texture work - it works a treat.

Sue x

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7 Feb 2012 - 1:09 PM

A great image of Man

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 2:24 PM

Great work yet again. Knew quite a lot about the history but not about the footie part!!

Ann

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7 Feb 2012 - 2:34 PM

Great image - and the processing is spot on!
Ann

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7 Feb 2012 - 3:02 PM

What a cracker, love it Carol.
Brian

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 3:28 PM

Very interesting story, Carol, must try to remember that, one of our quiz team members is a Tottenham Hotspur fan; I don't really know why, he comes originally from Wellington in Somerset before moving here to Yorkshire! Wink I'll have to show him this tonight on my iPhone...
A super capture, and excellently presented in your unique style Smile
Trev Smile

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7 Feb 2012 - 7:25 PM

Looks good and very interesting info ,good stuff.

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Louise_Morris
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7 Feb 2012 - 8:52 PM

Superb work Carol, Lou

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pdcche
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7 Feb 2012 - 10:48 PM

Nice colours with good manipulated effect Carol.. Peter

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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
8 Feb 2012 - 12:45 PM

Interesting wee narrative there Carol. Have been to Alnwick Castle a few years ago - an amazing place. Great shot and manipulation. Moira

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15 Feb 2012 - 9:17 AM

Lovely presentation Carol nicely done.

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20 Feb 2012 - 11:46 AM

A marvellous piece of manipulation Carol, you've definitely earned your spurs here

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