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Harry Hotspur

By gingerdelight    
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

Tags: Horse Knight Statue Rider Digitally manipulated Armour Bronze Alnwick

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Comments


ugly Plus
8 5 57 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 7:50AM
I love the colours...
Nice effects...
Well put together...

Dave

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
7 Feb 2012 7:54AM
So well thought out and put together, Carol. Carol
luceombra 4 27 5 Italy
7 Feb 2012 8:02AM
fabulous work. Great colours and processing
Al
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
7 Feb 2012 8:14AM
Nice work Carol

Brian.................................................
CaroleS Plus
6 417 3 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 8:15AM
Very well put together and presented Carol - Carole
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 8:20AM
nicely done Carol
regards
Yung
DeSilver Plus
8 13 11 England
7 Feb 2012 8:36AM
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.
7 Feb 2012 8:57AM
interesting to read all this ..
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
7 Feb 2012 9:11AM
Well worked with this one Carol
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
7 Feb 2012 9:20AM
Superbly processed Carol. Brings the statue to life (oxymoron intended!).

Dave
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 10:32AM

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!!
7 Feb 2012 10:57AM
At least he had a go thanks for the details and like the processing it all looks the part

Graham
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
7 Feb 2012 11:30AM
Great information (especially re the football club name) along with a bit more of your good work.SmileSmile
Joan.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
7 Feb 2012 11:44AM
Arry Rednapp King of the Spurs..


Grand shot indeed.

Rock
Suehh 9 39 6 England
7 Feb 2012 11:46AM
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
7 Feb 2012 1:09PM
A great image of Man
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
7 Feb 2012 2:24PM
Great work yet again. Knew quite a lot about the history but not about the footie part!!

Ann
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 2:34PM
Great image - and the processing is spot on!
Ann
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 3:02PM
What a cracker, love it Carol.
Brian
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
7 Feb 2012 3:28PM
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
NeilWigan Plus
6 12 15 England
7 Feb 2012 7:25PM
Looks good and very interesting info ,good stuff.
Superb work Carol, Lou
pdcche 5 4 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 10:48PM
Nice colours with good manipulated effect Carol.. Peter
moiral 6 12 Scotland
8 Feb 2012 12:45PM
Interesting wee narrative there Carol. Have been to Alnwick Castle a few years ago - an amazing place. Great shot and manipulation. Moira
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
15 Feb 2012 9:17AM
Lovely presentation Carol nicely done.

Aidan,,
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
20 Feb 2012 11:46AM
A marvellous piece of manipulation Carol, you've definitely earned your spurs here

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