At Aljubarrota, the Castillians opened the battle with a salvo of their 16 cannons.
According to the "Chronicle of Dom João I", its only mortal victims were two Portuguese squires and an English archer.
Nonetheless, the bombardment caused a great commotion in the Portuguese host, because to most of the men, this was an unknown weapon!
But a Portuguese squire immediately said out loud:
"Do not fear, for I saw the two men who died entered a church eight days ago, and killed the priest who said Mass there. This simply means that the Good Lord, who will give us the victory today, does not want these two evil men to share the honour with us!"
And all who heard him, doubled the purpose of fighting against the enemy.
Inventif, créatif et magnifique...j'aime beaucoup!ResponderEliminar
Toujours si aimable, mon ami! :D Merci beaucoup por ta visite :DResponderEliminar
Very nice models, and a great story to go with them too. I really like the background for the photo's, very effective :-)ResponderEliminar
Thanks Paul! :D This battle´s description in the "Chronicle" is filled with such episodes - some tragic, some intriguing, others altogether funny! Cheers!ResponderEliminar
Very well painted! The figure on the right with the shield looks like he is part of the background!ResponderEliminar
Thanks Peter, I´m very glad you like it - the background is from the book in this link, which shows some more pages: http://agaragem2014.blogspot.pt/2014/03/a-batalha-de-aljubarrota-por-pedro.html Best regards!Eliminar
Un gran blog tienes
Con cosas muy buenas y interesantes
Estaré a tentó
Hola j.d, muchas gracias, eres muy amable! Bienvenido a mi blog :)Eliminar
You have been quite busy of late, I'm only now catching up to your recent posts. All very, very interesting and impressive. It's really amazing how the figures seem to blend into the illustration backdrop. Well done!ResponderEliminar
Thanks again, Dean, I really appreciate your feedback and kind comments! :D I had some trouble with g+, and the links to my blog misteriously disappeared!! Warm regards! :DEliminar