In March I received an email from a fellow gamer, Greg, in LA. He liked the flags and banners I'd been making for the Battle of Flodden, so he asked me If I'd be interested in a commission to make some War of the Roses flags for him for the Battle of Tewkesbury. How could I resist???
The flags and banners he required were for Edward, Prince of Wales and Lord Wenlock, Greg kindly agreed for us to share the flags with you, the wargaming community.
The first flag was made from a description of Edward's flag from a copy of Hobilar, while the second was copied from an illustration from the another Hobilar booklet. Greg also wanted some livery flags, these were made from the descriptions Greg gave me with a little artistic license.
Edward, Prince of Wales, who was the Lancastrian heir to the throne of England, was killed during the battle or as some believe, be-headed shortly after the battle. Prince Edward was present in the centre battle of the Lancastrian force commanded by Lord Wenlock. Edward who was only 18, lacked command experience, but was no stranger to the battlefield, his mother Margaret of Anjou had previously at the age of 7, given him the task of condemning the death the Yorkist prisoners taken at the Second Battle of St Albans. Edward had Lord Bonville and Sir Thomas Kyriell beheaded.