Warriors For The Working Day
145 Walsall Road
This design is one chosen by the artist
as a figure for the illustration of a client's family
arms. The figure, shown bearing the heraldry associated
with a family name is then altered slightly to ensure
that each client has an individually unique
illustration. Other figures of different dates are
available should the client wish.
The illustration is taken from an original source,
the mid 14th century Hastings brass from Elsing church
in Norfolk and is based on Ralph, Lord Stafford, one of
the small supporting figures on the memorial. This
commemorative brass is one of the acknowledged sources
for armour of the early period of the Hundred Years War.
Stafford wears armour of the transitional period from
mail to plate with a surcoat and shield bearing his arms
of 'Or a Chevron Gules'. The figure is
representative of those knights who fought on both sides
at the battle of Crecy in 1346 and to a large degree
Poitiers ten years later.