Here is the final piece in the latest series of works in progress, a figure representing Charles Somerset, Earl of Worcester, commander of the Rearward during the 1513 invasion of France.
As with the previous elements, here are some individual photographs of Somerset;
As mentioned, Somerset commanded the rearward, a force totalling 7500 men within which his own retinue accounted for 1063 of that number. His most notable exploit during the campaign was a diversionary action with the garrison of Therouanne who 'skirmished with his people very valiantly' whilst the Battle of the Spurs was reaching its climax.
He was the second Captain of the Yeomen of the guard from 1486-1509 during Henry VII's reign, so his faithful companions here could well have been ex servants under his command.
This post ceased in 1509 by virtue of Henry VIII creating him Lord Chamberlain of the Household the day after his father's death (essentially the King's spokesman at court).
There is a suggestion that he may also have seen service at the battle of Blackheath in 1497 as he was made knight banneret on that date.
I now have all three of the main commanders for my army, here they are in steady array in the French countryside;
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