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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

An Irish Officer of Foote

He is the officer for the ramble that is known as the Shrewbury Foote or the Irish Regiments in the Army of Oxford. These troops were usually brigaded together and started live as six separate regiments but by the time of Naseby they were down to three after being bloodied at Marston Moor and were final cut down at the battle of Stow. Brave men with a hell of a fighting rep, Cromwell's man took ever opportunity to reign on them and if they captured one they would hang the poor sod. This officer is wearing the latest of European fashions, no English fashion in Ireland for some reason, lol, and has the look of a hard fought, seasoned campaigner but its what you think that counts.

7 comments:

  1. Another outstanding sketch mate, do you ever pause for breath!

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  2. I think it's a lovely sketch PK. But I would question one thing and that's his weight. I don't know that any of our men would have been well enough fed to carry that much weight. I could be wrong, but I'm just thinking about what I was taught in school about how life really was for the Irish in that period.

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  3. A very expressive and emotional portrait, PK. Well done.

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  4. Another cracking job Pete, well done Sir.

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