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Sir Richard Beauchamp (Earl of Warwick) Framed Print


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All products within the Monumental Heritage collection benefit from the following:

Each Effigy is printed on high quality 230gsm Archival Matt paper using CANON LUCIA ink to deliver stunning results and provide longevity for decades to come.

Heritage frames are made from high quality MDF fitted with high-clarity Perspex safety glass and are ready to hang straight out of the box.

Each frame contains a museum quality conservation barrier card, conservation backing board and a high quality Daler Rowney white core acid free bevelled edge mount.

Frame Dimensions:

Height: 66.5cm
Width: 49cm
Depth: 1.5cm (40mm frame thickness).

All dimensions are approximate. 

Frame and mount colours may vary slightly.

SKU: ME1121

Stock Status: Usually dispatched within 3-5 working days

Excl. Tax: £112.50 Incl. Tax: £135.00
Excl. Tax: £112.50 Incl. Tax: £135.00
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Richard was the son and heir of Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, by his wife Margaret, daughter of Lord Ferrars of Groby. He was born at the manor house of Salwarpe, in the county of Worcester, 28th January 1381. On the coronation of Henry the Fourth, in 1399, he was made a Knight of the Bath. His father dying in 1401, he succeeded in his patrimonial honours and possessions. In 1404 he began to display the knightly character, with which, it will be seen, through life he was so strongly imbued, by proclaiming jousts to all comers.

In the following year, he distinguished himself in the battle fought at Usk with the forces of Owen Glendower, in which the son of Glendower was taken prisoner, and the Welch defeated with great loss. Three years after he had the King’s licence to leave the kingdom, for the purpose of visiting the Holy Land. On his way, he went to Paris, where he was honourably entertained by the King of France. Thence he proceeded into Lombardy, where a herald from one Sir Pandulph Malacet challenged him to joust at Verona, in honour of the institution of the Order of the Garter. From Verona he repaired to Venice, where he was entertained by the Doge, and from thence sailed for Palestine, and accomplished his visit to the Holy City, setting up his arms within the church of the Temple.

On his return to his native country, he performed the office of Grand Seneschal, or High Steward, at the coronation of Henry the Fifth, and was engaged to serve that King in peace and war, having the grant of a yearly pension.

The next day he appeared as Earl of Warwick, quartering Beauchamp, Guy, Hanslap, and Toney, on his trappings. His vizor open, the chaplet on his helm enriched with pearl and precious stones. His opponent was Sir Collard Fynes. At every course, he bore him at the point of the lance from his seat. The French spectators thought there was some foul play, and exclaimed that the Earl of Warwick was bound to the saddle. He instantly corrected their error by dismounting from his horse. The third time victor, he recompensed his adversaries with noble gifts, feasted all the company, and returned to Calais.

In 1417 he was with Henry the Fifth in the division of the army under the Duke of Clarence at the storming of the city of Caen and was the first to enter the place and plant the English banner on the battlements.

On the demise of Henry the Fifth, he was appointed by will guardian of his son. The Duke of Bedford, Regent of France, dying, he was next constituted Lieutenant-General of France and Normandy and embarked with his wife and son to execute his high office. While at sea they were overtaken by a violent tempest. Destruction seemed inevitable. He caused himself, attired in the tabard of his arms, his wife and son, to be lashed together to the mast of the vessel, in order that, if their bodies should be found, they might be interred together, with that honour which belonged to their noble house.

The Earl of Warwick shortly after was taken ill and died at Rouen. His will is dated August 8th, 1435. By it he gives particular directions for the interment of his body in the collegiate church at Warwick, near his father’s tomb; to which church he gives an image of pure gold as a heriot. Four images of gold, each of 201bs. weight, of himself, holding an anchor in his hands, (allusive, perhaps, to his preservation from shipwreck,) to be offered for him at St. Alban’s, Canterbury, Bridlington, and Shrewsbury. The contract between the executors of the Earl, and John Essex, marbler, William Austen, founder, and Thomas Stevens, coppersmith, for the construction of his tomb, is given at length by the elaborate antiquary Dugdale, who found it among the muniments of the Corporation of Warwick. It is dated 13th June, 32 Henry VI.(1453.)

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Brand Monumental Effigies
Specification A3 Print


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