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Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset

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Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, print from a painting by Graham TurnerEdmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset Ref: KS5-19

Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, with his standard bearer.

A staunch supporter of the Lancastrian King Henry VI, Somerset's rivalry with the Duke of York was one of the causes of the Wars of the Roses. Their struggle for power and control of the King would escalate into open warfare at the battle of St. Albans in 1455, where Beaufort would meet his death.

Graham Turner has depicted Somerset in an English armour based on the tomb effigy of his brother, the 1st Duke, who died in 1444. Edmund Beaufort was 49 years old at St. Albans, and a veteran of the war in France, so although this armour was probably slightly out of date by 1455, he could well have continued to wear the harness that had served him well and he was comfortable with.

Reproduced on good quality slightly textured paper from a gouache painting by Graham Turner (The paper is very similar in appearance to the watercolour paper the original was painted on).

Overall print size 13"x 19" (33cm x 48cm)

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Price: 19.00


Graham Turner's original painting of Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, is also available - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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