The oath of Walter l’Espec

James Doyle


Coloured wood engraving by Edmund Evans

4¾ x 4 inches

Illustration for A Chronicle of England, p.144.

This representation of Walter l’Espec vowing to defeat the Scots in the reign of Stephen typifies Doyle’s style: slightly wooden, but animated by rich colour. [Continued below.]

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