‘Bruce Kills Sir Henry Bohun.’ Wood engraving by Edmund Evans. 3¼ x 4¼ inches. Illustration in James Doyle’s A Chronicle of England, London: Longman, 1864, 283. The dramatic moment when Robert the Bruce dispatches Bohun in the engagement between the Scots and the English at Stirling (1297). The encounter is animated by the movement of the horses’ tails and the dynamic crossing of the lance and battle axe.

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Created 15 November 2023