Battle of the Standard Window

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Reference WMO262645

Address:

All Saints Church

Market Place

Helmsley, Yorkshire

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Stained glass window
Materials:
  • Glass Stained Glass
Conflicts:
  • Anglo-Scottish Wars
About the memorial: The Battle of the Standard was fought in 1138. IWM Register - A three light stained glass window with the figures depicted in each light and inscriptions running across the bottom part of the lights. Three quatrefoil tracery lights at the top. In the left light are depicted Robert the Bruce, his son Adam and William de Cant. In the centre light is William de Albemarle, William Espec (sic), Ralph BN (sic) of Orkney who stands on the carriage on which the Standard was raised and from which the battle got its name. In the right light are Roger de Mowbray, William de Perry and Bred. de Baliol. Behind them are the English troops. The coat of arms of the Earl of Albemarle are depicted at the base of the left light, the coat of arms of Walter Espec are depicted in the base of the centre light and the coat of arms of Roger de Mowbray are depicted at the base of the right light. (c IWM Register 30050)
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Left light, Top: BE BRAVE YE WARRIORS OF/ ENGLAND, THINK OF YOUR COUNTRY Right light, Top: RISE UP, FILLED WITH/ THE PRESENCE OF GOD Across the bottom of the lights: ROBT. DE BRUCE, HIS SON ADAM,, WM DE CANT WM DE ALBEMARLE, WM ESPEC. RALPH BN OF ORKNEY ROGR DE MOWBRAY, WM DE PERRY, BERD DE BALIOL/ "I SWEAR THAT ON THIS DAY I WILL CONQUER THE SCOTS OR DIE (ESPEC) SO SWEAR WE ALL" (BARONS)/ THE BATTLE OF THE STANDARD FOUGHT MONDAY 22ND AUGUST 1138 AGAINST DAVID, KING OF SCOTS

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