This amazing Bookend "Defend Till The End" is based on the Norman conquest, which plays a huge part of our heritage. William the 2nd of Normandy who then became known as William The Conqueror after his famous defeat of King Harold in the battle of Hastings in 1066. The Norman influence then became engrained in our culture where we still have french words of which we still use today, words such as Phantom, Autumn, Beautiful, Peace and many more. The Normans actually descended from the Vikings.
The bookend shows a heavily armoured Knight wielding his sword in defence of a stronghold, very detailed, and shows the strength and ferociousness of the Norman warrior. Made of cold cast resin, hand painted. Approx size 19.5cm