History Man

I’ve not posted my BBC History Illustrations for a while. Still having fun with them!
1. ‘Swein Forkbeard’ – Illustrating the first viking king of Britain. I tried a quick linocut for a change for this one, still meaning to do my regular style for the final, but the client liked it and went with it!
2. ‘Napolean Submarine’ – Illustrating the supposed plan to rescue Napolean from St Helena by means of a new fangled submarine. Loved trying to mimic an old plan/drawing for this.
3. ‘Mob Caps’ Where did the name come from fro the cloth caps?
4. ‘Groom of the Stool’ – Illustrating the job someone had of wiping the Henry VIII’s royal bottom!

See full post here: Glen McBeth Illustration2013-11-25.