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Storyboards, drawings, sketches and concept illustrations accumulated in the drawers

Aljubarrota battlefield

Nov 4, 2013

From the battlefield of Aljubarrota, visited years after it took place by the narrator, Fernão Lopes, royal chronicler, and his page, to the deathbed of Ferdinand I of Portugal in...

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1383, Fernando I de portugal dies

Nov 3, 2013

1383, Fernando I de Portugal dies, and for the following years civil war will divide Portugal.

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Astrological Wheel

Nov 2, 2013

Astrological wheel and court intrigue.

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Secret message

Nov 1, 2013

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Lisbon defensive wall

Oct 31, 2013

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The omen

Oct 30, 2013

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Siege of lisbon

Oct 29, 2013

Siege of Lisbon.

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Longbow men contingent

Oct 28, 2013

On Easter day, a contingent of about 600 longbow men, veterans of the Hundred Years’ War battles, and well schooled in efficient English military tactics, arrived to help Portugal in...

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ellipsis transition sequence from the

Oct 27, 2013

Ellipsis: transition sequence from the enthronement of John I of Portugal in Coimbra to the battlefield of Aljubarrota.

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before the battle of aljubarrota in this version

Oct 26, 2013

Before the battle of Aljubarrota — in this version drawn for the CIBA, narrated by chronicler Fernão Lopes.

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As Castilian troops...

Oct 25, 2013

As Castilian troops started circling the hill, Portuguese decided to change their defensive position before the battle at Aljubarrota. They also built ditches, pitches and caltrops in preparation of the...

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Castilian vanguard

Oct 24, 2013

Castilian vanguard with their allied heavy armoured French knights charge at Aljubarrota. As at Crécy, the defending archers and crossbowmen, along with the ditches and pits, were very effective in...

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