Henry VI presenting a sword to John Talbot, Earl of Salisbury, c1445, (1910). Henry presents a sword to John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, who commissioned The Shrewsbury Book in which the original of this image appears. The figure kneeling on the ground wears a houppelande edged with fur, and has his berretino thrown over his shoulder. The cloak of the man behind has a long sideentrance, giving it a tabardlike appearance. Illustration from British Costume during 19 Centuries by Mrs Charles H Ashdown, (London, 1910).