Bertrand du Guesclin, Constable of France, died 1380
One of France`s greatest military leaders during the Hundred Years War, du Guesclin was made Constable of France in October 1370, thus placing even the royal princes under his command. In the contemporary print upon which illustration is based, du Guesclin carries a shield bearing a lion and with the arms of France (modern) in chief, but we have shown his personal arms. It is worth pointing out that his arms are not repeated on his jupon, nor does he wear an elaborate crest. Du Guesclin is dressed for battle: it was only at the tournament that elaborate jupons, crests and trappers were used.