Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Henri de Schomberg (2)

Trust but verify: The image used to illustrate our first post on Schomberg was taken from Wikimedia Commons, which in turn attributes it to a book by F. de Vaux de Foletier titled Le Siège de La Rochelle (Paris, 1931). After I uploaded the image, I noticed that the label “Dvc d’Allvyn” was on the pedestal supporting the bust of Henri de Schomberg, and having completed the biographical sketch, I knew that the subject was never a duke. In fact, the duc d’Hallwin (or Halluin) alluded to in the image, was Henri de Schomberg’s son, Charles. So, whoever created the image conflated the two.

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