The plate is copied from a pen-and-ink drawing in the margin of a
(S. of Huntingdon's History, in the British Museum, of the fourteenth
intury. One of King Stephen's barons, Baldwin Fitz-Gilbert, appears in
je act of addressing the royal army before the battle of Lincoln, the issue of
hich was so disastrous to Stephen's fortunes, he having been taken priso-
er on the field. Baldwin is standing on a hillock, according to the his-
ry, and leaning on his battle-axe. The army is represented by its leaders.
nights in chain armour-among whom we discover, by the device on his
ield, one of the powerful family of De Clare, to which Baldwin belonged.
tephen himself, distinguished by the diadem encircling his helmet, stands
front of the group, listening to the address which, we are told, he deputed
aldwin to make, because his own voice was not sufficiently powerful. An
ttendant has dismounted, and is holding his horse.