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Bannockburn 1314 by EthicallyChallenged Bannockburn 1314 by EthicallyChallenged
A very important day for both Scottish history and animal rights activism. During the time of War for Scottish independence, a group of Scots who were ahead of their time in terms of ethics and animal rights issues organised a protest against the exploitation of horses, particularily by the nobility. The protest, initially planned as a peaceful march, turned violent when English knights decided to ride horses around the protestors (one of the earliest examples of trolling in recorded history), eventually provoking them to unhorse one of the knights. This triggered a chain reaction, where protestors managed to liberate a significant amount of horses in a very short time. Note the use of protest signs as weapons. The long poles were usually used during demonstration by sticking the blade into the ground and using a sign atttached to the opposite end to display catchy slogans at about 3-4 meter height. Notice the signs at the Bannockburn protests were missing due to rampant illiteracy in the medieval society.
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RevoltingFriendship Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Verily, I lol'd
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Swafdrunir Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  New member
i came for your exquisite painting skills, but your explanations are the mere icing on the cake - yummy!
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legendarycarcere Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
So like, how long does it take to come up with your descriptions?
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toht981 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
No way a cavalry charge could get past a hedge of pikes like that. 
 
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tepuitrouble Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I really like what you did with the pikes. The jumbled lines really give the feeling of chaos and danger.
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josephgrey Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Excellent detail and color.
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Miko835 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Writer
Alba gu brath!
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goeliath Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always love your mock history behind these images. You're really clever at coming up with that stuff.
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Douglas-Macleod Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Photographer
Nice explanation. LOL.
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API-Beast Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor guy, must be like "shit where are the others"
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lavoieqc Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
incredible.
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Your descriptions always give me a chuckle, and thank you for sharing your art with us.
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thick1988 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I'd seen this on the magazine cover. Glad I'm seeing it without all the wording covering up details now.
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RyanRyzzo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your talent is criminal. Well done. Guards!

Fock you, Gibson! Fock you! *shakes fist*
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gckatz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Writer
That's really interesting; I'd never heard about this.
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Ah yes, good ol' Bannockburn.
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LeeNTien Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
That descriptions wins! XD
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froggywoggy11 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's always a please to see a new deviation of yours. The comments are brilliant and the work itself is always wonderful, with a great amount of authentic detail.
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kawaiku Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
That comment is gold. Well done for coming up with it! Especially that last sentance! :D :D
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PRdell Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Two thumbs up from me - one for the picture, second one for the comment :-)
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TypeProton Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such protest. Much wow.
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jack12321 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Oh my god, it looks exactly like Where's Waldo xD It's awesome though, in all seriousness! Amazing work! :D
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MariGoldCat Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing Art
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BackScratchCat Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is fantastic for too many reasons, both the art and the description XD
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guilleelbardo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Lol. This led to the prohibition on hunting of rats down the streets of Edinburgh, rats that proliferated and caused the Black Death of 1348
Fantastic work!
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AmericanMustang18 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Brilliant work!
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Awesome work!
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