Charles V on Horseback at Mühlberg, Titian, 1548. Detail

"[...] And the Emperor stopped in a meadow in the middle of a forest, where he had some troops reassembled as all had become so scattered that the victors were in as much disarray as the defeated."

"[...] The Emperor rode on a dark chestnut Spanish horse, that had been given to him by the Lord Ri, a knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece and his chief chamberlain, the horse was covered with a caparison of crimson velvet with gold edging, and [the Emperor in] gold and white armour, with nothing over it other than the very wide red and gold striped silk sash, and a German helm, and a lance similar to a venablo in his hands."

Luis de Ávila y Zúñiga, Comentario de la guerra de Alemania hecha de Carlos V añadida la presa del Duq. de Saxonia en rima española por Don Jerónimo Urrea, Zaragoza, 1551
 
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