The Lord High Sheriff
has Bartholomew the Hatter at sword's point.
He doesn't mean to stab Bartholomew, he's
posing for Leonardo to paint his picture.
(He'll have a long wait -- Leonardo da Vinci
was only born last year.)
When not wooing beautiful ladies, the Lord
High Sheriff enforces the law, which he finds an entertaining
and profitable occupation. Bribes are all profit ...