ARMOUR FROM THE BATTLE OF WISBY 1361 PDF

The inhabitants of Visby had been warned about the invading Danish force, and prepared themselves for the battle. The Danish army numbered between and men, and consisted mainly of experienced Danish and German mercenaries. The defending Gotlanders, on the other hand, numbered around , and were militiamen with little or no experience of battle. The defenders were crushed, and the Danes continued their march towards Visby. The Battle of Visby was fought before the walls of the town. Although the militiamen were fighting for their lives, and fought as best as they could, they were simply no match for the professional Danish army.

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JoJogore There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Odilon Simoni marked it as to-read Feb 14, Antagonism between the city dwellers and the Gutnish country yeomen heightened; the latter were defeated in battle indespite the aid of knights from Estonia. It was three days before the besieged city capitulated and the defenders were finally able to come out to bury the dead The Welsby army was slaughtered and the combatants, mostly peasants, were buried in huge pits, still in their outdated armour.

Armour from the Battle of Wisby, by Bengt Thordeman On a hot July day in1, poorly armed men stood wlsby ground to defend their city of Wisby against the pressure of King Waldemar. The Danish army was composed mainly of Danish and German troops, many mercenaries from the Baltic coast of Fdom, with recent experience in the various feuds and wars between the German and Scandinavian states.

Casualties can be compared with those that the French suffered at the Battle of Poitiers in and would be considered high by medieval standards. Battle of Visby The skull of a soldier who participated in the campaign. Date 27 July Ted Shannon marked it as to-read Oct 28, Following the devastating battle, the citizens of Visby decided to surrender to avoid further losses. Battle of Wisby Price, this elegantly printed single volume version of the original 2 volumes is a must any library on medieval knighthood, arms and armour, archeology or warfare.

Oscar rated it really liked it Jun 04, Refresh and try again. The first day of the invasion, two minor skirmishes were fought on marshy ground between yeomen farmers and the army.

Greg Anderson rated it really liked it Jun 17, For close combat, both sides wisbt have had swords, light axes, wissby hammers and maces. Retrieved 4 June King Valdemar appointed sheriffs to govern Visby and then set sail again. The Danish troops moved towards Visby. Chivalry Bookshelf- History — pages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This extortion of contributions became a legendary event, although it cannot be confirmed to have taken place and, if so, the full details are still unclear.

The first archeological excavations were done inled by Oscar Frpm Wennersten and master builder Nils Pettersson at baytle place now known as Korsbetningen in Visby, where the first mass grave from the battle was found. Jason Lantrip rated it it was amazing Dec 29, These men would have worn what was known as Transitional armourwith iron or steel plates over vital areas wjsby joints over a full suit of chain mail. Return to Book Page. Unfortunately, the defenders were slaughtered.

It is unknown who commanded the Gutnish army. The excavation also revealed the location of the Solberga Abbey. It was not until that the last remains of the house of Mecklenburg and the above-mentioned pirates were driven sisby for good. Books by Bengt Thordeman. Bengt Thordeman led the various excavations of the Wisby battlefield site fromearning international renown for the scope and quality of his work. Battle of Visby The island would be disputed over by the House of Mecklenburg and the Danish crown untilwhen Queen Margaret the daughter of the late King Valdemar officially claimed the island for Denmark.

Retrieved 10 April Becky Sasala rated it really liked it Oct 08, Joel Kviz rated it really liked it Oct 23, BookDB marked it as to-read Nov 11, It was three days before the besieged city capitulated and the defenders were finally able to come out to bury the dead.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Stephen marked it as to-read Sep 11, Unusually, many appear to have not had protection for their head, with many skulls wearing only a mail coif for protection, though any helmets may have been stripped from the bodies after the battle.

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Armour from the Battle of Wisby, 1361

JoJogore There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Odilon Simoni marked it as to-read Feb 14, Antagonism between the city dwellers and the Gutnish country yeomen heightened; the latter were defeated in battle indespite the aid of knights from Estonia. It was three days before the besieged city capitulated and the defenders were finally able to come out to bury the dead The Welsby army was slaughtered and the combatants, mostly peasants, were buried in huge pits, still in their outdated armour. Armour from the Battle of Wisby, by Bengt Thordeman On a hot July day in1, poorly armed men stood wlsby ground to defend their city of Wisby against the pressure of King Waldemar. The Danish army was composed mainly of Danish and German troops, many mercenaries from the Baltic coast of Fdom, with recent experience in the various feuds and wars between the German and Scandinavian states.

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Battle of Visby

The Gutes of Gotland paid taxes to the King of Sweden, though the population of Visby was diverse and included people of Ruthenian descent, Danes, and Germans. Antagonism between the city dwellers and the Gutnish country yeomen heightened; the latter were defeated in battle in , despite the aid of knights from Estonia. Forces[ edit ] The Danish force was led by Valdemar IV of Denmark, and composed of Danish and German soldiers, many of them mercenaries from the Baltic coast of Germany, with recent experience in the various feuds and wars between the German and Scandinavian states. These men would have worn what was known as transitional armour , with iron or steel plates over vital areas and joints over a full suit of chain mail. The Gutes were commanded by an unknown leader, probably a minor noble with military experience, and the force composed mainly of other minor nobles, their retinues, and freemen. The ordinary freemen appear to have worn limited but still effective protection, with many excavated skeletons found wearing a chain-mail shirt or a coat of plates to protect the torso. Others may have worn a padded gambeson or a leather jerkin or coat, though these would not have survived decomposition in the ground after the battle.

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