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The first day of the invasion, two minor skirmishes were fought on marshy ground between yeomen farmers and the army. CS1 Swedish-language sources sv Coordinates on Wikidata. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Genghiskeith rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Fully frpm throughout, the volume provides a vivid and meticulously detailed record of battle wound pathology and early 14th-century armour. Cassie rated it really liked it Jul 31, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Every year, during the Medieval Week on Gotland, a historical reenactment of King Valdemar IV of Denmark ‘s entrance and ransoming of Visby is tne at the historical site.

This extortion of contributions became a legendary event, although it cannot be confirmed to have taken place and, if so, the full details if still unclear.

Very few weapons have been discovered, but it is likely that both sides used round and heater-type shields, spears, axes, billhookspikes and poleaxes. The ordinary freemen appear to have worn more limited but still effective protection, with many skeletons that were excavated wearing a chain-mail shirt or a coat of plates to protect the torso. King Valdemar appointed sheriffs to govern Visby and then set sail again. For close combat, both sides would have had swords, light axes, war hammers and maces.


They were led by Valdemar IV of Denmark. Retrieved from ” https: Published indon’t expect a coffee table book.

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Joseph added it Nov 04, Books by Bengt Thordeman. Sep 03, Chris rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Armour from the Battle of Wisby,please sign up. User Review – Flag as inappropriate If you fight heavy list in the SCA, if you are into medieval stuff and if you enjoy a real work of archaeology- overhead walkways to slowly excavate, a great many photos of bones, armour, a true story of life and battle – and scores of tables showing types of injury by weapon- you’ll 5 star this as I did.

Peter added it Apr 29, These men would have worn what was wisbg as Transitional armourwith iron or steel plates over vital areas and joints over a full suit of chain mail.

Armour from the Battle of Wisby, by Bengt Thordeman

Justin W Anderle added it Sep 01, Becky Sasala rated it really liked it Oct 08, Retrieved 10 Wisvy Some warriors may have worn a padded Gambeson or a leather jerkin or coat, though these would not have survived the decomposition in the ground after the battle.

Against them was an army of Gutes, mainly freemen and minor nobles. Written in the 30’s, well written and well translated. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It is unknown who commanded the Gutnish army. Reproduced for the first time since with a new introduction by Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction author Brian R.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Michael Basista rated it o liked it Oct 02, To save the city from a sacking, the inhabitants paid a large amount of their wealth to King Valdemar.


On a hot July day in1, poorly armed men stood their ground to defend their city of Wisby against the pressure of King Waldemar.

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Ingelmark Chivalry Bookshelf- History – pages 1 Review https: Odilon Simoni marked it as to-read Feb 14, Date 27 July Many of the dead defenders were, unusually, buried in their armour; according to historian John Keegan ” In King Albert was defeated in a civil war, in which Queen Margaret supported the “rebels”, and he was forced to abdicate.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. An amazing book, chock full of evidence about armour and battle and wounds that can give you a little PTSD if you aren’t careful. The skull of a soldier who participated in the campaign. The site of the excavation “yielded one of the most fearsome revelations of a medieval battle known to archaeologists”. In the s, Bengt Thordeman and a team of archeologists excavated at the site of the burial and produced a work that has stood the test of time.

Oscar rated it really liked it Jun 04, Jason Lantrip rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Kevin rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Greg Anderson rated it really liked it Jun 17, Armour from the Battle of Wisby, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.