See more ideas about Body armor, Armors and 14th century. See more. Wisby Gauntlet Armor For Sale, Sea Peoples, Battle Dress, Medieval Armor, 14th. Oct 23, Types of Visby armor and terminology. Armour from the Battle of Wisby By Bengt Thordeman, in Collaboration with Poul Nörlund and Bo E. ARMOUR. FRQM THE BATTLE GF. WISBY. BENGT THORDEMAN, PH. D. Memorial Cross to commemorate the Battle of Wisby on July 27th, x

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This one bisected his face, opening a crevice that ran from his left eye to his right jaw. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The grouping of the arrow ffrom is particularly spectacular and it makes one wonder if they used the tactic of a hail of arrows as in the later battle of Crecy where it is said the English Longbow men keptarrows in the air at one time.

Scott marked it as to-read May 01, Before stripping and dumping him with his mates. The blow landed on the right leg below the knee on the outside, and then struck the left leg slightly below and on the inside. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. However, he was granted Gotland and its “capital” Visby, where he remained with a “pirate” organization called the Victual Brothers.

Armour from the Battle of Wisby, 1361

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The skull of a soldier who participated in the campaign. Retrieved 4 June 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. This page was last edited on 26 Februaryat Dates to the Stone Age, about 5, years ago. Includes a new introduction by Brian R Rice. Joseph added it Nov 04, The precise order can be worked out from the direction of fractures on his skull: There were also an undisclosed number of crushing injuries by the mace and war hammer.



By the middle of the fourteenth century the town had encroached into rural areas, this fact and its membership of the Hanseatic League had separated the city from the rest of the island and this had caused much antagonism between the town dwellers and those who lived in the countryside. Hardcoverpages. Retrieved 10 April Read more Read less. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Which came first is unknown. 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.

On 27th July a violent battle took place between the King of Sweden and the defenders of the city of Welsby on the Swedish island of Gotland.

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Gilbert rated it it was amazing Feb 29, To ask other readers questions about Armour from the Battle of Wisby,please sign up. Cassie rated it really liked it Jul 31, There is one skeleton of a man who has had both legs severed, and it appears to have been done with one blow!

From behind thw someone swung a blade towards his skull, carving a down-to-up trajectory through the air.


Armour from the Battle of Wisby, by Bengt Thordeman. Nearly years later a mass grave was found on the Island of Gotland and in the years up to at least three more pits were found.

Another small blow to the right and back of the head may have been enough to turn him over onto his back. The Gutes of Gotland paid taxes to the King of Sweden, though the population of Visby was diverse and included people of Ruthenian ffom, Danes and Germans.

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Originally published in in two volumes, this is a one-volume reprint of Thordeman’s important study, long out of print, of the battle, aemour human remains and the artefacts.

Lists with This Book. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Armour from the Battle of Wisby: Retrieved from ” https: Doug Strong rated it it was amazing May 15, For close combat, both sides would have had swords, light axes, war hammers and maces.

There’s a problem loading this menu visbt now. There are several skeletons where a foot has been severed, and there are many with cuts to the lower leg. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? There were wounds with visible evidence of cutting weapons, such as swords and axes.