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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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Genghiskeith rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Which came first is unknown.

Written in the 30’s, well written and well translated. Very few weapons have been discovered, but it is likely that both sides used round and heater-type shields, spears, axes, billhookspikes and poleaxes.

Armour from the Battle of Wisby, 1361

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. 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. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Only a couple of items that can be linked with Danish soldiers have been found, including a purse and ornamented armor belonging to a member of the Roorda Family from Friesland.


Open Preview See a Problem? Joseph added it Nov 04, The skull of a soldier who participated in the campaign.

Medieval Armour Excavated at Visby

Retrieved 4 June However, he was granted Gotland and its “capital” Visby, where he remained with a “pirate” organization called the Victual Brothers. There were wounds with visible evidence of cutting weapons, such as swords and axes. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Originally published in in two volumes, this is a one-volume reprint of Thordeman’s important st 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.

Dates to the Stone Age, about 5, years ago.

It is unknown who commanded the Gutnish army. Jonathan rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Gotland is an island that lies just ninety kilometers from the Swedish mainland, and for many centuries it played a dominant role in trade between Europe and Russia.

Following the devastating battle, the citizens of Visby decided to surrender to avoid further losses. It would take another year before he officially added “King Of Gotland” to his many titles.

A legion of Swedish peasants tried to repel the Danish invasion near the city of Visby, but the inexperienced Gotlanders were no match for the Danish soldiers and many of them were slaughtered during the battle. The Danish force was victorious. CS1 Swedish-language sources sv Coordinates on Wikidata.


Pam P marked it as to-read Oct 18, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Very extensive rare study on excavations include armor used in the Battle of Wisby that was fought in near the town of Visby on the island of Gotland Sweden.

Justin W Anderle added it Sep 01, There were also an undisclosed number of crushing injuries by the mace and war hammer. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. These men would have worn what was known as Transitional armourwith iron or steel plates over vital areas and joints over a full suit of chain mail.

Men, old folk, youths, cripples — they all die in battle outside the city walls of Visby.

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His enemies were not done yet. 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. Becky Sasala rated it really liked it Oct 08,