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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Armour from the Battle of Wisby, 1361

It is unknown who commanded the Gutnish army. Armour from the Battle of Wisby, by Bengt Thordeman. Very few weapons have been discovered, but it is likely that both sides used round and heater-type shields, spears, axes, billhookspikes and poleaxes. Page 1 of 1 Start over Rrom 1 of 1.

The Battle of Visby was fought in near the town of Visby on the island of Gotlandbetween the forces of the Danish king and the Gutnish country yeomen. Genghiskeith rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Ben rated it it was amazing May 06, Battle of Wisby Another small blow to the right and back of the head may have been enough to turn him over onto his back.

BookDB marked it as to-read Nov 11, 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. The final ones were found outside the gates of Visby, a walled city. This is quite understandable, as the lower leg is hard to protect, even with a shield.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. A rough estimate is that close to 70 percent of the blows detected at Visby were aimed at the lower leg. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Lisa rated it really liked it Feb 03, Antagonism between the city dwellers and the Gutnish country yeomen heightened; the latter were defeated in battle indespite the aid of knights from Estonia. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Hardcoverpages. Many of the dead defenders were, unusually, buried in their armour; according to historian John Keegan ” Date 27 July Location Visby. Stephen marked it as to-read Sep 11, The site of the excavation “yielded fisby of the most fearsome revelations of a medieval battle known to archaeologists”. Its walled town of Visby had been a member of the Hanseatic League since No trivia or quizzes yet.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Michael Basista rated it really liked it Oct bagtle, Share your thoughts with other customers. The latter were also often used to finish off the wounded. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Write a customer review. Read more Read less. 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.

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The skull left of a warrior shows was crushed. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This one bisected his face, opening a crevice that ran from his left eye to his right jaw. The first five blows were delivered by a bladed weapon to the left-hand side of his head, presumably by a right-handed opponent standing in hhe of him.

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There is one skeleton of a man who has had both legs severed, and it appears to have been done with one blow! There is also a skull from a different battle that shows how brutal the fight were.

Archived from the original on The excavation also revealed the location of the Solberga Abbey. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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King Valdemar appointed sheriffs to govern Visby and then set sail again. A legion of Swedish peasants tried to repel fo Danish invasion near the city of Visby, but the inexperienced Gotlanders were no match for the Danish soldiers and many of them were bagtle during the battle. There are several skeletons where a foot has been severed, and there are many with cuts to the lower leg. Kean marked it as to-read Jul 31, Archived from the original on 6 June