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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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. However, he was granted Gotland and its “capital” Visby, where he remained with a “pirate” organization called the Victual Brothers. This page was last edited on 26 Februaryat 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.

Fragments of bone were forced in to his brain. Finally another blade arced towards him. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Steven Muhlberger rated it it was amazing Sep 06, To save the city from a sacking, the inhabitants paid a large amount of their wealth to King Valdemar.

Fully illustrated throughout, the volume provides a vivid and meticulously detailed record of battle wound pathology and early 14th-century armour. Indeed, this seems to have been a major target.

Before stripping and dumping him with his mates. The blow was so hard that it cut through the upper jaw. But peasants prepared to fight for their small country. The skull left of a warrior shows armokr crushed.

The dead of the peasant defenders were stripped of virtually anything of value and any arms or armour and then flung into pits where they had been despatched. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


The Danish army was composed mainly of Danish and German troops, many mercenaries from the Baltic coast of Germany, with recent experience in the various feuds and wars between the German and Scandinavian states. There is one skeleton of a man who has had both legs severed, and it appears to have been done with drom blow!

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Tommy Roju marked it as to-read Mar 04, Very extensive rare study on excavations include armor used in the Battle of Wisby visyb was fought in near the town of Visby on the island of Gotland Sweden.

Retrieved 10 April Trivia About Armour from the Arrmour Stephen marked it as to-read Sep 11, Gilbert rated it it was amazing Feb 29, 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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Originally published in in two volumes, this is a one-volume reprint of Thordeman’s important study, long out of print, of the battle, the human remains and the artefacts. Following the devastating battle, the citizens of Visby decided to surrender to avoid further losses.

ByVisby had become less important within the Hanseatic community and this had not gone unnoticed by King Valdemar of Denmark who had seen frrom Hanseatic League become increasing powerful within his own country, angry that he had no control or any say within the trade route it protected, Valdemar made his way to Gotland. This league protected the economic interests of all cities within its membership along trade routes and each city had its own legal system and military force.

Just a few were found still wearing minor bits of equipment such as skull thd the mail coif still in position but many would have been very poorly equipped or armed. BookDB marked it as to-read Nov 11, Battle of Wisby Hardcoverpages. One of the most unsettling skulls is one where the victim had been hit a sharp blow right at the bridge of the nose.


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.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. For close combat, both sides would have had swords, light axes, war hammers and maces. Casualties can be compared with those that the French suffered at the Battle of Poitiers in and would be considered high by medieval standards. Doug Strong rated it it was amazing May 15, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Fro, have a Ivsby Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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Genghiskeith rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Joel Kviz rated it really liked it Oct 23, There are several skeletons where a foot has been severed, and there are many with cuts to the lower leg. Armoured glove, from the mass graves, Visby] Cutting wounds were split into two groups, those which showed hacking evidence but finished at the bone and those which actually severed the bone were There are several skulls from Visby that received so many blows that you would think the enemy would have gotten tired of hitting the poor devils.

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