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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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When Albert, King of Swedentook the Swedish crown he claimed Gotland as armuor of his domains and held the island at least until ; thus, the Danish presence there couldn’t have been strong, as it so rapidly and easily returned to the Swedish crown. 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.

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. Unusually, many appear to have not had protection for their head, with many skulls visny only a mail coif for protection, though any helmets may have been stripped from the bodies after the battle.

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Be the first to ask a question about Armour from the Battle of Wisby, There is one skeleton of a man who has had both legs severed, and it appears to have been done with one blow! Oscar rated it really liked it Jun 04, The skull left of a warrior shows qrmour crushed.

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See the picture on the left which points to three bodkin arrow points which had penetrated the skull and two holes where a hammer had been used and the skull split between them.


A number of guesses can be made such as two quick hammer blows to fell the man and the arrows landing after, or a hail of arrows which he had turned his back on and then later two hammer blows to put him out of his misery.

It was not until that the last remains of the house of Mecklenburg and the above-mentioned pirates oc driven out for good. Books by Bengt Thordeman. Scott marked it as to-read May 01, The excavation also revealed the location of the Solberga Abbey. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. To save the city from a sacking, the inhabitants paid a large amount of their wealth to King Valdemar. 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.

zrmour Hardcoverpages. Genghiskeith rated it it was amazing Sep 22, His enemies were not done yet. 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. Share your thoughts with other customers. 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Thd Shannon marked it as to-read Oct 28, The Danish force was thf. 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.

Arkour final ones were found outside the gates of Visby, a walled city. He was old enough—somewhere between 36 and 45 when he died. Learn more about Amazon Prime.


Armour from the Battle of Wisby, by Bengt Thordeman

Extensive archaeological investigations of the graves in and modern science have provided new knowledge of what happened. Joseph added it Nov 04, Get to Know Us. Men, old folk, youths, cripples — they all die in battle outside the city walls of Visby. 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 citizens of Visby had somehow been warned, and had closed the gates.

Medieval Armour Excavated at Visby

Battle of Visby The skull of a soldier who participated in the campaign. Doug Strong rated it it was amazing May 15, 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.

Very few weapons have been discovered, but it is likely that both sides used round and heater-type shields, spears, axes, billhookspikes and poleaxes. Antagonism between the city dwellers and the Gutnish country yeomen heightened; the latter were defeated in battle indespite the aid of knights from Estonia.

The site of the excavation “yielded one of the most fearsome revelations of a medieval battle known to archaeologists”. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If battke are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

As can be seen in another section of armkur book, that is not so astounding after all. Tommy Roju marked it as to-read Mar 04,