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It was three days before the besieged city capitulated and the defenders were finally able to come out to bury the dead 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.

Peter added it Apr 29, 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.

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Chivalry Bookshelf- History – pages. Arkour skull of a soldier who participated in the campaign. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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. Steven Muhlberger rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Joel Kviz rated it really liked it Oct 23, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Archived from the original on 28 April Against them was an army of Gutes, mainly freemen and minor nobles. However, he was probably a minor noble of some standing, probably with military experience.


Genghiskeith rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Putrifying in the hot sun, pits were dug in the peat bogs and the bodies froom cast in and buried. Books by Bengt Thordeman.

Armour from the Battle of Wisby, by Bengt Thordeman

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. Casualties can be compared with those that the French suffered at the Battle of Poitiers in and would be considered high by medieval standards. Oscar rated it really liked it Jun 04, The Danish force was victorious.

Return to Book Page. Doug Strong rated it it was amazing May 15, It was three days before the besieged city capitulated and the defenders were finally able to come out to bury the dead.

Be the first to ask a question about Armour from the Battle of Wisby, 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.

The excavation also revealed the location of the Solberga Abbey. On a hot July day in1, poorly armed men stood their ground to defend their city of Wisby against the pressure of King Waldemar. The ordinary freemen appear to have worn more limited nattle still effective protection, with many skeletons that were excavated wearing a chain-mail shirt or a coat of plates to protect the torso.

However, he thw granted Gotland and its “capital” Visby, where he remained with a “pirate” organization called the Victual Brothers.

Armour from the Battle of Wisby, 1361

To ask other readers questions about Armour from the Battle of Wisby,please sign up. Fron Anderson rated it really liked it Jun 17, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Gutes of Gotland paid taxes to the King of Sweden, though the population of Visby was diverse and included people of Ruthenian descent, Danes and Germans. This page was last edited on 26 Batfleat Only a couple of items that can be linked wisyb Danish soldiers have been found, including a purse and ornamented armor belonging to a member of the Roorda Family from Friesland.


The site of the excavation “yielded one of the most fearsome revelations of a medieval battle known to archaeologists”.

Battle of Visby

Kevin rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Price, this elegantly printed single volume version of the original 2 volumes is a must for any library on medieval knighthood, arms and armour, archeology or warfare. The Danish troops moved towards Visby. The first archeological excavations were done inled by Oscar Wilhelm Wennersten and master builder Wosby Pettersson at the place now known as Korsbetningen in Visby, where the first mass grave from the battle was found.

Retrieved 10 April 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.

An amazing book, chock full of evidence about armour and battle and battel that can give you a little PTSD if you aren’t careful. King Valdemar appointed sheriffs to govern Visby and then set sail 13611.

They were led by Valdemar IV of Denmark.