Pavia, 1525: Charles V Crushes the French - Osprey Military Campaign S. No. 44 (Paperback)Angus Konstam (author)
Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 15/11/1996
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Osprey's Campaign title for the climax of the Italian Wars (1494-1559). The battle of Pavia has been hailed as the first modern battle, marking the rise of hand held weapons as a tool of warfare. In this titanic clash - the most decisive of the Italian Wars, caused by French territorial ambitions in first the Kingdom of Naples and then the Duchy of Milan - the French troops were smashed by the Spanish Imperial Army. King Francis I was captured, and the cream of his nobility slaughtered. France's greatest defeat since Agincourt, the battle dramatically swung the balance of power in Western Europe.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 250 x 185 x 8 mm
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