Pavia 1525

Pavia 1525

The Climax of the Italian Wars

Book - 2001
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McMillan Palgrave
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: Oxford, U.K. : Osprey Pub., [2001]
ISBN: 9781855325043
1855325047
Characteristics: 96 p., [11] col. p. of plates : ill. (some col.), col. col. maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Turner, Graham 1964-

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