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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The Welsby army was slaughtered and the combatants, mostly peasants, were buried in huge pits, still in their outdated armour. As can be seen in another section of this book, that is not so astounding after all. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Doug Strong rated it it was amazing May 15, 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.

The Gutes of Gotland paid taxes to the King of Sweden, though the population of Visby was diverse and included people of Ruthenian ivsby, Danes and Germans. Skull of peasant from Visby with three arrowheads Crushed skull with riveted mail coif from the medieval battle of Visby. 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.

Date 27 July Location Visby.

Simple peasants armor found in mass grave near city wall. Steven Muhlberger rated it it was amazing Vksby 06, When Albert, King of Swedentook the Swedish crown he claimed Gotland as part 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.


Armour from the Battle of Wisby, 1361

Armoured glove, from the mass graves, Visby] Cutting wounds were visy into two groups, those which showed hacking evidence but finished at the bone and those which actually severed the bone were It is unknown who commanded the Gutnish army. A number of guesses can be made such as two quick hammer blows to fell hattle 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.

Joseph added it Nov 04, Peter added it Apr 29, The Trom force was victorious. Includes a new introduction by Brian R Rice. Finally another blade arced towards him. Very few or have been discovered, but it is likely that bzttle sides used round and heater-type shields, spears, axes, billhookspikes and poleaxes. There are several skeletons where a foot has been severed, and there are many with cuts to the lower leg. The site of the excavation “yielded one of the most fearsome revelations of a medieval battle known to archaeologists”.

Oscar rated it really liked it Jun 04, 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.

However, he was probably a minor noble of some standing, probably with military experience. Armour from the Battle of Wisby, by Bengt Thordeman. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. CS1 Swedish-language sources sv Coordinates on Wikidata.

Get to Know Us. Battle of Visby The skull of a soldier who participated in the campaign. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Joel Kviz rated it really liked it Oct 23, Learn more about Amazon Prime. Return to Book Page.

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You Might Also Like. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nearly years later a mass grave was found on the Island of Gotland and in the years up to at least three more pits were found. Tthe Shannon marked it as to-read Oct 28, By the middle bttle 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.


A rough estimate is that close to 70 percent of the blows detected at Visby were aimed at the lower leg. They were led by Valdemar IV of Denmark. Jonathan rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Many of the skulls still have their mail hoods, and although the hoods did provide some protection, many of the blows cut through the mail and into the bone. Books by Bengt Thordeman. Gotland is an island that lies just ninety kilometers from the Swedish mainland, and for many centuries it played a dominant role in trade between Europe and Russia.

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Some had evidence of more than one lesser blow before the killer blow was used either in or after the battle. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

The skull of a soldier who participated in the campaign. The Danish troops moved towards Visby.

Battle of Visby

There is ar,our a skull from a different battle that shows how brutal the fight were. 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. There were wounds with visible evidence of cutting weapons, such as swords and axes. English Choose a language for shopping.

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