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Description - Sir John Hawkwood by Stephen Cooper

In Florence cathedral hangs a remarkable portrait by Uccello of Sir John Hawkwood, the English soldier of fortune who commanded the Florentine army at the age of 70 and earned a formidable reputation as one of the foremost mercenaries of the late middle ages. His life is an amazing story. He rose from modest beginnings in an Essex village, fought through the French campaigns of Edward III, went to Italy when he was 40 and played a leading role in ceaseless strife of the city-states that dominated that country. His success over so many years in such a brutal and uncertain age was founded on his exceptional skill as a soldier and commander, and it is this side of his career that Stephen Cooper explores in this perceptive and highly readable study.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844157525
ISBN-10: 1844157520
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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