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Fornovo 1495 : France's bloody fighting retreat - Hook

Fornovo 1495

France's bloody fighting retreat

By: Hook


Published: 1st September 1996
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In the year 1495, Charles VIII was the youthful King of France, the most powerful state in medieval Europe. A dreamer who saw himself as the saviour of Christian Europe, he believed he could roll back the ever-spreading tide of Ottoman Turkish conquest. As a base for his crusade he was determined to seize southern Italy. In a lightning campaign he used France's modern army to sweep through Italy, his mobile field artillery train smashing into dust the tall towers of Italy's medieval castles. The Italian states rallied and at Fornovo their alliance, the League of Venice, fought Charles' army to a standstill.

Origins of the Campaign/Opposing Leaders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The Campaign/The Battle of Fornovo/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/Wargaming Fornovo/Further Reading

ISBN: 9781855325227
ISBN-10: 1855325225
Series: Osprey Military Campaign Series, 43
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st September 1996
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.4  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1