Journal of Medieval Military History

September 2011
7 black and white, 7 line illustrations
212 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Journal of Medieval Military History
ISBN: 9781843836681
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BISAC HIS027000, HIS013000, LCO017000

Journal of Medieval Military History

Volume IX: Soldiers, Weapons and Armies in the Fifteenth Century

Edited by Anne Curry, Adrian R. Bell

Special edition of a volume which has become the leading forum for debate on aspects of medieval warfare, looking at warfare in the fifteenth century.
The articles in this volume focus on the fifteenth century. Several draw on the substantial archives of the Burgundian polity, focusing particularly on the Flemish shooting guilds, spying, and the provision of troops by towns. The urban emphasis continues with a study of the transition from "traditional" artillery to gunpowder weaponry in Southampton, and a comparison of descriptions of military engagements in the London Chronicles and in Swiss town chronicles. Welsh chronicling of the battle of Edgecote (1469) is also reviewed, and there is a re-assessment of Welsh involvement in the Agincourt campaign. English interests in France are pursued in two further papers, one considering the personnel of the ordnance companies in Lancastrian Normandy and the other examining the little-known French attacks on Gascony in the early years of the fifteenth century.

Contributors: Frederik Buylaert, Jan Van Camp, Bert Verwerft, Adam Chapman, Laura Crombie, Andy King, Barry Lewis, Randall Moffett, Guilhem Pepin, Andreas Rémy, Bastian Walter

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Table of Contents

The French Offensives of 1404-1407 against Anglo-Gascon Aquitaine - Guilhem Pepin
The King's Welshmen: Welsh Involvement in the Expeditionary Army of 1415 - Adam Chapman
Gunners, Aides and Archers: The Personnel of the English Ordnance Companies in Normandy in the Fifteenth Century - Andy King
Defense, Honor and Community: the Military and Social Bonds of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Flemish Shooting Guilds - Laura Crombie
The Battle of Edgecote or Banbury (1469) through the Eyes of Contemporary Welsh Poets - Barry Lewis
Descriptions of Battles in Fifteenth-Century Urban Chronicles: a Comparison of the Siege of London in May 1471 and the Battle of Grandson, 2 March 1476 - Andreas Remy
Urban Espionage and Counterespionage during the Burgundian Wars (1468-77) - Bastian Walter
Urban Militias, Nobles and Mercenaries: The Organization of the Antwerp Army in the Flemish-Brabantine Revolt of the 1480s - Frederik Buylaert and Jan Van Camp and Bert Verwerft
Military Equipment in the Town of Southampton During the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries - Randall Moffett


Continue[s] the tradition of excellence and provides us with a very welcome contribution to the field. DE RE MILITARI

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