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Armour from the Battle of Wisby
by Bengt Thordeman

On 27th July 1361 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 The Welsby army was slaughtered and the combatants, mostly peasants, were buried in huge pits, still in their outdated armour. Originally published in 1939 in two volumes, this is a one-volume reprint of Thordeman's important study, long out of print, of the battle, the human remains and the artefacts. Fully illustrated throughout, the ...

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List Price: $99.95

Edition: Hardcover

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JG Elmslie :: Unrated
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Paulius B. Voss :: * RECOMMENDED *
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Bob Burns :: * RECOMMENDED *
bout 600 or more pages, Hardback. A Tremendous re - work by Brian Price. An extremely indepth and masterful description of text, photographs, sketches, charts, etc. A highly prized reference book in my personal library!k
—Updated Jul 19, 2011

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Artis Aboltins :: * RECOMMENDED *
This is a "must-have" book for any enthusiast in European armour of 14th century - while some of the ideas of author might be outdated by nowedays standarts, it is still extremely valluable source of information.
—Updated May 4, 2009

Don Stanko :: Unrated * RECOMMENDED *
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Noah G. :: Unrated
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This book is hard not to keep picking up, even though I've had it in my library for quite a while now. It is morbidly fascinating, and offers an insite into a battle, a period, and a geography I knew little about before reading this book. It has been critiqued by people much more ...
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—Updated Oct 28, 2008 :: 1 of 1 members found this review helpful

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Aaron Schnatterly :: * RECOMMENDED *
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G.S. Lutz :: * RECOMMENDED *
Very specific to the time period in question. I used some of the excellent photographs and sketches to design the coat of plates I wear. If one wants information that is outside of the arm, or the wounds that were suffered at Wisby then this is not the book. I find it a very solid ...
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Chad Arnow :: Unrated
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Randall Moffett :: * RECOMMENDED *
I love this book both for its historic uses but also it is good for beginning armourers to see a step in plate armours development that is not usually looked at much. Wisby is such an important find and this book is a great one. I have read it half a dozen times and look forward to ...
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—Updated Jul 17, 2006 :: 1 of 1 members found this review helpful

Todd Eriksen :: * RECOMMENDED *
Hollywood, move over. Here's the real deal. The amount of money you need to spend on this book is well worth it. You'll get full coverage of the real thing in medieval battles.
—Updated May 4, 2006

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Chuck Russell :: * RECOMMENDED *
a very detailed summery on the Visby battle graves. it also includes all of the coat of plates designs. great for the reenactor wanting to make a period COP ;)
—Updated Dec 16, 2005 :: 0 of 1 members found this review helpful

David Etienne :: Unrated
—Updated Nov 24, 2005

Felix Wang ::
This book is indeed a classic, but it isn't for everyone. It is an old-fashioned scholarly work, not light reading. The detail is staggering, and may overwhelm a general reader. The section on battle injuries tabulates data on all of the corpses recovered from the battle graves, ...
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—Updated Oct 29, 2005

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