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John Hawkwood

an English mercenary in fourteenth-century Italy

by William Caferro

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Italy,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Hawkwood, John, Sir, d. 1394,
    • Mercenary troops -- Italy -- History -- To 1500,
    • Soldiers of fortune -- Great Britain -- Biography,
    • British -- Italy -- History -- To 1500,
    • Italy -- History -- 1268-1492 -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementWilliam Caferro.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDG536.H4 C34 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3401871M
      ISBN 100801883237
      LC Control Number2005016597

      Winner, Otto Gründler Book Prize, The Medieval Institute. Notorious for his cleverness and daring, John Hawkwood was the most feared mercenary in early Renaissance Italy. Born in England, Hawkwood began his career in France during the Hundred Years' War and crossed into Italy with the famed White Company in /5(10). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Sir John Hawkwood (l'Acuto): Story of a Condottiere by Leader Scott (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at .

        Sir John Hawkwood was born into a life on the English countryside that was business and rebellion. From an early age, he sought power and influence outside of England’s borders. He showed off his battle skills in the Hundred Years War and won a knighthood from England’s king. John Hawkwood was fourteenth-century Italy's most notorious and successful soldier. A man known for cleverness and daring, he was the most feared mercenary in Renaissance Italy. Born in England, Hawkood began his career in France during the Hundred Years' War and crossed into Italy with the famed White Company in /5(10).

      Unlike King Arthur and Robin Hood, Hawkwood was a historical figure about whom there was a great deal that really could be discovered, and Caferro has done the discovering. This is a readable book that is broadly informative about warfare and its techniques immediately after the Hundred Years' War and an outstanding work of scholarship.". Stephen Cooper’s Sir John Hawkwood: Chivalry and the Art of War is an ambitious attempt to examine the extraordinary life and military career of one of the most famous of the condottieri in late medieval France and Italy. Indeed, the long and storied career of Sir John Hawkwood has been a source of fascination for nearly six centuries. The international character of his life piqued the.


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John Hawkwood by William Caferro Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book will undoubtedly replace Sir John Temple-Leader's `Sir John Hawkwood (L'Acuto) Story of a Condottiere' () which remained the essential biography for over one hundred years. It is a better book than Frances Stonor Saunders's `Devil's Broker' () and - sad to say - it is also better than my own biography ().Cited by: Winner, Otto Gründler Book Prize, The Medieval Institute.

Notorious for his cleverness and daring, John Hawkwood was the most feared mercenary in early Renaissance Italy. Born in England, Hawkwood began his career in France during the Hundred Years' War and crossed into Italy with the famed White Company in John Hawkwood was fourteenth-century Italy's most notorious and successful soldier.

A man known for cleverness and daring, he was the most feared mercenary in Renaissance Italy. Born in England, Hawkood began his career in France during the Hundred Years' War and crossed into Italy with the famed White Company in /5. Winner, Otto Gr&#;ndler Book Prize, The Medieval InstituteNotorious for his cleverness and daring, John Hawkwood was the most feared mercenary in early Renaissance Italy.

Born in England, Hawkwood began his career in France during Brand: Johns Hopkins University Press. A book you can easily pass in favour of Caferro’s bio of Hawkwood. The structure is a mistake: instead of choosing either chronological or subject design the author tried to do both.

As a result, first half of book became a brief overview of Hawkwood’s Italian career written so quick and dry that it would be rejected even at Wikipedia/5(4). 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 : John Hawkwood was fourteenth-century Italy's most notorious and successful soldier. A man known for cleverness and daring, he was the most feared mercenary in Renaissance Italy.

Born in England, Hawkood began his career in France during the Hundred Years' War and crossed into Italy with the famed White Company in Cited by:   Eight hundred years ago, John Hawkwood was a man widely known in Europe.

He was an English military in the Hundred Years War ( to ) and a mercenary operating in Italy, where he was known as Giovanni Acuto. Hawkwood was one of the leading figures in Italian warfare for the next thirty years.

As the leader of the White Company, he specialized in archery and sneaky attacks. After. John Hawkwood was fourteenth-century Italy's most notorious and successful soldier. A man known for cleverness and daring, he was the most feared mercenary in Renaissance Italy.

Born in England, Hawkood began his career in France during the Hundred Years' War and crossed into Italy with the famed White Company in From that time until his death inHawkwood fought throughout 4/5(3).

This book would be a fantastic buy for anyone that is very fascinated in the Middle Ages, and England's contribution to the battles that were going on across Europe, because Sir John Hawkwood is a fantastic leader and had a great long career, so this book would definitely tick those boxes and would give the reader fantastic enjoyment and wonder Price: £ The Funerary Monument (or Equestrian Monument) to Sir John Hawkwood is a fresco by Paolo Uccello, commemorating English condottiero John Hawkwood, commissioned in for Florence fresco is an important example of art commemorating a soldier-for-hire who fought in the Italian peninsula and is a seminal work in the development of perspective.

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 4/5(1). Discover Fresco of John Hawkwood in Florence, Italy: In Florence's great Duomo, a 26 foot fresco honors a mercenary famous for attacking Florence.

Sir John Hawkwood, Italian byname Giovanni Acuto, (born c. Sible Hedingham, Essex, Eng.—died March 16/17,Florence [Italy]), mercenary captain who for 30 years played a role in the wars of 14th-century Italy. The son of a tanner, Hawkwood chose a soldier’s career, serving in the French wars of Edward III, who probably bestowed a knighthood on him.

John Hawkwood’s Book Review: A Failure of Civility. James Wesley Rawles Aug Aug Back at the dawn of time, when I was commissioned in the Army Infantry, I reported to Fort Benning, Georgia for my officer’s basic course. As part of our processing, each lieutenant received two large boxes of books.

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.

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Sir John Hawkwood, the celebrated Captain of Condottieri, the White Company, in Italy and France (whose career is covered in some detail by Barbara Tuchman in. I totally agree.

This book is an excellent exploration of medieval Italian life during the 14th century. It bring to us the life of John Hawkwood, a famous English mercenary captain, Saunders also describes the country, its politics, its religion(s), battles, the plight of the common people, and many of it's other famous figures/5(5).

As another reviewer had the honesty and the (rare!) humility to acknowledge, because he also authored a biography on John Hawkwood, this book is now the reference on the most famous and most successful of the English condottiere who fought in Italy during the fourteenth century.

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Finished. Sir John Hawkwood (L'Acuto): Story of a Condottiere. Sir John Hawkwood (L'Acuto): Story of a Condottiere. 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.

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