By Jonathan Cooper
Scottish Renaissance Armies 1513-1550 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Osprey Publishing LtdСерия: Elite 167Автор(ы): Jonathan CooperЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2008Количество страниц: ISBN: 9781846033254Формат: pdf OCRРазмер: 25,8 mbThis publication info the armies of what's often called ‘the tough Wooing’ – the main lively interval of Scottish war, which observed conflicts opposed to either the English Tudor monarchs, and amazing inner struggles among the Stuart kings and their unruly lords within the Highlands. Militarily, this covers a major transition interval, from medieval to Renaissance armies, the unfold of firearms, the involvement of overseas mercenaries, and progressive strategies that incorporated early cases of the vintage Highland extended family cost. the writer analyses those alterations and the vibrant costumes, armour and heraldry worn, in addition to the main battles of the interval. finally, this used to be a time of serious luck for the Scots. via the autumn of Lauder in 1550, the English had misplaced each fort north of the border. Scotland’s independence was once safe and 50 years later King James VI of Scotland grew to become the 1st Stuart king of britain. RAPIDили IFOLDER eighty five
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1510 now in the Wallace Collection, with a close-fitting German armet with cheek pieces hinged behind the ears. The breastplate has been painted with the white cross of St Andrews. A base skirt of fine kersey is worn at the waist in yellow with a black trim adorned with yellow scallop shells, the heraldic symbol of the Montrose household. It is secured at the waist by a belt just under the cuirass, covers the tassets, taces and loin guard, and hangs to just above the knee cops. The earl, like his king, has decided to dismount and carry a pike into action.
It falls to just above the knee, and is gathered at the waist with a belt. The sidearms are an old hand-and-a-half sword with angled quilions, and a 'bollock' dagger; the axe has a 6ft ash shaft and a head of a typical West Coast design. E4: Cateran This poorest class of fighting man made up the bulk of the Highland contingents. He has only the most basic equipment: an iron skullcap, an 8ft spear, a small target for self-defence, and a hatchet thrust in his belt. The mantle is the forerunner of the plaid, and shows woven strips of contrasting colours - in this case, various hews of brown; it is held at the shoulder by an iron brooch.
The Scots under the Earl of Arran laid siege to it, and hauled up two large cannon under the names of 'Thrawn Mow' and 'Deaff Meg', as well as two 'bastards', two 'double falcons' and various smaller guns. There followed a protracted but ineffectual siege, rather hampered by the fact than Arran's son was being held inside the castle. By November, the privy council called upon the French to send more artillery and, as importantly, skilled artillerists. Leo Strozzi was despatched, landing in Fife in July 1547.
Scottish Renaissance Armies 1513-1550 by Jonathan Cooper