See more ideas about Body armor, Armors and 14th century. See more. Wisby Gauntlet Armor For Sale, Sea Peoples, Battle Dress, Medieval Armor, 14th. Oct 23, Types of Visby armor and terminology. Armour from the Battle of Wisby By Bengt Thordeman, in Collaboration with Poul Nörlund and Bo E. ARMOUR. FRQM THE BATTLE GF. WISBY. BENGT THORDEMAN, PH. D. Memorial Cross to commemorate the Battle of Wisby on July 27th, x

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Many of the skulls still have their mail hoods, and although the hoods did provide some protection, many of the blows cut through the mail and into the bone. King Valdemar appointed sheriffs to govern Visby and then set sail again.

Battle of Visby

However, he was probably a minor noble of some standing, probably with military experience. Against them was an army of Gutes, mainly freemen and minor nobles. Their corpses are thrown into mass graves. Retrieved 10 April Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Originally published in 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.

The Danish army was composed mainly of Danish and German troops, many mercenaries from the Baltic coast of Germany, with fdom experience in the various feuds and wars between the German and Scandinavian states.

Indeed, this seems to have been a major target. Date 27 July Date 27 July Location Visby.

It is unknown who commanded the Gutnish army. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with amrour warranty. The skull left of a warrior shows was crushed. There were also an undisclosed number of crushing injuries by the mace and war hammer.

See the picture on the left which points to three bodkin arrow points which had penetrated the skull and two holes where a hammer had been used and the skull split between them.

Skull of peasant from Visby with three arrowheads Crushed skull with riveted mail coif from the medieval battle of Visby. The ordinary freemen appear to have worn more limited but still effective protection, with many skeletons that were excavated wearing a chain-mail shirt or a coat of plates to protect the torso. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Another small blow to the right and back of the head may have been enough to turn him over onto his back. Arour men would have worn what was known as Transitional armourwith iron or steel plates over vital areas and joints over a full suit of chain mail.

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In King Albert was defeated in a civil war, in which Queen Margaret supported the “rebels”, and he was forced to abdicate. The Welsby army was slaughtered and the combatants, mostly peasants, were buried in huge pits, still viisby their outdated armour.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. There are several skeletons where a foot has been severed, and there are many with cuts to the hattle leg. One of the most unsettling skulls is one where the victim had been hit a sharp blow right at the bridge of the nose. Jonathan rated it it was amazing Aug 31, The island would be disputed over by the House of Mecklenburg and the Danish crown untilwhen Queen Margaret the daughter of qrmour late King Valdemar officially claimed the island for Denmark.

This page was last edited on 26 Februaryat Lists with This Book. Oscar rated it really liked it Jun 04, Casualties can be compared with those batyle the French suffered at the Bwttle of Srmour in and would be considered high by medieval standards. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Medieval Armour Excavated at Visby

It was not until that the last remains of the house of Mecklenburg and the above-mentioned pirates were driven out for good. Michael Basista rated it really liked it Oct 02, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Want to Read saving…. ByVisby had become less important within the Hanseatic community and this had not gone unnoticed by King Valdemar of Denmark who had seen the Hanseatic League become increasing powerful within his own country, angry that he had no control or any say within the trade route it protected, Valdemar made his way to Gotland.


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The grouping of the arrow heads is particularly spectacular and it makes one wonder if they used the tactic of a hail of arrows as in the later battle of Crecy where it is said the English Visy men keptarrows in the air at one time. Some had evidence of more than one lesser blow before the killer blow was used either in or after the battle.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bloody medieval warfare 3: When Albert, King of Swedentook the Swedish crown he claimed Gotland as part of his domains and held the batle at least until ; thus, the Danish presence there couldn’t have been strong, as it so rapidly and easily returned to the Swedish crown.

The first archeological excavations were done inled by Oscar Wilhelm Wennersten and master builder Nils Pettersson baytle the place now known as Korsbetningen in Visby, where the first mass grave from the battle was found.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Very or weapons have been discovered, but it is likely that both sides used round and heater-type shields, spears, axes, billhookspikes and poleaxes. Greg Anderson rated it really liked it Jun 17, Crushed skull with riveted mail coif from the medieval battle of Visby. Kevin rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Peter added it Apr 29, There are several skulls from Visby that received so many blows that you would think the enemy would have gotten tired of hitting the poor devils.

The blow was so hard that it cut through the upper jaw. Battle of Wisby