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Fornovo 1495 - France's Bloody Fighting Retreat

by Osprey

Category: Historical Books
Genre: Book - Reference - Historical
Product Line: Campaign Series - Middle Ages (500 to 1500 A.D.)
Author: David Nicolle
Publish Date: 1996
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
In Print: Yes
Condition: MINT/New    
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2148134650 OSPCAM043 CAM43 Softcover MINT/New

In the year 1495, Charles VIII was the youthful King of France, the most powerful state in medieval Europe. A dreamer who saw himself as the savior of Christian Europe, he believed he could roll back the ever-spreading tide of Ottoman Turkish conquest. As a base for his crusade he was determined to seize southern Italy. In a lightning campaign he used France's modern army to sweep through Italy, his mobile field artillery train smashing into dust the tall towers of Italy's medieval castles. The Italian states rallied and at Fornovo their alliance, the League of Venice, fought Charles' army to a standstill.

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