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Featured battle : C├ęsanne [Cesana-Torinsese]

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 21 June 1815

The Austrians, moving to take this important pass, were attacked by a numerically larger French force. The Austrians beat off the attack and secured the pass. This permitted the development of the Austrian thrust into the French Jura region by protecting its southern flank.

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Border Reivers - examples of armour

Border Reivers - examples of armour

Two examples of the types of armour and weapons as used by the Reivers - cross Anglo-Scottish border warriors - during the 16th century. The model on the left wears a simple back and breast armour with lower abdomen protection more common in pikemen of the late 16th and 17th century. He wears the distinctive 'combed morion' helmet. The model on the right wears the armour of the wealthy, full three quarters armour and an elaborate burgonet helm.

Gallery updated : 2018-09-21 16:58:22

Featured review :

Pepy's Navy. Ships, Men and Warfare 1649-1689

J D Davies
As my Grandfather used to say when finishing a meal 'Well that's filled a gap!' This excellent book will fill a gap on many bookshelves covering, as it does, a fascinating period of naval development. It is well researched, beautifully illustrated and written in an easily read manner. By all means read it from cover to cover as I did but it will be found just as enjoyable if the reader dips in at any section. For anyone following through any themes in the history of the navy there is a bonus in that the author has tried to follow the layout of Brian Lavery's seminal work Nelson's Navy in order to compare and contrast the navy in these two significant periods of its history.
This book is an impressive piece of work and is thoroughly recommended
Seaforth publishing. Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2008

Reviewed : 2016-10-25 19:11:41