The 1495 battle of fornovo was big, complicated and chaotic. The expedition of charles viii into italy and the battle of fornovo retinue to regiment by predonzani massimo, vincenzo alberici, irene maccolini isbn. A 1506 print of the battle of fornovo, italy, 1495. Frances bloody fighting retreat praeger illustrated military history book online at best prices in india on. A brutal battle started one of the most terrifying and glorious periods in the history of the italian peninsula.
He later taught world and islamic art and architectural history at yarmuk university, jordan. Denis, maps and charts, the royal library and, so the league alleged, a book containing pictures of all the italian beauties charles had known. I painted it for osprey publishing for the book flodden 15 campaign 168 it. The expedition of charles viii into italy and the battle of fornovo.
General history european history north american history south american history asian history middle eastern history african history history periods history themes history help. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The battle of fornovo took place 30 km southwest of the city of parma on 6 july 1495. Fornovo was, as i already explained, a battle in which both sides could and did claim victory with good cause. Issue 81 fornovo orbat karwansaray publishers blog. Five hundred years have passed since the battle of fornovo and it is inherently difficult to explain the ecomomic and military issues of that era. In louis xiis wars he was the hero of numerous combats. The french, with lighter armor, more practical swords, lethal maces, and more effective lances were at the advantage and managed to sweep around the right flank of gonzaga s and fortebraccios battle groups, causing havoc in the italian ranks. A history of the art of war in the sixteenth century. On 27 june they moved camp in the direction of the valley. We could have defeated their army, or even a larger one, if our people had attended to the battle and not to the baggage train.
Other articles where battle of fornovo is discussed. Home book shop wars battles biographies timeline weapons blog full index subjects concepts. Battle of fornovo, 6 july 1495 military history encyclopedia. The italian wars from retinue to regiment 14351618 helion. The fornovo campaign is compelling and with all its weaknesses, this book will deliver for the person truly interested in the period. Since 2006 he has been providing the magazine soldatini with texts and. The french were surprised by the poor showing of troops raised by such sophisticated and rich political systems. The decline of the condottieri system began in 1494 when charles viiis invasion showed the italian states and their preferred military system could no longer defend the peninsular. Biographical note david nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator pat nicolle. The expedition of charles viii into italy and the battle of fornovo retinue to regiment. The battle of fornovo took place 30 km 19 miles southwest of the city of parma on 6 july 1495. Francesco gonzagas division attacks across the river taro, battle of fornovo, 6 july. Despite the french victory, the holy league, an alliance comprising notably the republic of venice, was able to temporarily expel the french from the italian peninsula. Contradictorily, the leagues goal was the enemys total destruction and yet over a quarter of its soldiers guarded the camp.
Richard hook was born in 1938 and trained at reigate college of art. From retinue to regiment 14351618 just one of the military history books. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most. The battle of fornovo 6 july 1495 was an unsuccessful attempt by an italian army to stop charles viii of france during his retreat from naples in the summer of 1495.
The expedition of charles viii into italy and the battle of fornovo retinue to. Massimo, predonzani, alberici, vincenzo, maccolini, irene. For someone with a more casual interest in the era, i would recommend ospreys much better book on the battle of pavia, 1525. Since 2010 he has been writing history articles, some of them focusing on. Taylor explains that the battle is notable for the bad choice of ground by the league, and for the overelaboration of their tactical scheme. The expedition of charles viii into italy and the battle of fornovo retinue. Francesco gonzagas division attacks across the river taro, battle. The italian states rallied and at fornovo their alliance, the league of venice, fought charles army to a standstill. Fornovo was a short and bloody encounter with serious consequences.510 876 1454 153 676 970 563 714 600 1599 719 443 757 580 589 1273 228 487 1450 1100 1277 1154 74 662 828 1304 941 1489 769 652