Pavia 1525: The Climax of the Italian Wars

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Osprey Publishing, 1996 - History - 95 pages
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Osprey's Campaign title for the climax of the Italian Wars (1494-1559). The battle of Pavia has been hailed as the first modern battle, marking the rise of hand held weapons as a tool of warfare. In this titanic clash - the most decisive of the Italian Wars, caused by French territorial ambitions in first the Kingdom of Naples and then the Duchy of Milan - the French troops were smashed by the Spanish Imperial Army. King Francis I was captured, and the cream of his nobility slaughtered. France's greatest defeat since Agincourt, the battle dramatically swung the balance of power in Western Europe.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
OPPOSING FORCES
15
THE ORIGINS OF THE CAMPAIGN
25
THE BATTLE OF PAVIA
55
THE BATTLEFIELD TODAY
84
INDEX
95
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Angus Konstam has written several books for Osprey, mainly on 18th century subjects. Angus previously worked as a Curator of Weapons at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and as Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. He now devotes himself to full-time writing, indulging his passion for maritime and naval history to the maximum.

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