Jost Amman's Vision of Pike-and-Shot Artillery
Art from the early modern military revolution
During the “Italian Wars,” a French army under the Duke de Guise inflicted a decisive defeat on a superior Holy Roman force near the town of Renty in 1554. Through terrain knowledge and disciplined marching, they outflanked and routed the army of Emperor Charles V, ensuring that Verdun would remain French. On …
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