Poliorcetic Art: La Rochelle
Richelieu on the sea wall
Although it took place during a century of titanic sieges, La Rochelle still stands out for its scope and suffering. France was less a kingdom than a medieval patchwork of sovereigns divided by religion, and Cardinal Richelieu was determined to forge a single unified state that could withstand her enemies abroad. Faith was a secondary concern; he aided …
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