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The Lost Towers of Florence, A Vanished Medieval Skyline
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Price: Free! Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Medieval
Historian Chris Dobson's new book on the now-vanished cityscape of medieval Florence, a city dominated by hundreds of massive towers built by warring factions engaged in deadly vendettas. This short eBook is perfect for anyone visiting Florence who wants to know more about the history of this fascinating city.
Two Besagews. A Comparison of Some Surviving 15th Century Shoulder Defences
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Price: Free! Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Medieval
This short ebook describes certain types of 'Gothic' German and Italian shoulder armour in use in the late 15th Century.
Outlaw, Warrior, Leader: The Early Life of Ralph Stafford
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Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: British English. Published: November 20, 2012 by James Eddy. Category: Nonfiction » History » Medieval
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Ralph de Stafford, the first earl of Stafford, was one of the most powerful men in fourteenth century England. He was a veteran of the Hundred Years War, a respected military commander and an advisor to two Kings. What is less well known is that his early life had more than its fair share of troublemaking, including an audacious escape from the Tower of London that briefly made him into an outlaw.