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Fornovo 1495: Frances Bloody Fighting Retreat David Nicolle

Fornovo 1495: Frances Bloody Fighting Retreat

David Nicolle

Published September 15th 1996
ISBN : 9781855325227
Paperback
96 pages
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In the year 1495, Charles VIII was the youthful King of France, the most powerful state in medieval Europe. A dreamer who saw himself as the saviour of Christian Europe, he believed he could roll back the ever-spreading tide of Ottoman TurkishMoreIn the year 1495, Charles VIII was the youthful King of France, the most powerful state in medieval Europe. A dreamer who saw himself as the saviour of Christian Europe, he believed he could roll back the ever-spreading tide of Ottoman Turkish conquest. As a base for his crusade he was determined to seize southern Italy. In a lightning campaign he used Frances modern army to sweep through Italy, his mobile field artillery train smashing into dust the tall towers of Italys medieval castles. The Italian states rallied and at Fornovo their alliance, the League of Venice, fought Charles army to a standstill.