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  • Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (1)by Terence Wise

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    In the summer of 1804, the eagle was chosen as the symbol of the French Army by Napoleon himself. The Emperor's sculptor, Chaudet, made the original model, and from this were cast bronze copies in the workshop of Thomire, which would be proudly borne into battle by many a French regiment. This fascinating work by Terence Wise explores in depth the... more...

  • Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (2)by Terence Wise

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    From the Liebfahne and Ordinörfahne of Austria, to the eagle and wreath of Russia, the flags of the Napoleonic Wars comprised a range of designs and colours. The second in a series of three volumes focusing on flags of the Napoleonic Wars, this book examines the patterns, colours and guidons of Austria, Britain, Prussia and Russia, offering a rare... more...

  • Medieval Heraldryby Terence Wise

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    Coats of arms were at first used only by kings and princes, then by their great nobles, but by the mid-13th century arms were being used extensively by the lesser nobility, knights and those who later came to be styled gentlemen. In some countries the use of arms spread even to merchants, townspeople and the peasantry. From the mundane to the fantastic,... more...

  • Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (3)by Terence Wise

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    In this third of three volumes examining the flags of the Napoleonic Wars [Men-at-Arms 77, 78 & 115] Terence Wise details colours, standards and guidons of Anhalt, Kleve-Burg, Brunswick, Denmark, Finland, Hanover, Hesse, the Netherlands, Mecklenburg, Nassau, Portugal, Reuss, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & Westphalia in a text containing a plethora of... more...

  • Knights of Christby Terence Wise

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The ancient warrior code which persisted in medieval Christian Europe dictated that a man's greatest virtues were physical strength, skill at arms, bravery, daring, loyalty to the chieftain and solidarity within the tribe. The primitive Church had been diametrically opposed to such ideals, however by the early 8th century the Church had grown wealthy,... more...

  • Medieval European Armiesby Terence Wise; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Almost continual warfare raged in Europe during the period 1300-1500. These wars were the furnaces in which many of the modern European nations were forged. Parallel with this emergence of the nations came the development of national armies to protect the newly-won borders and independence, yet throughout this period the old feudal method of raising... more...

  • Medieval European Armiesby Terence Wise; Gerry Embleton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    Almost continual warfare raged in Europe during the period 1300-1500. These wars were the furnaces in which many of the modern European nations were forged. Parallel with this emergence of the nations came the development of national armies to protect the newly-won borders and independence, yet throughout this period the old feudal method of raising... more...

  • Knights of Christby Terence Wise; Richard Scollins

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.36

    The ancient warrior code which persisted in medieval Christian Europe dictated that a man's greatest virtues were physical strength, skill at arms, bravery, daring, loyalty to the chieftain and solidarity within the tribe. The primitive Church had been diametrically opposed to such ideals, however by the early 8th century the Church had grown wealthy,... more...

  • Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (1)by Terence Wise; Guido Rosignoli

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.36

    In the summer of 1804, the eagle was chosen as the symbol of the French Army by Napoleon himself. The Emperor's sculptor, Chaudet, made the original model, and from this were cast bronze copies in the workshop of Thomire, which would be proudly borne into battle by many a French regiment. This fascinating work by Terence Wise explores in depth the... more...

  • Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (2)by Terence Wise; Guido Rosignoli

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    From the Liebfahne and Ordinärfahne of Austria, to the eagle and wreath of Russia, the flags of the Napoleonic Wars comprised a range of designs and colours. The second in a series of three volumes focusing on flags of the Napoleonic Wars, this book examines the patterns, colours and guidons of Austria, Britain, Prussia and Russia, offering a rare... more...