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Sir John Hawkwood

a tale of the White company in Italy

by Marion Polk Angellotti

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Published by R. F. Fenno & Company in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Italy
    • Subjects:
    • Italy -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Marion Polk Angellotti.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.A5835 S, PS3501.N569512 S
      The Physical Object
      Pagination298 p.
      Number of Pages298
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6534065M
      LC Control Number11021588
      OCLC/WorldCa9793627

      John Hawkwood was fourteenth-century Italy's most notorious and successful soldier. A man known for cleverness and daring, he was the most feared mercenary in Renaissance Italy. Born in England, Hawkood began his career in France during the Hundred Years' War and crossed into Italy with the famed White Company in Cited by: Sir John Hawkwood, after leaving the service or Edward the 3rd of England and saving the life of the Black Prince set out to make his fortune as a captain in the White Company. His adventures took him through France and Italy. making Hawkwood the most famous and respected mercenary of his day.

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In Florence cathedral hangs a remarkable portrait by Uccello of Sir John Hawkwood, the English soldier of fortune who commanded the Florentine army at the age of 70 and earned a formidable reputation as one of the foremost mercenaries of the late middle ages/5(4).

In Florence cathedral hangs a remarkable portrait by Uccello of Sir John Hawkwood, the English soldier of fortune who commanded the Florentine army at the age of 70 and earned a formidable reputation as one of the foremost mercenaries of the late middle ages.

His life is an amazing : This book will undoubtedly replace Sir John Temple-Leader's `Sir John Hawkwood (L'Acuto) Story of a Condottiere' () which remained the essential biography for over one hundred years. It is a better book than Frances Stonor Saunders's `Devil's Broker' () and - sad to say - it is also better than my own biography ().Cited by:   John Hawkwood was not a pleasant character, but he had one strong asset as a mercenary: he did keep to his word.

At that period, a man who considered his word as his bond was unique enough. This was a terrible, brutal time, but the book gives a fair depiction of Hawkwood/5. Sir John Hawkwood, Italian byname Giovanni Acuto, (born c. Sible Hedingham, Essex, Eng.—died March 16/17,Florence [Italy]), mercenary captain who for 30 years played a role in the wars of 14th-century Italy.

The son of a tanner, Hawkwood chose a soldier’s career, serving in the French wars of Edward III, who probably bestowed a knighthood on him.

Hawkwood first formed the Great Company, then later took over the White Company from another mercenary (basis for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s book The White Company), and moved down into Italy.

Sir John Hawkwood book Funerary Monument (or Equestrian Monument) to Sir John Hawkwood is a fresco by Paolo Uccello, commemorating English condottiero John Hawkwood, commissioned in for Florence fresco is an important example of art commemorating a soldier-for-hire who fought in the Italian peninsula Sir John Hawkwood book is a seminal work in the development of perspective.

This book would be a fantastic buy for anyone that is very fascinated in the Middle Ages, and England's contribution to the battles that were going on across Europe, because Sir John Hawkwood is a fantastic leader and had a great long career, so this book would definitely tick those boxes and would give the reader fantastic enjoyment and wonder Price: £ In Florence cathedral hangs a remarkable portrait by Uccello of Sir John Hawkwood, the English soldier of fortune who commanded the Florentine army at the age of 70 and earned a formidable reputation as one of the foremost mercenaries of the late middle ages.

His life is an amazing story. He rose from modest beginnings in an Essex village, fought through the French campaigns of Edward III 4/5(1). Book Review by Russ Lockwood. Sir John Hawkwood profiles the famous Condottieri leader of the 14th century, whose exploits among the various Italian city states earned him wealth, power, and the distinction as one of the smartest mercenary captains of history.

Winner, Otto Gründler Book Prize, The Medieval Institute. Notorious for his cleverness and daring, John Hawkwood was the most feared mercenary in early Renaissance Italy.

Born in England, Hawkwood began his career in France during the Hundred Years' War and crossed into Italy with the famed White Company in   In Florence cathedral hangs a remarkable portrait by Uccello of Sir John Hawkwood, the English soldier of fortune who commanded the Florentine army at the age of 70 and earned a formidable reputation as one of the foremost mercenaries of the late middle ages.

His life is an amazing : Pen & Sword Books. Eight hundred years ago, John Hawkwood was a man widely known in Europe. He was an English military in the Hundred Years War ( to ) and a mercenary operating in Italy, where he was known as Giovanni Acuto. Hawkwood was one of the leading figures in Italian warfare for the next thirty years.

As the leader of the White Company, he specialized in archery and sneaky attacks. After. In Florence cathedral hangs a remarkable portrait by Uccello of Sir John Hawkwood, the English soldier of fortune who commanded the Florentine army at the age of 70 and earned a formidable reputation as one of the foremost mercenaries of the late middle ages.

His life is an amazing story. Sir John Hawkwood, Knight of Essex (c Sible Hedingham, England - 17 Mar /4 Florence, Italy), son of Gilbert Hawkwood, was an English mercenary or condottiero who was active in 14th-century Italy.

Sir John Hawkwood was the most celebrated - or notorious - mercenary soldier of the Middle Ages. Commemorated by an extraordinary portrait image of Hawkwood on horseback in Florence cathedral by the great artist Uccello, the English soldier of fortune crowned his career by commanding the Florentine army at the age of /5(11).

John Hawkwood was fourteenth-century Italy's most notorious and successful soldier. A man known for cleverness and daring, he was the most feared mercenary in Renaissance Italy. Born in England, Hawkood began his career in France during the Hundred Years' War and crossed into Italy with the famed White Company in From that time until his death inHawkwood fought throughout 4/5(3).

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To state that this is a book one "cannot put down" is risky, but it is nonetheless true. It is a captivating and well written account!/5(5).Sir John Hawkwood celebrated captain in the 14th century of Condottieri, the white company in Italy & France.

Died at Florence 15 Marand was honored by a magnificent public funeral; later his body was removed to England; at the special request of King Richard II, and interred in his native place. Funerary Monument to Sir John Hawkwood by Paolo Uccello [Fresco] - Duomo, FlorenceBurial: St Peter Churchyard, Sible Hedingham.