Frederick the Great's Army: Specialist Troops by Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Fosten

By Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Fosten

Frederick the nice was once no longer well known as a good artillery fanatic, besides the fact that he did realize the significance of artillery and tremendously improved the arm. Frederick was once additionally conscious of the price of sturdy fortifications as obstacles opposed to the manoeuvres of enemy armies, and as locations of defense for troops and magazines; a few of these have been of important value within the survival of Prussia through the Seven Years' warfare. This interesting quantity by way of Philip Haythornwaite examines the artillery, engineers and others professional troops of Frederick the Great's military. as a result of well known call for, strictly restricted amounts of Osprey’s such a lot sought after out of print Men-at-Arms, leading edge and Elite titles are again in inventory. a lot of those books were out of print for five years or extra, so don’t pass over this one-off chance to shop for them hot-off-the-press at normal sequence costs whereas shares final. Orders might be processed on a strictly first come, first served foundation so hurry! Order your books at the present time.

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1521 1513 (U) Kateryn Galley (80 tons). 1527 1536 (B) Lion (140 tons - galleass). Listed as a ship from 1549. 1552 1539 (B) Jennet (180 tons - galleass). Listed as a ship from 1549. 1589 1542 (B) Dragon (140 tons - galleass). 1552 1543 (B) Galley Subtile (200 tons). 1560 1543 (B) New Bark (200 tons - galleass). Listed as a ship from 1549. 1565 1544 (B) Swallow (200 tons - galleass). Listed as a ship from 1549. Sold 1603 A bronze demi-cannon, recovered from the wreck of the Mary Rose. It was cast by the Italian gun founder Francisco Arcanus in his foundry in Blackfriars in London in 1536.

1514 1513 (P) Henry Hampton (120 tons). 1521 1513 (U) Mary Imperial (100 tons). 1525 1517 (U) Less Bark (180 tons). Renamed Small Bark, 1536. 1552 1518 (B) Katherine Bark (100 tons). 1525 1519 (U) Trinity Henry (80 tons). 1525 1522 (U) Madeleine ofDeptford (120 tons). 1525 1523 (U) John ofGreenwich (50 tons). 1530 1523 (B) Primrose (160 tons). Rebuilt as 240-ton vessel in 1538. Sold 1555 1523 (B) Minion (160 tons). Rebuilt as 300-ton vessel in 1536. Given away 1549 1524 (B) Mary Guildford (160 tons).

A fire broke out on the French ship and within minutes the Cordeliere was ablaze. The rigging of the Regent and the Cordeliere had also become entwined, and the English ship was unable to free herself. Inevitably the fire spread, and soon both ships were consumed by the flames. Only 20 Frenchmen survived the disaster, although 120 English sailors were rescued from the flames. It was a dismal end to a scrappy battle, but the engagement did contain portents of the future for those willing to look for them.

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