LANDSKNECHTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY – IN SWEDEN AND FINLAND

As a follow-up to Neil Rennoldson’s articles in Arquebusier XXXII/III on early sixteenth-century landsknechts in their German core territories, the following four illustrations depict landsknechts from the same period but in service in Sweden and Finland. Landsknechts first arrived in Sweden as mercenary contingents in Danish invasion armies, but within a few years, they were serving in Swedish armies as well…

 
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