Soldier of Fortune: Glory Days for Sir John Hawkwood, King of Mercenaries

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Soldier of Fortune: Glory Days for Sir John Hawkwood, King of Mercenaries

Soldier of Fortune: Glory Days for Sir John Hawkwood, King of Mercenaries

Sir John Hawkwood was born into a life on the English countryside that was business and rebellion. From an early age, he sought power and influence outside of England’s borders. He showed off his battle skills in the Hundred Years War and won a knighthood from England’s king.

Hawkwood the man was indeed an interesting character: a brilliant tactician, and an equally brilliant politician, but in his life he would terrorize Italy with armies and bands of mercenaries, amass a great fortune, and cement his place in history as the most famous Anglo-Italian mercenary.

Engraving representing John Hawkwood.

Engraving representing John Hawkwood. (Public Domain)


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