Medieval Mercenary: Sir John Hawkwood of Essex


Christopher Starr explores the life of Sir John Hawkwood.

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Christopher Sarr’s book is a discovery of Sir John Hawkwood (born 1320), an exceptional soldier and commander who spent 52 years in the military.

This book provides a clearer picture of Hawkwood’s life, separating the facts and myths about a man who lived for war. There are sections on medieval Essex, Hawkwood’s family, origins and death in his much beloved Florence, as well as the legacy left behind by the warrior.

Starr offers a fascinating perspective on Sir John Hawkwood, a true master of the battlefield and a charismatic leader. There are also intriguing archival drawings and letters which add to the reading experience.

Author: Christopher Starr


Format:  Paperback 92 pages

Published: Essex Record Office Publications (1 Dec. 2007)

Language: English


ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1898529272

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1898529279



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