Authors: Marcus Cowper
Tags: #Military History - Medieval
M A R C U S C O W P E R
M A R C U S C O W P E R
was born in London, UK, and studied medieval history at the
universities of Manchester and Birmingham. Having worked for Osprey Publishing
as an editor, since 2002 he has been the co-owner of Ilios Publishing, specializing
in military history publishing. He is the author of a number of titles, including
Cathay Castles: Fortresses of the Albigensian Crusade 1209-1300
Words of War
(2009). He lives and works in Oxford, UK.
GRAHAM T U R N E R
is a leading historical artist, specializing in the medieval period.
He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from
the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody
medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The
son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.
L E A D E R S H I P • S T R A T E G Y • C O N F L I C T
M A R C U S C O W P E R • I L L U S T R A T E D BY G R A H A M T U R N E R
First published in 2010 by Osprey Publishing
Midland House, West Way, Botley, Oxford OX2 OPH, UK
44-02 23rd St, Suite 219, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
For my mother Judy.
I would like to thank the following people and institutions for their
© 2010 Osprey Publishing Limited
help in obtaining images for this book: Richard and Gillian Long;
Christine Reynolds, Assistant Keeper of Muniments at Westminster
All rights reserved. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private
Abbey; akg-images; Bridgeman Art Library.
study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright,
Designs and Patents Act, 1988, no part of this publication may be
I would also like to thank Graham Turner for his expertise in creating
reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form
the three artwork plates that adorn this title, and Don Larson and his
or by any means, electronic, electrical, chemical, mechanical, optical,
team at Mapping Specialists Ltd for putting together the maps.
photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written
permission of the copyright owner. Enquiries should be addressed
Finally I would like to thank my wife Jo, as ever, for all her help and
to the Publishers.
support on this book.
ISBN: 978 1 84908 370 6
E-book ISBN: 978 1 84908 371 3
Readers may care to note that the original paintings from which the
colour plates in this book were prepared are available for private sale.
Editorial by Ilios Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK
The Publishers retain all reproduction copyright whatsoever.
All enquiries should be addressed to:
Cartography by Mapping Specialists Ltd
Page layout by Myriam Bell Design, France
Graham Turner, PO Box 88, Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Index by Alison Worthington
Originated by PPS Grasmere Ltd
The Publishers regret that they can enter into no correspondence upon
Printed in China through Worldprint Ltd
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A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.
Key to military symbols
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Brigade Regiment Battalion
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Key to unit identification