The History Network

A fortnightly military history podcast looking at all aspect of war throughout the ages.


episode 8: John Hawkwood - The Greatest Mercenary of His Age - Part 1

The greatest mercenary commander of the 14th century, inspiration for historians, poets, novelists and playwrights, John Hawkwood is a name everyone should know. 14th century Europe was a plagued with incessant warfare. The Hundred Years' War began between France and England in 1337 and would last until the middle of the next century. Other conflicts engulfed various parts of Europe as well, especially in Italy where Sir John Hawkwood would make and maintain his name. Dur 18mins File: .mp3


 2020-06-14  17m