Item #2341264 Galloglass, 1250-1600: Gaelic Mercenary Warrior (Osprey Warrior, No. 143). Fergus Cannan.

Galloglass, 1250-1600: Gaelic Mercenary Warrior (Osprey Warrior, No. 143)

New York: Osprey, 2010. O'Brogain, Sean. 1st Printing. Soft Cover. Fine. Item #2341264
ISBN: 9781846035777

First printing. An exceptional copy.

64 pp. Galloglass, from the Gaelic gallóglaigh meaning 'foreign warriors' from the Hebrides, were fearsome axe-wielding mercenaries from the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland who fought in the retinues of Irish magnates from the mid-13th century until the early 17th century. This work, written by Gaelic historian Fergus Cannan, looks at the clan and family structures of the galloglass, their performance in battle, their weapons and armour, and way of life in time of peace and war. The unique fighting skills and tactics of the galloglass are also examined in this pioneering study, as well as how galloglass were organized on the battlefield, and their command structures and systems of rank.

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