How Well Do You Know John Hawkwood?

In the fourteenth-century an English soldier would rise to become the most famous mercenary in Italy. Here are ten questions about him and his times.

Peter Konieczny
On Feb 28, 2018
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Robert of Geneva would order Hawkwood and other mercenaries to attack the civilians of Faenza. Who would Robert would later become?

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What was John Hawkwood's nickname in Italy?

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Who was fighting in the War of the Eight Saints (1375–1378) ?

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One of the few images of John Hawkwood was the funerary monument of erected in Florence's Cathedral. Which Florentine artist created this piece?

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Who wrote of mercenaries that "they are disunited, ambitious, and without discipline, unfaithful, valiant before friends, cowardly before enemies ... in peace one is robbed by them, and in war by the enemy."

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Of the various mercenary groups in Italy, which ones were noted for their ferocity?

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John Hawkwood was knight after which battle?

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The Battle of Castagnaro is one of John Hawkwood's greatest victories. Which Italian city was he fighting for?

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John was from Sible Hedingham, a town in the English county of Essex. What did his father do?

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Siena was a city often attacked by mercenaries. How many times would it be raided between 1342 and 1399?

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