Author: John Richards
Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
The Landsknecht (meaning 'servant of the country') flourished during a key period for military organisation and practice.
In the late 15th century, the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I, recruited thousands of mercenaries from Central and
Northern Europe, with the aim of creating a reliable source of men for his armies
Landsknecht Soldier 1486-1560