November 2013 Blog Posts (1)

A novel about a Landsknecht

Hoch, hoch, hoch!

Hi Landsknechts! I have written a novel (110,000 words) about Rolf, a tavern pot boy who runs away with a Fahnlein in 1523 to fight the French on behalf of Charles V. The story is all based on real events, and I have researched it as much as I can without making it boring. It's called "The Ticino Raiders" because of the skirmishes Rolf is involved in down the Ticino valley, and includes a few major battles including the disastrous siege of Marseilles; and the…


Added by Robert Alan Ferdinand on November 24, 2013 at 2:41pm — 12 Comments


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