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Battle of Garigliano - 1503

Battle of Garigliano - 1503 World History Medieval Times Visual Arts

Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux (1815–1884) imagined what it might have been like at the Garigliano Bridge in December of 1503 as Spanish and French troops battled each other.

The fighting took place near today’s town of Gaeta, Italy (north of Naples).

Although medieval-era records are unclear, historians believe that Thomas Cromwell may have been involved in the fighting, as a mercenary on the French side, but left the battlefield.

Philippoteaux created this oil-on-canvas in 1840. Today it is located at the Palace of Versailles, in France.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5124stories and lessons created

Original Release: Apr 08, 2015

Updated Last Revision: Jun 02, 2016


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