The siege of Padua 1521 by Niccolò degli Agostini


The siege of Padua as depicted in Niccolò degli Agostini's Li successi belleci (1521). Note the besieger's use of cannon, handguns ignited by a second man with a heated touche. The forces of the besieged include a group of cavalry who are waiting to defend a breach in the walls, and also soldiers throwing incendiary grenades.

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