Jan I Ka

Jan I Ka

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jan i ka z Trocnova a Kalicha John Zizka of Trocnov and the Chalice (c. 1360-1424), Czech general and Hussite leader, follower of Jan Hus, was born at small village Trocnov (now a part of Borovany) in Bohemia, into a gentried family. Contrary to the beliefs of some, " i ka" does not mean "one-eyed"-it is his ordinary last name. He was, however, nicknamed "One-eyed i ka." From his youth, he was attached to the royal court and held the office of Chamberlain to Queen Sophia. He fought in the Battle of Grunwald (July 15, 1410), where he defended Radzy against the Teutonic Order. Later he played a prominent role in the civil wars in Bohemia during the reign of Wenceslas IV. i ka's tactics were unorthodox and innovative. In addition to training and equipping his army according to their abilities, he used armored wagons armed with small cannons and muskets, presaging the tank of five hundred years later.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135964488
  • 9786135964486