Smolensk
'Chronicles of Poland', 1597AD


The frontier city of Smolensk constantly changed hands during the 16th and 17th centuries. This woodcut from the 'Chronicles of Poland' of 1597 shows an earlier battle after Russia had 'recovered' it from Lithuania. In 1611 it was recaptured by the Poles, in 1654 lost again to the Russians.
Source: The Age of Expansion, Europe and the World 1559-1660 Hugh Trevor-Roper (Ed.)



See also The Battle of Orsha (Orsza), 1514, between Poles and Russians
The Polish Army by George Gush
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