Peter the Great's Revenge: The Russian Siege of Narva in 1704

Peter the Great's Revenge: The Russian Siege of Narva in 1704

by Boris Megorsky


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911628026
Publisher: Helion and Company
Publication date: 02/07/2019
Series: Century of the Soldier Series , #34
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Boris Megorsky born in Leningrad, USSR, in 1978. Lives in St. Petersburg, Russia with his beloved family. Made his Ph.D. in Political Science, works in Human Resources but his true passion has always been military history. As a scholar he specializes in everyday life of the Russian army, its uniforms, tactics and siege warfare of the Great Northern war period. Author of three books – “Peter the Great’s Revanche” (2016) and “Sieges and Assaults of the Great Northern war” (2017) in Russian and “Russian Forces of the Great Northern War” (2018) with Helion & Company. As a re-enactor he is member and “sergeant” of “Preobrazhensky Life Guard regiment, 1709” - Russia’s leading reenactment society of the early 1700s. His passion in miniatures make him paying great attention to details both in research and in re-constructions, be it reenactors kit or graphical illustration consulted by him. He counsels films, museum and publishing projects, miniature manufacturers and artists.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations & Maps iv

List of Colour Plates viii

Introduction x

Note on Sources xiii

The Chronology of the 1700-1704 Period of the Great Northern War xx

1 The Start of the 1704 Campaign 25

2 The Formal Siege 88

3 The Artillery Attack on the Fortress 142

4 The Fall of the City 168

5 Conclusion 201

6 The Further Fate of the City and Some of the Participants 205


I The Russian Forces 216

II The Swedish Forces 233

III "A letter about the fall of Narva, mitten in Reval on 5 September 1704" 238

Colour Plate Commentaries 248

Sources and Literature 251

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