There was a wide range of famous conflicts during the Renaissance period. Many of them had a basis in religion withconflict often occurring betweenCatholic and Protestant supporters. Some of these conflicts had political undertones where the excuse was a religious one but the real aim was to take control of a country.
The early conflicts included :-
The later conflicts often originated from rival claims to the throne. If successful it was seen as an easy way to unite two kingdoms, or at least provide a favourable alliance. These conflicts included :-
The Renaissance is an age well known for the skill of the “Great Captains” that fought in these wars :-