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The Teutonic Knights were powerful and ferocious advocates of holy war. Their history is suffused with crusading, campaigning and struggle. Feared by their enemies but respected by medieval Christendom, the knights and their Order maintained a firm hold over the Baltic and northern Germany and established a formidable regime which flourished across Central Europe for 300 ...more
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Frontline Books
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Great in terms of information and conclusions drawn from writers unquestionable expertise. Did find myself bogged down a bit in cast of characters, but to be expected in book that covers such large space of time. However, none of the figures stood out since writing was a bit monotone and academic IMO. Would get a current map of Europe to get a better feel of where tribes and nation principalities described were located to get a better feel for topographical forces at work. Overall, good book and ...more