Teutonic Knights

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Teutonic Knights

A religious and military order 1190–1525 establishing a feudal state covering Prussia and the eastern Baltic.
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The German knights tried as hard as possible to break deep into the interior of the Prussian lands; once there, they built castles, whose garrisons would regularly destroy surrounding villages and countryside in order to force the Old Prussians to convert to Christianity and recognise the authority of the Order.
It was founded by 13th Century German knights who stumbled into Romania on their way home from the Crusades and decided to hang around.
The first chapter reviews the results previous studies of medieval and Renaissance immigration to Northern Italy, discussing the cost of travel, the presence of German knights and soldiers, the organization of German craftsmen in Venice, the creation of German fraternities in other Italian cities, and the presence of Germans at the Papal Court.
The symbol for Friesian Pilsener is the Friesian Horse, the massive, coal black mounts that once carried German knights into battle.

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