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Tannenberg 1410: Disaster for the Teutonic Knights
     

Tannenberg 1410: Disaster for the Teutonic Knights

by Stephen Turnbull
 

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By 1400 the long running conflict between the Order of Teutonic Knights and Poland and Lithuania was coming to a head, partly as a result of the Order's meddling in the internal politics of its neighbours. In June 1410 King Wladislaw Jagiello of Poland invaded the Order's territory with a powerful allied army including all the enemies of the Teutonic Knights Â?

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By 1400 the long running conflict between the Order of Teutonic Knights and Poland and Lithuania was coming to a head, partly as a result of the Order's meddling in the internal politics of its neighbours. In June 1410 King Wladislaw Jagiello of Poland invaded the Order's territory with a powerful allied army including all the enemies of the Teutonic Knights Â? Poles, Lithuanians, Russians, Bohemians, Hungarians, Tartars and Cossacks. This book recounts how, when the armies clashed on the wooded, rolling hills near the small village of Tannenberg, the Teutonic Knights suffered a disastrous defeat from which their Order never recovered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472800091
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/20/2013
Series:
Campaign , #122
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
649,579
File size:
53 MB
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Meet the Author

Stephen Turnbull is recognised as one of the world's foremost military historians of the medieval and early modern periods. He first rose to prominence as a result of his book published in 1977, The Samurai: A Military History. Since then he has achieved an equal fame in writing about European military subjects and has had over 30 books published.

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