The Teutonic knights: a historical novel
Among the many memorable characters are Jurand, a merciless, bitter fighter consumed with revenge; his daughter, the innocent Danusia, a girl of twelve who must face the barbarity of the German knighthood; the strong-willed Jagienka, equally adept at shooting a crossbow or administering an estate; Hlawa, a Czech squire of noble birth who is as quick with his wit as he is with his axe; Sanderus, a peddler of religious relics and indulgences whose earthly cravings seem greater than any spiritual needs.
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Zbyszko, who was always eager to hear all kinds of warlike stories, and
particularly when they dealt with the deeds of the famous Zawisza of Garbowo,
began to ask them in what way they had come to be taken prisoner. But there
was nothing ...
Why, he is reported to have sent his glove all the way from Aragon to your
Zawisza, that it may .not be said at the courts that there is another like him in the
world." De Lorche's arrival, the sight of him, and his whole conversation, so
It is supposed to be a year now since he sent his glove, and Zawisza sent back
his." " Then John of Aragon will assuredly come." " Whether it is sure, they do not
know, but there are such rumours. The Teutonic Knights sent him an invitation ...
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The dawn of the 15th century presaged one of the epic battles in central Europe. The Order of Teutonic Knights ruled Prussia with an iron fist and plundered its neighbors. The Polish-Lithuanian ... Read full review
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I read it years ago, and liked it then. I don't know if I still would.. Read full review