History: Teutonic Knights

Posted on Sun 30 June 2024 in history

The Teutonic Knights were established in the end of the twelfth century to protect the Christian Holy Land. These knights later used their military power to gain wealth by raiding and pillaging the Slavic nations in eastern Europe. The Teutonic Knights waged war on the Slavic peoples for thirty years, until, by the end of the thirteenth century, most of the people of Prussia had been converted, killed or driven out by the knights.