A couple of 15th Century Polish/Lithuanian & Teutonic Knights References
I'm a 17th century Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth reenactor, but I've
accumulated a few references on 14th century Poland/Lithuania.
** Web Sites
This is in Polish but contains many photos of a Polish reenactment of
This is in English.
You can also use the search function of www.armourarchive.org to
search for Teutonic or Grunwald.
** Malbork: The Castle of the Teutonic Knights
More about Malbork, the home base of the Teutonic Knights than their
armour & equipment. Some period illustrations of the Teutonic
Knights. Lots of nice color photos of Malbork. Available through
www.polartcenter.com it may not be on their web site, but shoot them
an email. I bought mine in their bricks & mortar store for about $15.
** Tannenberg 1410 by Stephen Turnbull
Typical Osprey battle book. Be careful with this. Some of the
pictures are by Kossak and Matejko, who were painting several hundred
years after the battle.
** The Teutonic Knights by Henryk Sienkiewicz
This very powerful novel was written by a Noble Laureate (Literature,
1906), more popular for having written "Quo Vadis?" The English
translation of TK by Miroslaw Lipinski includes a few pages of photos
of artifacts from that era. It includes a very vivid description of
the battle of Grunwald.
In 1960, this was made into a film by Ford (a Polish director). It is
available with English subtitles on VHS tape. There are rumored to be
two new productions of this in the works, both of which have run out
** Zolnierz Polski w.XI XVIII by Bronislaw Gembarzewski
A multi-volume set of line drawings. Volume One covers through the
17th century and has about 250 plates of line drawings, with brief
descriptions in Polish. Each is based on period artwork. I like it
as a quick reference to period illustrations. This is expensive and
next to impossible to find.
These last two I don't have:
** Polish Banners at Grunwald by Andrzej Klein, et. Al. (I think this
is just in Polish).
** Teutonic Banners at Grunwald by Andrzej Klein, et. Al. (I think
this is just in Polish).
--- In email@example.com, Tim Nalley <mordakus@...> wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone could suggest any notable
> resources on medieval Lithuania, the Hanseatic League
> or the Battle of Tannenbur, c. 1410?