6023Re: [sig] Druzhina
- Jun 2, 2002In a message dated 6/2/2002 11:38:22 AM Central Daylight Time,
> Anybody out there have an idea of how big a Princely Druzhina wouldMore like a company, definitely not an army. When Alexander Nevsky fought the
> be? Are we talking a large group of body guards, or an army?
Teutonic Knights on Lake Peipus, he had mustered the Novgorodian volunteers.
The size probably depended 1) on the wealth of the Prince, 2) on his
reputation, 3) on what a city would allow. While most cities didn't have much
say in this, Novgorod and Pskov had specific rules and laws on what a Prince
(kniaz) was allowed to do. They would have frowned on an army taking over the
city. Besides, they had to fit into the prince's fortress.
Per fess embattled azure and gules, two otters passant or.
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