Lake Peipus 1242: Battle of the Ice (Osprey Military Campaign Series, #46)
Osprey's crusade identify for The conflict of Lake Peipus, which happened in 1242 among the Teutonic Knights and the Russian city-state of Novgorod, led by way of its inspirational chief Alexandre Nevskii. The Teutonic Knights have been a strong army order, subsidized with the crusading zeal of Europe, the blessing of the Pope and the help of the Holy Roman Emperor. This conflict, even if little-known within the west, was once vital within the background of the medieval japanese crusades, the Teutonic defeat having a major impression on destiny occasions. David Nicolle's very good textual content examines the campaign opposed to Novgorod and the fierce combating round the frozen seashores of Lake Peipus.