The vignette is part of a multi-project display I have been preparing for some time now on the topic of the Hanseatic League. The scene depicts a knight from the Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem, commonly known as the Teutonic Order. The Order was originally founded in Palestine to care for and protect Christian pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. They later expanded their activities significantly and were involved in the so called “Northern Crusades” in the Eastern Baltic. In the wintery scene depicted here, I envisioned a knight of the Order somewhere in Livonia, preparing for an armed encounter with some Livonian warriors. The figure is a wonderful white metal cast from Valdemar Miniatures.
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