Book review: The Last Years of the Teutonic Knights

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Essentially a follow up to the author’s previous book on the Teutonic Knights, this one details the Battle of Tannenberg and the fallout from it.

Author: WILLIAM URBAN

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans 

 

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Essentially a follow up to the author’s previous book on the Teutonic Knights, this one details the Battle of Tannenberg and the fallout from it, which essentially put the final nails in their coffin. It starts with the political situation in central Europe setting the scene and this, although well described, is not particularly engaging. It gets more lively at the Battle of Tannenberg but here the author makes the mistake – for a book aimed at a general readership – of comparing sources and previous articles and discussing their merits. Still, past that, it eventually gets going and the central colour plate section is interesting.

 

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• Greenhill Books

• 338 pages • Hardback • £25

 

As reviewed in The Armourer June 2019

 

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