Ceremony in Palestine Reorganizes Teutonic Kinghts as a Military Order

Ceremony in Palestine Reorganizes Teutonic Kinghts as a Military Order

Map of the State of the Teutonic Knights, 1260
Source: S. Bollmann

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Religious Intolerance

The Teutonic Knights are reorganized as a military order in a ceremony at Acre in Palestine. Once the Christian Crusaders are completely ejected from the Holy Lands, the Teutonic Knights seek other tasks; in effect, they become mercenaries employed by Christian rulers against non-Christian enemies.

Eventually they focus their efforts on killing or converting pagans to the north of Europe.

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