Cru­saders ap­proach

All About History - - BATTLE ON THE ICE -

The Cru­sader army of Teu­tonic Knights of Livo­nia, their Livo­nian feu­dal vas­sals, roughly 1,000 Es­to­nian aux­il­iaries and al­lied Dan­ish knights, all un­der Hermann of Dor­pat, the prince-bishop of Tartu, march to catch the Rus­sian force un­der Prince Alexan­der. It is still freez­ing cold in early April in north­ern Rus­sia.

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