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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 10/31/2018 | 1129 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Victual Brothers

Episode 2: The head of the Hansa

The north German city of Lübeck was particularly important, because it was here that the greatest efforts were made to organize the Hanseatic League. What’s more, many of the so-called Hanseatic…

The head of the Hansa
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 10/13/2018 | 7466 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Victual Brothers

Mythos Störtebeker

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Between 1389 and 1466 the term “Victual Brothers” arises in Low German sources for maritime combatants. Research carried out to date has generally been focused on the more or less stable formation of a group that was supposed to have stemmed from the troops recruited by the Dukes of Mecklenburg for their war against Denmark between 1389 and 1395. However, available sources do not fully support this interpretation. Hence, this project represents a fundamental reexamination of the “Victual…