|Originally posted by axeman|
In this topic I would like to discuss different aspects of Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Norway) in 13th century.
I am interested how medieval development resounded in Scandinavian states. Composition of armies, important cities, trading, regions, rulling dinasties and affairs in neighbouring lands ->that is all I want to know.
First discussion should be about composition of armies. Which were most notable differences between Norway, Denmark, Sweden in this issue.
As I know Denmark was more "advanced" when speaking of knights, land owning nobility, which rode into battle with horse and fought on horseback, because of it's close ties and influence in military aspects from northern German duchies.
That is true. I don't have time now, but maybe I can write a little later. In short, the 12th and 13th centuries brought very large changes to Scandinavia, so it's quite a broad topic.