admin wrote:To be honest I haven't really taken much notice of that sort of thing. As I understand it 'lances' or archers were provided by places and lords, rather than by things like guilds.
Wolfgang Ritter wrote: ursurping, cruel and wild (etc....) duke.
Wolfgang Ritter wrote:Be assured, I rather serve the Duke than some Louis whatever number!!!
bigdummy wrote:Luckily for us these cities like Mainz, Strassbourg are still around.
bigdummy wrote:By the way Fab what do you think of Henri Pirenne?
Wouldn't a good citizen of Burgundy have loyalty to the marvelous Burgundian towns like Dijon or Bruges rather than to any spoiled Prince?
Which Lord it was who sought to wreck these cities rather than let them see independence is irrelevant, a "Louis" and Charles the Bold burned Liège together in 1468, Charles would love to have done the same to many other towns rather than allow them indepedence if the Swiss hadn't killed him
Fab wrote:bigdummy wrote:By the way Fab what do you think of Henri Pirenne?
A bit outdated. I don't deny the northwards shift of European economical center, but there are more plausible reasons than Islam.
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