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05/04/1242 The Battle of the Ice

A battle between the Republic of Novgorod, led by Prince Alexander Nevsky and the crusader army, led by the Livonian branch of the Teutonic Knights took place at Lake Peipus. It was a frozen lake, which gave the battle its name. Crusaders, with the roughly only half as many men as the opposing force sustained a significant defeat.


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