15th century german stuff.
where is a good place to start as in maps of 15th century germany?, locations of castles?, forrest? agriculture and the general description of its people and leadership.
i guess i am looking for something like a CIA fact book of 15th century europe.
working on a story idea
I could dig through my Western Civ book from last semester and find some stuff for you if you want. Im not sure how much detail there is in for the location of castles, but I will do a bit of reading and try and find some stuff.
do they list the oldest german castles or maybe cites? looking for a suitable location, near a water source, forrest, and possible wildlife.
so far the info i have came across is that it was near the decline of the holy roman empire. but...not all germans were roman catholics...some were pagan and that they had some bad asses that were called "Knights of the Ritterbruder "
i think i narrowed down the story time frame to be around " spring 1409" and that they had "gun podwer" and fire arms...in very very limited supply tho.
i am also curious on how quickly the local "leadership" can raise men at arms for an attack, and some of the logistical solutions.
Germany was a conglomeration of individual city states until Napoleon took them over and organized them into regions. Any medieval town would do, all had castles, all had water, all had forests. Check out this town Rimpar
. Has a cool castle, and Wilhelm von Grumbach
was a bad ass.
Actually, Germany was a collection of principalities, duchies and other small states loosely knit into a confederation known as the Holy Roman Empire. It wasn't until 1871 that Prussia had them all together as the German Empire.
Burg Rheinstein FTMFW!