Book: The Knights of the Cross
Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

The Knights of the Cross By Henryk Sienkiewicz

Format: Global Grey free PDF
Pages (PDF): 487
Publication Date: This translation by Samuel A. Binion, 1900

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The Knights of the Cross or The Teutonic Knights (Polish: Krzyżacy) is a 1900 historical novel written by Henryk Sienkiewicz. It tells the story of a young nobleman, Zbyszko of Bogdaniec, who together with his uncle Maćko of Bogdaniec returns from the war against the Order (Knights of the Cross) in nearby Lithuania. In a tavern inn Zbyszko falls in love with the lovely Danusia, who is traveling with the court of the Duchess Anna. He swears to her his knight's oath and promises to bring her 'three trophies' from the Teutonic Knights.