Germans and Russians raid to Soontagana

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1210

In the beginning of the Baltic Crusade in Estonia, Pihkva was a kind of ally of the Germans - the daughter of prince Vladimir married bishop Albert's brother.
In the end of 1210, Germans arranged a larger campaign to Läänemaa (Wiek). Latvians and Livonians were assembled, and Pihkva Russians joined in. This was a rather average pillage raid; the most important fort in Soontagana was not captured.

Image: location of the prehistoric fort of Soontagana

Source: Ain Mäesalu, Tõnis Lukas, Mati Laur, Tõnu Tannberg. Eesti ajalugu I. Avita: Tallinn 1995;

Sulev Vahtre. Muinasaja loojang Eestis. Vabadusvõitlus 1208-1227. Olion: Tallinn 1990

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