Politics 1300 up to 1350

Equestrian seal of the town charter Strelitz 1347 Equestrian seal of the town charter Strelitz 1347

region Mecklenburg

The new rulers had established themselves in the state. Different “lords” ruled in smaller “counties” and completed the construction of towns. Administration received binding forms through legal acts that were recorded and sealed in charters. “State peace alliances” aimed to provide protection against robber barons.

 

Reitersiegel Wizlaw-III The signet of Vitslav III., Prince of Rügen, showing a rider. Sketch by Pyl from the 19th century

region Western Pomerania

The island Rügen, and with it Stralsund and Barth, fall to the Wolgast line of the Pomeranian rulers when the renowned minstrel Vitslav III., Prince of Rügen, dies without heir in 1325. The new rulers had established themselves in the state. The creation of cities comes to a close. Administration received binding forms through legal acts that were recorded and sealed in charters. “State peace alliances” aimed to provide protection against robber barons.

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