Hanseatic League

Hanseatic League, a combination of towns in North-western Germany for the mutual protection of their commerce against the pirates of the Baltic and the mutual defence of their liberties against the encroachments of neighbouring princes; it dates from 1241, and flourished for several centuries, to the extension of their commerce far and wide; numbered at one time 64 towns, and possessed fleets and armies, an exchequer, and a government of their own; the League dwindled down during the Thirty Years' War to six cities, and finally to three, Hamburg, Lübeck, and Bremen.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Hansard * Hansteen, Christoph
Hankow
Hanley
Hanmer, Sir Thomas
Hannay, James
Hannibal
Hannington, James
Hanno
Hanover
Hanover
Hansard
Hanseatic League
Hansteen, Christoph
Hanswurst
Hanuman
Hanway, Jonas
Hapsburg
Harbour Grace
Harburg
Harcourt, Sir William Vernon
Hardenberg, Friedrich von
Hardenberg Prince von