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Major Player: Martin Luther

Of all the historical characters referenced in my series, Martin Luther is the only one who doesn’t fit in the time period. But I have an excuse, aside from it being fantasy so I can do what I want. While

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Major Player: Christian IV of Denmark

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, but now that I’m in the process of editing Valley of the Shadow, it’s time to start introducing some of the new characters and the historical figures they’re based

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The Thirty Years War- a Condensed Version

This is another sort-of reblog of a post from days long past. The original had some inaccuracies I now know enough to correct. Thankfully, hardly anyone saw it- one of the advantages of blogging in obscurity. As some- or maybe

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Book Review- Furies: War in Europe 1450-1700

After reading so much military history, it’s easy to become blase about war. Endless battles, sieges, marches, treaties, mutinies, endless analysis of maneuvers both political and military. And even though I’m studying one of the more horrific events in history,

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Bohemia Part I: The War Begins

After successfully (hah!) compressing the events of The Thirty Years War into 700 words, I thought I would do the same for the events that precipitated said war. After all, if the entire war could be summarized so succinctly, surely

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The Peace of Augsburg

The title of this post implies it’s about peace, but never fear- it will end with war! (but just a short one) The post itself will also be mercifully short. After the considerable upheaval of the Protestant Reformation, many rulers

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The Holy Roman Empire

This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.- Voltaire In other words, the title of this whole thing is very misleading. And yet, in order to

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The Protestant Reformation

As promised in the last post, I’ll provide a short overview of the Protestant Reformation. This was a series of events that changed European Christianity forever, and nearly 100 years after its beginnings, culminated in the 30 Years War. In

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