January 3rd, 1642 | The English Civil War, Pt.1

January 3rd, 1642 | The English Civil War, Pt.1

The first half of the 17th Century, and King Charles I of England is demonstrating to the rest of Europe the fine art form of: “How to piss off everyone around you and cause a bit of a ruckus,” otherwise also known as “how to fuck up a monarchy in 3 easy steps and...
December 4th, 1676 | The Battle of Lund

December 4th, 1676 | The Battle of Lund

“The battle of what-now?” I hear you cry. Well let me just sum this one up with no spoilers: everyone dies. I’m not kidding: people are getting shot, skewered, drowned, trampled, or otherwise annihilated in one of Europe’s most bloodiest battles (as a percentage of...
November 18th, 1601 | Siege of Naģykanizsa

November 18th, 1601 | Siege of Naģykanizsa

The early 17th Century, and not many conversations can be had without the words “Hapsburg” or “Ottoman” creeping in there every other sentence or so.  And let’s face it: even the small nations liked to kick off for just about any old reason, so if you’re talking about...
November 8th, 1620 | The Battle of White Mountain

November 8th, 1620 | The Battle of White Mountain

The 16th Century, and the Holy Roman Empire is the equivalent of Starbucks: they’re everywhere. And the “Holy” means “religion,” and in this instance we’re talking – for the most part – Catholicism. And back then being a Catholic ruled, because ecclesiastic...
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