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abandoned alliance allies Alsace arms army artillery assistance attack battle Bavaria bishop Bohemia Brandenburg camp cause cavalry church command conquests courage court crown danger Danube defeat defend demanded dominions Duke Bernard Duke of Bavaria Duke of Friedland Egra Elbe Elector of Bavaria Elector of Saxony emperor empire enemy estates fate favor fear Ferdinand force formidable fortress fortune France Franconia garrison Germany Gustavus Adolphus hands Hesse hope hostile House of Austria Hungary imperial imperialists King of Sweden kingdom Landgrave League Leipzig liberty lost Lower Saxony Magdeburg Mansfeld Matthias Maximilian monarch Moravia Nuremberg Oxenstiern Palatinate Pappenheim party peace peror Pomerania possession Prague princes Protestant provinces quarter Ratisbon regiments religion religious rendered retreat Rhine Roman Catholic secure Silesia soldiers soon sovereign Spaniards Spanish Swedes Swedish territories thousand threatened throne Tilly tion town treaty treaty of Prague troops Union victory Wallenstein Weimar whole zeal
Page 153 - ... virtue and life. No situation, however obscure, or however sacred, escaped the rapacity of the enemy. In a single church fifty-three women were found beheaded. The Croats amused themselves with throwing children into the flames ; Pappenheim's Walloons with stabbing infants at the mother's breast. Some officers of the League, horror-struck at this dreadful scene, ventured to remind Tilly that he had it in his power to stop the carnage.
Page 1 - THIRTY YEARS' WAR IN GERMANY. BOOK I. FROM the beginning of the religious wars in Germany, to the peace of Munster, scarcely any thing great or remarkable occurred in the political world of Europe in which the Reformation had not an important share. All the events of this period, if they did not originate in, soon became mixed up with, the question of religion, and no state was either too great or too little to feel directly or indirectly more or less of its influence.