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Ireland’s Wars: A Summary Of The Eleven Year Wars

My coverage of the wars of the mid-16th century has come to an end, but I still want to bookend things with a post similar to this one, before I move on to anything else. Before I get into anything … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1649 Siege Of Londonderry

The late Spring and early Summer of 1649 were dominated by a series of sieges in Ireland, as the newly defined Parliamentarian and Royalist factions came to blows with each other in a much more substantial way than they had … Continue reading

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Losing My Religion, Sort Of

I was really impressed by the Vatican when I saw it a few years ago. It’s a magnificent little state, exuding power and authority in every part of it. You feel, very much so, as if you are in the centre of … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Breitenfeld

Forget the Boyne. Protestants should celebrate this one instead. Name: The first Battle of Breitenfeld The War: The Thirty Years War(s), specifically the “Swedish phase” When: 17 September 1631 Where: The village of Breitenfeld, 5 miles north of Leipzig Type: Land Forces/Commanders: Circa 40’000 Swedish and Saxon … Continue reading

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