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Jankau 1645 – Thirty Years’ War DOCUMENTARY

Jankau 1645 – Thirty Years’ War DOCUMENTARY

The epic battle of Freiburg in 1644 showed that the Holy Roman Empire still had enough strength to defend against the Franco-Swedish alliance, but the empire was getting low on resources, their allies were leaving their cause, and their enemies were on all sides. A new Swedish offensive in 1645 proved able to push the …

Lepanto 1571 – Ottoman Wars DOCUMENTARY

Lepanto 1571 – Ottoman Wars DOCUMENTARY

In the previous episode of our series on Ottoman history, we covered the beginning of the war between the Ottomans and the Holy League, and the conquest of Cyprus by the generals of Sultan Selim II. But that wasn’t the end of the war. The Ottomans, inspired by a relatively easy takeover of the crucial …