'Defenestration of Prague' starts the Thirty Years War (48 words)

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Protestant Bohemian rebels enact what is known as 'the Defenestration of Prague' when they break into the Regents' castle in Prague and throw Martinitz and Slawata out of the third-floor window. This act is one of the triggers of the Thirty Years War, which is to last until 1648.

Editors. "'Defenestration of Prague' starts the Thirty Years War". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15805, accessed 24 October 2016.]

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  1. Thirty Years War