Saxon troops invade Bohemia (50 words)

Historical Context Note

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In the Thirty Years War, the Protestant allies take aggressive action. An army from Saxony invades Bohemia, while Gustavus II of Sweden, despite advice to march on Vienna, crosses Thuringia and Franconia, towards the Rhine, in order to try to relieve Protestants under the repressive rule of Maximilian of Bavaria.

Editors. "Saxon troops invade Bohemia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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  1. European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: Germany and Central Europe

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