Citation: Editors, Litencyc. "'Defenestration of Prague' starts the Thirty Years War". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15805, accessed 28 July 2021.]
'Defenestration of Prague' starts the Thirty Years War (48 words)
Historical Context Note
Litencyc Editors (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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 1648.15805 'Defenestration of Prague' starts the Thirty Years War 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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