Count Tilly's imperialist army sacks Magdeburg (41 words)

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Count Tilly's imperialist army sacks the city of Magdeburg. In the ensuing carnage, the city is burnt to the ground, leaving only the cathedral standing. This destructive triumph, however, boosts the morale of the Catholic cause in the Thirty Years War.

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Editors. "Count Tilly's imperialist army sacks Magdeburg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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