Count Tilly, commander of Ferdinand II's imperial armies, invades
Saxony. He is able to do this, which would previously have been out
of the capabilities of the imperial forces, because he now has the
additional resource of 20 000 troops recently freed up by the end
of the Mantuan War from their previous post in Italy.
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Editors. "Count Tilly invades Saxony with 20 000 Imperialist troops". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16026, accessed 17 January 2018.]
- Thirty Years War