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    30YearsWar #42: The Silver Domino

    30YearsWar #42: The Silver Domino

    Get your advanced reader copy of Matchlock and the Embassy here!
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    Matchlock and the Embassy launches on Wed 15 September, but you can read it for FREE by clicking one of the links above. If you want to read a historical fiction series set during this Thirty Years War period, Matchlock is the series for you!
    1629 was THE year of the Thirty Years War, when all the tributaries seemed to join the main river, and flow as one. The Swedish and Poles made their peace, under French sponsorship. The French expelled the Huguenots from La Rochelle. The Spanish continued their siege of Casale, in North Italy. The Danes made their peace with Wallenstein and the Emperor, and the Emperor let the ink dry on his Edict of Restitution, before releasing it to the world. But that wasn't all. 
    Across the Dutch border, something incredible was happening... 
    It's up for debate when the tide truly turned in the Thirty Years War, and the Habsburgs lost the initiative. However, I would make a strong case for the winds of change blowing in the Spanish Dutch War first, when a daring naval assault by Admiral Piet Hein seized 11 million florins worth of silver just off the Cuban coast. Though he couldn't have known it, Admiral Hein had just knocked over the first in what would be a series of dominoes, that would lead all the way to the peace of Westphalia twenty years later. 
    Not only did the Dutch seize the money, thus ruining Spain's precarious financial situation - they also spent that money on several armies, and invested the town of S'hertogenbosch, the capital of Catholic propaganda in the Spanish Netherlands. As if to tie it all together, who should stand side by side Frederick Henry, but Frederick V, Elector Palatine. Although his Austrian enemy was supreme, Frederick had ensured that the Habsburgs could not rest.
    The Spanish were crumbling, and it remained for the Lion of the North to roar the whole place down in Germany....
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    • 38 min
    30YearsWar #41: A Dutch Deliverance

    30YearsWar #41: A Dutch Deliverance

    Did you miss it? We're launching a historical fiction series called Matchlock, and beginning with Matchlock and the Embassy! Read here to see how it'll affect patrons, and read here to find out more about the series generally - you're gonna love this!
    The war was going well for Emperor Ferdinand by 1629, fallout from the Edict of Restitution notwithstanding, but the Habsburg dynasty wasn't based in Vienna alone. Over in Madrid, things by 1629, with the Dutch war, were beginning to look increasingly dicey. How did such things happen, especially when the Dutch were brought to such a low ebb by 1625? Well, let's find out, we we trace the story of Dutch deliverance, beginning with a now famous scene. 
    In 1625, the new Stadholder, Frederick Henry, faced a terrible challenge. The siege of Breda was nearing its end, and the Spanish success seemed guaranteed. But this was Maurice's greatest conquest, and if it fell, just as the legendary Maurice died, surely that didn't bode well for the beleaguered Republic? All that was left to do, was grin and bear it.
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    • 30 min
    Patreon Update

    Patreon Update

    Time to enlighten you on how our new content and plans will factor into our Patreon page going forward, and why you should be very excited indeed!
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    • 24 min
    We Need To Talk...

    We Need To Talk...

    After so many months preparing, I can finally announce what's happening, and why I'm so excited!
    I don't want to give anything away, but I will say, if you're a fan of history, storytelling and the Thirty Years War, then this will blow your mind!
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    • 46 min
    30YearsWar #40: Doing God's Work

    30YearsWar #40: Doing God's Work

    Keep an eye out for a huge announcement, in the two news episodes!
    Emperor Ferdinand had it all. The Habsburg dynasty had never been so supreme, and his enemies had been utterly vanquished. But it was not enough for him, or the Jesuits that whispered in his ear. They wanted more than victory, they wanted spiritual triumph as well and to do this, they would risk everything. The Edict of Restitution was the fruit of the Emperor's triumph, but it would prove a bridge too far. Listen here to find out why, what the Edict entailed, and how everything was about to change for the Habsburgs, at the worst possible time.
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    • 33 min
    30YearsWar #39: The Long Sectarian Shadow

    30YearsWar #39: The Long Sectarian Shadow

    Was the Thirty Years War a religious war? The long answer is no, the short answer is that religious issues were rarely far from the forefront of the conflict, especially before 1635. By the late 1620s, the Emperor had arrived at a point where the reorganisation of his Hereditary Lands in Austria and Bohemia simply wouldn't do. 
    He'd need, instead, to reap the fruits of his victory by reorganising the religious makeup of the entire Holy Roman Empire! The Edict of Restitution had a shaky birth, but its the aftermath brought a storm upon the Habsburgs like never before. This is the story of that Edict - how it came about, why the Emperor wanted it, and why nobody told him it would ruin any chance of peace for another twenty years.
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    • 29 min

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CatalanRL rules ,

The July Crisis Project AND The Verseilles Project exceeds all

other history podcasts podcasts created so far. To mirror events 100 years ago on a day-to-day basis is absolutely fantastic. This is a masterpiece. Obvious & logical when you think back but someone had to put it in place & carry out a daunting project. To take on the July Crisis and then go ahead bookend WWI with the masterful Verseilles project is an exceptional accomplishment. Very impressive. Needs 6, no 7 stars.

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When Diplomacy Fails Succeeds

Thouroughly researched and informative plus extremely riveting. Well done!

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