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The Thirty Years War was a major war in European history that had a major influence on the future of Europe, yet outside of history people, people seem to know very little besides the basics. I hope you want to learn more about this war and I promise to try to not sound like a dry history book. Welcome to Three Decades of Tragedy!

Three Decades of Tragedy: A History of the Thirty Years War Nick Lewis

    • History
    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

The Thirty Years War was a major war in European history that had a major influence on the future of Europe, yet outside of history people, people seem to know very little besides the basics. I hope you want to learn more about this war and I promise to try to not sound like a dry history book. Welcome to Three Decades of Tragedy!

    Episode 88: Denmark vs Sweden Pt 2

    Episode 88: Denmark vs Sweden Pt 2

    Welcome back! We come to a swift end of the war. Last time Sweden was in a tight spot as they invaded their neighbor, but fate turns for them as the rest of the war continues. Outside forces come in to help, but will they be enough for the Danish to beat their neighbor? Thank you for listening and I'll see you guys next time!Support the Show. Email: 3decot@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3DecadesoftragedyWebsite: https://threedecadesoftragedy.com

    • 8 min
    Episode 87: Denmark vs Sweden Pt 1

    Episode 87: Denmark vs Sweden Pt 1

    Welcome back! This week we go on a linked diversion to a smaller war between Denmark and Sweden, with political consequences on the line for each side of the war. The two rivals had many reasons they could go to war, but today we learn exactly why Sweden decided to go to war in the middle of a major one against the HRE! Thank you for listening and I'll see you guys next time!Support the Show. Email: 3decot@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3DecadesoftragedyWebsite: https://threedec...

    • 11 min
    Episode 86: The Battle of Freiburg

    Episode 86: The Battle of Freiburg

    Welcome back! Today we move beyond negotiations and politics to another form of politics, and cover the Battle of Freiburg. This was a very focused campaign, and is a more well-known battle of the Thirty Years War. Definitely a brutal battle if nothing else. I hope you guys enjoy the episode and I'll see you guys next time!Support the Show. Email: 3decot@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3DecadesoftragedyWebsite: https://threedecadesoftragedy.com

    • 12 min
    Episode 85: The Congress of Westphalia

    Episode 85: The Congress of Westphalia

    Welcome back! This week we got a long one, and this episode was a lot, though it was fun. I cover the start of the Congress of Westphalia, which would ultimately lead to the Treaty of Westphalia, though that is a few years out. There is a lot going on, but I hope this summarizing lets you guys get a grasp on it. Please review and comment, and I'll see you guys next time!Support the Show. Email: 3decot@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3DecadesoftragedyWebsite: https://threedecadeso...

    • 19 min
    Episode 84: The Battle of Rocroi

    Episode 84: The Battle of Rocroi

    Welcome back! We finish up our little side adventure with the Battle of Rocroi. It's a bit short, but this does provide a good conclusion for this other aspect that tied to the Thirty Years War. This is one of the most famous battles of this war and era, and soon the Westphalian Peace Talks would begin, which would be where the war would end in a few years. I hope you enjoyed this and I'll see you next time!Support the Show. Email: 3decot@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3De...

    • 8 min
    Episode 83: Spain vs France: The Netherlands

    Episode 83: Spain vs France: The Netherlands

    Welcome back! Sorry for the late episode, but here we have the war in the north, with Spain versus the Dutch and Spanish. It was just as messy as down south, but with more firm allies up north, France could have a better grasp, though Spain would not make it easy. But politics will also rear its ugly head, especially for Spain, whose lead minister was having issues internally and externally. I hope you enjoy and I'll see you guys next time!Support the Show. Email: 3decot@gmail.com Facebook: h...

    • 11 min

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