Geoff Mortimer
Wallenstein: The Enigma of the Thirty Years War
April 21, 2018 Comments.. 176
Wallenstein The Enigma of the Thirty Years War A minor Bohemian nobleman who within the space of a few years became a prince and one of the greatest landowners of his age a military entrepreneur who twice saved the Holy Roman Emperor from disaster

  • Title: Wallenstein: The Enigma of the Thirty Years War
  • Author: Geoff Mortimer
  • ISBN: 9780230272132
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • A minor Bohemian nobleman who within the space of a few years became a prince and one of the greatest landowners of his age a military entrepreneur who twice saved the Holy Roman Emperor from disaster with armies he raised, financed and led, but was then twice dismissed an able general who rescued the Empire from invasion by the Swedish King Gustavus II Adolphus, but wasA minor Bohemian nobleman who within the space of a few years became a prince and one of the greatest landowners of his age a military entrepreneur who twice saved the Holy Roman Emperor from disaster with armies he raised, financed and led, but was then twice dismissed an able general who rescued the Empire from invasion by the Swedish King Gustavus II Adolphus, but was accused of planning to defect to the self same Swedes the emperor s commander in chief, but assassinated on the emperor s orders a successful soldier who fell because he tried too hard to make peace Wallenstein was all these things Contemporary legends and propaganda were taken up by early biographers of this fascinating character to create a historical myth, elements of which are still present in many recent accounts In this book, Geoff Mortimer sets out to clarify the picture and to resolve the enigma.

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    1. William Young says:

      Geoff Mortimer provides a brilliantly researched and well-written study of the commander of the imperial forces in the 1620s and 1630s. He addresses all of the bunk that has tarnished the reputation of the outstanding commander of the early seventeenth century. A must read for anyone interested in the Thirty Years' War and warfare in Early Modern Europe.

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