How to use Thirty years' war in a sentence
His son, the elector Frederick V., accepted the throne of Bohemia and thus brought on the Thirty Years War.
In three years the many controversial questions were discussed and settled, and in October 1648 the treaty of Westphalia was signed and the Thirty Years War was at an end.
The Thirty Years War settled once for all the principle that men should not be persecuted for their religious faith.
Thus before the Thirty Years War the Empire had virtually ceased to exist, Germany having become a loose confederation of principalities and free cities.
The effect of the Thirty Years War on the national life was disastrous.Advertisement
After the Thirty Years War it became fashionable for the heirs of principalities to travel, and especially to spend some time at the court of France.
The obloquy under which Jameslaboured increased when the Thirty Years War broke out (1618), and when his daughter Elizabeth, whose husband, the electorpalatine, was the unhappy claimant to the Bohemian crown (1619), stood forth as the lovely symbol of the deserted Protestantism of Europe.
The Thirty Years War in fact dominated all Richelieus foreign policy; by it he made France and unmade Germany.
Civil war now began against the rebellious coalition of great nobles, lawyers of the parlement, populace, and mercenaries The just set free from the Thirty Years War.
The Thirty Years War began in Germany, and Spain was called upon to support the House of Austria.Advertisement
At the peace of Miinster, which ended the Thirty Years War in 1648, Spain was cynically thrown over by the German Habsburgs for whom she had sacrificed so much.
The Thirty Years War inevitably brought in a degree of economic protectionism.