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just read c.v. wedgwood's book "the thirty years war" which is about "the thirty years war." its very good! Or at least, well-written; i dont know how its thought of amongst historians.

what a war, though! RIYL game of thrones, brutality, tragedy, pettiness, idiocy, the plague

### Poll Results

Option | Votes |

Gustavus II Adolphus † | 4 |

Johann Georg I of Saxony | 3 |

Cardinal Richelieu | 2 |

Piet Pieterszoon Hein | 2 |

Duke of Buckingham | 1 |

Earl of Leven | 1 |

Albrecht von Wallenstein | 1 |

Maurice of Nassau | 1 |

Ernst von Mansfeld | 1 |

Maximilian I | 1 |

Christian IV of Denmark | 1 |

Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba | 1 |

Frederick V | 1 |

Count-Duke of Olivares | 0 |

Diego Felipez de Guzmán | 0 |

Francisco de Melo | 0 |

Antonio de Oquendo | 0 |

Ferdinand II | 0 |

Ferdinand III | 0 |

Franz von Mercy † | 0 |

Johann von Werth | 0 |

Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim | 0 |

Fadrique de Toledo | 0 |

Gómez Suárez de Figueroa | 0 |

Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand | 0 |

Ambrosio Spinola | 0 |

Philip IV of Spain | 0 |

Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly † | 0 |

Bohdan Khmelnytsky | 0 |

Christian of Brunswick | 0 |

Lennart Torstenson | 0 |

Carl Gustaf Wrangel | 0 |

Charles X Gustav | 0 |

Marquis de Feuquieres † | 0 |

Louis II de Bourbon | 0 |

Vicomte de Turenne | 0 |

Louis XIII of France | 0 |

Jindrich Matyas Thurn | 0 |

Christian I of Anhalt-Bernburg | 0 |

Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar | 0 |

Frederik Hendrik of Orange | 0 |

Maarten Tromp | 0 |

Ernst Casimir | 0 |

Hendrik Casimir I | 0 |

William of Nassau | 0 |

Gabriel Bethlen | 0 |

Johan Banér | 0 |

― max, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:42 *(seven years ago)* Permalink

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