Europe’s apocalypse: the Thirty Years’ War

With more than 5 million dying in an orgy of violence between Protestants and Catholics, it's little wonder that the Thirty Years' War was remembered as the moment when God deserted Europe. On the 400th anniversary of its outbreak, we asked Peter H Wilson the most pressing questions on a 17th-century cataclysm

A painting depicting the battle of the White Mountain

This article was first published in the June 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

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