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History Full of Action

In this article we will look at two books that may come in handy for those who don‘t want to read scientific literature and prefer rather linear adventurous story. While I believe that there is nothing better than studying primary sources and experience the adventures that actually happened, from time to time it does not hurt to wander into popular literature. Unfortunately, there is a lack of interesting novels placed into the Thirty Years War Periods. While there is no shortage of good novels from the environment of the ancient world, as well as from the twentieth century, 17th century somehow lags in the interest.

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Military Logistics Or Destruction and Looting During Three Decades of War

Size of the armies during the thirty years increased multiple times in comparison with the previous century. Since armies were composed mostly of mercenaries, they included many civilians too. These were families of mercenaries, courtesans or craftsmen. They often outnumbered the mercenaries. To feed and maintain these armies required much more sophisticated organization and institutions than was contemporary standard. Without sufficient supply, the armies were forced to live off the land either in allied or in enemy territory. Reactions to these actions were not always positive.

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Men's Headwear of the 17th Century

It was socially unacceptable for men and women of the 17th century to walk in public without headwear. The following article deals with the headwear of contemporary soldiers.

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Bandoliers of the Thirty Years' War

            Shooters always required a sufficient amount of ammunition at hand whether they were using a bow or a crossbow. With the introduction of firearms, simple containers as quivers were not enough anymore. Gunpowder, along with bullets, was necessary in order to shoot.  Until the invention of bandoliers, it was often difficult to put the right amount of gunpowder in the muzzle using only gunpowder flasks.  Apart from the mentioned, another important piece of shooter's equipment was a bullet pouch.

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Clothing

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Footwear of the Thirty Years' War

            Footwear is one of the most important parts of a costume. It is necessary to pay attention to the topic, especially for reconstructing a soldier's uniform (presuming we can call contemporary army clothing and footwear as such), as 17th century soldiers spent a lot of time marching. What did the footwear look like then?

<-- An original of a 17th-century shoe. A lace or a ribbon was used for lacing. The shoe was found in Stockbridge, Hampshire, UK.

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How to take clothing measurements

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How to correctly measure feet and legs

In the following article will you find information on how to measure your feet and legs if you are ordering shoes at our internet store. If you follow the instructions, we guarantee that your footwear will fit.

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The Battle of White Mountain (Bílá hora - Bohemia)

The conflict known as the Thirty Years' War was triggered in Hapsburg Monarchy, more specifically - Bohemia. One of the most important battles happened on the White Mountain close to Prague on November 8, 1620. In the following article, we will take a closer look at this battle.

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An Overview of men's costume of the Thirty Years' War

Every era in history had a specific fashion. From rather simple design of the early Middle Ages, clothing developed into more complicated design of baroque. Clothing of the Thirty Years' war may be understood as a predecessor of the baroque one.

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Musket

In this article, we offer a few basic information about one of the most renown weapon of the early modern era.

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The Basic Cold Weapons of the Thirty Years' War

Mankind has always been successful in devising means to kill others. In the following article, we will look closer at cold weapons used during the Thirty Years' War.

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Bohdan Khmelnytsky and the Deluge

The Polish and Latvian "Rzeczpospolita" of the 17th century experienced two very influential events - the uprising of Cossacks and the Swedish invasion - both of which had far reaching consequences for the future of the countries involved.

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What was the Thirty Years' War

Would you like to know more about the Thirty Years' War? In this article you may find all the basic information about the significant event.

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Who was a pikeman

Let us offer you the basic information about one of the basic elements of infantry - the pikemen

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Who is a musketeer?

Let us offer you the basic information about musketeers and the weapon their name was derived from - the musket

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