Down in the weeds of military history
I’ve been doing some reading lately on European militaries of the 16th and 17th centuries.
I’ve been doing some reading lately on European militaries of the 16th and 17th centuries. I knew I was pretty deep in the weeds when I stumbled into this sentence: “There were, to be sure, a few exceptions — the Schmalkaldic War of 1547-8, the war of Ostia in 1557, the war of Saluzzo in 1600.”
Honestly, I am unfamiliar with all three of those conflicts. I half suspect the author just making them up, kind of like how map companies insert small mistakes to make sure their copyright isn’t violated by copycats.
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