Europe’s Long and Painful History of Religious Conflict

From 1524 to 1648, following the Protestant Reformation, a series of religious wars broke out. Wikipedia: "This is not to say that the combatants can be neatly categorised by religion or were divided by their religion alone, as this was often not the case. "Individual conflicts that can be distinguished within this topic include: Conflicts... Continue Reading →


‘Christendom Destroyed: 1517-1648’

Author Mark Greengrass, a professor emeritus of early modern history at the University of Sheffield: "The overall theme is that Christendom was a project which united western Christianity. The period following the Protestant Reformation witnessed the progressive and eventually comprehensive disintegration of that project, and the myth which lay behind it.  By 1650, Christendom lay devastated... Continue Reading →

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