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Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Museum of London

The 30 Years' War (1618-48) and the Second Defenestration of Prague

Professor Peter Wilson

Professor Wilson will examine the causes, conduct and consequences of the Thirty Years’ War, Europe’s most destructive conflict prior to the two 20th-century world wars. The talk takes place on the 400th anniversary of the defenestration of three Habsburg officials by Bohemian malcontents in Prague. This violent act triggered a crisis which expanded into general war despite the best efforts of most of those involved to contain it. 

Why it took so long to make peace, and what extent the conflict can be considered a ‘religious war’ will also be discussed.

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Professor Wilson is Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford. He is also a University Academic Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.

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