Esteemed Readers, we go on our historical diving into events of the Thirty Years’ War. On the eve of Samhain, remembrance of the Past is most welcome:
Silesia, May 29, 1631: ” This unfortunate province suffers much because of the Imperial troops & we are afraid of the worst from the other side (of the province) that seems to have been attacked. Town Glogou hasn’t been yet left to provide the Imperial armies with ammunition bread. Every habitant is constrained to pay them wages & there is no hope for the better, as soldiers who arrived first are exchanged with new ones. There are no comforting tidings from Burgrave de Dona either. It seems that men enjoy destroying treasures of Earth God has given us so generously. That’s what we see this year. Although our Princes & Rulers will settle this if long negotiations will end well because their assembly in Preslau is yet possible.”
Anvers, Juin 21, 1631: “Our army has surrounded this town. Breda separates it from the enemy, who won’t hurt us much due to this position. Our people has taken a ship carried with weapons that Marquis de Doulrac has made launch into the Rhin as a pretext for guiding it to Lorraine where she will stop again. These days an important War Councils have taken place & they make us hope for some practical actions. The 16th of this month our foot (13 Regiments under 132 flags, 20 big canons & 26 medium ones) will pass by the town (Anvers) on their way back from Bruges. Count de Scarnafice has recieved a feather worthy of four thousand livres (a great sum of money for that time) as a gift from Cardinal Infant (Ferdinand).”
Vive le Roy! 🙂
Winter is arriving & may it be more positive than historical news. War has always been the war. We should remember it now at the period of darkness to keep our souls & minds protected.
Happy Samhain! Oidhche Shamhna!