Category Archives: 3. War in the Early Modern Era (1500 – 1750)

The Anglo-Spanish War

England was under Queen Maria I a country that was ruled by a Catholic. Their marriage to the Spanish King Philip II was to build a close connection between the two countries. However, after the death of Mary in 1558, her Protestant half-sister Elizabeth I followed not only to diplomatic tensions, but after alliances with...
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The Spanish-Dutch War (Eighty Years War)

In the 16th century, the territory of the Netherlands included not only the Netherlands itself, but also Belgium, Luxembourg and part of Northern France. This area was also part of the Holy Roman Empire German Nation which was governed by the Spanish branch of the Habsburgs. As in France, the idea of the Reformed Church,...
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The rise of the Ottoman Empire

In the 15th century, the Turkish Ottomans already dominated large parts of today's Turkey, the Balkans and the north of Greece. On May 29, 1453, they conquered Constantinople and thus wiped out the Byzantine Empire. At the beginning of the 16th century, the Ottoman Empire, with incredible speed and efficiency, more than doubled its territory...
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