Excerpt from History of the Thirty Years War, Vol. 1 of 2 At the request of my intimate friend, the publisher, I have decided to puts the results of my many year's study of the Thirty Years' War into a work suited to the wants of a large circle of readers. In obeying this wish can also discharge to others an obligation which I have long felt. I therefore join my labors with those of the contributors to the series, entitled The Kwledge of the Present Time, the purpose of which is to present to the cultured classes, in a popular and attractive style, the results of those recent investigations which would otherwise have remained more or less unavailable in the scientific forms in which specialists have stated them. My work is divided into three parts. The first describes those events which gave immediate occasion to the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War, and proceeds thence to relate the history of the Bohemian insurrection, the judicial proceedings and confiscations which followed, and the consequent reactionary measures of religious reformation. In this I have closely followed the course of the four volumes which I have written on the history of the Thirty Year's War. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.