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Defenestration of Prague

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
Defenestration of Prague

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in 1618, the throwing by Protestant citizens of Catholic officials from the windows of Hradčany Castle, an event which contributed to the outbreak of the Thirty Years War....

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Subjects: History of English

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