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  • A Letter Sent from Sarient Maior Iohn Forbes from the King of Swethens Army. An eyewitness account of the Battle of Breitenfeld, September 1631.
  • Sachlisch Comfect or Saxon Sweetmeats for the Lion of the North. A 1631 broadside which circulated throughout Germany before the Battle of Breitenfeld, showing Johann Georg I Elector of Saxony, King Gustavus II Adolphus of Sweden, and the Imperialist Count Tilly, around a table with a series of bowls holding nuts in them (sweatmeats meaning "nuts,"). Adolphus is seen holding a chalice of justice and is about to clock Tilly across the head if he touches any of the bowls. The broadsheet says, in effect, that if the Emperor tried to touch the hitherto untouched "confection" of Saxony, they would find that it contained some hard nuts to crack (meaning the will of Gustavus II Adolphus).

  • You will also want to take a look for the web site for the Lifeguard of Gustavus II Adolophus, a reenactment unit based in the Washington, D.C. area. They are commanded by Captain Lars Norberg

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