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The failed attempt of the Swedish army to conquer Prague at the end of the Thirty Years’ War has been back in the news, as a Baroque-style Victory Column that was toppled by a mob in Old Town Square 1918 is now likely to be rebuilt on its original spot. The

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The palace that houses the Czech Senate is haunted by the ghost of a trumpeter  Some people like to sleep in late, especially after a night of partying. And isn’t it just those mornings that someone starts band practice in their garage, or worse yet, jack-hammering in the street? Back a few

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The general took astrology very seriously, even delaying a battle due to the stars Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein, one of the most significant generals of the Thirty Years’ War, had a strong belief in astrology, and that may have been his downfall. After gleaning much military success, as was predicted

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