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1634 - Destruction of Kastelburg Castle

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Having been taken by Protestant Margrave of Baden-Durlach troops two years earlier, Kastelburg Castle above Waldkirch - in the Black Forest north east of Freiburg - is recovered by troops of the Catholic Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War. However, the position proves untenable in the face of advancing Swedish troops allied to the Protestant cause, and on 15th March 1634 imperial troops destroy the castle to prevent its use by the enemy.

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Alamanicus is wandering his old Alemanni haunts, revisiting the places where once he used to drink, carouse, and beat up the odd Roman legionnaire or two. Things have moved on since his day, and the old Alemanni country now lies across south west Germany, French Alsace, and northern Switzerland. Cut through by the mighty Rhine, it is an area of great beauty, and a lot has happened there since Alamanicus last walked this land.

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