The Iron Princess by Tryntje Helfferich
Amalia Elisabeth and the Thirty Years War

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In the bloodiest conflict Europe had ever experienced, Amalia Elisabeth fought to save her tiny German state, her Calvinist church, and her children’s inheritance. Tryntje Helfferich reveals how this embattled ruler used diplomacy to play the European powers against one another, while raising one of the continent’s most effective fighting forces.

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Tryntje Helfferich is Assistant Professor of History at The Ohio State University at Lima.
Published June 1, 2013 by Harvard University Press. 340 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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