German Peasant War (1525)

Georg, the Truchsess (governor) of Waldburg, was the field commander of the Swabian League army entrusted with the task of putting down the peasant revolts, by fair means or foul. Nicknamed ‘Bauernjörg’ (loosely, ‘scourge of the peasants’), he was ruthless in exacting revenge, particularly after the battles of Leipheim and Böbllngen. A revolt of German […]

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