donderdag 27 augustus 2009

Maximiliaan van Beieren



We hebben dus van Galen. En we hebben de bisschop van Keulen die ook nog bisschop van Luik was. Zijn bijzondere levensloop vind je hier op wiki, waaruit ik citeer:

"Maximiliaan kreeg de beschikking over Deventer. Bernard van Galen richtte zijn pijlen op Groningen. De beide bisschoppen hadden 30.000 man ingezet, maar haalden hun troepen terug toen Grote Keurvorst en Raimondo Montecuccoli zich bij Halberstadt verzamelden."

Zucht.

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So...we have this "van Galen". And we have the bishop of Cologne, who also was bishop of Liege/Luik. His english wiki is rather short, but the dutch one gives more info on his rather bizarre life. Also from the dutch wiki ,a quote stating that the Cologne and Munster troops left because the Prussian and Imperial troops were nearing. Wrong. For several reasons. Sigh.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. "Wrong. For several reasons. Sigh." OK, what were the reasons?

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  2. - mass desertion and capture of Munster troops ('several thousand')
    - lots of casualties ('4000')
    - failure to cross the Frisian and Groningen water defense line
    - no more money as the promised money from England failed to arrive due to Dutch supremacy at sea
    - Prussia and the Empire were basically neutral at that time

    My view anyway, mainly based on Thiessen.

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