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Ein Feste Burg, Episode 23

Ein Feste Burg, Episode 23

­ Chapter 32: Shots in the Dark   Poland, West of Poznań October 1635   “Moritz,” the mortally wounded Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel wheezed. “Yes, brother, I’m here.” Moritz took a hesitant step closer. The overwhelming smells of...
Ein Feste Burg, Episode 22

Ein Feste Burg, Episode 22

Chapter 31: The Stars Lie . . . not?   Darmstadt, Former Capital of the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt Late October, 1635   "È morto, è morto!" Georg, landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, looked up from the papers on his desk. "Who is dead?" he asked frowning....
Ein Feste Burg,  Episode 21

Ein Feste Burg, Episode 21

Chapter 30: Home, Sweet Home   Landgrave's Castle, Kassel, Capital of the Province of Hesse November 1635 Christine awoke with a start. At first, she didn't remember where she was. The bed was uncommonly soft; the air in the room was too warm and dry. But then...
Ein Feste Burg, Episode 20

Ein Feste Burg, Episode 20

Chapter 29: An Unruly City Freiberg, 1 Obermarkt, Schönlebe House September 1635   "That is a rebellion!" Georg Friedrich von Schönberg boomed, his voice filling the personal office of Jonas Schönlebe. "You're crazy if you think . . ." He jumped up, knocking the heavy...
Ein Feste Burg, Episode 19

Ein Feste Burg, Episode 19

  Chapter 28: A Night at the Opera Magdeburg, at the Outer Ring Street October 1635 "Oh my god! Oh my god!" Hans flinched. It was simply shocking to hear Christine, landgravine of Hesse-Kassel breaking out in what came very close to blasphemy. When he finally managed...
Clash of Cultures—School Systems at (the) Stake, Part 3

Clash of Cultures—School Systems at (the) Stake, Part 3

Part 3: Development of Universities The Middle Ages The universitas magistrorum et scholarium (community of teachers and learners) was a term forged in the twelfth century after Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa issued an edict called authentica habita. Hereby he...
Ein feste Burg, Episode 18

Ein feste Burg, Episode 18

Chapter 27: Days at the Races Marksuhl August 1635 "Where are they?" Johann Ernst looked around in the living room, waving a sheet of paper in his hand. "The women, Hoheit?" Cornelia asked, who was just clearing the coffee table. Then she turned to him and pointed...
Ein feste Burg, Episode 17

Ein feste Burg, Episode 17

Chapter 26: One Storm Follows Another Freiberg July 1635   "What are they doing up there?" Mayor Jonas Schönlebe stopped dead and lifted his hand to shield his eyes against the sun. There was a man casually walking along the roof ridge of St. Petri church. He...
Ein feste Burg, Episode 16

Ein feste Burg, Episode 16

  Chapter 25: Tower Watchman and Gravedigger Grantville May 1635 "Welcome back to Grantville, Sergeant Bourne," Major Carl Gustav Wrangel said. In Kyle Bourne's opinion, there was clear unhappiness in the Swedish officer's eyes. Wrangel would certainly have...