To many people the Thirty Years’ War and the English Civil War are probably the Early Modern Period’s most recognised wars, but there is far more to investigate. The period also covers the Wars of the Roses; the Conquistadors and the Amerindians (such as Aztecs and Incas); the classic Swiss pike block of the 16th Century, together with the Spanish tercio that was its nemesis; the Dutch battles for independence from Spain; to say nothing about the age of the Japanese Samurai. In addition the period covers the wars of Louis XIV of France including the War of the Spanish Succession. Finally, as if that were not enough, consider the naval aspect of the period, including Lepanto, the Spanish Armada and the titanic clashes of the 17th Century that defined the three Anglo-Dutch Wars.
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Dutch infantry advances in the Slag om Grolle reenactment, photo by Kweniston, used with permission via Wikipedia
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Updated 28 July 2014.