Matchlock is a historical fiction series set during the Thirty Years' War, beginning in 1622, when Matthew Lock lands in Europe to investigate the brutal murder of his parents. Order your copy of Matchlock and the Embassy by clicking here. 1628 was a pivotal year of the Thirty Years War. Not only did it contain the final full year of war between the Emperor and the Danes, it also contained a total of three sieges running in very different theatres, with seriously consequential stakes for all involved. Would it be Casale in North Italy? La Rochelle on the French coast? Stralsund on the Baltic? It was difficult to say, but one thing that was certain was the growth and development of the war.The conflict which had once been fought by Bohemian rebels, was now pulling in more and more potentates and states, and with the greater involvement of the French looming, a peace between Sweden and Poland likely, and Wallenstein's reputation deteriorating, there was every reason to suspect that it would continue to grow. The Emperor stood on the verge of a great triumph against Denmark, but it was the question of what he would do with his large enemy once the enemy was defeated, that troubled his German subjects the most...**DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW THESE LINKS!**1) To support the podcast financially in return for some extra audio content, check out Patreon!2) To find a community of history friends, look at our Facebook page and group!3) To keep up to date with us, follow us on Twitter!4) For everything else, visit our website!5) For merchandise including tees and mugs, all you have to do is click here!6) Get our new Thirty Years War book, For God or the Devil! Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.