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Siege of Jasna G Ra Jesse Russell

Siege of Jasna G Ra

Jesse Russell

Published March 14th 2012
ISBN : 9785511268026
Paperback
132 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Siege of Jasna G ra (also known less accurately as the Battle of Cz stochowa, Polish: Obl enie Jasnej G ry) took place in the winter of 1655 during the Second Northern War / The Deluge - as SwedishMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Siege of Jasna G ra (also known less accurately as the Battle of Cz stochowa, Polish: Obl enie Jasnej G ry) took place in the winter of 1655 during the Second Northern War / The Deluge - as Swedish invasion of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is known. The Swedes were attempting to capture the Jasna G ra monastery in Cz stochowa. Their month-long siege however, was ineffective, as a small force consisting of monks from the Jasna Gora monastery led by their Prior and supported by local volunteers, mostly from the szlachta (Polish nobility), fought off the numerically superior Germans (who were hired by Sweden), saved their sacred icon, the Black Madonna of Cz stochowa and, according to some accounts, turned the course of the war.