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The Transnational Dispersal Of The Walloon Military Aristocracy In The Era Of The Dutch Revolt The Example Of The Tserclaes Of Tilly

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Ferdinand's army was supported by the army of the Catholic League, raised by and under the titular command of Maximilian of Bavaria, but directed by his lieutenant general, John Tserclaes of Tilly. In one sense, the presence of these commanders from the Low Countries during the early stages of the Thirty Years War is not a surprise. After all, the Dutch Revolt was the military school of Europe in the second half of the sixteenth century. Walloon troops were among the most prized in Europe because of their mastery of the Spanish tercio system. The acquisition of the seigneurie of Tilly was the first step in crafting a new dynastic identity because titles and seigneuries were the currency of noble honor.

Keywords: Dutch revolt; seigneurie; Tserclaes of Tilly; Walloon military aristocracy



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