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The First Defenestration of Prague – what was it and why did it happen?

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600 years ago, an angry crowd stormed Prague’s New Town Hall and threw its councillors out of the window. The event, which has since become known as the First Defenestration of Prague, is often seen as the starting point of the Hussite Wars. Dr. Pavel Soukup, an expert on medieval history from the Czech Academy of Sciences, talks about the role of the defenestration and how it came to be.

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