Throw papa from the window, perhaps one on the train.

Defenestration is the act of throwing someone or something out of a window. Defenestrations, as political executions, happened twice in the history of Prague, in 1419 and again in 1618.

The First Defenestration of Prague involved the killing of seven members of the city council by a crowd of radical Czech Hussites on 30 July 1419.

On 23 May 1618, four Catholic Lords Regent, namely Count, arrived at the Bohemian Chancellory and two of them, along with a secretary were turfed from a third floor window. Surprisingly, they survived. This action precipitated the Thirty Years’ War that was a series of wars principally fought in Central Europe, involving most of the countries of Europe. It was one of the longest and most destructive conflicts in European history, and one of the longest continuous wars in modern history.

All of the history that most of us need to know is available at Wikipedia.

Elections were so much simpler then.


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One Response to Prefenestration

  1. DaVince says:

    And what about PREfenestration?

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