Poland - Chapter 5, pgs. 138-184 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, pgs. 138-184 Summary

When Turkey and the Ottoman Empire began to expand in 1683, Germany, France, the Papal States, Hungary and Austria asked Poland for help. Jan Sobieski was an active king. He was successful in repelling the Turkish attacks and had developed a good army, known as the Polish hussars. This is why the European states were asking for help. An alliance was agreed to. Lubonski had at first opposed Sobieski but then supported him and agreed to go to Vienna which was threatened by the Turks. He takes the sixty-two year old Lukasz with him along with sixty-year-old Jan of the Beech Trees. Jan was too sick to go and sent his son Janko and Brat Pietor in his place.

Arriving in Vienna, Lubonski and his men examine the defensibility of the city. They assume Emperor Leopold will flee at the...

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