23rd May 1618: The Second Defenestration of Prague
That Time the Citizens of Prague Literally Threw Their Politicians Out of Office
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Two Regents and their secretary were defenestrated, but they survived the 70-foot fall from the third floor. Catholics maintained the men were saved by angels or by the intercession of the Virgin Mary, who caught them; later Protestant pamphleteers asserted that they survived due to falling onto a dung heap.
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