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- Princess Ana married Franz Joseph Battenberg, from the collateral line of the Hessian dynasty, a close relative to the English and other European royal families.
- The role of mercenaries therefore declined and became somewhat discredited, although Britain employed hired Hessian troops in the American Revolution.
- An onslaught of Hessians, equipped with 17-inch-long bayonets, sparked a panic among his troops.
Pronunciation: /ˈheSHən/adjective & noun
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