Dutch revolt

He, as a sovereign prince, authorised them to prey on Spanish shipping. Charles ordered the construction of the heavily fortified castle of Vredenburgfor defence against the Duchy of Gelre and to control the citizens of Utrecht. During the Truce, two factions emerged in the Dutch camp, along political and religious lines.

This was not a de facto peace treaty as Spain wanted better treatment for the Catholics in the United Provinces.

In the two regions not yet taken by Parma, the old style town leaders were swept out of power by more extreme and committed men from the Sea Beggars.

William retreated into France. The Dutch Revolt, — Nevertheless, Charles V, and later Philip IIfelt it was their duty to defeat Protestantism, [3] which was considered a heresy by the Catholic Church and a threat to the stability of the whole hierarchical political system.

He saw no other option than to send an army to suppress the rebellion. The north of the Rhine was practically all Dutch now. Eventually it was decided to send an army from Italy under the command of Alba. However, the provincial governors, foremost Philip of Noircarmes of Hainaut, who suppressed the revolt of the Calvinists led by Guido de Bres in Valenciennesand Orange as stadtholder of Holland and Zeeland, took decisive action to quell the disturbances.

Attempts in the next years to attack Antwerp and Brussels failed, however. William's nominal purpose was to remove misguided ministers like Alba, end rebellion, and thus restore the proper authority of King Phillip.

Leicester also collided with many Dutch patricians when he tried to strengthen his own power at the cost of the Provincial States.

Dutch Revolt

Orange marched to Mons for support, but was forced to withdraw through Mechelenwhere he left a garrison. The Dutch successes owed not only to his tactical skill but also to the financial burden Spain incurred replacing ships lost in the disastrous campaign of the Spanish Armada inand the need to refit its navy to recover control of the sea after the subsequent English counterattack.

At least 40 mutinies in the period to are known. Margaret feared insurrection and made further concessions to the Calvinists, such as designating certain churches for Calvinist worship. The Council of Utrecht refused to implement it.

This was a sign for Protestants all over the Low Countries to rebel once more. The Dutch Revolt, or Eighty Years' War ( –), was the revolt of the Seventeen Provinces in the Netherlands against the Spanish Empire.

Spain was initially successful in suppressing the rebellion. Emden and the Dutch Revolt: Exile and the Development of Reformed Protestantism Jul 23, by Andrew Pettegree.

Hardcover. $ $ 22 53 $ Prime. FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. From Revolt to Riches: Culture and History of. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. The Dutch Revolt, commonly called the Eighty Years' War, was two revolts against the Hapsburg Spanish Empire by the Dutch Protestants in the Low Countries.

The revolt, beginning with a spree of pious vandalism inended only with the Peace of Westphalia that accompanied the end of the United Provinces England Nassau France: Spanish Empire, Holy Roman Empire.

by Professor Theo Hermans Professor of Dutch and Comparative Literature at UCL and Director of the UCL Centre for Translation Studies and Professor Reinier Salverda Director of the Fryske Akademy (KNAW) and Honorary Professor of Dutch Language and Literature UCL.

This is the best history ever written about the Dutch Revolt - a series of upheavals from to - which led to the independent United Provinces.

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