Ghent breaks into open rebellion against Mary of Hungary, Regent of the Netherlands, refusing to contribute a subsidy to the Emperor. The militia is levied in Alost, Oudenarde and Courtrai, towns subject to Ghent, which join the revolutionary movement.
Editors. "Charles V suppresses a rebellion in Ghent". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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