Dutch revolt precipitated by Calvinist iconoclasm

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Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume Dutch and Flemish Writing and Culture, c.800-present.

Iconoclastic riots in the Netherlands by fanatical Calvinists in Hondschoote, Valenciennes, Amsterdam and (16th-17th) Antwerp; the Regent Margaret abolishes the Inquisition. This was a localised forerunner of the country-wide revolt that lasted from 1579-1648 when the Netherlands succeeded in overthrowing Hapsburg rule.

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Editors. "Dutch revolt precipitated by Calvinist iconoclasm". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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