Dutch revolt precipitated by Calvinist iconoclasm (43 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 1.5.1: Dutch and Flemish Writing and Culture, 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.

Editors. "Dutch revolt precipitated by Calvinist iconoclasm". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10133, accessed 28 April 2017.]

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