Middelburg captured by the Dutch; Spanish relinquish their siege of Leiden

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Historical Context Note

William the Silent, Prince of Orange, persuades the Estates of Holland to open the dykes as an obstacle against the Spanish siege of Leyden.

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Editors. "Middelburg captured by the Dutch; Spanish relinquish their siege of Leiden". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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