The northern provinces of the Netherlands effectively declare
independence in the Act of Abjuration, by which they renounce any
allegiance to Philip II of Spain.
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Editors. "Philip II deposed by the Dutch Estates General; this was a declaration of war". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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