Editors. "Charles V annexes the Netherlands". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Holy Roman Emperor Charles V annexes the 17 provinces of the Netherlands, making them part of Burgundian Circle of the Empire, but they only remain in this administrative form until the following year.