Editors. "The Netherlands are made independent of the Empire". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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The Netherlands are made independent of the Empire (48 words)
Historical Context Note
The seventeen provinces of the Netherlands, which had been integrated into the Burgundian Circle of the Holy Roman Empire only the previous year, are now made independent of the Empire, forming a Circle of their own. The Emperor Charles V remains in the Netherlands for the entire year.14791 The Netherlands are made independent of the Empire 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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